29 Jun, 2011 in Shanghai
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How would you go about explaining the history of old Shanghai? the Shanghai Municipal History Museum took the visual path and decided that they’ll just show us. With real relics, supplemented with miniatures and puppets the history museum attempts to recreate Shanghai’s past, taking us through various scenes of what life in Shanghai used to […]

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To wrap up my visit to the glorious Angkor temples in Siem Reap in Cambodia, after visiting the faces of Bayon in Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, and Ta Prohm Temple our last stop is with the Baphuon Temple and Leper King Terrace, within the Angkor Thom area.   I guess these two are …

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Walking around the lovely University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor I couldn’t help but notice striking differences between two very impressive building complexes that are on two sides of the same street.   On one side, you have the recently completed brand new business school structure…     …

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As part of my PhD study plan following the qualifying exams and deciding on my research direction, I headed out to visit the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. It’s been around 8 years since I last visited the states for some business trips to Redmond’s Microsoft country up over at Seattle, but that was […]

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Heritage 1881 takes the shopping experience in Hong Kong into a whole new level, atleast from where I’m standing, and that’s saying a lot in a city that revolves around posh expensive shopping. It’s a relatively new shopping attraction in Hong Kong and it looks absolutely grand, especially during night time. What these …

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Completely by accident, just next to a Vietnamese restaurant where I had dinner with a few local friends was a little place called "Falafel" which turned out to be a 100% Israeli Kosher falafel and hummus street takeaway. How odd is that?       …

Studying in HK: University Apartments & Flatmates

It’s been over two years for me at HKUST so I figure it about time to tell something a bit more about the time spent here. Academics aside, being an international post-graduate student at HKUST is definitely not an easy experience, and there are many reasons for that. One of those has to do with […]

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Looking for some tranquility in hectic and crowded Shenzhen? with lovely botanical gardens and flowers from all over the world, the Shenzhen Garden Flower Expo Park from 2004 is a wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city (sometimes referred to as Yuan Bo Yuan or Shenzhen’s International Botanical Gardens).   …

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The Bahai Gardens are definitely among the top attractions in Israel and a must see. Situated on the slopes of mount Carmel and facing down towards the gorgeous views of the Haifa seashore are beautifully designed gardens, a UNESCO heritage site, sacred to the Bahai religion followers. It’s absolutely breathtaking and definitely one of the […]

13 Jun, 2011 in Taipei
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Chaotic, smelly, crowded, messy, and absolutely fantastic. I’ve been to Shilin Night Market so many times it’s a mystery why I never wrote about it. It’s one of my favorite places in Taipei and one of those first encounters I had in the second day of my first visit that made me fall in love […]

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