United Kingdom travel: A rumour about a celebrity in Bath

Bath is a very beautiful town with a long history. When I was on holiday in Britain, I joined a day tour that included Bath in one of their tour destinations. The guide shared with us some facts and history of Bath. He also shared with us a rumour about a celebrity having a property… Continue reading United Kingdom travel: A rumour about a celebrity in Bath

United Kingdom travel: Sir, your baggage is not seen in this terminal

During my last visit to the United Kingdom, I flew from Edinburgh to London. It was a short flight but the time I spent at the baggage reclaim area was longer than the flight time. (I will not say which airport). I waited anxiously for my luggage until the screen showed all baggage were cleared… Continue reading United Kingdom travel: Sir, your baggage is not seen in this terminal

Book review: Enchanting Penang (by David Bowden)

Title: Enchanting Penang Author: David Bowden Publisher: John Beaufoy Publishing Limited     In this book, David Bowden gives a introduction to Penang, Malaysia. He writes about the history, reglions, climate, food, forests, and main tourist attractions eg the murals. The main focus of the book is George Town but David Bowden also covers places… Continue reading Book review: Enchanting Penang (by David Bowden)

Book review: Stonehenge (Michael Capek)

Title: Stonehenge Author: Michael Capek Publisher: Abdo Publishing   Stonehenge is a man-made formation of big rocks laid in a circular shape. It is located at Salisbury Plain, as shown on map above. It is surrounded by a air of mystery that people had tried to solve for centuries. Who built it and why? The… Continue reading Book review: Stonehenge (Michael Capek)

Book review: Zen gardens and temples of Kyoto (John Dougill)

Title: Zen gardens and temples of Kyoto Author: John Dougill Publisher: Tuttle Publishing Photography: John Einarsen   There are many temples in Kyoto, Japan, such as Kiyomizu-dera, Kinkaku-ji, and Chion-in. These temples belong to different Buddhist denominations. It is not easy to tell the difference without some research. This book focuses on the temples in… Continue reading Book review: Zen gardens and temples of Kyoto (John Dougill)

Switzerland travel: To use Euros or Swiss francs in Switzerland

Can I use Euros in Switzerland?   That was 1 question I asked before my trip to Switzerland. The answers on the travel forums were a mix of yes and no. The general advice was to use Swiss francs as that is the official currency of Switzerland. When I was at the shopping street, Hoheweg,… Continue reading Switzerland travel: To use Euros or Swiss francs in Switzerland

Hong Kong travel: Do not expect good customer service in Hong Kong

  I visited Hong Kong many years ago. One thing that left a lasting impression is the customer service, or rather the lack of it, in Hong Kong. Let me share 2 instances in this post. I went to a traditional cafe aka cha chaan teng, for lunch. It was lunch hour thus the place… Continue reading Hong Kong travel: Do not expect good customer service in Hong Kong