Book review: Secret Tokyo

Title: Secret Tokyo Authors: Pierre Mustiere and Yoko Kera Publisher: Jonglez publishing The introduction got my attention. I thought the online travel guides are comprehensive enough to cover the different places in Tokyo. Yet the authors show that there are more, and indeed the places they introduce in the book are probably unknown to many.… Continue reading Book review: Secret Tokyo

Book review: Dreaming Bhutan (Nicole Grace)

Title: Dreaming Bhutan Author: Nicole Grace Publisher: Mani Press Bhutan, aka land of the thunder dragon, is a reclusive landlocked country situated between China and India, and best known for her happy citizens. I have heard about it, read about it, but never been there. This book is a compilation of pictures the author took… Continue reading Book review: Dreaming Bhutan (Nicole Grace)

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)