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4. The Cutty Sark

My kids had a ball here! And what a delight it was to re-visit this legendary 19th century sailing ship that was the fastest ship in her time. This is the only surviving tea clipper in the world today. The Cutty Sark is suitable for a family fun-day out and for children from three-years upwards. I am certain that your kids will have a splendid

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3. The National Maritime Museum

I am sure that you will not be bored with a visit to the National Maritime Museum here 😊 as it features popular artworks and space-photography that will capture your interest from the time you walk-in as it did mine, on this visit. This maritime museum is the largest in the UK and is possibly also the largest of its kind in the world.  This iconic building is part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. I was particularly

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2. The Queen’s House

The Queen’s House is a historic royal house which served as a former royal residence, Greenwich Palace, where Elizabeth I was born. It was built between 1616 and 1636 and was designed by the famous architect, Inigo Jones, who was inspired by his travels in Italy and the Queen’s House was the first Classical building

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My City & My Town – Appreciating London, retracing my footsteps

Don’t know about you guys, but as the year draws to a close, and in any case, since Thanksgiving, I have been reflecting on what the year has been so far and my journey in life. For the most part 2018 has been a rewarding year - I travelled a lot more, achieved academia success and admire the success of my hard-work unfold, my kids who are My Pride and Joy! There has also been crossroads where I had to make tough calls, decisions and embark on choices which only time will tell if it was the correct one. I am thankful for all its blessings and challenges. This exercise has made me more analytical, helped me to remove emotions, step

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Day Trip to Mt Hiei – The holy mountain

Mount Hiei makes a nice little escape from the maddening crowds of other Kyoto’s main attraction. It is a quiet place and somehow walking in the dense forest of towering cedar trees made me feel good. It was peaceful. There were not many tourists around on a weekday when I visited. I would recommend that you visit this sacred mountain for its natural beauty and it is one of the many places in Japan where tradition meets history and you might be pleasantly surprised 😊...

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Kyoto – Top 5 MUST see places

Kyoto was the former capital of Japan until 1869 and was the residence of the Japanese emperor between AD 794 and 1868. Kyoto has so much culture, food, vibrancy and history to indulge in, that one cannot have too many days in that cultural city. Strolling through Gion or Pontocho to steal a glimpse of the geisha, visiting the many iconic temples or experiencing a traditional ryokan stay will leave you with lasting memories. No matter how much time you spend in Kyoto, saying ‘goodbye’ will always be hard. For me, these were my Top 5:...

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The Delights of “Tofu” (唐腐) in Arashiyama, Kyoto

“Tofu” or bean curd is food made of soy milk, pressed into solid white blocks. Originated in China and was introduced to Japan in the late 8th century, during the Nara period (710-794) by Zen Buddhist monks. It was the luxury food of the Shoguns in the early Edo period (1603-1868), and farmers were only allowed to eat on special days. Today, you can enjoy an exquisite meal of tofu, from starter to main course and dessert in a traditional Japanese setting at Yodofu Sagano.