London in a Nutshell
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London in a Nutshell

I had a friend visiting Europe but only stopped over in London for just one and a half day – definitely not enough for to actually “see” this historical and cultural mega-city in the UK! So, it’s a mission to make sure he sees as much of London as possible with a bicycle in 1 day… Continue reading

Our Awakening to Beauty
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Our Awakening to Beauty

The Lake District, actually (to me), doesnโ€™t have many โ€œone-of-a-kindโ€, unique, or iconic attractions compared to any other English towns in England; however it has a subtle beauty and a poetic quality that inspired countless artists, poets, writers, and basically everyone who visited the region or called it home. The artists have made a concerted effort and made this place romantic. Continue reading

World’s Best Urban Observation Decks!
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World’s Best Urban Observation Decks!

My pick of urban observatory decks – First, the city itself has to have unique and spectacular cityscape for the viewers to appreciate; Secondly, the observatory deck has to offer the best angle of the iconic landmarks with the backdrop of the stunning skyline. Therefore, some of the choices are tough and they might not be the landmark itself. Instead โ€“ they are my โ€œeven betterโ€ choices. Continue reading

The Urban Hanging Garden
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The Urban Hanging Garden

When I heard of a โ€œsky gardenโ€, I always go back and imagine the ancient wonders โ€“ the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Although the concept of building gardens in buildings is not exactly new, I do think it is a renewed trend in modern architecture to bring greenness to the urban space. Continue reading

York – Time for Tea
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York – Time for Tea

Winter in England – Grey, dreary, rainyโ€ฆ Somehow, the old English streets and shambles has a particular kind of tragic romance and beauty of the December rain. York is one of the most visited English cities, and it is the โ€œYorkโ€ that todayโ€™s New York is referring. New York has sparkled and become the city … Continue reading