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West London Shopping and Secrets
By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

West London Shopping and Secrets

While Hyde Park and the nearby national museums top the lists of things to do in West London there are plenty of other hidden and lesser known benefits to your London stay in West London. Here are a few to whet your appetite. © Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Transport […]

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London Top Picks – Museums and Galleries
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London Top Picks – Museums and Galleries

London is one of the worlds great capital cities.  We had the good fortune of living there for a number of years and while there managed to sample all London has to offer.  In reality most visitors get just a few days to explore some of the delights on offer.  If museums, history an architecture are […]

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My Travel CV – La Carmina
By September 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

My Travel CV – La Carmina

I’m La Carmina, and my world revolves around travel and subcultures. You might have seen me as a guest host on Bizarre Foods (Travel Channel), World’s Weirdest Restaurants (Food Network) and other TV programs, including The Doctors and The Today Show. I’m the author of 3 books on Japanese pop culture and food – for […]

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Singapore on a Budget

Singapore on a Budget

Singapore is a large city with many high-end accommodation and restaurant choices, but there is also plenty to offer the budget traveller.  It is safe and the cleanliness standards are very high and therefore remains one the most popular tourist destinations where you can still be very comfortable on a budget. It is also easy […]

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Photo Flashback – Kerala Kathakali Dance

Photo Flashback – Kerala Kathakali Dance

We are not really ones for the cultural shows that you regularly find in travel destinations.  Often they are a thin representation of the actual song or dance traditions of a community, overpriced and leave you feeling a little bit cheated.  This was certainly the case in Waitangi doing the Haka with some actors. Sometimes […]

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