Shinjuku’s Golden Gai – Bar Hopping

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Shinjuku’s Golden Gai is where 200 bars and eateries stand cheek by jowl in six narrow, dimly lit alleyways in the commercial centre of Tokyo. Each building is only a couple of feet wide, just enough to accommodate a table and some chairs. Those located upstairs are accessed by steep, narrow staircases. Decorated with provocative artwork they beckon passersby to enter their tiny spaces to check what’s in store for the evening and beyond. Squeezed …

Visit Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) – a splendid attraction

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The magnificent Summer Palace or Yiheyuan is an extensive attraction which has the distinction of being the most expansive and best preserved royal garden in the entirety of China. A splendid combination of gardens, palaces and lakes, this extent which is mainly water covered is dominated by the Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. It is famous for its sensational views and cultural attractions and continues to influence Chinese horticultural practices even today. The development of …

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong – Pose with the Stars

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With wax models and wax museums becoming more and more popular, it is intriguing to explore the history behind this phenomenon which can be traced back to a lady named Marie Tussaud of Strasbourg who was greatly influenced by Dr. Phillipe Curtius, an individual skilled in wax sculpturing. Marie Tussaud soon became Dr. Curtius’ protégée and proceeded to inherit his entire collection upon his demise thus leading to what is known in modern times as …