The Queen’s Staircase: A Bahamas landmark

Tucked in between towering 100-foot limestone walls below Fort Fincastle in Nassau, Bahamas is a flight of steep stairs is a landmark in the Bahamas--the Queen's Staircase. Brief history The British colonized the Bahamas and it became a target for others to wanted to control the island, hence three forts were…

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Tuk-tuk: Your Bangkok “ride of a lifetime”

    Do you remember that Visa card commercial back in 2002 where James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) rented a tuk-tuk, those sputtering three-wheeled open-air taxis to cut through the traffic and catch up with his date Zhang Ziyi in Bangkok and how the tuk-tuk collapsed to the ground from fatigue? I…

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Roatan, Honduras

Surrounded by the blue waters of the Caribbean Ocean about 30 miles north off Honduras is a gem of an island called Roatan, the largest of the Bay Islands. Roatan is an island about 40 miles long and 2.5 miles at its widest point boasts of white-sand beaches, unspoiled bays and…

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Twin peaks of Saint Lucia

THE famous twin peaks of Saint Lucia—the Piton mountains is the first landmark you can see when you approach the Castries port in this eastern Caribbean island. I was excited to finally check off this island from my bucket list after I joined a group tour a few months ago.Fast forward,…

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Early morning at the India Gate

I first saw the India Gate from the Parliament Building in New Delhi and I thought it was just a short walk away, but I guess I was looking at it from a forced perspective. It was a good few blocks down the street with intersections and heavy traffic so walking…

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Chiang Rai’s Golden Toilet

IT is not a golden palace where a royal family lives or a temple but it is a public restroom. The golden toilet at Wat Rong Khun temple is probably the most luxurious and the most photographed restroom in the world. I usually take sneak photos of everything and anything everywhere…

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King’s Well in Malacca

The King’s Well or Hang Li Poh’s Well is historical water well in Kampung Bukit China in Malacca City. It is the oldest water wells in Malaysia and is now one of the top tourist attractions in the city. The well sits right next to the Poh San Teng temple At…

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