Chinese Lanterns, Chinatown, London

Day 3.  The Imperial War Museum & Chinese New Year Celebrations

I've visited the Imperial Museum North at Salford Quays, Manchester a couple of times but had not visited the main site in London so on this cold, dreary morning we decided to take a look.  The nearest underground station is Lambeth North but this is currently closed whilst the lifts are being replaced so as an alternative, …

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Day 4. Jim Thompson House, Bangkok

We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast in the hotel's restaurant then walked to Surasak BTS station to take the Sky Train to the National Stadium from where it was only a short walk to Jim Thompson House - our first place to visit.  Jim Thompson was an American entrepreneur and soldier who founded the world renowned …

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Camden Lock, Regent's Canal, London

Day 4. Little Venice and Chinatown, London

Breakfast in our hotel again this morning then a tube journey northbound to Camden Town.  A popular market is held there at weekends but to be honest,  I'm not a fan of this one as it's mostly a collection of touristy stalls and shops along the road.  The reason for our visit was to take …

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Brooklyn Bridge

Day 4. Exploring Brooklyn, Little Italy and Chinatown

After coffee and fresh fruit in the hotel we headed to the nearby Champs Deli and enjoyed a 'two egg sandwich sunny side up'.  This is essentially two fried eggs in a freshly baked sesame topped roll, it tastes delicious but is incredibly messy to eat with egg yolk oozing out constantly, lots of serviettes needed. …

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Day 3. Chinatown and Orchard Road, Singapore

We woke early as a result of jet lag, so went down to breakfast at 7.30 am.  We sat out on the covered terrace which was kept cool with large ceiling fans.  The breakfast spread was a good selection of Western and Asian dishes, fruit, pastries, noodles, etc. and much more choice than one would …

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