Posts Tagged‘History’

A Weekend in Georgetown, Penang Malaysia: top attractions, eats, and more!

In recent years, Penang has attracted a lot of press for being a foodie mecca and for possessing more than its share of heritage buildings. Working in Kuala Lumpur and looking to take a weekend off in a culturally rich travel destination? Want to reset your Thai visa in a place with attractions that will make the processing time go by fast? Then give Penang a try. This guide will run down the best sights to see, things to do, and places to dine in this world-class destination. Let’s get started below… Where is Penang? Sitting off the coast of…

The Most Historic Neighborhoods in London

While there are many modern attractions and things to do, there’s no denying that many of London’s top attractions have been around during the many centuries of its existence. From its many royal palaces, to the governmental institutions that made Britain a model nation for others around the world, the most historic neighborhoods in London should occupy a central position in your travel itinerary. So, before you go to travel around London in a private limo, be sure to take the following suggestions into consideration so that you may make the most of your time here. St. James’s Dive right…

Why you should travel to Crete

It’s no secret that Greece has gone through some tough times recently, but that’s no reason to turn it down as a holiday destination – in fact, it’s an extra reason to make it this year’s choice. Prices there are low, and the local people, keen to rebuild their tourism industry, have never been more welcoming. Crete is far away from any political upset, and its golden beaches are as appealing as ever. You won’t find anywhere else with quite this combination of natural beauty and genuine friendliness. With much more to see and do on this fascinating island, it’s…

England Outside of London: Five Countryside Spots You Must Head To

If you live outside of the UK, the chances are that when you think of England you think of London – and probably only London. It’s a pretty well-known notion that most people who reside elsewhere – especially America – think England’s, well, a lot smaller than it is. Not to mention that everyone knows the Queen and we all talk like the hotel workers out of Home Alone 2… The fact is, some of us may well have met a member of the Royal family, but it’s highly unlikely. What is also a fact is that there’s plenty more…

Exploring Historic Phuket Town, Thailand

The lion share of people who go to Phuket, Thailand can be categorized pretty easily. You have lots of dirty old men heading to Patong Beach to get raucous with pros, Russians who plan to bake in Speedos on Karon or Kata beach, and backpackers who are there to spend one night before or after visiting one of the islands. I have been to Phuket three times now and have explored pretty extensively. It’s actually an island, but is connected to the main land by a bridge. I seem to find myself there more often than not because they have…

The History of Madison Square Garden

old pic of Madison Square Garden, NYC

Being home to some of New York City’s most beloved sports teams, and playing host to the very best stars in the world when they called on the Big Apple, Madison Square Garden has had a long and illustrious history. However, did you know that MSG has been the name of four separate arenas over the course of its 135 year history? This fact, and the momentous events that they have all held over the years have contributed to a significant portion of NYC’s history, as you will see in the paragraphs below. Here’s the history of Madison Square Garden…

Canals, Museums, History – Bud, Boobs and Booze: Amsterdam!

bacbachelor party in amsterdam

Picturesque canals, world-class museums, amazing restaurants  – cheap bud,  boobie shakin’, all-night drinking. Amsterdam is one destination that combines all of the cerebral, hedonistic, sybaritic and lowly pleasures a human could possibly be stimulated by. Believe it or not, this was my first time in the “Venice of the north”, mostly because it was out of my price range as I’ve slowly transitioned from backpacker into semi-productive adult member of society (and one that is sick of roughing it, I did my time!). While Amsterdam most definitely is pricey when it comes to accommodation, you can easily find quality/affordable hostels…

Going HAM in Hamburg!

cool view of the Speicherstadt

Well, I really didn’t go that nuts, I just wanted to be cool and use HAM (stands for Hard as a Motha Fuc*** ) as YOLO is already played out. Anyways, my second stop on my Germany marathon was in fact way up in the north of the country in the port city of Hamburg, about 4.5 hours north of Frankfurt via rail. Why did I choose Hamburg as my 2nd stop? Because that’s where a couple German friends recommended I go, and it was a good rec. Hamburg is the 2nd largest city in Germany and is often described…

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