Tag: Travel

Basilica, after watching Angels and Demons

I have watched the Angels and Demons, a movie adaptation by Dan Brown, whom our family, majority not a fan.  We read because it is entertaining, but I must say Mr. Brown is very creative and imaginative.  You can not be a writer who makes money without having both. So when we arrived at the […]

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The Pope Blessing on Vatican City

Sunday in Rome, the best place to be, other than on bed, is the St Peter’s Square of which at 12noon, Pope Francis will bless the crowd. You need to understand Italian and Latin to enjoy the full blessing.  Or, turn on the Google Translate with the voice recording to the effect. Just like the […]

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Vatican City, An Overview

According to Vatican City official website, Vatican City State was founded following the signing of the Lateran Pacts between the Holy See and Italy on February 11th 1929. These were ratified on June 7th 1929. Its nature as a sovereign State distinct from the Holy See is universally recognized under international law. In this tiny and world’s smallest state, it […]

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Driving in Rome, Graduated If You Still Alive.

The Rome trip has been fruitful and great. The Tan-Vijayans really enjoyed themselves, so do we, Retna and I. We took a flight from KLIA, and then transited in Dubai, before reaching Rome, or the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport.  The whole journey – about 14 hours of flight time.  We were lucky to have a […]

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x times to Kuala Kubu Bharu

Yes, we have been to Kuala Kubu Bharu many times. We were there the first time in 2013, you can check our visit here, here and here. All the times we were there, we did the same things – food, and then more food.  Of course we also spent the time at the beautiful water […]

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My Instagram

What app to launch? #Apple #AppleWatch A post shared by Samuel Tan (@hisamueltan) on Apr 19, 2016 at 10:03pm PDT After much considerations, I decided to separate my Instagram account from my regular Facebook and Twitter accounts.  The pictures I have taken, I could tell more stories just through the pictorial.  Without much explanation.  Just […]

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The hottest

It is hot.  I mean the weather in Malaysia at the moment. It was also hot when we were in Perth.  It did not take us any preparation to get use to the weather when we were there.  Why?  Because Malaysia is generally hotter than most places in the world.  Except Middle East, right?

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Great sleep, rest, and great meal

Some friends asked where did we stay when we were in Taipei.  Although I was tempted to stay in a non conventional hotel which is really old, like more than 70 years, but then we thought about the comfort as well as the convenience, we chose Hotel Eclat. Why?  The TripAdvisor reviewers said this is […]

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