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Michael Taylor
Hong Kong
A sports fan that likes to travel. Look over his shoulder as he wanders the world and roots for his favourite teams!
Interests: fitness, health, kickboxing, swimming, culture, foreign languages, cuisine, wine, travel, american football
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Trendy hotel in Singapore's Bras Basah Bugis district gets high marks for convenience, style, comfortable rooms, and vibe - even if the rooms are a bit small. There are also two very stylish food and beverage outlets. What do guests think? Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Accidental Travel Writer
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Air traffic at Paris Orly Airport was disrupted after two soldiers killed a man after he seized a soldier's weapon and threatened to open fire. Would passengers affected by flight cancellations and delays be covered by travel insurance? Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Accidental Travel Writer
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Le French May celebrates its 25th anniversary in Hong Kong with Champagne. More than 220 suppliers of Champagne and foodstuffs will showcase their wares during Le French GourMAY, a 2 month celebration of French gastronomy and wine. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Accidental Travel Writer
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Hong Kong Disneyland celebrates spring with springtime celebration while Beauty and the Beast opens at movie theaters as LGBT controversy ignites: Is LeFou Disney's first gay character or the film studio's first OPENLY gay character? Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Accidental Travel Writer
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Movenpick Hotels and Resorts enters Indonesian property market with a hotel in Bali. Located in upscale Jimbaran, it has 297 rooms, five food and beverage outlets, a sprawling free-form swimming pool. It is close to Denpasar International Airport., Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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Qatar Airways will introduce semi- private suites in Business Class with adjustable panels and movable TV monitors that will allow two or four passengers to transform their space into a semi-private space. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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Lobby Lounge of InterContinental Hong Kong serves cocktails inspired by Hong Kong's past in comfortable surroundings with spectacular views of Victoria Harbour. Read about the inspiration behind the recipes. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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The newly opened Mercure Singapore Bugis is located in Bugis and Bras Basah, one of Singapore’s most vibrant neighborhoods, with lots of shopping and food and beverage outlets..Click for some of the heritage near the hotel. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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Top 10 things to see and do in Bras Basah Bugis, Singapore's oldest neighborhood. With a colorful past, it is dotted with museums, monuments, heritage sites, churches, temples, mosques, hotels, restaurants, street markets. Check out 10 of the best! Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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Rendang Village is an informal café on the outskirts of Singapore’s Little India district. Opened by Malaysian immigrants, it serves yummy traditional Malaysian fare using home-made ingredients. Read an interview with the proprietors. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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One Farrer Hotel and Spa is three hotels in one, part of a multi-purpose complex that includes Farrer Park Hospital, a shopping mall, a convention centre, a massive collection of original art, and an organic farm. Is there anything else? Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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Is the Philippine's Southeast Asia's next hot travel destination? Beautiful beaches, pristine waters, excellent food, stunning landscapes, reasonable prices and warm people. Check out what industry insiders have to say! Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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Town Restaurant is one of 5 food and beverage outlets at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, a heritage site that once housed municipal offices. A Chinese street hawker will serve yummy street bites at the eatery..What is in store for Singapore foodies? Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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Where to eat on MacPherson Road in Singapore: several restaurants and cafes serve mostly Asian food. Catering mostly to locals, they offer a chance to taste the "real" Singapore far off the beaten tourism track.. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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Bicycling enthusiasts compete for the King’s Cup in the Thailand Cycling Championship 2017, which was held in Soi Dao in Chanthaburi province from 10 to 12 March 2017.Read more about the race, the hotel, and race preparation tips! Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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Ibis Styles on MacPherson in Singapore is a trendy hotel with an upbeat vibe in the heart of a mostly residential neighborhood. It is the only international hotel within a two to three kilometre radius.Read a detailed review of the hotel here! Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
Yes, it was quite exciting when I was living in San Francisco! The noise of the jets flying over head was quite exhilarating, but I'm not quite sure what the dogs made of it.
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Lú Fēng is the latest eatery in Hong Kong to join the increasingly crowded restro-restaurant field. Modeled after a 1970s tea house, the ambiance is fun, the view is spectacular, the service is professional. But what about the food? Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
You're welcome, Lee! They sound like great properties!
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Following its success in Chiang Mai, 137 Pillars House launches its second property in Bangkok, Thailand, with more properties on the way in other parts of Thailand. Read an exclusive interview with the brand's chief operating officer! Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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Airline ticket prices are the lowest they have been in several years, and that could mean big savings for Hong Kong travelers – especially if they pick their destinations wisely. Click here for detailed travel information and booking tips. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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Master Class: famous Thai cooking teacher in Hong Kong shares her mouth-watering recipe for Coconut Milk Soup with Lime and Chicken at a cooking lesson at Shama Tsim Sha Tsui. Easy to cook at home! Learn how to make it now! Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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Hotel Review: eco-resort in Palawan Philippines offers adventure travelers snorkeling, scuba-diving, sunset cruises, hiking, kayaking, parsaw sailing, island hopping, yummy food and a full service spa. Learn more here! Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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Look over the shoulder of Guest Blogger Majid Gafoor as the Hong Kong native reminisces about his first trip to Koh Samui, Thailand, which he describes as "Paradise Found". Majid now lives in Toronto, Ontario. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
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MASTER CLASS: How to make pesto using fresh basil. An Italian chef shares his secrets for making pesto with text and videos. Recipes have been modified for home cooks! Plus: how to make and plate pan-seared potato gnocchi. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer