Saw this bar/restaurant on a guide some time ago and thought it looked very interesting. The Booking Office Bar is housed in what used to be the ticket booking office of a old train station in the 19th century. Within the train station framework, you get to… Continue reading →
Madame Tussauds is one of the top locations on London visitors’ list. I’ve always thought there was not much to see in this wax figurine museum. But was quite surprised that there was quite a bit too see and the wax figures actually look very real! Madame Tussauds used to make death masks of executed aristocrats during the French revolution. This place in London was established in 1884. Visitors back then paid… Continue reading →
This was my second visit to L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. This time it was for a special birthday celebration. It was difficult to pick a restaurant as the birthday guest is a maestro gastronomist. What safe options are there? I could only think of L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. This… Continue reading →
I’ve never seen a restaurant with so much drama and flair. Once you enter the restaurant, you’d see a long table in the centre and lots of gilded and carpeted (exotic) seats and balconies like those seen opera houses. This restaurant is located in the Soho area of London, near… Continue reading →
Thanks to our CDOO (Chief Dine Out Officer), we found a few nice restaurants in Reykjavik. I have not eaten any raw or smoked fish to this standard ever since I came to the UK (oh shame..) Icelandic cuisine seems to place a lot of emphasis on… Continue reading →
Iceland has about 200 volcanoes and most of them are active. It also sits on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge which separates the North American and Eurasian plates (Iceland will eventually be split in half as the two plates move apart and the Atlantic Ocean widens).To add more spice to its location, Iceland is actually sitting on a…
Iceland is a place where you’d see lots of natural wonders. Glaciers, icebergs, northern lights, volcanoes, lava field and waterfalls, just to name a few. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, it’s never really that cold in Iceland. In winter, the temperature doesn’t drop below -10′C. In summer, it’s about just over 10′C. But you can still see icebergs here. We went on a tour that took us along the south coast to Jökulsárlón, the famous and very picturesque glacial lagoon where you could see iceberg floating out….
Iceland is one of the places that I promised myself to visit this year. Had looked into this since last year and finally made it happen this June. It’s a 3-hr flight away from London to a land with dramatic landscape and natural wonders. Our flight arrived around 11pm on the day and we walked around downtown Reyjkavik to get food around 2am with the sun still out as if it were just dawn. The next morning, we woke up early and went to the famous geothermal spa at…