The Tallinn Creative Hub – Kultuurikatel

9 04 2017

One of the venues of the convention I was at recently in Tallinn, Estonia was this former power plant, the home of Kultuurikatel or the Tallinn Creative Hub.

It looks like a factory or a construction site from the outside especially from where I was.

Inside quite a maze.

Lining up to get into the official opening reception of the convention.

Cheers.

The reception was followed by an anniversary party for one of our business associates.

Happy 15th.

A DJ set going on above in what remains to look like inside of an old factory.





Glögg to Go

3 04 2017

Under the beautiful but bitterly cold sky of Tallinn, Estonia, “glögg to go” seemed like the perfect idea.

In a coffee cup with a straw. Brilliant.





The Bar @ White Swan Hotel, Guangzhou, China

9 02 2017

Whenever I go away on a trip I try to visit the most classy hotel of where I’m staying and have a drink at its bar.

White Swan Hotel is Guangzhou’s premier luxury hotel.  Visited its bar during my brief stay in Guangzhou, China.

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I found on this trip that Chinese beer in general is very weak, weaker than the so-called “light beer” which is not great.

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Didn’t think it was going to be a modern high rise but yes it was.

They gave me this as souvenir.

They gave me this as souvenir.

Its service was nice but otherwise not great.  The little shrimp dish I ordered thinking it was going to be Chinese was an imitation of something Italian but not anything close…!





Music! and Movies! (Mainly Movies!) in the Month of January, 2017

31 01 2017

My movie and music collection from January, 2017

The best movie.  Hands down.





Random George Town, Penang

30 01 2017

My last post on George Town, Penang, Malaysia with random random random photos (that I haven’t posted before) from the World Heritage town.

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View From Above in George Town, Penang

28 01 2017

Back to George Town!  It’s nice to go to high places to get a general view of any given city.  I chose a high rise hotel with a rooftop bar that was close to where I was staying for my George Town view.

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Eastern & Oriental Hotel, George Town, Penang

16 01 2017

Every city with a colonial charm has a “heritage hotel” and the one in George Town, Penang, Malaysia is  “Eastern & Oriental Hotel“.  Went to pay a visit to its bar during my stay in the World Heritage city.

When viewed from the city side, it looks as though it is perched on a hill. When you get there, it doesn't feel that way.

When viewed from the city side, it looks as though it is perched on a hill. When you get there, it doesn’t feel that way.

It's a huge building. It took me a while to get to the front entrance from one end of the hotel.

It’s a huge building. It took me a while to get to the front entrance from one end of the hotel.

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The obligatory Christmas tree past the Christmas day

The obligatory Christmas tree past the Christmas day

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The hotel as viewed from another nearby hotel's rooftop.

The hotel as viewed from another nearby hotel’s rooftop.

BTW the service at the bar was disappointing!!








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