From TLL to STN

14 04 2017

Back to writing about my trip to Tallinn, Estonia which was followed by a very brief stop in London, England.

The travel between the two cities involved lots of firsts.

The line leading up to security. There is just one gate. Estonians being efficient, it wasn’t as bad as it looks but seeing this upon arriving at the airport was rather discouraging.

My ride from Tallinn to London. First time flying with the Irish LCC.

My seat was 1A. This was my view when I sat in my seat.

And looking out the window.

As the door closed. That would be my foot, the black thing on the floor.

And we flew into Stansted Airport to which I had never been before. Again a long line at immigration.  We left Tallinn at 12 noon and arrived in London at 1 pm local time after a three-hour flight.  Decided lunch at the airport was a good idea.

I then took the Stansted Express into London Liverpool Street Station. Another first.

Then a cab ride to my hotel in Paddington.





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.





Walking in Guangzhou, Part 2, the Shamian Island

27 03 2017

More from walking in the city of Guangzhou, China and this from the “Shamian Island” where my hotel was situated.  Due to what the island served as (as indicated in the previous link), the overall architecture is very grand and colonial though now mostly decorated with Chinese signs for hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, and sometimes government offices.

My hotel.





Breakfasting in Guangzhou, China

5 02 2017

My time in Guangzhou was limited so the plan was to eat breakfast out in order to cover the variety of Chinese dishes available.  So off I went the first morning to a dimsum restaurant to have a proper Guangzhou kind of brekkie.

Ordering was a bit of a challenge.  No English menu whatsoever at this restaurant which was one of the four classic, long-standing establishments in Guangzhou.

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And the food was great.

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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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Cats in George Town, Penang

29 01 2017

I only saw three.  Or I might have seen one more but it must have gotten away before I had a chance to capture it on camera.

My cats of George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

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Lunching in George Town, Penang 2

25 01 2017

I went to this very busy and bustling eatery in George Town, Penang, Malaysia to try its highly-acclaimed “asam laksa“.

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My asam laksa

Its “chendul” is also extremely popular and the line kept getting longer.








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