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Welcome To Seattle: 9 Must-Do Coffee Stops For Your Trip

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January 8 seattle coffee cafe

“Coffee is our liquid sunshine in Seattle.” — Joshua Boyt, Victrola Coffee Roasters. When in Seattle, your drink of choice should always be coffee. Begin your caffeine-fueled sojourn with a pilgrimage to the site of the world’s first Starbucks outlet, which opened its doors in Seattle’s Pike Place Market in 1971. While doing so, look to the city’s burgeoning independent café scene to understand why coffee is synonymous with life...

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Singapore Holidays: How To Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Style

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2017 has come and is almost gone. As you reflect upon the year’s highlights, remember to mark your calendar for the best countdown parties leading up to 2018. If you relish cosy get-togethers with a few friends and loved ones, you can usher in 2018 with a dazzling view of fireworks at the stroke of midnight, by booking a hotel room around the Marina Bay or Sentosa beach area. And...

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6 Unmissable Photo Tour Stops in Dhaka

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To enjoy your Dhaka holidays, set aside your monochrome sensibilities and prepare to plunge into a kaleidoscopic world of colour. As you explore Bangladesh’s bustling capital city, you will encounter every conceivable hue on the colour spectrum. Feast your eyes on the luminous fabrics, the decorated rickshaws, the monumental buildings, and the diverse cuisines, to name a few. For travellers looking to capture the densely populated city’s relentless energy in...

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Welcome To Suzhou: Famous And Hidden Gardens To Explore

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In the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, gardening is serious business. Here, gardens are not mere spaces for relaxation and contemplation—by the definition of Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese architect Wang Shu, they are “thinking machines” and “living philosophy installations.” Unlike Chinese imperial gardens, which have been around since the Qin dynasty (beginning 221 BC), private gardens emerged during the third century. Disenchanted with corruption and political strife during that era, Chinese...

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