Category Archives: Architecture

Hotel Review: Hotel Nikko Bangkok, Thailand

Disclaimer: In exchange for this hotel review, I received a stay in Bangkok, Thailand in one of the Hotel Nikko’s Premier Corner rooms. Though I’ve visited Bangkok many times, I haven’t changed the location of the hotel much.  Generally, I … Continue reading

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Bangkok, Thailand’s King Power Mahanakhon Observation Deck and Skywalk

A skyscraper owned by a duty free company with an observation deck, to boot?  This, I’ve got to see… Yes, on previous visits to Bangkok, Thailand I had been tracking the construction of this modern landmark, better known as King … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Disclaimer: In exchange for this hotel review, I received a stay in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia in one of the Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s City View Rooms. Four Seasons Place, located adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in … Continue reading

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A Brief Tour of Al Balad, the Historic Center of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Although I was quite looking forward to visiting Al Balad, the historic section of Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, I was already slightly disappointed before my first visit.  Due to various reasons which I will not delve into here  (for starters, check … Continue reading

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Cinema Rossiya in Yerevan, Armenia

It’s quite obvious that I’m willing to travel out of my way – which amusingly puts things “in my way” – to observe (what I believe to be) unusual examples of architecture. Though, how does one define “out of the … Continue reading

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Fallen Star “House” at the University of California, San Diego (USA)

In honor of tomorrow’s trip to California, today’s post is about the Fallen Star “House” at the University of California, San Diego (USA): Since 1981, the Stuart Collection of UCSD has amassed and placed on display throughout the campus various … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Al Orjouan at The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

In this second of the two-part series reviewing the Ritz-Carlton Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, we’ll now be focusing on the breakfast buffet at Al Orjouan restaurant. The phrase “buffet at the Ritz” presents quite the dichotomy to cynics.  Buffets are usually … Continue reading

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