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Colonial Agra – Civil Lines, the Cantonment… and Laurie’s Hotel

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For the sake of completeness, our Grand Tour of Agra also takes in the city’s lesser-known colonial history and heritage. In 1803, the British invaded Delhi, and shortly after, Agra, commencing 150 years of colonial rule. Earlier on, there had … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III-9: Bombay (Mumbai)…City of Extremes

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Bombay is India’s port city extraordinaire; the most glittering of the glittering port cities dotting the never-ending coastline of the Subcontinent; a city of extremes. Once, the city was split into seven islands – seven puny and peripheral landmasses at … Continue reading

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A Stroll through Colonial Hong Kong and Kowloon

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One is definitely NOT spoiled for choice on a heritage tour of Hong Kong and Kowloon, not because the city is short of the colonial – on the contrary, the colonial is everywhere, in the many skyscrapers erected in the … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour IV – Tempo Dulu… Surabaya, Indonesia

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“ ‘What do you think of that?’ asked Rienkie’s mother, pointing at the painting. ‘A real Indies sky, don’t you think?’ And only a few people could reproduce an Indies sky, she went on to say. To do that you … Continue reading

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