White Nights in Saint Petersburg

I can think of many reasons not to travel in Russia. But I would still go to St Petersburg


Days 6-10

The Window to the West, the Venice of the North – formally Petergrad, then Leningrad, whatever it is called, within minutes, I fall  for Saint Petersburg. 

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The origins of Singapore

Evertone seems to like Singapore

Plus Ultra

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Before the ‘Lion City’ evolved into a global financial centre, the humble Singapore River was its lifeblood. Today it is bereft of the bumboats that once clogged its waters, ferrying goods between warehouses and larger vessels anchored offshore. Echoes of that storied past exist only in the sculptures of naked boys plunging into the river, Indian and Chinese coolies loading sacks onto a bullock cart, and other bronzes scattered along the waterway.

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Featurette: Lavertezzo, Switzerland

International Bellhop Travel Magazine


Located in the Southern region of Switzerland — in the Canton of Ticino — Lavertezzo is a small town, high in the Swiss Alps. Lavertezzo is the perfect destination for a day-trip when staying in the Southern portion of Switzerland, or as a quick trip from Northern Italy.

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Lavertezzo is located in the Verzasca Valley, on the Verzasca river as it flows from the Verzasca Dam in the North to Lake Maggiore in the south. Known as Switzerland’s “White Water Trail,” the route along the Verzasca river has several hiking trails and offers a number of attractions for outdoor enthusiasts.


Ponte dei Salti Bridge in Lavertezzo, Switzerland

Known internationally and locally as “The Roman Bridge,” the main double arched bridge of Lavertezzo only dates back to the 17th century, but is built in the free-standing Roman Arch style. Re-built in 1960, the Ponte dei Salti Bridge is the iconic symbol…

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