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Trafalgar - beating heart of England Adrian Mourby

Trafalgar - beating heart of England

By Adrian Mourby If you want to know where the beating heart of England can be found, then Trafalgar Square is a good place to start. When World War II ended, thousands of people crammed into this world-famous piazza below the National Gallery and...

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Mourby’s Trafalgar Adrian Mourby

Mourby’s Trafalgar

If you want to know where the beating heart of England can be found, then Trafalgar Square a good place to start. When World War II ended, thousands of people crammed into this world-famous piazza below the National Gallery and danced round its fount...

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USA/Boston: Beyond the Mirror’s Reflection Adrian Mourby

USA/Boston: Beyond the Mirror’s Reflection

By Adrian Mourby / Contributing Editor Some hotels are greedy; seemingly hoarding all the history. The Omni Parker House in Boston is not just North America’s oldest continuously open hotel, it’s where John F Kennedy announced his candid...

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The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Since decades “The Oriental”, as it is affectionately known by travellers from all over the globe, leads the lists of all...Read More

Raffles Hotel

Raffles Hotel

The historic building (top, slide to the right): The "new" Raffles main building in 1899. It opened on 18 November 1899, featuring the all new...Read More

Le Royal

Le Royal

In 1923/24, the construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed, with Ernest Hébrard as architect. A visionary planner, he was in...Read More

Galle Face

Galle Face

The Galle Face Hotel was established in 1864, five years before the Suez Canal came into operation. A journey through the Suez Canal was a...Read More

Half Moon

Half Moon

In 1954, a group of wealthy individuals including Donald Deskey, the fabled designer (among his works the Radio City Music Hall); Harvey Firestone,...Read More