In the midst of a skyline of glassy, towering skyscrapers, this quaint colonial relic tries to preserve the times of yesteryear. Especially grand at night, visitors flock to the colonial Long Bar with wicker chairs and elegant bartenders for the over-priced syrupy Singapore Slings and a chance to shamelessly throw peanut shells on the floor. If you close your eyes, it is easy to believe that you could ....Continue Reading >>
For the last few months, bloggers such as Lifecruiser conduct an international cocktail party where writers highlight a notable drink from their travels or experiences. With a recent visit to Singapore Zoo, this month's drinks takes to the steamy climes of south-east Asia.The Singapore Sling was famously introduced at the luxurious Raffles Hotel in the early 1900s and where it is still available today ....Continue Reading >>
I have always had mixed feelings about zoos trying to balance the feelings of seeing magnificent animals in restricted sad cages against the beneficial scientific and conservation activities that many conduct. As an individual visitor it can be a chance to see, experience, watch, learn from and photograph in real life some of the planet’s most fascinating and awe-inspiring creatures – some of those ....Continue Reading >>

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Welcome to Travel Wonders

My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.

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