Car museum vs car museum 2

It’s unthinkable to visit two car museums in the short span of one month but that’s just what we did. I must have done something very wrong in my past life to deserve this. The London Motor Museum and the Shanghai Auto Museum couldn’t have been more different. The one thing they have in common, …

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Everything can wait but Ducati Museum

I was happily on 110km/h cruise control across the middle of Italy when Pangzi decided to spoil my plans. “Daddy, I can’t wait anymore!” “Yeah me too,” I said. “We’ll reach Florence in no time, as promised.” “I mean, I need to pee…” “Oh please don’t do this to me now. We’re on the highway!” …

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Underappreciated Viva Vivaldi

After so much has been invested in his classical musical education, Pangzi still thinks Strauss is the jeans producer. So while in Venice, I dragged him to Viva Vivaldi where it all started for one of the greatest composers in history. “Daddy, what’s Viva Vivaldi? And why are we visiting him instead of playing with …

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What a wreck at Hanoi Army Museum

The best museums in the world show you the best of everything. The newest. The sleekest. Apparently the Army Museum in Hanoi didn’t get the memo. “Daddy, why are we here to see this… pile of metal?” Pangzi asked when we stepped into the Vietnam Military History Museum, locally known as the Army Museum. “Because you changed …

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Beware robots taking over your job

The development of artificial intelligence has gathered pace so much so that the street talk is about when you will surrender your job to robots. As a concerned parent, I decided to take Pangzi to the Saluzi Robot Experience Centre in Xi’an, China, to expose him to the new world of robotics. And more importantly …

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Fantasy ends at Jeju car museum

I’d do anything for my K-pop idol, so the trip to the Jeju car museum was some collateral damage I didn’t mind. “I’ll take you to the World Automobile Jeju Museum on one condition,” I told Pangzi. “You’ll follow me quietly on my idol trail the rest of the stay, understand?” “Daddy, what’s an idol trail?” …

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Toyama museum not for wimps

One day, Pangzi came home complaining of bruises after sports. During my time, we picked ourselves up and fought on even on one good limb. Are children made of glass nowadays? In order to show Pangzi real glass, I took him to a Toyama museum, where glass art was the centrepiece. The Toyama Glass Art Museum is …

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Pulling a fast one at the railway park

When Pangzi knew I was planning to take him to Japan, he asked, “Daddy, can we see make love?” I thought a visit to the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park in Nagoya was inevitable. “Okay, you win. On the first day we’ll go to a railway park,” I promised reluctantly. What he didn’t know was I didn’t …

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