Jun 29 2017

Masala Box

42-02 Bell Blvd
Bayside, NY 11361

Probably a 3.5 stars, fusion Indian restaurant. Airy, modern, comfortable. Compare to other establishments on Bell Blvd, with low ceiling, this one on the corner of 42nd St and Bell Blvd is pleasant and open. Good utensils, good service, clean bathroom. Street parking, free after 7pm.

The food is fine. I particularly liked the baked fish and yum (red). Fried spring rolls (chicken) are ok although the sauce is bit too sweet. Three entries, lamb, beef and fish, in a pool of thick red sauce is my least favorite.


Jun 25 2017

Bosphorus Cafe Grill

138 Shore Rd
Port Washington, NY 11050

3.5 stars. A good Mediterranean restaurant. The house Greek wine, both red and white are delicious. Comfortable, good service and food. I enjoyed the grilled branzino – undeboned -:). Gyro was good. Iskender kebab is yummy but bit of heavy.

Don’t miss the Love in the bathroom.


Jun 20 2017


A heaven. Love it dearly.



Jun 11 2017

Around Paris

2017 research trip

Jun 9 2017

St Mary-le-Bow

London, EC2V 6AU, UK

This smallish church was rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666 by Sir Christopher Wren in the City of London on the main east

Jun 9 2017

British Library @ King’s Cross

96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB, UK

A street over from St. Pancras Renaissance hotel is the Library, a little corner to seek a refuge.

On display at the philately, there is a 24

Jun 9 2017

St. Pancras

Euston Road,
London, UK

The place has metro/subway (King’s Cross), EuroStar, railway trains and the Renaissance hotel, big is an understatement.

The hotel is pretty imposing, spreading over a block. Apple is building a new store, apparently.




Jun 9 2017

Thai City Restaurant

Royley House, 110 Old St,
London, EC1V 9BD, UK

It’s cross street from LSO’s St. Luke’s, which is convenient for us. Very red. Airy. Was quiet full, on a Friday lunch.

Food and service are fine, clean bathroom. On our way out, which was end of lunch rush, a young man was laying on the bench by the door, checking his phone. Please, do it elsewhere.


Jun 9 2017

LSO St Luke’s

161 Old St,
London, EC1V 9NG, UK

London Symphony Orchestra has a beautiful side location in a renovated church – LSO St Luke’s (I thought 侧室 is a pretty appropriate for it …) It’s in the north of London. LSO uses it for rehearsals.


Jun 9 2017

Tower of London & Bridge


One of the historical royal palaces, on the River Thames.