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Nice, France
Sunday, July 23, 2017
The train heading to the city center whizzes by after halting for a few seconds at the Kuala Lumpur Central Station. Echoing from a distance, one can still hear the rumbling of the engines like an ominous thunder in...
From the balmy Friday afternoon rush hour, the occasional tropical breeze whiffs in; offering instant relief and a refreshing sensation as I walked, dripping in sweat, along the bustling Ann Siang street ­of Singapore‘s Chinatown. After an hour’s shopping extravaganza,...
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - The early morning call of the muezzin at the nearby Masjid Negara, the country’s national mosque, echoed in the silence of the dawn. While many are still asleep, for the city’s almost half Muslim population,...
  Against the closing of spring and just as summer is about to hit, our car zoomed along the curvy asphalt, passing several “Ausfahrt” signs with France miles away. Had we not confused ourselves with the German “Ausfahrt” from the...
  How do you keep a still gaze on Michelangelo’s David?   Well, I didn’t. Forget about his biblical nature. David is butt-naked! Perhaps, it’s no surprise that a group of Japanese tourists giggled sporadically. While it was not hard to comprehend why;...
  My first glimpse of La Sagrada Familia, a fanciful looking cathedral and the most imposing landmark in the city of Barcelona, is of curious tourists gazing toward the sheer verticality of the somewhat melted cake like structure.   “If you only...
On some occasions, certain details are more questionable than others. For example: the day of the week. Could it still be Friday? Most likely. But it surely wasn’t a Friday because I am in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), pushing...
  Why do I find it hard not to be charmed or even excited by the sound of  shattering ice when some liquid is poured on to it, or when the sizzle of meat hits a searing grill, the ping...
  There’s a new wind blowing in Bangkok.   It’s not that it’s going to storm. It’s a kind of breeze, refreshing enough to cool down the sweltering heat, and the kind that stimulates a visiting traveler’s imagination.   Taking advantage of a break...
  Bangkok is bewildering and bewitching, but most of all Bangkok is hot. In the glare of the tropical sun, it could either catapult almost everyone out of the one’s comfort zone or even spoil its ever swelling number of...

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