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Saturday, May 25, 2019
Why this sunny port city of Andalusia is the new capital of cool. At the time when the favored Andalusian sisters Granada, Sevilla and Cordoba were far too busy beguiling audiences across the globe while absorbed in their own spirited...
 The hallucinogenic effect started to kick in – hard.  I blamed that man, hunching over the ebony Yamaha piano. Despite his being 75, something told me that behind the white tuxedo, the bow tie and the hearing aid he wears...
    Upon reading this, I would probably be at 36,000 feet in a triple 7 Air France jet liner 12-time zones away from you.   Somehow I won't have to press the arret button as many times, as I did during the...
 The Philippines have long ago flirted with the flavors of France. The celebrated hedonic affair between Pinoys’ taste buds and their love for traditional food like lechon baboy, adobo and sumptuous green mangoes served with bagoong is finally giving way...
  There are these moments in Lyon during summer when the heat seemed to be far removed, tempered by a cool breeze where the Rhône River meets the Saône before rolling on toward the Mediterranean. It is at this time when tourists...
  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...
  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...
 Blinding from a distance, the pavements shone like fresh galvanized iron sheets straight out from the nearby factory.  Last night’s rain shower made them appear to look even brighter as I strut cautiously along the silvery concrete that leads to...
  What does a wayfarer see when she climbs the 183 step-bell tower of Saint Domnius Cathedral in the old town of Split? In this thriving city in Central Dalmatia, amidst its well preserved medieval walls and Roman temples, between its...
  Travelers have been talking in reverent tones about a number of encouraging sights they noticed in Lisbon. It seemed it was all people could talk about lately. It hadn’t been long since the conversation shifted from austerity, youth unemployment...

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