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Nice, France
Sunday, October 22, 2017
  Bouillabaisse .  For first timers, getting the correct pronunciation is hard. Yet it’s even harder to spell it. For first timers, it’s also easier to have a bowl of soup in Shanghai, Japan or even in Malaysia, where slurping...
 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...
  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...
  Lah.  Go ahead, say it.  It's kinda' like saying 'aaa' at the dentist, only shorter, and with a little more love. Got it? Good. Because 'Lah' is the word that will turn your trip in Malaysia into a great adventure. It's the open...
  I knew that you brought a box of ensaimadas!   I heard you craving for pa’amboli every now and then, sobrassada sausages and frito mallorquín. No doubt, you’ve been missing Palma.   Yes, the pictures told me that you’ve taken a stroll to...
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...
  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...
  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;...
  The road was treacherous.  It was mid-Feburary. The blustery weather showed no signs of mercy. Driving along the northeastern coast of Spain from France, I felt like I was living some kind of nocturnal Spanish dream. Our six-hour road trip deposited...

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