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Sunday, July 22, 2018
  Cruseilles, France - On a steep, narrow country road at 1,150 meters above sea level, my travel partner accelerated the engine aiming at the waggish sound of alpine bells.  As herdsmen rallied the cows to graze on the undulating...
  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...
Winter is like of my neighbor’s receding hairline. Its decline is subtle and gradual. Inconspicuous from day to day. Yet, while seasons regenerate and are renewed by annual equinoxes, his crowning glory showed no signs of recovery. Sitting at the...
Geography.   We go back a long way.   I don’t know when I started addressing geography in the masculine form. Perhaps, I have issues with men or typically because there was more to him than his opulence and attractive features. For some...
  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...
  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...
  There was nothing but the gentle lapping, splashing and sedating sound of the waves, and the occasional cry of a passing gaff-rigged motorboat or the crisp April zephyr blowing from the shore of Punta Engaño on the Island of...
  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;...
  Famished and wandering. That’s what we are these days.   It was not long ago when we visited the province of Girona. After a six-hour drive from Nice, France and with just a few drops of fuel left; our arrival in...
  Between Vienna’s imposing Parliament Building and its famous university which dates back to medieval times, there sits a classic newspaper-laden Viennese café that bears the impress of uncompromising dignity. Inside you will find a wooden interior of exquisitely varnished columns,...

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