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Nice, France
Saturday, February 23, 2019
  Yes you’ve been to Kuala Lumpur!   You’ve been wowed by the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, dazzled by beguiling ancient temples and mosques that lie in the shadows of space-age skyscrapers.   Possibly you’ve taken a sip of the infamous teh tarik or...
  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...
  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 rhythmical trance, Malaga is the sister on the coastal south that arrived...
  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...
  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,...
  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...
  In my early days, whenever I heard the word Malaysia, it made me think of the Twin Towers, low-priced gas, the mouth watering chicken satay, tropical rain forests, the hypnotic aroma of durian fruit and Proton cars. I grew...
Lisbon is in no hurry. It takes its time. The city wakes up when it wants to and sleeps only when it needs to. Slow. Like the container ships that glide under the 25 de Abril Bridge appending the capital...
  Most everyday at six, old wooden carts pass and move along the narrow cobblestoned alleyways hauling merchandise of freshly picked cucumbers, tomatoes, nuts and assorted vegetables. Here at the Grand Bazaar, farmers in their turbans make up the early...

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