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Nice, France
Friday, June 23, 2017

LISBON state of mind

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...

MALAYSIA from a MAMAK’s point of view

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...

RIVIERA for all SEASONS..for all REASONS

Between the sea of crushed sapphires and under the piercing azure sky, Pierre Gruneberg, puts on his iconic conical straw hat and stretches out one of his hands in the air, as if running...
Lucca

LUCCA under the SKIN

August is coming to a close in Lucca, a masterfully preserved medieval Italian city situated some 50 kilometers to the west of Florence and a short 15 minute drive from Pisa’s Galileo Galilei International...
South of France

The South of France on the other side of the River Rhône

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...
Milan

MILAN under the SPELL

I would really like, in fact, to be born again in another two hundred years' time." Anyone who has read Alessandro Manzoni, Milan’s eloquent native son in his compelling 18th century novel “The Betrothed” or...
Phuket

PHUKET – REDEFINED

In Surin, that raw idyllic stretch, about 7km of imperceptibly inhabited coastline across the Andaman Sea which lies on the west coast of Phuket, Thailand’s largest island; it is where nature triumphs over man’s...