Tuesday, March 9, 2021
 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...
From classroom to wilderness - learning the lessons of life on the road through geography. 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...
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...
  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...
  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...
  Always pulsating with life and vibrancy - Barcelona gravitates toward what’s hot with its great city spots, enticing visitors for centuries and makes everyone ask- where to and what’s new? Spain's second-largest city will bowl you over with its rich...
  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...
K   uala Lumpur is going through an identity crisis. For visitors, the city gets a sense of a place that embraces idle wanderers. For locals, KL is like a teenager with piercings and in tattered-jeans screaming justice and trying to get...
  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...
  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...

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