Tuesday, May 28, 2024
With its mild Mediterranean winter climate, Spain's largest island in the Balearics is a travel secret hiding in plain sight. Overflowing with an endless array of galleries, restaurants, baroque churches and medieval streets, Palma is a winter city to...
To experience a different side of Bangkok, hop on a river taxi and sail through its ancient Siamese wonders.  From a distance, the pavements shone like fresh galvanized iron sheets straight out from the nearby factory. Last night’s tropical rain...
 The capital city of Spain invites you to play a part. Take a stroll. Linger in the park. Kiss under a lamp post. Have a smoke. Head over to a bodega. Lock eyes with a stranger. Flash a coquettish smile....
K uala Lumpur is going through an identity crisis.For visitors, it is a place that embraces idle wanderers. For locals, they see it as a restless teenager in tattered-jeans and piercings clamoring for justice whilst trying to get drunk on teh-tarik.To...
 There are these moments in Lyon during summer when the heat seemed to be far removed, tempered by a cool breeze where the Rhône River meets the Saône before rolling on toward the Mediterranean. It is at this time when tourists...
In Madeira, Quintas are becoming the new cultural touchstones and enduring icons that define Portuguese hospitality.  It was the best of times. I am traveling to Madeira. It was the worst of times. The plane that would take me to...
Throw a cat in the air, it will always land on its feet. But what happens when a cat lands in water? I’m that cat in the water. I’ve realized since moving to Spain, no amount of freestyle will...
Travel Hack 101 - know a city and make it fall in love with you.How to know a city? Let me count the ways. There are only two things that one should always remember. FIRST is to learn about the...
Under the cobalt glory of the Algarve sky, I arrived in Olhão, Portugal in the sweet summer of 2019. My affection towards the town and my wish to go back there is echoed in the work of fiction written...
Sights, sounds, the self and a schloss -l'Invitation au voyage in the snowy Bavarian Alps.  There are elephants in the room. I am of course referring to the ubiquitous and recurring elephant patterns of my bed’s headboard, as well as...

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