Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The trials and tribulations of learning a new language in 30 days the French way. Curiously we get to see the world through our own little keyhole. Mine however is by flying halfway around the world, crossing 13 different time...
  Why do I find it hard not to be charmed or even excited by the sound of  shattering ice when some liquid is poured on to it, or when the sizzle of meat hits a searing grill, the ping...
W   hat does a wayfarer see when she climbs the 183 step-bell tower of Saint Domnius Cathedral in the old town of Split? In this thriving city in Central Dalmatia, amidst its well preserved medieval walls and Roman temples, between its...
 The world can still surprise you. Marseilles in the Provence region of France will let you in on many.  It was the winter of 2013 and the harsh weather forced us into chasing an elusive Mediterranean sun. Destination - Marseilles....
  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...
  Half an hour past midnight, my travel partner is still on the other end of the line – talking fast and laying out the plan.   Quite frankly, it’s a series of plans. Or, more precisely: a mezze expressed in descriptive...
  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 like an ominous thunder in...
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...
Distilling the joys and pleasures of travel and welcoming the new realities moving forward in a post COVID world   The English woman and my American partner had lost their grip. Between the voice from our rental car’s GPS and my...
From the balmy Friday afternoon rush hour, the occasional tropical breeze whiffs in; offering instant relief and a refreshing sensation as I walked, dripping in sweat, along the bustling Ann Siang street ­of Singapore‘s Chinatown. After an hour’s shopping extravaganza,...

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