Friday, December 13, 2019
  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...
  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;...
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,...
  At magic hour, when the sun shines directly above and white cotton clouds roll by offering shade to the earth below, a girl lights a candle inside the St. Nedelya Cathedral. A military officer after being anchored to the...
  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,...
  The crowd, like migratory birds during winter, had flocked to the open space, spreading sheets of blanket over the sun-beaten grass of the Esplanade while waiting for the sun to set. Yet, it’s not winter in Penang, it was...
  Bouillabaisse .  For first timers, getting the correct pronunciation is hard. Yet it’s even harder to spell it. For first timers, it’s also easier to have a bowl of soup in Shanghai, Japan or even in Malaysia, where slurping...
  Lah.  Go ahead, say it.  It's kinda' like saying 'aaa' at the dentist, only shorter, and with a little more love. Got it? Good. Because 'Lah' is the word that will turn your trip in Malaysia into a great adventure. It's the open...
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 because there was more to him than his opulence and attractive features. For some...
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...

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