Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Why is it cool to live abroad? Living and loving the Malaysian way.   In my early days, whenever I heard the word Malaysia, it made me think of the Twin Towers, low-priced gas, the mouth watering chicken satay, tropical rain...
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...
  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...
  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...
    Upon reading this, I would probably be at 36,000 feet in a triple 7 Air France jet liner 12-time zones away from you.   Somehow I won't have to press the arret button as many times, as I did during the...
  Yes you’ve been to Kuala Lumpur!   You’ve been wowed by the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, dazzled by beguiling ancient temples and mosques that lie in the shadows of space-age skyscrapers.   Possibly you’ve taken a sip of the infamous teh tarik or...
  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...
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...
 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...
  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...

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