Thursday, February 29, 2024
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...
When I visited Budapest in 2015, I spent most of my time contentedly settled in one of the city’s coffee shop houses, eavesdropping and making conversations with people at the next spindly table. It was wonderful to immerse in...
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...
I first came to Tangier in 2019. I love the city and its frivolity that I thought it could be the ideal introduction to Morocco and Africa. The city lends an enchantment to those who venture into its narrow walls...
​Along the highway of life, we come across strangers that leave a part of themselves with us. Oftentimes, they become a part of our journey and the bittersweet landscapes that we travel to.  He wears his smile like a child...
Hamburg - part grit and part chic, why this German city of the north keeps on surprising.  It was August, and the world smelled of roses – of dreams – of summer.When Ted Macauley first visited Hamburg in 1970, a...
 At magic hour, when cotton clouds roll in and drape a cool shade over the land below, a girl lights a candle at the St. Nedelya Cathedral. Military officers, anchored for several hours at the Office of the President...
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...
 Between Vienna’s imposing Parliament Building and its famous university which dates back to medieval times, there sits a classic newspaper-laden Viennese café that bears the impress of uncompromising dignity.Inside you will find a wooden interior of exquisitely varnished columns,...
 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...

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