Category Archives: Trip blog

La Dolce Vita


The Mediterranean basin dwellers always knew how to live. From Greece to Spain, from France to Lebanon, from Italy to Cyprus, every country touched by the Mediterranean flair has that special temperament with the typical fun and impatience common to … Continue reading

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Heading to the Magic Kingdom


“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” Walt Disney So, we are heading to the incomplete Eurodisney to give our little four-year-old girl her birthday present.  A trip … Continue reading

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Driving my life away…


I almost did, last night.  I was so tired after driving alone for 14 hours from Madrid to Geneva in one go with three short stops for gas.  Why on earth did I do that?  See, the problem is, I … Continue reading

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On women and apples


What is it with apples that we, womankind seem to be drawn to, often to our detriment?  From the original story of Eve and her stubborn fixation on eating the forbidden apple, I seem to come across a number of … Continue reading

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Spanish love songs


Un amor Un amor Un amor vivi Llorando y me decia Las palabras de dios Llorando por ti Es con amor Un amor Un amor vivi Llorando y atormentado Las palabras de dios Llorando por ti Es con amor Ey … Continue reading

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people and trances


Trying to stand up on the back of a galloping horse.  That is the image falling in love evokes, and I have seen many lovers on this trip.  Young and old couples oblivious to the world around them, being in … Continue reading

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happy people


A train ride Whatever one feels about the US, its politics (disastrous at times), its excesses, its obnoxious and macho behaviour as a world power, it is hard to deny how colourful the Americans are.  Colourful in the sense of … Continue reading

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Road trip with a moody girl


Renting a car in England was an impulsive decision taken when presented with the option while buying the airline tickets online.  I didn’t quite think it through.  I forgot that I would be driving on the wrong side of roads … Continue reading

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Cars and colors


One of the first things that struck me when I came to China for the first time in 2007, is how Westernized it has become-compared to a stereotyped image etched in my media-conditioned mind.  The throngs of bicycles we used … Continue reading

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How many is too many?


Yesterday we went to the Summer Palace in Beijing.  Our visit coincided with the ongoing national holiday in China (October 1 to 9).  A lot of Chinese tourists flooded the famous landmarks in and around the capital, they came from … Continue reading

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