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Izmir, Pagos unedited

Izmir, Pagos unedited

By | October 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm | No comments

Memories from a promenade around Pagos (Kadifekale), Izmir. The hill located within the urban zone of İzmir,Turkey and the castle  named Pagos (Greek: Πάγος, Pagus under the Roman Empire) in pre-Turkishtimes and by the local Greeks in modern times. [gallery...

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Windy City revisited

Windy City revisited

By | October 12, 2013 at 1:50 pm | One comment

Chicago beckoned... (In 2012, Chicago hosted 46.37 million international and domestic visitors, an overall visitation record. Chicago's culture includes contributions to the visual arts, novels, film, theater, especially improvisational comedy, and music,...

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I can’t write

I can’t write

By | July 27, 2013 at 9:18 am | No comments

If only I could write about a long awaited beautiful summer finally arriving in Paris, cheerful young people running to both banks of the Seine river in order to have long and happy picnics, about the saxophonist practicing jazz tunes every afternoon under the shade of centuries...

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Mysteries of Bali

Mysteries of Bali

By | April 15, 2013 at 2:08 am | One comment

We had had a tough year and needed to take a break from, well let’s say everything! I can’t think of a better place to go to than Bali when you need to get away, can you? Deciding better to avoid beaches full of surfers and pizza restaurants, we settled on Manggis which...

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An Abu Dhabi surprise

An Abu Dhabi surprise

By | December 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm | No comments

When my significant other told me to pack a suitcase yet again for a surprise trip, my mind started working faster then ever. After all how in the world I’m supposed to pack when I have not the faintest clue as to where we are going, what temperature I am supposed to pack for;...

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Giverny, Monet and lillies

Giverny, Monet and lillies

By | December 1, 2012 at 11:14 pm | No comments

“Have you ever seen Monet’s water lilies?” asked my friends. Have I ever seen them? I’ve seen them plenty of times indeed. Monet painted 250 of them, and they are on exhibit in major museums all over the world. And then there’s Musée de l’Orangerie in Garden of...

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La vie chez Rue Antoine-Vollon

La vie chez Rue Antoine-Vollon

By | November 23, 2012 at 3:26 pm | No comments

I was asked more than once how it feels to live in “la ville lumière”. People tend to think that we stroll daily in posh Avenue Montaigne and eat famous macarons accompanied by “les bulles” all the while enjoying world renown “séduction à la française”. The...

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