Postcards from Italy

Some people collect magnets, local crafts or knick knacks as travel souvenirs. I take photos and pick up an occasional postcard. I prefer postcards that are unusual and avoid run-of-the-mill prints that are sold at tacky shops surrounding tourist landmarks. I would scour independent bookstores for a unique or interesting postcard. Once in a while though, I…

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Abandoned in Charleroi

During a conversation with a group of journalists from the UK: Journalist 1: How do you find Brussels? Me: It’s a small city (blah blah blah)… It’s very convenient to visit and explore other cities from Brussels. Journalist 2: Where have you been in Belgium? Me: I’ve not been to most of the country yet. I really…

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No Shitty Coffee in Paris

During a recent heated discussion with AB about where to go for coffee in Paris: AB: “You don’t even like coffee!” Me: “Well, I don’t like drinking shitty, over-roasted coffee.” I seldom drink coffee. Once in while, especially when I travel for work and tend to get less sleep than usual, I would have some cappuccino…

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