Oh, to be warm!

As I write this post, I’m standing by the heater to keep warm and occasionally peeking out of the window. I’m waiting for snow to appear. According to the weather forecast, there’s 100% chance of snowfall from 0100-0200 in Brussels tonight. But all I see and hear are fat raindrops. The latest weekly photo challenge…

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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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Remembering Istanbul

This is my first night in Istanbul since May 2012. Like the previous time – which was my first visit to Turkey, I took a few days off to explore the city after completing a work project. This time, my project was cancelled at the last minute due to the situation in the country. While…

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