Category: Europa

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Stories Set in Rome

“Would you tell me all the stories from when you were young?” This was the question I was being asked by a little girl wearing a blue summer dress and proudly clutching a brown...

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Dear Amsterdam (A Love Letter)

Dear Amsterdam, I am writing you from a picturesque town in the Guatemalan highlands, surrounded by ruins and volcanoes. It seems befitting, in that sweetly incongruous way which brought us together 10 years ago,...

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Our Endless Berlin Days

First I saw wings. The heavens above Berlin chimed to the flapping of angel wings, but the streets below were monochrome, awash in whispered thoughts and the swift sway of a trapeze. Later I...

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Sketches of Istanbul

The transcontinental city of Istanbul has been bewitching travelers for centuries. Between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, continuously caressed by the waters of the Bosphorus, the city known as Byzantium and...

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Blue Lagoons and White Glaciers in Iceland

Iceland sits just outside the Arctic Circle. When we stepped out of Keflavík Airport on a freezing October morning, we wondered if “outside” was some sort of geographical joke. Once the airport’s sliding doors opened, we were...

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Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, Africa and the Atlantic

Struggling once again with an extended Northern European Winter, we pondered several cheap options for a week under the sun. Following pleasant experiences in Sardinia and Santorini, we opted for yet another (relatively) short...