I finished the major tourist sports in Sevilla and ate my fill of paella in just over a day and two nights. So on Puja’s advice, I took a rapide train to see the Great Mosque at Córdoba (La Mezquita).
A little background. I love mosque architecture, despite its seeming connection to indigenous Arab culture. [...]
I came here with my friends Sara & Casey. Most of my travel is cathartic and done solo so travelling with friends was actually a rare treat for me.
We had a h*lluva time getting to the main attraction in Granada – the huge Moorish complex know as La Alhambra. We kept going in the [...]
Invariably wherever I go, one of my evaulations is whether I feel I could live there, if only for a year or tow or more. So far in Europe, only Malta would be a ‘one year’ decision. Amsterdam, Roma – no. But I feel at ease in southern España. Like much of trible’ yet cosmopolitan [...]
When I was a freshman in high school, I played the part of Mr Dussel in a stage production of The Diary of Anne Frank. That’s pronounced Anna Frahnk. I’m sure most people know her story. It was an emotionally charged play, to say the least.
Amsterdam is home to the house where Anne Frank, [...]
I just spent some time walking around Amsterdam during the day. Given my disinclination to living in a hazy state – my mind’s naturally foggy anyway – it was a particularly lucid affair. The weather’s been great today. I didn’t need a coat.
Canals, canals, canals. The city’s built on canals which gives it a [...]
Greetings from Amsterdam. I got in last night around midnight, checked into my hostel and promptly went out to survey the city at night.
red lights, bright city – a crazy spectacle really. <knock, knock> “Come talk to me, darling!” “mmm, no.” I think it’s a brave attempt on the part of the Dutch government [...]
Among desi’s who don’t live in the motherland, there is sometimes a sort of pre-emptive hate-hate dynamic between strangers of the different sexes.
The reason for this subterfuge is simple – we don’t trust each other not to be ethnocentric. Often, one sex will think the other is only interested because they’re both brown. There [...]