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When I went to Austria this past Christmas and New Year I had been secretly hoping for snow. A contradiction as I’m known for not being a winter person. I really don’t like the cold and darkness that winter brings and at different points in my life snow was more a liability than a pleasure. […]
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This was definitely not my first sand storm and I suspect it won’t be the last. When we woke up and heard the gusty winds, I knew it was going to be challenging. So what to do in Isfahan when there is a sand storm? I could only think about something I have always loved, […]
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The sun had already bid its farewell when we finally made our way to one of the most beautiful bridges of Isfahan: the Si-o-seh Pol bridge, also know as the bridge of the 33 arches, as its name in Farsi indicates. At a walking distance from our hotel, we had to make our way through the […]
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Autumn has been slowly setting in Tehran. The summer dry heat that greeted me at my arrival, has given place to fresher days. Colours have changed too. The vibrant green of the trees has been replaced by yellow and golden shades. Warmer tones that better reflect the sunlight. The mountains seem undecided. There are days […]
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The sky was clear when the announcement came we were approaching Tehran. Looking outside at the mountains and desert landscape, I wondered how it would be. I felt a mix of excitement and apprehension. For the first time I had to wear a veil. I kept adjusting it as the plane prepared for landing. Would […]
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And here we were on the road again towards Veracruz. We had left Oaxaca reluctantly. Those days had been memorable and had rekindled our love for Mexico once more. The warm sun, the colorful streets, the impressive monuments, the markets and the food. That rich and spicy food which comforted our bodies and soul. We couldn’t […]
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A glorious sun greeted us in the morning. Jet lag was still affecting our bodies. Do you know the saying the early bird catches the worm? Well, we were early birds indeed but mostly the worms were still hiding underneath the fertile soil of Mexico. Things in Mexico have their own starting rhythm and as […]
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When the plane started its final descent, I felt excited and emotional. We were finally back! Almost two years had passed since we had bid our farewells to Mexico after what had been 5 very happy years. My daughter had been born in Mexico and she was now back to celebrate her 6th birthday, how […]
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