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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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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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If you haven’t visited the Mercado da Ribeira in Lisbon, you must! What is so special about this particular market? Well, everything! Besides all the fresh produce, gourmet food and nice shopping involved, there is something else I love about this and other markets. The possibility of getting to know a bit more about the […]
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Departure approaches at a fast pace and although you want to stop it, you know you won’t succeed. After almost five years in Mexico it is time to go back to Europe. So this is the time when you also try to revisit some of the places that touched you. To hold on a little […]
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“For me, a journey to Damascus is an amazing hunt from beginning to end, a slice through layers of history in search of treasure.” ― Tahir Shah, Travels With Myself I couldn’t agree more. That is exactly how I felt when I entered the market or souk in Damascus for the first time. In a week when […]
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Morelia, the capital of the state of Michoacan, is in my opinion one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Mexico. I guess UNESCO agrees with me since it is also a World Heritage Site. Dating from the 16th century, its architecture is impressive. All its historical buildings are built in the region’s pink stone […]
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The Saudi Arabia’s Handicrafts market at the Janadriyah Festival was one of the most memorable experiences I had while living in Saudi Arabia. Every year for about two weeks, usually in February or March, there is a cultural heritage festival in Janadriyah, about 42 km northeast of the capital Riyadh. It showcases the past and […]
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