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Posted by | August 29, 2011
South America on my mind

Last night, while going through old letters, photos and random items from my past, I came across these photographs taken on my first trip to South America, back in 2001....

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Posted by | August 9, 2011
Poklek, my ancestral home in Croatia

Today I think of roots. I think of Poklek, my ancestral home in the countryside of Croatia. This hideaway is located in the pretty village of Zagorska Sela, an hour...

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Posted by | July 18, 2011
Soul Summit in Ft Greene Park

I returned to New York on Friday, right in time to enjoy the peak of summer fun. The video below, taken yesterday as my husband and I boogied away at...

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Posted by | July 12, 2011
Croatian summer blues

I've been in Croatia for nearly a month now, where a mix of work, writing deadlines and family obligations has kept me away from the blog. But as I wrap...

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Posted by | June 9, 2011
How Kenya stirred my soul

I returned from a trip to Kenya early Monday morning. Since the moment the plane touched down at JFK, I’ve been struggling to find the appropriate words to describe the...

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Posted by | May 21, 2011
My first Finnish sauna

Sauna is seen as a sacred place in Finland, where babies were once born and ailments treated. Finns still take their sweating needs seriously - there are two million saunas...

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Posted by | May 13, 2011
Norway in a nutshell

Just yesterday, I did the famously scenic journey from Oslo to Bergen by train, boat and bus. Even though it is Norway's most popular tourist attraction, cleverly packaged as Norway...

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Posted by | May 8, 2011
Hong Kong at night

I loved Hong Kong's energy. Frenetic, uplifting, slightly manic, adrenaline rush-inspiring... just the way I like my cities. From the first moment I dove into its streetscapes, it felt strangely...

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Posted by | May 1, 2011
Journey to Ikland

I love unexpected journeys. Those unscripted detours that happen out of the blue. Like taking a turn off a familiar road and discovering a new part of town you’ve never...

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Posted by | April 23, 2011
Dried Seafood Street, Hong Kong

I've been feeling sorry for this little blog. Life has taken me for such a spin work-wise that I neglected the poor thing entirely over the past few weeks. Since...

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