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travel musings

Posted by | February 12, 2008
Pretending to belong

One of my favorite things to do in foreign cities is, maybe surprisingly so – running errands! Things that drive me crazy back home in New York, such as waiting...

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Posted by | February 8, 2008
Things I´ve learnt in Lisbon

Slowly, I am adjusting to everyday life in Lisbon. I´ve learnt a lot over the last two days - how to operate the laundry lines that grace most Lisboa windows,...

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Posted by | February 3, 2008
Thoughts as I pack in Brooklyn

I am leaving New York for five months tomorrow. As I pack for Portugal, three seasons, about seven cities, and an archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic, I am...

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Posted by | January 26, 2008
Geography of Bliss

Over a jerk kosher chicken dinner at a friend's place last night, a book came up in a discussion about travel. The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the...

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Posted by | January 22, 2008
Little choir singer in Croatia

It’s the idea of a journey that has always allured me. The idea of diving into the unknown, be it the matters of the heart or the flesh or the...

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