Mount Fuji and Me

A lot of items on my bucket list were checked off last year when I went to Japan. One of those was Mount Fuji. I vividly remember learning about  this iconic volcano in class when I was just a kid and how it seemed beyond my reach back then. I’ve seen countless photographs, watched various movies and…

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Secrets of Sharjah

As darkness falls in the Emirate of Sharjah, the busy streets are replaced by stillness and silence. Sharjah, the much more conservative and lesser known neighbor of Dubai is one of the seven states of the United Arab Emirates. The old city is rich in history and culture, and its unpretentious nature is full of…

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Gaudi’s Barcelona

Barcelona is an architect’s city. When you walk its streets, you are easily transported into an eclectic mix of Modernism, Baroque and Gothic Art. One noted architect in particular dominates  Barcelona’s streets. Antonio Gaudi’s legacy can be seen all over the city. From the infamous La Sagrada Familia to the lamp posts of Plaza Real….

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Japan: Chasing Cherry Blossoms

Visiting Japan in the spring has been on top of my bucket list for the longest time.  So when I was able to go last year, I could not believe that it was finally happening. Why was I being specific about this season? It’s because at this time of year, Japan is covered by millions of…

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Pictures of Porto

I spent a day wandering the streets of Porto on a quiet Sunday in October. I didn’t have any particular plans but decided to  just follow the signs and wing it. Besides, I was so exhausted and longed for a more relaxing day. I first stopped at São Bento train station to scour the area. The…

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Beautiful Churches of Italy and Spain

Italy and Spain are two of the most religious countries in the world. Their rich and long history can be seen through their religious architectures, buildings and structures. More specifically, Italy and Spain has some of the most beautiful churches and cathedrals in the world. Not surprising since Italy’s capital, Rome is the heart of Roman Catholicism…

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