New journeys: Paris thoughts

Why do some people move, change countries, leave their culture, friends and family behind forever? And why is it that to others that idea in itself would be not just crazy, but inconceivable? I believe that in each and every one of us we have an invisible force, something that makes us tick and drives the…

Au Revoir London!

“A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Moving to a new country is kind of like transgressing backwards in time, to a period in which your…

The cozy Cotswolds: A step back in time

I spent a few days in the Cotswolds with my family this past week, going from one small village to the next in search of elusive traditional British pub grub, cozy Bed and Breakfasts with quintessentially English breakfast fry ups and the best ale this side of the Thames. Before delving into my British adventure,…

The Pulse and Soul of Georgetown, Malaysia

Georgetown is the capital of the island and state of Penang, on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. It was listed by UNESCO in 2008 as a World Heritage Site, together with fellow former Straits Settlement, Melaka. Georgetown is a historically and culturally rich and diversified island, with an eclectic mix of ethnic groups (Chinese,…