Encounters with Strangers

One of the most enriching things about traveling is the sheer plethora of people you get to meet. People you would have never met otherwise. People from all over the world, with perspectives and opinions so foreign to your own ways of thinking. People with riveting stories that leave you amazed at life’s possibilities. Sometimes, […]

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Your Story

Part 1: You wake up feeling refreshed, for once. Thank god for that. You dreamt some questionable things, among other things. Even some nice things. You usually don’t dream many nice things. Last night’s dreams are foggy though, you can only recall a picture or two and a few feelings. As you try to recall […]

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Dear Madrid

It wasn’t love at first sight, was it? Please forgive me. But there were so many people, so many tourists. Carrying their Primark shopping bags from one place to another. Having overpriced ice cream. Taking selfies with their smartphones. Walking around Puerta del Sol, your heart, your epicenter, navigating the endless stream of humans, some […]

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Walking

There’s a Swiss German chant sometimes recited to spoiled little kids. It goes like this: Dä Hans im Schnäggäloch hät alles was er will,Doch was er will, das hät er nöd,Und was er hät, das will er nöd,De Hans im Schnäggäloch hät alles was er will… A rough English translation would go something like this: […]

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Beginnigs and Endings

First of all, let me apologize for not posting sooner. I meant to post much earlier, but it has been a busy time filled to the brim with life. The past months have felt like a relentless onslaught of both small and big events linked immediately after each other forming a chain of experience that […]

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