Posts in category ”Travel”

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Lurking in Lower East Side

Lurking in Lower East Side

Manhattan is like a Russian doll of subcultures and neighborhoods. The more I scratch the surface, the more I realize how little I know of the city. Few parts of New York are more steeped in mystery than Lower East Side.

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I still love you, New York

I still love you, New York

We meet again, New York. It’s been 15 years since last time. I was young and curious with unrealistic expectations, while you were still in recovery from a horrible event.

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The horrors of Auschwitz

The horrors of Auschwitz

I didn’t expect to be back in Krakow four months later, but here I am. The city was already beautiful in spring but it’s absolutely gorgeous in summertime as well.

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Chilling in Chile

Chilling in Chile

My weary feet have finally reached Valparaiso, the colorful city in western Chile. After almost a month of traveling across the South American continent I realize that this is as far south as I will come, due to weather conditions.

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The eternal mist of Lima

The eternal mist of Lima

That infamous piece of pulp literature by E. L. James may have fifty shades of them, but Lima seems to be eternally shrouded in one kind of grey.

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Historic city of Cusco

Historic city of Cusco

The old Inca capital of Cusco is a truly remarkable place to visit. It’s feels like walking around in a Tintin adventure, except that no llama has spit on me. Yet.

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Conquering Machu Picchu

Conquering Machu Picchu

A life-long dream came true this morning, as I stood upon the mountain looking down at the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru. I felt like some strange mix between Indiana Jones and a small boy, gazing down upon the final treasure of the Incas.

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Things to do in Quito

Things to do in Quito

Quito is the capital of Ecuador, located high in the Andean foothills. At 2850 meters above sea level, Quito is the second highest capital of the world.

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Across the equator in Ecuador

Across the equator in Ecuador

I’ve been crossing the equator several times before, but I’ve never actually stood on it until now. Of course it’s big business here in Ecuador, with even the Spanish word “ecuador” meaning “equator”.

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Taking care of business in Panama

Taking care of business in Panama

Greetings from Panama City. The country was featured prominently in the press some time ago as the so called “Panama Papers” were all over the news, containing 11 million leaked documents of juicy details regarding financials of offshore companies.

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