To all the places I have loved before

So many places, so little time

The more of the world you see, the more places you fall in love with. There are places simply made for having a great time, no matter what. Others stir a certain emotion in you, be that happy, sad or anything in between.  And then, there are those that make you simply feel at home from the moment you arrive. Read more

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Rio de Janeiro points of interest

At the Copa, Copacabana

Whenever I think of Rio de Janeiro, the words to Barry Manilow’s Copacabana always play in my head. Showgirls, beaches, hot nightclubs and models playing volleyball on the beach are what I always imagined Rio to be. To my surprise, the reality turned out very differently.  Read more

Athens, home of the Parthenon

In the land of Zeus and other Greek gods

I remember looking down from the airplane window and marvelling at how far Athens stretched between the hills. It shouldn’t have been surprising since Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, but it blew me away just the same. I was about to set my foot in a city that is 7,000 years old!  Read more

My Olympic Games obsession

For the love of the game

I don’t remember exactly when my fascination with the Olympic games started, but I do have a recollection of watching them with my grandmother. Grandma liked figure skating and it was a must-see event when she was around. I don’t think anyone else in my family is as obsessed with watching them as much Read more