Come travel with me…

I cannot NOT write. I think I was born with a pen (okay, today it’s a stylus) in my hand. So, wherever we go (and we travel a LOT), my diary tags along too. So does my tiny #NoFilter Canon SD 1200. And together we create a world from a unique perspective. My perspective. This blog is the world through my eyes, a bit offbeat, sometimes quirky, always different.

This Blog is for my short-attention-span friends out there … less words, more pictures. But if you like what you see, I also have full-on longer-length articles of our wayward travels elsewhere on this website.
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Prague’s Astounding Architecture

Prague’s Astounding Architecture

Posted on: 6th June 2019| By: Marielle

Sun-gilded buildings on the Old Town Square at around 8 p.m. One day left in Prague — we have explored it on foot from top to bottom, taken trams and the metro, and feel we’ve done it justice — but I can’t leave without taking another look at the astounding architecture. Every time you turn…
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Prague : it’s in the details

Prague : it’s in the details

Posted on: 5th June 2019| By: Marielle

Prague’s architecture goes all the way from Gothic and Baroque to Renaissance and Art Nouveau, so the wealth of detailing is astounding. I spend most of my time with a craned neck, looking upwards. A post dedicated to the details … Imagine stepping out onto your balcony and there are these gorgeous sculpted figures. An…
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Prague Castle & Palace Complex

Prague Castle & Palace Complex

Posted on: 4th June 2019| By: Marielle

From Prague’s Vltava River, which divides the city into two, you need only look up the hill to see the huge, sprawling Castle complex. By the time you get there (you can take buses, trams or do a long, winding, uphill walk — which like madmen we did), it’s a bewildering maze of leafy shaded…
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Prague Fun

Prague Fun

Posted on: 3rd June 2019| By: Marielle

It’s interesting being in a country where the language is so foreign you can’t get anywhere close to understanding the street signs, and just getting to say “Good morning” is a major challenge. The weird accents on the letters don’t help with deciphering the language either. The closest we’ve got to understanding any words are…
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Warhol, Dali, Mucha

Warhol, Dali, Mucha

Posted on: 2nd June 2019| By: Marielle

How fortuitous that we chanced upon an exhibition featuring a 3-in-1 … the crazy Spaniard painter Salvador Dalí, American Pop artist Andy Warhol, and Art Nouveau illustrator Alphonse Mucha. Granted, it was mainly posters, illustrations, postcards, calendars and so on, but we were excited nonetheless. Andy Warhol’s silkscreens of famous personalities (where he introduced the…
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Prague, Day One

Prague, Day One

Posted on: 1st June 2019| By: Marielle

I can’t remember when last I’ve ever been so tired. We were awake for 22 consecutive hours (you can’t count one and a half hours in the plane … and those are over and above the said 22). But we’re here, and our studio apartment is amazing … and thank you, Hirsh, for basing us…
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Brooklyn walkabout

Brooklyn walkabout

Posted on: 31st May 2019| By: Marielle

So … our last day in the Big Apple! That said, we really feel that we’ve done this city justice … our feet could give you a story or two, for sure. A run this morning around the many pier fingers to the Brooklyn Bridge and then the Manhattan Bridge in cool cloudy weather was…
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Our apartment, Brooklyn Heights

Our apartment, Brooklyn Heights

Posted on: 30th May 2019| By: Marielle

We are very privileged to have (a couple of) friends in high places and it didn’t take much to be persuaded to stay in the “spare downstairs apartment” of one of our friend’s quite substantial abode in Brooklyn Heights, overlooking the East River. It’s just a jump to the right (where have you heard that…
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The Met & Grand Central

The Met & Grand Central

Posted on: 29th May 2019| By: Marielle

Although we used to be members at the Metropolitan Museum on Fifth Avenue on New York’s East Side, it just wouldn’t have been right not to pay it another visit. We were lured in, too, by an exhibition on artefacts that had been excavated in Petra, in Jordan — which we’ve been to — and…
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Going green … Central Park

Going green … Central Park

Posted on: 28th May 2019| By: Marielle

I’m afraid I’m way behind the travel programme and in the meanwhile Hirsh has been keeping you well versed on our movements and well entertained with our food extravaganzas (3 a.m.! lordy, lordy), so I’m hoping you aren’t going to be saying, Been there, done that. Central Park has been going since 1857 when work…
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