Bucharest After Dark

Bucharest is not necessarily the prettiest city in the world, but there is a special kind of magic to its streets, especially after dark. Light and shadows play against each other on the cobblestone streets, surrounded by slightly dilapidated buildings that

Bucharest After Dark

Bucharest is not necessarily the prettiest city in the world, but there is a special kind of magic to its streets, especially after dark. Light and shadows play against each other on the cobblestone streets, surrounded by slightly dilapidated buildings that

Istanbul’s Colorful Galatasaray

Istanbul’s lively and youthful Beyoğlu district, on the European side of the city famously located on top of the meeting point of two continents, is home to several interesting sub-districts. One of them is Galatasaray, which is marked by Galata Tower, a

Istanbul’s Colorful Galatasaray

Istanbul’s lively and youthful Beyoğlu district, on the European side of the city famously located on top of the meeting point of two continents, is home to several interesting sub-districts. One of them is Galatasaray, which is marked by Galata Tower, a

Wading from One Island to Another in Helsinki’s Archipelago

There are a lot of things I love about Helsinki, my adoptive home town. We have a wonderful display of the four seasons here, with colorful foliage in the fall, delightfully bright winter days, blooming flowers in the spring, and

Wading from One Island to Another in Helsinki’s Archipelago

There are a lot of things I love about Helsinki, my adoptive home town. We have a wonderful display of the four seasons here, with colorful foliage in the fall, delightfully bright winter days, blooming flowers in the spring, and

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Inside the New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is a legendary landmark in a city filled with landmarks. I had passed it many times, but never even thought to enter. The façade is so imposing, I guess I somehow thought I didn’t belong there.

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Inside the New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is a legendary landmark in a city filled with landmarks. I had passed it many times, but never even thought to enter. The façade is so imposing, I guess I somehow thought I didn’t belong there.

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Dubai’s Old Souks & Bazaars

Dubai is not primarily known for its reverence to tradition, but the city still has small pockets of authenticity left. One example is the rich tradition of souqs and bazaars – marketplaces where locals hawk their wares, though nowadays it

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Dubai’s Old Souks & Bazaars

Dubai is not primarily known for its reverence to tradition, but the city still has small pockets of authenticity left. One example is the rich tradition of souqs and bazaars – marketplaces where locals hawk their wares, though nowadays it

Road Trip in Transylvania

We made an early start on our journey towards Transylvania, heading north from Bucharest well before sunrise. The dark and rainy weather was a perfect mood enhancer while driving to the legendary land of (imaginary) vampires. As light began to

Road Trip in Transylvania

We made an early start on our journey towards Transylvania, heading north from Bucharest well before sunrise. The dark and rainy weather was a perfect mood enhancer while driving to the legendary land of (imaginary) vampires. As light began to

In Bloom: Early Summer in Helsinki

Early summer is the most beautiful season here in Helsinki, where every street corner seems to be ablaze with colorful flowers. Apple trees, cherry trees and lilacs everywhere. The scent is intoxicating, invigorating, incredibly summer-y. This is it. This is why

In Bloom: Early Summer in Helsinki

Early summer is the most beautiful season here in Helsinki, where every street corner seems to be ablaze with colorful flowers. Apple trees, cherry trees and lilacs everywhere. The scent is intoxicating, invigorating, incredibly summer-y. This is it. This is why