Belgium: Ghent

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It was a brisk and bright day in the late afternoon when I arrived in Ghent, a municipality located in the Flemish region of Belgium. In the 13th century Ghent was the largest city in Europe after Paris, perhaps this explains why the buildings are so … [Read more...]

Happiness to you in 2014!

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What's on your bucket list for 2014? … [Read more...]

Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Hôtel de Ville, Paris

The Hôtel de Ville, the building that houses the administration for the city of Paris, was lit up for Christmas with twinkling lights on the roof, a sparkling Christmas tree and a forest of vertical light towers. A lighted skating rink in the front … [Read more...]

Advent in Málaga

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It seems so odd to watch the seasonal decor spring up around Málaga without the usual accompaniments of cold weather, myriad versions of Santa Claus, and the jingle jingle of bells on the donation kettles. Where I am staying in the old town part of … [Read more...]