Last month I was in Marrakech, Morocco for a week to attend an international conference. This is my first time visiting Morocco, a country that was on my to-go list for a long time. I have a lot of expectations about Morocco and wished to see the country’s many famous cities: Casablanca, Fez, Chefchaouen, and […]Read more "How to Survive 48 C/118 F Heat in Marrakech"
Jaipur The old city, the Pink City, is dominated by the endless streets of bazaars, The buzzing shops sell everything from jewelry, carpet, spices, to housewares and saris. You are disoriented by the constant deafening honking from tuktuks, cars, the scream of monkeys and tourists. You cannot win the fight against the merchants. They are professionals, negotiators, warriors. […]Read more "Incredible India"
Today is Christmas Day in old Julian Calendar, which the Ethiopian Orthodox Church follows. The praying songs lasted the entire night last night. People went from church to church and paraded the streets. On Christmas Day, the tradition is to stay at home and eat with family. Most of the roads is empty, stores are […]Read more "Christmas"
Today is my first day in Addis Ababa. My flight landed 1 AM in the morning, and after unboarding the first welcome was – queues after queues. Ebola screening #1 and #2, visa, money exchange, custom and immigration. Ethiopians and European travelers alike also seemed to forget altogether there’s a thing called wait in lines. […]Read more "First Impression Addis Ababa"
autumn fairyland, originally uploaded by Cåsbr. Corvallis, Oregon is a gorgeous little town in spring, summer and autumn, but above all autumn times. Every late November one of the mundane paths through an unnamed park turns into a symphony of light, color, happy kids and exciting puppies for about a week. The elms put on […]Read more "Autumn"
glory, originally uploaded by rosemanios. The most satisfied photo by far. I consider this as my best shot: it was taken in Cholula, a small town about 10 miles east of the metropolis of Puebla, Mexico. The city is famous for its Grand Pyramid – the biggest pyramid men have ever built on this planet. […]Read more "Four Words in Mexico"