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A Pilgrimage Through New Mexico

A Pilgrimage Through New Mexico

February 9, 2010 by admin · 223 Comments 

A Pilgrimage Through New Mexico
“I met him when I was twelve, and the minute I saw him, I knew.”
Joan Medina wipes a spare wisp of brown hair away from her face and smiles in the direction of her husband Arthur, or LowLow as he’s better known. His back is turned to us as he [...]

Maltese Blue

Maltese Blue

February 9, 2010 by admin · 227 Comments 

Maltese Blue
Colorful Boats Tell the History of an Island Civilization
Taking the strong arm offered to me, I was the last to board the small boat. I plopped down at the rear of the craft, next to the man who helped me on. During the next half-hour, he navigated my journey into [...]

Time Travelling In Gozo

Time Travelling In Gozo

February 9, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Time Travelling In Gozo
“If you do any digging in the Maltese islands, you’re bound to find something—it’s all just one big museum,” said my guide, Amy Pace of Sliema. “When the streets of M’dina were being repaved about four years ago, they discovered they had hit a buried column of an old Roman temple.”
Indeed, the [...]

Hiding At An Indian Wedding

Hiding At An Indian Wedding

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Hiding At An Indian Wedding
Every little girl likes playing dress-up. I was a fairy queen, a rock star, a Ninja Turtle and the list goes on. But at 27, I have few occasions. An Indian wedding a few weeks ago allowed me such a long-awaited opportunity. Besides the fact that my salwar kameez was extraordinarily [...]

At the End of the World

At the End of the World

February 9, 2010 by admin · 37 Comments 

At the End of the World
It is the end of June and I have stepped off the plane into the beautiful, heaving, exotic, garbage-ridden streets of Mumbai. This city is like none other I have ever seen before. I find no common reference points between where I have lived in Canada, England and France and [...]

Eclipsed

Eclipsed

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Eclipsed
Lyndhurst, South Australia
4 December 2002 6:30pm
The wind whips the orange dust into a constant abrasive stream flowing endlessly and in flurries across the whole plain. The dust permeates everything, but after the first day everyone accepts that it is the new natural order. It can pass through shuttered tents, you feel it could pass through [...]

Paris Underground

Paris Underground

February 9, 2010 by admin · 1 Comment 

Paris Underground
Very few tourists know that when they stroll around Paris, others may be lurking only 40 metres underground beneath their feet. The French capital hides an unexpected treasure known to only an exclusive and initiated elite.
For years and years, I have been strolling through these tunnels under the [...]

Chernobyl: Green, Tranquil and Toxic

Chernobyl: Green, Tranquil and Toxic

February 5, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

April 26, 1986. Chernobyl’s Reactor Four erupts in the morning sky – shuddering through the homes of its workers in the town of Pripyat 3 kilometres away. Official silence is maintained by the Soviet government until Swedish radiation detectors sound the alarm days later.

Celebrating Totem Poles

Celebrating Totem Poles

February 5, 2010 by admin · 2 Comments 

Celebrating Totem Poles
Imagine yourself invited to a big party, a party likely to be going on for a few days. You know that there will be feasting, dancing, speech making, and story telling. You also know that you need not bother to bring a gift to your host. Quite the contrary, your [...]

Bonjour, Martinique!

Bonjour, Martinique!

February 5, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Bonjour, Martinique!
Fort-de-France, Martinique — They’re popping corks of Bordeaux at Le Domaine St. Aubin, an elegant hotel on a gentle bay in the north of the country.
And a few days later, the lady behind the counter greets me with “Bonjour, monsieur” and fills a box with dainty royal pralines and tropical [...]

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