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New York City confounds me.  It’s unmanageably large, bafflingly complex and so impossibly incomprehensible as to make you feel that you will never, – not even after six visits to the city – ever, wrap your mind around the place and “get” it. I’ve found myself often preferring “smaller” cities in response to the unnerving […]

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A few days ago I stumbled upon the following BBC article about how Viennese people love to grumble about their city.  The author’s perspective is interesting because she is not the first to tell me this – even my boss’ mother described Austrians as a people who love to grumble about their country even though […]

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Vienna is a city of contradictions – of old buildings sitting side-by-side with the ultra-modern; of young artsy creative people who all look the same; and of a winter town who does summer right! The first thing you notice upon your arrival in Vienna is its architectural beauty.  Enormous Viennese castles with golden icing painted […]

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Even though I recently spent a hectic month in London, I managed to see This incredibly city in a whole new way and from a completely different angle than the last time.In November, I was obsessed with the tube, walking around the center of town, and late nights. This trip, for whatever reason, I became […]

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Things just look better in Cape Town. It probably has something to do with the coastline. I had seen photos, and always assumed that they had been photo-shopped and color enhanced. But the scenery that I saw was just as spectacular as the photos, maybe more beautiful even! The rugged, rocky coast jutting out into […]

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