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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star – Paul Theroux

May 31, 2010


– about Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan and Russia.    I fell in love with Paul Theroux’s prose, although not immediately. Indeed, the introductory pages of his ‘Ghost Train to the Eastern Star’ felt tedious, loaded with heavy words and structures, and a bit pretentious. I could […]

How do you visit museums, really?

May 28, 2010


Museums and I have a strange relationship. They always constitute between 20 to 50 percent of a city’s attractions and neglecting them is not really an option unless I want to look back years from now and think of myself as a cultureless Maltese. Having said that, museums and I have a strange relationship because I […]

Sprungli Karma

May 26, 2010


Do you believe in Karma? Though I am certainly not religious, I definitely do, especially when nowadays, it has been coming to me in the form of wonderful, delicious, exquisite Sprungli chocolate gifts.     It all started with the box of truffles my partner found in our post box, a gift from his bank […]

How to make the most of your money when living in and around Zurich

May 20, 2010


Cost of Living in Zurich

Where water and green meet – The Arboretum

May 18, 2010


Here in Zurich, green spaces are nothing much during the winter time, partly because nothing grows in them, and also because it’s usually too cold to hang around there anyway. But in spring, boy do they make up for their earlier misgivings! The Arboretum, on the Western bank of Lake Zurich, sets up a spectacular […]

Den Den’s Travel Book Shop

May 17, 2010


When I was a student and couldn’t afford to travel, books took me places. Years later they still do, and they provide me with inspiration for my future travelling and with a warm and comforting feeling during the times when I have to stay put . In reality, I have only been to a few […]

Photo Journal – The Changes of Season in the Swiss Countryside

May 16, 2010


There is something about photography which captivates me. Maybe it’s the ability to preserve a moment with the simple click of a button, or the idea that by doing so, you are taking away with you a little piece of the things you see and the places you visit without physically tampering with them or […]