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Tagged With: Museums

Posts from New York, New York




  Today is the first day of our vacation in NYC. The word vacation has been derived from its Latin parent vacationem, something that Roman soldiers insisted on taking in the summer or whenever they were out of political favour. That word finds its origins in Vacare in Latin, which means or ‘to be empty’. … Continue reading »






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St Petersburg: And I say to myself, Oh what a wonderful world




I was already in love with the notion of St Petersburg long before I arrived there.  It was one of those cities of the world I had romanticized about since I was very young. I, therefore, was almost afraid to visit it, lest I be disappointed. Snapshots of the city, some imagined from Russian classics, … Continue reading »






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London, Dublin etc




I have not blogged at all lately. It is because I have been in London since I last wrote from Madrid. I don’t know how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or Somerset Maugham did it but I find that life in London is just not conducive to writing. We are on vacation with our children and … Continue reading »






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