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Kuala Lumpur

Who doesn’t like a city that sounds like koala? Arriving in Malaysia at high noon, I felt the weight of heat and humidity and then needed to get…

Singapore

A funny thing happened on the way to Singapore. Customs. Insert emoji for nervous laughter. Landing first in Indonesia and bursting into flames thanks to the weather differential of…

Delhi

A whirlwind 24-hour visit in the polluted capital started with fair skies but quickly degraded to torrential downpours while doing a quick tour in traffic to the Lotus Temple…

Kathmandu

Six countries in four days, two talks in seven, with one being the most emotional to date. Running through airports, and negotiating east and west, delayed luggage full…

Bilbao

The first time I’d heard of Bilbao was from Blake, right after millions were spent on construction of the Guggenheim to revitalize an area that once thrived with an active port….

Barcelona

No postcard this year. Photos are from a previous trip to Barcelona, remembering why this city is great and is an enduring, all-time favorite. And how about the…

Lisboa

March started with Valyrian on a rooftop terrace, heart-to-hearts with Saffas at BK, and a super fun day of surfing with Serenity. A la carte team endings and…

London

London didn’t disappoint in its greyness. It was cloudy, rainy and foggy the entire time I was here for WordCamp London. Adverse to going to exhibits and museums,…

Sri Lanka

Feeling bored in Berlin and somewhat unsettled that I was stationary for two months, I was relieved to see the sea and go somewhere new. Friends met me in…

Berlin

Back in Berlin to do initial research and applications to set up residence, as I heard it takes several months to get an appointment. The first appointment is…

St. Pete Beach

What started as a Will Smith Miami medley turned into a 48-hour awake-a-thon from Sunday to Tuesday, so was ready to collapse on Day 1 of the retreat….

Vancouver

Had I written this postcard last night, it would’ve had a different message and tone. For sure I had great time seeing the city, exploring new locales – green…

Peniche

A week in Peniche/Baleal with T-Money and K-Dude. Did you dude me? No tequila Skype, oven or lights in the shower (just me!). Obidos and ginja tasting FTW…

Stockholm

This has been the happiest period of my life, and yet perfection evolves. A lot of life lessons learned on trips across Vienna, Dublin, Berlin, then landing in…

Ireland

Staying at Clontarf Castle was grand, given the suite and surrounded by knights, an ancient graveyard and plushy velvet lounges in royal colors. Glad I did Cliffs of…

Birthday in Vienna

A flurry of activity marked the beginning, and a beautiful hotel room of luxury and spoils of the golden room awaited and celebrated an oh-so-posh birthday. WCEU was…

South Africa

Cape Town is where South African men continued to melt my heart and I had the most perfect and epic day ever at Waterkloof. If that wasn’t enough,…

Barcelona

Arriving in the city with kind-hearted C and a compliment, I’m reminded of how beautiful Barcelona is, and at the same time humbled. Trebol won the churro contest,…

Morocco

Racial profiling is never a great way to start a visit, followed by disorientation in the dark. Thankfully it led to a peaceful riad with its natural rhythm…

Lisbon

It started with a taxi driver, confused roosters and no elevators. It ended with mosaics, the castro and 50+ food options, making the city both photogenic and flavorful….

San Francisco

A mixed trip. Pros: Spending time with JP, living with AW and the great advice during a stressful and important time, fixing my dislocated rib and zapping my…

Chicago

Chicago surprised me, first with Obama being in town at the same time, and then with food, great southside neighborhoods, nice people and amazing architecture. I need to…

Miami

It took me five minutes to remember the reasons why it’s great to be a tourist here but not a resident — humidity, bugs, downpours. I cooked nothing…

London

My time in London was brief and diverse. The first day ended well thanks to luck and perseverance. Nando’s, catchup and Horsham, but no eye appointment due to…

Croatia

Not the trip I imagined with most clubs closed for winter and the weather too temperamental to plan sightseeing or surfing, and yet that turned out to be…