Reading Stories Written in Paint

It was our third day in Rome and finally, it was time to explore St.Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum. It’s a wise idea to start early in the morning — before the swarms of tourists throng the gates. Unfortunately, for us, many other visitors and pilgrims had thought of a similar game plan. We…

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The First Taste of Rome

Roughly around this time, six years back, we had set on our maiden trip to Europe. After a whirlwind tour of Paris, Amsterdam, and Venice (in a period of less than two weeks); we headed to Rome. Those who have been following us for a year, no pressure here, might remember some of those posts.…

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WPC:Trio

There’s little in common between the east and west. And yet, it’s possible to bridge the gap between the two sides of the globe – through art. Dutch Chinese sculptress, Wu Ching-ju, manages to amalgamate western concepts with ancient Chinese beliefs in her creation, ‘The Fountain of Blessings’, also known as the ‘Fulushou’ figures. According to Taoist beliefs, Fu Star…

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Knock, Knock. Who’s There?

It’s a sleepy Saturday afternoon on a warm summer’s day. As we walked along the deserted roads in Seoul’s Heritage Village – few doors are open. No heads peep in curiosity or wait to be clicked. And yet, it makes perfect sense, to stick to the rules: no loudspeakers, hushed voices, and no secret photography. Bukchon Hanok, is…

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The Rage of the Machines

Am I technologically challenged? Perhaps. I’d prefer a blank sheet of paper and a fine-tip ink pen to a blinking cursor. The thought of having a blinking cursor constantly stare at me makes me think I’m sitting on a ticking bomb. That my head needs to process thoughts at super sonic speeds and spurt out a…

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Put your Feet to the Test in Paris

So you’ve survived your first day in Paris. Now it’s time to raise the bar and get those feet some much needed exercise. You’re thinking, “Surely, I could use the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus!”. Ah! But do you want to might miss out on the quaint sights en-route? Paris is best explored on foot. That said – it’s…

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