20 Aug, 2016 in Limburg
Labyrint Drielandenpunt Belgium (9)

  On the Dutch side of the 3-country border with Belgium and Germany is the small town of Vaals (Vaalsberg). From Vaals up south on towards the mountain is an interesting place worth visiting. On the exact point the countries meet is a little sign with three flags you can take your photo with, and just […]

22 Apr, 2015 in Springfield
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Springfield Illinois (2)

Illinois, unfortunately, is not a major tourist destination with the obvious exception of the city of Chicago. It’s rather flat and cold, and its history isn’t as exciting as other states in the US. But, Illinois is especially proud of one thing in its history – Abraham Lincoln. Illinois even markets itself as the "land […]

20 Dec, 2014 in France, Visions
Visions of France (45)

After a long absence from Europe, I got to spend a couple of wonderful weeks in Paris and roaming around France. To my delight, I was joined by some of my charming family to head out from the Paris airport east to explore the wonders of Champagne province. From there, we roamed around circling Paris […]

3 Nov, 2011 in Jerusalem
Sukkot 2011

It’s been five years since I last celebrated Sukkot in Israel. Back then it was the beginning of my “Chinese fascination” and on that year I added a few Chinese decorations to create what I declared was Israel’s first Chinese Sukkah. This year had its own special decorations from Hong Kong but what was even […]

23 Sep, 2010 in Balkans, Friends & family
Balkans with dad 2010 (12).JPG

When visiting home shortly this summer break, my dad took me on a quick tour to the Balkans. Every 2.5 years or so, we try and do something together – 5 years ago in Australia (some photos here) and 2.5 years ago in India (photos together here)- though I’m sure both of us would like […]

9 Mar, 2010 in Cross culture
Friends & Family – Cross Cultural Relationships #4

Do friends and family matter in cross-cultural relationships? it seems they sometimes do. At the end of 2008 I conducted an open-survey about cross-cultural relationships, inviting my open and willing blog readers to share their experiences of CCRs. This series of posts highlights some of what the participants shared about their cross cultural relationship experiences. […]

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