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Good Things Come in Threes

(Important! If the bottom of this post is cut off by the homepage’s pictures, try reloading the page. This usually works.) My recent health problems notwithstanding, I am a very fortunate person. Life isn’t always good, but it’s instructive. Before I moved to Germany, my outlook on life wasn’t so rosy. Actually, maybe I’m giving […]

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Inside Bangladesh with Paola Fornari Hanna

(Important! If the bottoms of this post is cut off by the homepage’s pictures, try reloading the page. This usually works.) Paola Fornari Hanna lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh and writes almost daily about its charms and hazards. After reading many of these articles, I have to ask myself . . . why haven’t I been […]

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Expat Author Interview with Michelle Elvy

Michelle ElvyFrom a spacious Edwardian mansion to a little green sailboat, Michelle Elvy has come–or drifted–a long way to a larger, yellow sailboat named Momo. She was born in North Carolina but grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. She’s lived in New Orleans, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich (yay!) and Leipzig, a thrilling place to be in the […]

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Street Art in Brazil

The street art pictured here is by HOW & NOSM. Wherever I am, I take pictures of street art–South Tyrol, Bali, New York City, Nice–but there’s no place on earth where the street art is more developed than in Brazil. As I was taking these pictures, I felt as if I were walking through the […]

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Safe in Rio de Janeiro?

Did you know that Carnaval in Rio actually lasts until the Sunday after Ash Wednesday? You did? Well, you’re smarter than I am. I was sure we’d get to Rio and find only the corpses, but there was still a few sparks, a few straggling revelers. There were also quite a lot of paint-slathered youths […]

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