Category Archives: Travel

Air Condition on Romanian Trains

Trains in Romania don’t need air condition. They simply leave the doors open during the journey. Because of the slow speed, this enables you to get off wherever you want, without the train having to stop. Very practical.

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A Nap at the Mosque

The most practical use offered by mosques is that they are a place of silence. Weary travellers may even use them to take a nap. I took this photo on my first trip to Iran in 2008/2009. This is Jameh … Continue reading

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The Railway in Romania

If you want to know what the rail system in Romania is like, you only need to walk to the train station in Târgu Mureș. You will recognize it by this sign: a panel of wood from an old crate, on which someone … Continue reading

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Next trip: Moldova and Transnistria

My birthday will be on 6 July. Strictly mathematically speaking, I will turn 40 then. Searching for a way to postpone this event or to prevent it altogether, an ingenious solution came to my mind, thanks to my legal education, … Continue reading

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Terrible Street

No matter how terrible you have been, you can still get a street named after you. At least in Brindisi, Italy.

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The End of the Rainbow

Finally I have discovered where the end of the rainbow is: off the coast of Sicily. (Photographed from the roof of my home in Rometta Marea on 16 October 2013.)

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My Encounters with Mexican Literature

Carlos Fuentes, the Mexican writer, has the following quote attributed to him: Writing is a struggle against silence. Of his many books, I have only read “Aura” and I wish he had remained silent. Whenever I visit a country, I try … Continue reading

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