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Peru 2014: Day 1

Peru 2014: Day 1

I left work early today to catch my late afternoon flight to Lima and was fortunate enough to get the last business class seat on the flight. I got a window seat but was unable to really see much of the surroundings upon arrival because of darkness (my arrival time was just after midnight). …

Artistic and Whimsical in Paris, France

Artistic and Whimsical in Paris, France

Why I went here? My first time to Paris was in 2009, when it was part of my “grand tour”. It was the second of the major European capitals I visited. I returned in 2011 to meet up with friends and to connect to a trip to Turkey. Paris is one of the cities I’ve read and studied a lot over the years. It was always something of a dream to visit here and practice what little French is left in my memory. …