The love of ones country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
– Pablo Casals

Mala Secret Garden – Manchester

My daughter took me to a very unusual place for lunch last Thursday, 9 February. In the midst of Northern Quarters Manchester, a cozy place called Mala-Secret Garden, is a very wonderful surprise. There are big trees and the tables and sitting places are built around them. Vines are growing by the entrance and there…

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Damindra Restaurant – Copenhagen

I forgot to give a shout out to a restaurant I love in Copenhagen. Damindra. We were there on December 14, 2018. The service is excellent and the food equals it. The server was friendly and accommodating. He took the time to explain the meals. The owner of the place also visited our table and…

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Sumo – Jessheim

I don’t go out too often (because of so many reasons). Once in a while, when I do, I would like to try a new restaurant. Sumo offers variety of asian cuisine. Not too much to choose from but enough to make you not-so-confused. A big plus for me! I tend to get really overwhelmed…

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Lost in Norway

11 May 2000
3-week vacation

It felt very cold even though I was wearing a wool suit. I had no idea that May in Norway may or may not be spring. That year, it was not. Later, I found out that the temperature was -2C.

The next day, I looked out the window and saw a lot of trees and a few low buildings. I actually thought we were at the outskirts of Oslo when in fact, we were almost at the heart of the city.

I might have complained about how cold it was or how my assessment of Norway was but I have learned to appreciate and (surprisingly) liked all these things. Years have passed, I am still here. Like many others before me, I fell in love with the country.

The world is getting smaller. I have heard this statement so many times.

When I was younger, I had a list of the places I wanted to see. Every year, I keep on adding a couple of places (or maybe more). My list has gone longer. In my lifetime, I do not think I would be able to see all of them.

As for me, the world has gotten bigger.

Lost in Other Places

I started in the travel industry when I was 16. Even at that time, I was fascinated with other people, their culture, food, the place they are from and the art that they have (…etc)

One place cannot be compared with another and a group of people cannot be compared with any other group of people. Diversity makes everything more interesting and beautiful, don’t you think?

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