• February 17, 2011

Roaming Rome

I’ve always found Italy enchanting. Rome was no exception. It is a city built around history, literally and metaphorically. The colosseum is built right smack in the middle of a busy street. There are no barricades, no mountains, no ocean nor 354 security checks separating this magnificent piece of art from its people. Art. Everything […]

  • February 9, 2010


There are two kinds of cities in the world – one that takes your breath away the minute you set foot on it, and one that cloaks its charm behind a facade of blandness which, if you are careless, is easy to dismiss. Ankara was the latter. I didn’t have much expectation before I went […]

  • August 6, 2009


Eindhoven is a place of omnipresent contradictions. There is a kind of spirited slowness in the air. I’m sitting in the bar with the windows open and the sound of people streaming in. It’s a warm humid summer evening and there is jazz music on the streets. I cast my eyes across the room and met […]

  • March 28, 2009


Five days conference in Prague. Second time visit to the city and its still beautiful. The weather wasn’t kind though. And being surrounded by a buncha tech-crazed genius can sometimes be overwhelming. But the 1 euro Czech beer more than make up for it. Almost got conned by an attractive waitress. Prague is mesmerizing during […]

  • December 30, 2008


Dresden 3 days trip. I must admit, I didn’t have much impression about this city except that it is one of the most famous Eastern German city. I ended up liking the city more than I expected. It’s lively, both modern and modest and still maintains a tinge of the Eastern German charm. Quaint coffee […]