on: 12/Dec/2017 by: Val Borisov
I have a friend whom I meet every weekend for brunch – every weekend, that is, that I am in Montreal. We tend to use the meal, the quick-paced walk before it, and (typically) the slightly slower walk afterward as an opportunity to catch up and exchange thoughts on a variety of subjects. Such was our situation one Saturday a few weeks ago.
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Weimar ao Mar: Lisbon, 2017
on: 29/Jun/2017 by: Val Borisov
In the centre, tourists are everywhere. Blending in at times with them and at times with the locals, newly arrived expats suddenly seem to be reaching a critical mass sufficient to inflict serious changes onto the very form and character of the city. I am myself a grunt in this blitzkrieg…
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