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Chicago in the fall

After an intolerably long wait, I finally got my hands on the new iPhone 6 Plus. And what’s a better way of testing it out than taking a walk in Chicago, snapping photos of some of the famous and not so famous sites. … Continue reading

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The cemeteries of Normandy

Back in July I had the pleasure and honour to visit Normandy and its numerous military cemeteries. Back then I also promised photos, but due to lack of time I haven’t posted them yet. Well, it’s time to settle this … Continue reading

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The Royal Wedding

It is certainly interesting to experience something this magnificent and glorious once in one’s lifetime. Despite the crowds. But the keyword here is ‘once’.

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Plane spotting at Heathrow

For about two weeks now Heathrow have been using the 09L runway for landings (usually they use 27L/R). I took these photos on Sunday, 1st May, 2011, at N51° 28′ 28″ W0° 29′ 48″ which is a near-perfect spot for watching … Continue reading

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Arieses on a break

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Cuba, part XI: They are happy—despite everything

It’s seems to be a part of the southerners’ psyche not to worry much about earthly matters and concentrate on “more important” things in life. I’ve seen this same attitude in Spain and Italy where people don’t tend to worry … Continue reading

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Cuba, part X: The city where Cuba’s fate was sealed

Had events in Santa Clara in December 1958 turned out otherwise, Cuba’s recent history might have been completely different. It was in Santa Clara where the world’s most infamous terrorist Ernesto “Che” Guevara sealed Cuba’s fate for coming decades, prompting … Continue reading

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Cuba, part IX: Trinidad—colonial houses, cobblestone streets and beautiful Caribbean

I think after Havana, Trinidad in central Cuba was the second most likable place we visited. It’s a relatively small town, but nice and historic, and despite extremely annoying people rather peaceful. And the tininess of the town can be … Continue reading

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Cuba, part VII: The Paris of Cuba? Okay…

Lonely Planet says about Cienfuegos, “if Cuba has a Paris, this is most definitely it”. I say it’s arguable—they do have a miniature copy of Arc de Triomphe, but that’s pretty much it. Other than that, it’s a small Cuban … Continue reading

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Cuba, part II: Our man in Havana

Back in the 1940ies, Graham Greene wrote the first version of his story that later became known as “Our Man in Havana”. Interestingly though, the first version of the story was set in 1938, in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, … Continue reading

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