Postcard from Boulogne Billancourt

I is for Ivy on a rainy, chilly and tired day in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris.

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Horse Burger – LJ Pic of the Day

Apparently seeing horse on menus in Ljubljana tends to mess with some people’s sensibilities.

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G is for Good ‘ole Fashioned Live Blogging (or, last minute research into France’s Cotentin Peninsula)

I’ll be spending about four days on the Contentin Peninsula in Normandy next week. Besides booking a room in Cherbourg, I’ve done no research into the area whatsoever. So tonight I’m going back to the roots of why I decided to take on the A-Z blogging challenge this month with …

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Sarajevo Siege + 20: Fifteen photos

Time flies. Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of the siege on Sarajevo. Not a day passes that I don’t think about my visit there last year. Even then it was difficult to imagine that nearly two decades had passed since the longest siege in modern times had …

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The Donetsk Dandy Dozen – 12 Pics from Ukraine’s 5th Largest City

I haven’t seen Donetsk, the fifth largest city in Ukraine, on too many ”must-see’ lists. It also wasn’t on my list of places where I expected to wake up on 40th birthday.

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‘I’ve had cholera. You?’

It really is a lot of fun telling people that. The looks in return are hilarious. Until the conversation shifts towards a detailed description of sample collection.

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Beggars

It was just as I decided against buying some pens made from large bullet shell casings that I felt a slight tug on my shirt. It came from a gaunt woman with very long straight jet black hair and rotting front teeth. She was holding a young girl by the …

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