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Behind the Lens: My Year Of Travel On Instagram

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”― Gustave Flaubert This influential French novelist who wrote the great Madame Bovary has a point. The more I see the world, I feel infinitely more humbled. Just walking through the Sunday walking market in Chiang Mai, it is as easy to get lost in the hundreds of people as it is to order a fresh coconut. Way too easy. And the more I hear ignorant…

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36 Hours In Tuscany’s Monte Argentario

There are so many spots along Italy’s luscious shores that people from all over the world dream about, the jagged cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, or the clear-blue water along Sardinia’s northern coast and of course Cinque Terre, soon (if it isn’t already) the most saturated spot to soak up a little sun. But Monte Argentario, still remains somewhat of a surprising find among many foreigners, also strategic for its vicinity to both the islands of Giglio and Giannutri, am easy…

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36 Hours in Matera, A Town That Italy Now Remembers

There is not much that prepares you for seeing Basilicata’s Matera for the first time. I did my fair share of searching online and on instagram and through friend’s photos, bumping my own luggage from step to step as we stepped from our Fiat 500 to a place that was once the shame of Italy, considered a malaria-filled slum. It became in the famous book written in 1945 by Carlo Levi ‘Christ Stopped at Eboli‘ (Cristo si è fermato a…

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36 Hours in Puglia

‘If your doctor has ever told you about the healing power of wine, head to the heel.” wise words from a NY post article about a region that I now adore, Puglia.  And believe me, there is a lot to love about this place. Since I’ve arrived in Italy in 2007 , the one thing that was on my list of must-do’s was sleeping in one of Puglia’s trademark trulli and eating my way through this dynamic region. Coincidentally this…

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