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Bruges, Snowglobe-Perfect of a Town

I remember at one point in my childhood, it seemed like all the cakes, snow globes, and fairy tale books were decked with these fancy brick houses that made me had my first impression or expectation of how a European village looks like. 398 more words



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French Movie, by David Lehman

I was in a French movie
and had only nine hours to live
and I knew it
not because I planned to take my life… 206 more words


False sense of security

I grab the helmet handed over to me by the mototaxi driver, and put it on. Depending on how you want to look at it, it’s either my head which is way too small for this helmet, or Rwandan heads are much bigger than mine. 1,115 more words


Feral Cities

By Christine Dell’Amore

A few miles from National Geographic’s headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C., coyotes roam. But they weren’t here a few decades ago.

These wily denizens of the plains have so successfully spread across the country that they’ve been spotted hanging out on the roof of a New York City bar and bedding down at Chicago’s Soldier Field Stadium. 780 more words


Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm temple was perhaps the one I found more stunning. Unlike the other temples of the Khmer Empire, Ta Prohm was kept the way it was found, with trees growing through its ruins. 38 more words


The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King

The immense area was used for public events during the Khmer Empire, namely the return of the army. And can anyone think of a more glorious entrance?