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Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai, India

Posted by admin on February 21, 2015
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Six-hundred-year-old Haji Ali Dargah is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Mumbai (formerly Bombay). May, 2009

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Tel Aviv Plays

Posted by admin on February 04, 2015
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A couple frolicking on the Mediterranean seashore of Tel Aviv, which has a pervading sense of ease and openness. CitiWalks

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Time traveling

Posted by admin on January 09, 2015
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Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Our Turkish guide said she moved back to Istanbul after breaking up with her boyfriend
To a friend of mine walking beside her, and I mutely followed their conversation
These three ladies, now ahead of me, walking close together, stopping for shopping, conversing, laughing, window-browsing in the thriving streets of the Grand Bazaar
Blah blah blah blah.. I wanted to start a new life, our guide said, blah blah blah… perhaps also allow him to forget…

The covered market illuminated with yellow lights from rows of shops selling carpets, jewellery; dealers of silk, shoes, Turkish bric-a-brac drinking tea
Stretched and stretched, charming my mind into its groove, transporting me many years back
A sweaty boy accompanying his mother, aunt and cousin sisters during the elaborate festive shopping spree in Ason
Carrying bags of merchandise, foodstuffs, trailing behind the ladied who strut around in evening bazaar bustle Continue reading…

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