Lost in LA: Malibu

Malibu Pier (May 2021). When one thinks of Malibu, some words that come to mind might include "beach," "affluent," "secluded." All of them are correct, as this coastal city located at the very north-west corner of Los Angeles County is world-famous for its pristine beaches and multi-million dollar homes along its shores. Locals and tourists … Continue reading Lost in LA: Malibu

Destination: San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Bridge (August 2010). San Francisco needs no introduction: vibrant and progressive, this northern Californian city is only rival to Los Angeles in terms of history, culture, and things to do and see. Its famous Golden Gate Bridge and steep hills have inspired plenty of movies and TV shows, all the while having some … Continue reading Destination: San Francisco, California

Destination: Athens, Greece

The Parthenon (July 2006). Although Athens was not the final destination of our two-week trip along the Mediterranean, it was the last place that I had visited and did not return to during my time living in Europe a decade later. In fact, I did not return to Greece in my adulthood, and so all … Continue reading Destination: Athens, Greece

Destination: Santorini, Greece

Views in Santorini (July 2006). The island of Santorini needs no introduction: with its blue domes and white-washed houses perched along dramatic cliffs overlooking the deep-blue Mediterranean, this place is what many would describe as "paradise." It is no wonder, then, that plenty of films and paintings have been inspired by its views, as well … Continue reading Destination: Santorini, Greece