Postcard from Stockholm, Sweden

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Norrbro bridge by the palace in Stockholm

Greetings from Stockholm, the capital of Scandinavia! We have been enjoying ourselves in this absolutely beautiful city for the past week or so. I have so much to tell you in the next few posts, but for now, this lovely postcard from Stockholm will have to do :-). We left Seville about 10 days ago. Our first stop was to Madrid, one of our favorite cities ever. Our visit was only for one day, but we managed to cram lots of sightseeing into that day.

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Shibuya District in Tokyo and a dog’s tale

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Said to be the busiest in the world. The Shibuya Crossing.

Shibuya district is one of the special wards in Tokyo and is most definitely worth checking out on any visit this amazingly humongous city.  The train station itself is worthy of a visit as it is one of the biggest, and busiest ones in Japan. It feels like you are in a mall rather than a train station with its many eateries and retail stores. It is also famous for the story of Hachiko, the loyal dog. This was the major reason l wanted to visit Shibuya. I am a sucker for dogs.

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Visiting Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

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The entrance, guarded by the foxes.

A visit to Kyoto, Japan would be incomplete without visiting the very colorful Fushimi Inari, located in the South East area of Kyoto. Over the years, this shrine has become a must visit destination not just for the Japanese (the shrine is featured in some popular comics), but also for tourists thanks to movies like “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Samsara”. I just wanted to see some of the 10,000 torii gates in the complex.

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Podcast with Expats Episode 5 – Nicole in Oman

 

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Nicole in Egypt on one of her many adventures.

The latest Podcast with Expats episode features Nicole Brewer, a very dynamic woman constantly on the go. Nicole is an expat currently living in Oman, and has been there for the past 3 years. Prior to that, she was living in South Korea. She is an English teacher by profession during the day, and a burgeoning entrepreneur the rest of the time. This episode discusses life and expat living in the Arabian Peninsula.

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Six Impressive Miami Florida Highlights

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Miami Skyline. A beaut!

If someone had told me l would like another place in America as much as l like Los Angeles, l would have laughed. “Not possible” would have been my answer. I would have had to eat my words though as we both really, really liked Miami. We had never been, so it seemed like a good idea to spend some time there after our cruise to the Dominican Republic. Federico had a photo shoot scheduled during the week, so we figured we might as well discover more of this breezy city.

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