Sweet of the East and Sour of the West

It’s 7am in Zahle and I just woke up to the peaceful sound of the church bells. 2 hours later, the serene smell of burning scents is overflowing from my neighbour’s garden; offering daily gratitude and humbly reciting “give us today our daily bread”. Is it Epiphany day? Or Saint Barbara’s day? Maybe the feast…

22nd stop: Russia

Although I am aware of its rich history of influential literature, philosophy, classical music, ballet, painting and architecture; when I think of Russia; I tend to go more negative than positive due to Russia‘s dark history of war and dodgy disasters. Besides what my grandmother told me about the beauty of Moscow, I grew up…

2nd Stop: France

2 weeks ago, I was in the heart of Paris. Yes right in the heart of the French capital. Crowded; sophisticated; yet elegant Paris. On arrival to Montmartre, I was really getting very excited to try French food. A line of street cafes in Montmartre were full of people in chocolate euphoria, sinning on crêpes,…