Fascination With Tiles. In Morocco

Sometimes I watch tourists taking pictures in my own city. I try to look up with them. Very often it is something I have never paid much attention to or have never even seen before. I wonder if one can be oblivious to the beauty of Moroccan tiles. A gentleman at the market in Fez…

Moroccan Rug of Dreams

‘Stop taking pictures. Are you from China? Do you want to steal my designs? Why are you taking so many pictures? Click! Click! Stop now! One is enough. Stop it.’ I smile. I need more time and someone in a bold outfit for the shot I have in mind. The one that makes your heritage pop out….

For True Lovers of Christmas Sparkle. Black & White Photography

Yesterday I met a very elegant lady. She wore a brooch. A big Christmas tree with stones that the busy store lights made look like disco balls hitting the shore. Like on LSD. The elegant lady told me one could not find these brooches these days. She has had hers for over 30 years and would…

Winter Wonderland

I must have been 7 years old when I heard my parents talking about our Christmas presents. They thought I could not understand. They thought Russian was their secret language. My world was crushed. Even though I knew where the presents were coming from, deep down I believed in Father Christmas. I saw that big man…

Be Adventurous. Chaotic Asia

It was my first morning in Cambodia. Porridge with liver was served for breakfast. I ate it like a champion trying to hide my desire for toast and butter. We decided to explore a local market. All four of us, newly arrived volunteers, headed towards the streets of traffic, never seen colours and flavours. I got there,…

44 Reasons to visit Cambodia

1. water lily soup 2. mountains 3. rice 4. busy streets 5. big sky 6. coconut juice 7. countless bank holidays 8. $1 opportunities 9. hospitality 10. napping 11. ice cream with bread 12. countryside 13. rice fields 14. butterflies 15. funny looking ice 16. fried banana 17. starry nights 18. beautiful women 19. fruits…