Category: Cities by Neighborhood

Dancing with Dubrovnik

Dancing with Dubrovnik

[ 0 ] December 27, 2014 |

Jutting out the bathtub-warm waters of the Dalmatian coast, the Croatian city of Dubrovnik is a treasure trove of history, good eating and cobbled alleys that whisper, “come explore me”. The city that once rivaled nearby Venice for medieval supremacy was rightfully called “the Pearl of Adriatic Sea”, and its ancient ring of thick, imposing defensive […]

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Living in Dubai: Around and About the BurJuman Neighbourhood

Living in Dubai: Around and About the BurJuman Neighbourhood

[ 0 ] April 14, 2014 |

Dubai is a relatively new city that is still expanding and changing. With a growing city comes new residential projects and neighbourhoods, and Dubai is quite well-known for ongoing developments in this regard, along with all the crazy construction and commercial ventures. I live in Bur Dubai, one of the city’s older, central regions. My […]

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Cent’Anni: To a Hundred Years in North Beach

Cent’Anni: To a Hundred Years in North Beach

[ 0 ] December 11, 2013 |

I first heard the old Italian toast Cent’anni spoken in The Godfather, a heartfelt wish for living a hundred years with luck and health. This phrase is almost a reality in the Bay area,  immortalized by the hilly streets that come together as San Francisco’s North Beach, the city’s Little Italy neighborhood. Whenever you’re here,  it’s […]

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London Neighborhood Overview: Camden

London Neighborhood Overview: Camden

[ 0 ] December 6, 2013 |

London’s edge takes up residence in Camden, the former home of late Amy Winehouse and the current location for all things cool. As soon as you step off the Northern Line’s Camden Town’s Tube stop, it’s easy to see why the troubled, vintage-loving alternative crooner felt comfortable here. Amongst the grungy rock n ‘roll storefronts and […]

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London Neighborhood Overview: Kensington

London Neighborhood Overview: Kensington

[ 0 ] December 6, 2013 |

As some of the most affluent real estate in the world, Kensington is home to international and British upwardly mobile alike, including none other than Prince William, Princess Kate and little George. Sitting at the base of a rolling grassy hill in Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace benevolently guards over the this high-rent district, overseeing summertime picnics […]

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The Mysteries of Bushwick, Brooklyn

The Mysteries of Bushwick, Brooklyn

[ 0 ] December 6, 2013 |

What happens when you start to describe a neighborhood like Bushwick is that an unwarranted ego-identity begins to pops its ugly head out. It’s easy to conceptualize this place just as it is difficult to begin to describe it truthfully. It makes no difference if you were to paint the local zeitgeist in a negative […]

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Brooklyn by Neighborhood: A Love Letter

Brooklyn by Neighborhood: A Love Letter

[ 0 ] December 5, 2013 |

On Dec 5, 2013, at 7:18 AM, “A J” <xxxx@xx.xxx> wrote: Hi Lynnie, I hope you are having the time of your life on your trip. The pictures are amazing. I can’t believe you’ve been gone for like 8 months already! You’ve really inspired me and Mitch to do some serious traveling of our own. […]

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Boston by Neighborhood

Boston by Neighborhood

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013 |

Back Bay Boston is really a town (ssh!), but proudly carries itself like a big city, especially in the Back Bay, one of its most affluent and swanky neighborhoods. The renovated, still pristine nineteenth century Victorian brownstones that line Newbury Street make shopping its high-end stores like Chanel and Valentino feel intimate and cozy (kind […]

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Rising Stars and Big Star in the Second City

Rising Stars and Big Star in the Second City

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013 |

It’s the weekend, and you’ve found yourself in the Windy City. What to do? One of the amazing things about this city is that there is always something going on, no matter your interests or budget. If you’re on a budget, walk around downtown and marvel at the gorgeous architecture, which never gets old, and […]

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Off the Beaten Tour Bus to Alamo Square

Off the Beaten Tour Bus to Alamo Square

[ 0 ] December 3, 2013 |

It’s given that being in San Francisco means being constantly seeing its iconic places, and to no exception are the elegant Victorian houses they call the Painted Ladies. They are humbly structured along Steiner Street across from the green of Alamo Square. I’m even guilty of going there to sit on a wooden bench opposite the […]

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