#28. Insomnia

•August 12, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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Now that’s strange! You see sleep and I were in a great relationship for years now. The last weeks though we tend to meet less and less. Yes, I am busy working. No, I am not that stressed. Yes, I eat well. No, I don’t see nightmares. Last night for instance I slept at 6am. Today I woke up at 11.30! Which is ok. What bothers me is not that I just slept for five and a half hours but that I don’t feel sleepy at all! But positive thinking is always in me, helping me! Always look on the bright side of life as Monty Python used to sing! I’m going to take advantage of it. Since I don’t sleep, at least I can stay until late night and read about consumers’ behavior…

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Featured Song: Faithless | Insomnia

#27. First we take York

•July 26, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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It’s been a while since I’ve been to York. I study in Lancaster and York isn’t that far… I’m ashamed to say but I liked York. I know there was the famous War of the Roses between the House of Lancaster and the House of York in the medieval era and that I should support Lancaster since the last year I’m supposed to be a Lancastrian but… I loved it!

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Featured Song: Otis Redding | (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay

#26. A Touch of Spice [Amalia©]

•July 25, 2007 • 1 Comment

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I remember this quote from a movie called “A Touch of Spice“. It was “Appetizers are similar to stories which tell of far away journey’s flavours and aromas seduce your senses and prepare you for an adventurous journey. That’s why the Greek word for return (επιστροφή) conceals within it the word turn (στροφή), which conceals within it the word food (τροφή).

I really liked that…

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Featured Song: Eyanthia Rempoutsika & Natasha Theodoridou | Sta Limania Anapsane Foties

#25. The Fisherman of Prague

•July 24, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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While coming back to UK I had a six hours transit in Prague. “What a wonderful opportunity to walk on the cobblestones of this famous city!”, I thought. Famous for its Old Town Square with the astronomical clock, for Malá Strana, for Charles Bridge, for its castle, for Czech beers and of course last but not least… the Czech women! The taxi dropped me off at the city center. It was very early in the morning, around 7 o’ clock. Shops were closed still and cleaning ladies were preparing the cafés…

Since I couldn’t have a beer or coffee I decided to head towards Charles bridge and then enjoy my espresso. On my way there I could see Prague waking up. Half an hour ago the city streets were empty and quite but now… Oh my God! It was as if all people suddenly exit their houses and were rushing to go to work by bike, tram, bus, metro, car anything! It was madness but in a very exciting way! It made you want to go with the flow… And that’s what I did. I followed couple of tourists that were heading to Charles bridge that crosses Vltava river. And there I saw him. Against all city’s rush, that fisherman in his small boat peaceful and patient waiting for the fish to take the bait…

Of course on my way there I took many photos but this one I like. The fisherman of Prague…

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Featured Song: Elli Paspala | Summertime In Prague

#24. Magic Carpet Ride

•July 23, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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I know that it’s not a carpet, I know it doesn’t fly, I know it’s an old abandoned boat but does it really matter? There are some things that are charming even out of their natural environment, even if the years are visible on them, even they are of no use to anybody anymore and nobody cares for them. Like this small boat that probably never left away from its island. Probably built on the island, cruised around it and as it seems it will rot on it but still preserves its pride. That’s what it’s all about.

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Featured Song: Elvis Costello And The Attractions | Ship Building

#23. Baby don’t leave me

•July 21, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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Summer has so many ways to be better than other seasons… 😉

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Featured Song: Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood | Summer Wine

#22. Broken bridge

•July 20, 2007 • 2 Comments

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A broken bridge means two things. Either that nobody needs it anymore or that somebody didn’t want it there. Either way it inspires a melancholy.

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Featured Song: Johnny Cash | Bridge Over Troubled Water