A visit to Bizantium, Constantinople…Istanbul

Not the sunset I arrived to. The sun was setting when I crossed Galata Bridge. The shape of Suleymaniye Mosque minarets and its majestic dome were dark against a sky set on fire. And when I ventured outside of the hotel looking for sustainment, the flames in the sky had subsided. It was then the … Continue reading A visit to Bizantium, Constantinople…Istanbul

The Month of the Dead – learning about the Paris Morgue in Brompton Cemetery

We fear death almost as much as we are attracted to it. The gruesome, the morbid. As long as it's not with us, or our loved ones. There is a reason why the true crime genre has had such a resurrection in the past few years. Understanding what happened, the why, and how. The twistier … Continue reading The Month of the Dead – learning about the Paris Morgue in Brompton Cemetery

The month of the Dead – West Norwood Cemetery

We're halfway through the month of October already. This is one of my favourite, if not my favourite, time of the year. I love fall and well... the countdown to Halloween. I'm definitely a fan of ghost stories, of lost souls, always curious about the rituals different countries have used and currently still undertake when … Continue reading The month of the Dead – West Norwood Cemetery

A short trip to the Lake District – Part 4. Climbing Wansfell Pike

What is the definition of "fell"? To me, it's always been the past tense of the verb fall. Yet, with every experience, we learn something new, and my trip to the Lake District was no exception. I've learned fell it is also a geographical term. According to our friend Wikipedia, a fell originates from Old Norse (fell, fjall, … Continue reading A short trip to the Lake District – Part 4. Climbing Wansfell Pike