Month: July 2013

When home is not where you’re from

When home is not where you’re from

(This story has been made available to Tales Told From The Road by the news syndication service Repost.us.)

When home is not where you’re from (via Matador Network)

LONG A FAN of travel writer Pico Iyer, especially of his poignant essay Why We Travel, I’d never seen him speak before. And he speaks just the way he writes; or maybe it’s the other way around. In any case, he has that ability to transport the listener…

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Travel Photo Thursday: Souvenirs of Dresden

Travel Photo Thursday: Souvenirs of Dresden

I’m a lousy shopper.

I don’t troll the malls at home. And I rarely buy souvenirs, except ones I can wear (Hawaiian shirts in Hawaii, T-shirts everywhere) when I travel.

But that doesn’t mean that I don’t look at souvenirs when I’m on the road.

Souvenir Shop
(Sali Sasaki Flickr Photo)

I just look at them through my camera’s lens instead of a buyer’s eyes.

Here are three “souvenir” shots taken in Dresden, Germany during my 2009 visit to that city.

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