12
Apr
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All things must come to an end, and the alphabet is certainly no exception. In the last blog of this series, we’ll be taking a look at the origin of city names starting with the letters U (0), V (3), W (3), X (1), Y (0) and Z (1). By popular demand, I’ll once again… read more »

16
Mar
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My father travelled all over the world exhibiting and selling medical instruments. He always took pictures of the cities he visited, as I’ve mentioned before. When my father passed away, I was lumped with the arduous task of selecting the best of his slides. I’m embarrassed to admit that I ended up throwing away two… read more »

12
Aug
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Warsaw

I had always hoped that my childish sense of humour would somehow dry up after I turned 40, but sadly I was wrong. And so I still giggle whenever I read or hear the names of certain cities: Warsaw (no wooden hut is safe); Kuala Lumpur (No. 37 on the menu at The Golden Temple,… read more »