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Oct262017

Plovdiv cool vibe, warm October night

An energy emanates from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In one word, the place is ‘cool’ or ‘energetic’ or ‘creative’ or ‘ancient’. One word is not sufficient to encapsulate Plovdiv. Plovdiv is no place I had heard of before February 2017. On a free walking tour in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia last winter, the guide encouraged anyone in…

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Feb282017

Rocking out in Sofia

On my third day in Sofia, Bulgaria, after my third beer of the day, it suddenly felt like I found myself in the beating pulse of this city. I had probably walked more than 25 miles on Sofia’s city streets and through parks during my brief time in the city. Then, on Monday afternoon I…

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Jul202015

Free Boston Rocks Outside the Box

The woman seated next to me on the WOW Air flight from Reykjavik to Boston last Thursday said she was going to Boston Common to see Gin Blossoms in a free concert that night. Gin Blossoms had two hits in 1993-94 when I was a grad student at UMass Amherst with Hey Jealousy and Found…

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