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Zeeland, The Netherlands. The shirts read ‘Blijf Jong’ (‘Stay Young’). I’m trying, I’m trying!

Time for another collection of my snapshots of life from our travels around the globe. The world is an amazing place.

My theory is that you can point the camera at pretty much any collection of faces, crop the photo judiciously, and end up with something interesting.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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The Ace Hotel – funky and friendly

Unfortunately as the writer of The Book of Everything I didn’t qualify for company-sponsored accommodation in the Big Apple. Fair enough, my job had been done, so Mevrouw T and I were just there to have fun and bask in some reflected glory as the show went on at the New Victory Theater. The upside was that we had to be inventive about finding affordable and interesting accommodation in one of the world’s most expensive cities.

Some hotels were able to offer us a free night, which was much appreciated, others gave me a special deal in return for writing about them (not necessarily nice things, mind you). I did make another rule, though – no generically pleasant hotels. Each one had to have something interesting and unusual about it.

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CHILDREN’S SCULPTURE GARDEN – a surprise in Harlem


We came to Amsterdam Ave Harlem looking for a recommended (thanks, Liza) Hungarian pastry shop, and planned to hop across the road to St John the Divine, ’the world’s largest gothic cathedral’. Is there anything in New York that isn’t the world’s biggest, tallest or most expensive?

The Hungarian pastry shop didn’t disappoint with the world’s largest sticky croissant. Across the way was a large fountain, maybe not the world’s largest but big enough anyway. I took the required shot. I’ll show it to you later.

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