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Travel During Elections Abroad

Greek election posters in Patras

Generally as a tourist you’d probably tend to avoid travelling to a country during an election period, but as a traveller who goes on three-week plus trips, sometimes, you can’t avoid them. I’ve been in four elections in four different countries. In 1997, I witnessed a phenomenon rarer than El Niño: Chilean Parliamentary elections – only […]

The Day The Berlin Wall Came Down

Berlin Wall and Brandenburg Gate seen from the West

In late August 1989 I went to Berlin and took this pic. I was amazed at how low The Wall was and how close to it you could get. It’s on the other side, of course, you couldn’t go anywhere near. I have written elsewhere about the day I spent in East Berlin, in through […]