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Sri Lanka Arugam Bay-4

Arugam Bay: Surf & Sun

  We were eager to explore the surf communities of Sri Lanka, which are on the east coast. This region was hit especially hard during the decades-long civil war and the 2004 tsunami. The area was abandoned and villages and structures were left in ruins. Redevelopment began after 2007, and the result is still serene, […]

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The Carlton's twin cupolas were modeled on the breasts of courtesan La Belle Otéro.

Cannes, France

I expected Cannes to be tacky, full of aging, bronzed billionaires toting tiny dogs. While there was a certain element of that, there was also a lot of natural beauty all around. The sea was as arresting as I’d anticipated, and the swath of sand along the shoreline was pristine. The city is quite hilly, […]

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Attached metal sign

Beach & Hudson

This is my favorite New York street sign, at the corner of, well, Beach and Hudson in Tribeca. The building was constructed in the late 1800’s, at which time it was common to chisel the main street name on the façade (so, this building at 135 Hudson might have read “Hudson Street”) or attach a […]

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Goa Beaches

Goa’s main draw is sooooo worth the trip! Whatever your beach taste runs, you’ll find it here in this small area. We sampled the North Goa beaches, which ranged from rocky to miles of smooth sand. Some were near-deserted. The Arabian Sea is famous for its deadly tides, so lifeguards are helpful. Some are better […]

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