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Random Thoughts (7)

Don’t blame me for looking at your ( . )( . ) when you wear sunglasses and I can’t look at your eyes. In Venezuela, the richest country in South America between the 1950s and the 1980s, and still the … Continue reading

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The homeless non-beggar

Shortly after midnight at the train station of Cluj in Romania. The night train to Targu Mures has been canceled without any information about the underlying reason, let alone a replacement train or even a bus. With my broken Romanian, … Continue reading

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The dog is watching out

(Photographed in Salvador, Brazil.)

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Is Romania a Third-World Country?

No, of course it is not. But one could be lead to believe so, looking at the list of projects carried out by an organization that donates shoes to poor children. Besides Cambodia, Laos, Nicaragua and Timor-Leste, they have a project in … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (56) Water

Where we find water: on Mars, between 34 and 250 million miles away Where we can’t provide safe drinking water to around 750 million people: our own planet Sorry, poor people, but this whole space thing is much more exciting.

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A few Alms for the Church

You know these donation boxes at airports, where you are supposed to drop the change that you couldn’t spend during your vacation? Often they are made of glass, for you to see how generous other travelers have been. So you pull … Continue reading

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