Chicago Nostalgia. May 2012. It’s hard to say what my overriding emotion was as I rattled through the streets of downtown Chicago towards my hotel. I reckon I was fifty percent beside myself with unfiltered excitement. But also fifty percent dog tired following the long and exhausting flight from Amsterdam. It didn’t take long to […]Read More
Category: The USA
Chattanooga Nostalgia. Cover photo courtesy of Imilious. May 2009. “Woo, woo, Chattanooga, there you are! There’s gonna be a certain party at the station!” And so goes the 1941 big band swing tune Chattanooga Choo Choo by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. Written by the American composers Harry Warren and Mack Gordon, the song stands as a playful […]Read More
Washington DC Nostalgia. May 2007 & May 2009. Once upon a time, in what often feels like a galaxy far far away, my friend Henry lived and worked in Washington DC. I’d known Henry since our days living in the Belgian city of Leuven, where we used to meet up to watch live football. That’s […]Read More
New York City Nostalgia. May 2007 & October 2012. When people ask me about my most magical travel experiences, I still think of New York City. When I say magical, I’m talking about a genuine sense of awe that at times felt almost overwhelming. A big part of it was context, of course. In May […]Read More
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