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Riki kur

Discovering Nepalese cuisine, one plate at a time

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Before I visited Nepal, I was aware of exactly two dishes on a Nepalese menu: dal bhat and momos, and I had no real appreciation...
Buddhist wall painting

Buddhist wall paintings for Chhairo Gompa, Nepal

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Painted images are highly valued as tools representing the teachings of the Buddha. Buddhist wall paintings representing protector deities line the walls of temples...

FOOD & WINE TRAVEL

Autumn in Switzerland

Autumn: Switzerland’s best time for food travel?

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Switzerland is a marvelous year-round destination, but for many, autumn is THE season. Summer crowds are gone, ski season is not yet upon us,...
Street Food Festival Basel 2015

Celebrating street food in Basel, Switzerland

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With October comes what travel planners call the shoulder season, a concept that applies equally to food-oriented festivals. Soon we'll have the late-autumn fairs,...

AT HOME IN PORTUGAL

Cheese on wooden platter with meat

Anita’s Feast celebrates ten years

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Anita’s Feast began around a table with our neighbors in Basel, Switzerland, as we unpacked the Swiss ritual of raclette to a background of...
Graham's 1952 Single Harvest Tawny Port

Tasting the Colheitas of Graham’s

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"Isn't that cool?!" exclaimed our host, raising a goblet of amber-hued liquid and gesturing with it to the distant corners of Palacio do Bolsa's...

CULTURE

Monte Verità

Monte Verità: Switzerland’s ‘Mountain of Truth’

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At the beginning of the 20th century, a hilltop in Ascona, Switzerland became a center for unconventional idealists and reformers. Theosophists, writers, visual and...
American flags at WTC Memorial

The World Trade Center Memorial one year on

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One year ago, the World Trade Center Memorial opened, ten years to the day after destruction of the twin towers in the terrorist attacks...
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