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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...
Nandini Food Court

The celebration foods of Nepal’s Newari community

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Kathmandu may be most visitors’ entry point to the wonders of Nepal, but it is cussedly difficult to love. Many of its ancient structures...

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

codfish

Bacalhau: Portugal’s “faithful friend”

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For a country with abundant seafood right on its Atlantic doorstep, it can seem a bit wacky...
Alcântara's Praça Calvário

Living like a local in Lisbon

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When we decided to return to Portugal for a month-long stay, Anita and I wanted to be...

CULTURE

Azores

Sao Miguel and Terceira offer a taste of the Azores

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When we began to plan a trip to the Azores, my traveling companion and I were optimistic: of the nine islands, surely, we can...
cuscos

Making and tasting cuscos in Bragança, Portugal

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“Keep rolling the dough!” Guilhermina exclaimed. “Faster, in a circle like this,“ she said, leaning over the wooden trough to demonstrate. She paused, wiped...
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