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Bodnath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal still needs your help

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Late one afternoon last December, on a break from a photography assignment in Kathmandu, Nepal, I returned to my guesthouse for a rest. After...
Curry Without Worry

“Healthy meals for hungry souls” in Kathmandu, Nepal

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When I was in Kathmandu last summer, I received a call from a Nepali friend late one afternoon, asking if I would be interested...

FOOD & WINE TRAVEL

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 to a visitor that the Portuguese are...
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

old vines with a southern/western exposure

The way of Port: a passion for the vine in Portugal’s...

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"Wine is not about grapes!" exclaimed Alvaro. Our host was oblivious to threatening rain on this steeply pitched hillside above Portugal's Douro River. I...
Sardines on plates

Culinary walks with Taste Porto Food Tours

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Touring a new city on foot always brings the place into focus, and a good food tour adds an element I especially enjoy. A...

CULTURE

Walks of Italy Milan

Discovering Old Milan with Walks of Italy

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The jaw-dropping splendor of the Duomo's façade is perhaps the most iconic view of Milan, but it's not the only memorable one. When my husband...
From Paris to Barcelona

Barcelona rocks its street art — then and now

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Catalans have been inscribing, etching and painting their sentiments onto walls in Barcelona for a very long time. A recent street art walk with...
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