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Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu

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My first trip to Nepal was in 1977 when I trekked to the Everest Base Camp. For more than twenty years, I had dreamed...
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

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

View across the Douro at Porto

Living the Covid-19 pandemic in Portugal

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Portugal's state of emergency in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic was lifted at the beginning of May, and on May 4th the...
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...

CULTURE

Mirzo Ulugbek

Ulugbek of Uzbekistan—reaching for the stars

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Recent travels in Central Asia introduced me to one of the most famous Uzbeks I never heard of: Mirzo Ulugbek – Uzbekistan’s “Great Observer”....
Forli museum Pinacoteca Civica

Forlì’s graceful Pinacoteca Civica

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Museums built into heritage buildings always capture my imagination. Whether it's contemporary art in a centuries old structure, or modern fittings stocked with ancient...
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