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Minho “heart and soul” in Ponte de Lima, Portugal

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The Lima valley, in Portugal's northern Minho region, with its ancient towns and Romanesque churches, takes a traveler on a meandering route from the...
Dinner table

In Central Asia, sit down to dinner, Uzbek style

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In Uzbekistan, my travel companions and I were welcomed to the table three times a day, and very often to a spread of Uzbek...

AT HOME IN PORTUGAL

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Deliciously local in West Lisbon

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Lisbon's breadbasket is in its western reaches, in the hills and valleys that cradle the Tagus above the capitol and tumble westward in fertile...
Évora’s Cathedral Square

Évora’s Cathedral Square: an Alentejo “starter kit”

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  There is plenty to see in Portugal’s largest province, and my husband and I have spent the past week exploring its nooks and crannies....

CULTURE

Trust me - Switzerland's honor system

Trust me—Switzerland’s honor system

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Self-service flower gardens represent an aspect of living in Switzerland that still enchants me after twelve years. Ever since I moved here, I’ve been a...
Tanjia

Tangia or tanjia—either way, it’s Moroccan pot roast

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Sunday dinners after church were wonderfully predictable when I was a kid: if it was Sunday, it must be pot roast.  The meat seared...
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