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Argan nuts, cultivated only in Morocco

Culinary argan oil from Morocco

My first taste of amlou, a classy nut butter, came at breakfast in the coastal city of Essaouira, Morocco. A vendor in the city's...
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Bacalhau: Portugal’s “faithful friend”

For a country with abundant seafood right on its Atlantic doorstep, it can seem a bit wacky to a visitor that the Portuguese are...

AT HOME IN PORTUGAL

wine in the making

Way off the beaten path in Portugal’s Douro Valley

After rinsing our feet in a basin of water, we stepped into the granite lager—Portugal’s traditional venue for treading grapes by foot. For our...
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Simplesmente Vinho

Simplesmente Vinho, Porto’s alternative wine festival, recently concluded its eighth outing. The festival at Cais Novo, on the banks of the Douro River, featured...

CULTURE

Dramatically curved metal facade of the Gugehheim Bilbao, refected in the Nervion River

Spain’s memorable Guggenheim Bilbao

This time last year, Tom and I traveled in Spain’s Basque Country. We especially enjoyed our week in Bilbao, and an opportunity to soak...

Buddy Bears are holding hands across the world

Berlin is bear-intensive. Think Berlin's coat of arms, or Knut, the Berlin Zoo's polar baby sensation who charmed the world in 2006. For four...
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