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In Central Asia, sit down to dinner, Uzbek style

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

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

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...

AT HOME IN PORTUGAL

Slow travel in Portugal’s schist villages

Ancient trees arched over the country road curving along a narrow mountain ridge into Casal de São Simão, a tiny schist village in central...
Clerigos Tower

In Porto, “The story of Portugal in 5 glasses”

Clérigos Tower: Two hundred forty steps to the top…and a classy backdrop to relaxation on the lawn of Jardim das Oliveiras, in the heart...

CULTURE

A Moveable Feast

Couscous and camaraderie in Morocco

My advance copy of Lonely Planet's forthcoming food anthology arrived a week ago, and it’s an edifying read. The thirty-eight stories are set around...
medieval bridge

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

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...
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