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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...
Dinner table

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...

AT HOME IN PORTUGAL

Graham's 1952 Single Harvest Tawny Port

Tasting the Colheitas of Graham’s

"Isn't that cool?!" exclaimed our host, raising a goblet of amber-hued liquid and gesturing with it to the distant corners of Palacio do Bolsa's...
Alentejo flavors

In Alentejo, Portugal, the meal starts here

  Meals in Alentejo, Portugal begin with small servings of a variety of dishes to pique the appetite. These range from sliced meats and cheeses...

CULTURE

Traveling to Central Asia? Think Kyrgyzstan

As should be evident from my recent posts about some of the people I met, and the places I visited during recent travels in...
Place François-Rude, Dijon, France

I heart Dijon (Burgundy)

  Place François-Rude is at the heart of Dijon’s pedestrian zone. The capital of Burgundy is visitor-friendly, its compact historical center chock-a-block with parks and...
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