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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

Douro

“This is our Douro”

Portugal's Douro Valley is quite the destination these days. In fact, the Douro is one of the reasons Tom and I recently moved to...
Cookies and milk

In Porto, Portugal, a world of flavor from our pandemic kitchen

Over the past many months, as Tom and I have reminisced about our travels, rather than actually traveling, food memories—and food making—were a constant...

CULTURE

View from the High Line, NYC

Photo: Step back in time on New York City’s High Line

  "The Kiss"--An iconic image, painted on a wall in Chelsea, Manhattan, provides a burst of color on a cloudy day—seen from the High Line. Related...
Detail from 15th-century Koran, Uzbekistan

The Met’s new Islamic wing

This is a slice of a page from a monumental rendering of the Koran, from present-day Uzbekistan. Almost as tall as a door, it...
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