Riki kur

Discovering Nepalese cuisine, one plate at a time

Before I visited Nepal, I was aware of exactly two dishes on a Nepalese menu: dal bhat and momos, and I had no real appreciation...
Luberon

The Luberon

The Luberon, with its hilltop villages and light-blessed countryside evokes more than its share of nostalgia. It is the wild side of Provence, with...
Cammino di San Benedetto

Along Italy’s Cammino di San Benedetto

31 October 2016. The earthquakes of October destroyed the Basilica of Saint Benedict in Norcia and have restricted access to the northernmost stretches of...
Castellars of Catalunya

Living history in Tarragona

Who wouldn't thrill to a private performance of just about anything in a Roman ruin? Tom and I recently returned from a week aboard...
rainbow

Deliciously local in West Lisbon

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...
Basler Herbstmesse

Sampling Basler Herbstmesse

When Basel's Herbstmesse opened two weeks ago, trees at the Munsterplatz and along the Rhine were still in leaf, billowing bright yellow and burnt...
Vineyard in Lunigiana, Tuscany

Lunigiana: Tuscany’s hidden corner

Lunigiana, in Tuscany's far northwest corner, is greener, wilder and at least as welcoming as the parts of Tuscany we all know. Vineyards set...
From Paris to Barcelona

Barcelona rocks its street art — then and now

Catalans have been inscribing, etching and painting their sentiments onto walls in Barcelona for a very long time. A recent street art walk with...
1948 Citroen 2CV

Ritterhaus Chasa de Capol: adventure in Swiss hospitality

Canton Graubünden is Switzerland's largest, its varied landscapes and villages offering much for discerning travelers to discover. Tom and I recently spent a week...
lake Lucerne

Celebrating Swiss National Day

Summer is always a good time to experience a range of Swiss cultural traditions. Musicians, flag- and stone- throwers, wrestlers and yodelers all have...
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