Oaxaca: Color and Flavors Abound

Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, grand enough from the exterior, extraordinary decor inside I realized I'd taken a lot of photos when I got that error message saying my 4GB media card was full. Thankfully it was the last afternoon of the weeklong trip to Oaxaca and [...]

2014-01-29T22:41:54+00:00January 29th, 2014|Food and Drink, Travel|

Paris: A Review

So there I was in Paris for a month earlier this year, living la belle vie, nothing but time to wander, read, eat, write, ponder, drink, consider, explore. It was glorious, as you can imagine. Unseasonably cool and quite wet weather didn't dampen the experience. I made a number of blog [...]

2020-02-05T19:06:53+00:00August 23rd, 2013|Restaurants, Travel|

Communicating Abroad: Keeping it Simple

It was our second or third morning in Zurich, in the breakfast room just off the lobby of the hotel where we were staying. A gentleman at a table near me tried to tell the server that the used plate and coffee cup on his table were not his and should be [...]

2019-03-05T02:55:09+00:00July 3rd, 2013|Travel|

The Rhine River: Our Un-Cruise

  Our ship docked at Breisach, you can see the usual gangway under water, an additional walkway added for our use. There's nothing at all Viking River Cruises could have done. Lord knows they didn't turn on the rain in the previous couple of months that lead to [...]

2015-06-16T18:24:48+00:00June 28th, 2013|Travel|

Beyond Golden: Finding Flavor

This picture is one of my favorites from this month's escapade in Paris. It was taken at one of the top pastry/confection shops in Paris, Jacques Genin, which I was very happy to find to be just a matter of blocks from the apartment I rented in the Marais. And [...]

2013-05-19T20:07:57+00:00May 19th, 2013|Cooking at Home, Travel|