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Thanksgiving in Sicily
Heavenly aromas filled the air of our Sicilian townhouse with such density you could almost taste them. Conversation hummed in the air, a strange, beautiful medley of Italian and English from our Italian and American guests that was as familiar to me as breathing. After thirteen years in Sicily, I understood both, but I didn't have time to listen much, rushing around as I helped my parents with the finishing touches of the meal.
A different kind of love letter part 2
Back in 2018, which now feels like ages ago , and certainly belonging in the BC (before Covid) era, I wrote a love letter… to the greatest city on Earth, called London. If you like, you can read it by clicking on the link below:
How I navigated these stages of culture shock when I moved abroad
When you are traveling around, moving in a group of others doing the same thing, it is still a protected bubble. I was in the backpacker’s group, doing the regular route most people follow. It was easy to avoid culture shock.
3 Ways to "Read Art" at a Museum
My children are spoiled. In many ways, but in this article I'm referring to their exposure to arts and culture, and particularly to museums. They won't realize how spoiled they are until they grow up and realize that not everyone else's mom worked in museums let alone at a leadership level in museums and could provide unlimited access to the extraordinary.
Even when you leave the borough of Manhattan behind and head into Brooklyn you can still see the incredible Manhattan skyline from many points in Brooklyn. This is the borough where I was born and raised, and often, as I daydream I set off on Brooklyn roads and return there in my mind.
I start my story somewhere around the beginning of the middle. It is March in 2022. We are on The Great North Road, in a Land Rover, in Zambia, traveling from the capital, Lusaka, to Fimpulu in Luapula Province near the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) border. I am riding with my daughter, one of her bosses, a coworker of my daughter, and her mother. I landed at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka two days previously, after twenty-two hours of flying from JFK in New York and a mid-journey eight-hour overnight layover in Doha, Qatar. The other mother, an American living in Dubai, had just landed after a seven-hour flight.
Can a 60-year old hike the Patagonian W-Circuit?
Can a 60-year old hike the Patagonian W-Circuit? The short answer is yes. I did it. Let me tell you though, it was challenging. This circuit trip was beautiful, remote, and as difficult as a thru-hike.
Wonders of the City of Roses
Portland, Oregon, has an ideal climate for growing roses outdoors with its marine west coast climate providing warm, dry summers and mild, rainy winters, as well as its heavy clay soils.
Los Algodones; The "Molar City"
I would like to introduce you to a little city that saved my smile in Mexico called Los Algodones. It's nickname is "Molar City". It has over 5000 residents and about 600 of them are Dentists. Los Algodones is a city in Mexicali Municipality, Baja California located on the United States-Mexico border. It is south of Andrade, California and west of Yuma, Arizona.
Considering Tiny Living?
Ever since I was young I always dreamt of getting married, having a ton of kids, and having a big house. I basically grew up in that Disney generation where it was taught that prince charming would come swoop you off your feet, and live happily ever after in our mansion some day. As I got older and realized bills were a thing, my imagination slowly dwindled over time.
Am I a Jerk if I Don’t Like Hanoi?
So I committed the ultimate travel sin. I admitted that I didn’t like a place. You’re not really supposed to do that. Especially not when it’s a place that everyone else seems to like. At the worst, you say something diplomatic like:
Unusual bridges everyone needs to visit
Most of bridges are moderately typical and utilitarian, however some transcend the rest. From accomplishments of great designing to innovative plans, there are a few bridges that draw thousands, even millions, of vacationers every year. Obviously, everybody knows all about the notable Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. In any case, there are a lot less notable however similarly entrancing bridges to visit on your next trip.Here are 10 of the most uncommon bridges from around the world that you want to visit.