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Varanasi

INDIA | Saturday, 26 Dec 2015 | Views [287]

   Our boat was surrounded by others just like it: rickety, in a word, with peeling paint and shoddily assembled wooden planks. I could feel my whiteness in the empty space between us and our boatman, where the other boats were packed to the ... Read more >

Tags: culture, delhi belly, developing world, india, puja, river ganges, varanasi


Delhi

INDIA | Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | Views [313]

The chaos of the developing world, all of its stark contrast, reigns here. A child's grimy hand tugs my skirt. I hear the tap-tap-tap of a woman's fingernail on the taxi window, and turn to see her kissing gathered fingers to her mouth in a begging gesture, ... Read more >

Tags: chaos, culture, delhi, developing world, india, india


Beyond the "Wild Beauty"

MONTENEGRO | Sunday, 8 Nov 2015 | Views [393]

It felt unbalanced to post about Montenegro's glorious natural spaces without mentioning my experience with the cuisine, people and history, as these factors shape a place as much as geography, if not more. It's worth mentioning the powerful factor ... Read more >

Tags: cuisine, culture, food, history, montenegro, people


Mañana, mañana, mañana

SPAIN | Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | Views [253]

The siesta mentality rules in southern Spain. Almost everything closes at 1pm for the two-hour siesta, except for banks, which close at 2pm... and just don't reopen. People stay up late, wake up late, eat out often and avoid stress at all costs. Jennifer ... Read more >

Tags: culture, patience, siesta, spain, spanish culture, tomorrow


La France Profonde

FRANCE | Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | Views [456]

Soggy clumps of the floral wallpaper fall onto my forearm as I shove the paint scraper upward against the wall. The muted green and pastel pink pattern, once so popular decades ago, now gives way to the soft, white plaster beneath it.  "Shit," ... Read more >

Tags: culture, dinner parties, food, france, french, french food, language, soup, wine


The Opening Number: Les Riols, France

FRANCE | Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | Views [377]

Welcome to The Chocolate Box. That is what Simon Curtis calls the new home he just bought with his partner, Linda Walsh, on the banks of the River Aveyron in in Southwest France. This sweet little cottage is nestled on a rural, country road outside ... Read more >

Tags: culture, family, france, homestay, host, les riols, river aveyron, rural france



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