Category Archives: Food

Porto

Tucked away like it is on the far side of the Iberian peninsula, Portugal was one the few western European countries that neither Andreas nor I had ever been to. It sounded like a fun end-of-summer stopover before we had to get home … Continue reading

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Back in the USA

Andreas had already been in LA for ten days when Alekka and I arrived from London. We were sorry to have missed the mnemosio service that he and his brothers held for their mother at St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox church last week. Happily, though, … Continue reading

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Brigade de cuisine

Over spring break and again at the beginning of her summer holidays this year Alekka volunteered at the refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk. She suggested we go there and help out for a few days on our way to … Continue reading

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Calais again

The automated ticket machine offered interesting choices for our overnight train journey to France. While I would describe us as adventurous, we do have our limits. Alekka and I opted for the regular couchette for 6 women in expectation of a quiet night. It … Continue reading

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What we ate

We love the art, we love the little streets, we love the beautiful people, we love the language. But truth be told, the best thing about Italy just might be the food. I know you all want to see what … Continue reading

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Introduction to Istanbul

Let’s start by laying down today’s soundtrack: The few hours that we had here were only enough for a taste of this sparkling city. We stashed the suitcase in an airport locker and boarded the metro. At Yusufpasha we transferred to a tram that took us directly … Continue reading

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Cappadocia

Another four-day weekend, another travel adventure. Andreas and I just returned from Turkey after three days in Cappadocia and a few hours in Istanbul. Cappadocia wasn’t even on my radar until a few weeks ago when I was thumbing through the new Lonely Planet … Continue reading

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Island getaway

My new school takes time off for both Christian and Muslim holidays, creating plenty of opportunity for short trips.  The Eid celebration in the third week of school was our first 5-day weekend this year. It’s still plenty hot here in Cairo but we … Continue reading

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A Sunny Afternoon

Our east-to-west cross-Britain expedition complete, Alekka and I drove back from Penzance through Exeter to London. On Tuesday I returned the somewhat worse for wear rental car. Alekka and I moved into an Airbnb in Camden for a few days while we wait … Continue reading

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Cheeky birds

There is a cafe near our B&B called Juliet’s Garden. When Alekka and I stopped in for a late lunch the waiter seated us on a big sunny deck with a view of the harbor. It was so nice there that we went back the … Continue reading

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