Category Archives: Europe

Walking the Seine

Paris is not my favorite city. It’s a controversial opinion, but it’s mine. Paris has lovely pain au chocolat and cheap champagne. Paris has avenues of identically charming apartment buildings built in the 1840s and 1850s. The Eiffel Tower is breathtaking for the first five minutes of every hour, starting at 9 pm, when it… Click to keep reading!

Buenos Dias

Buenos dias. For some reason this morning (4.30 in DC, 10.30 local time) as we were landing, I thought it was strange that that was hello in Spanish. I kept stopping myself from blurting out in Italian ‘bon giorno!’ or stumbling through questions in French: “j’ai a Malaga, q’esserai l’hoeur?” That’s definitely not right. It… Click to keep reading!