Friday, March 1, 2024
A cafe scene in France

A Visual Guide To Learning French

Complain like the French, but first learn some phrases.The French are creatures obsessed with their food. So much so that they invoke them comme d’hatibute in their non-chalant quotidien. They refer to food when talking...

THE ALPINE CURE

While the temptation of regenerative treatments flow abundantly in the Austrian Alps, visitors look the other way and seek out a new kind of healing.   At age 68, with a voluminous coif in a shade...
City of Vienna

MY VIENNESE RITUAL

In travel, there is foreignness and familiarity. It's like flipping a coin, you get one or the other. The most fascinating part? The sense of wonder and surprise.   Every so often, when the occasion arises,...

ME Talk Pretty “SPANISH” One Day

If old dogs can learn new tricks, what are the chances of an aging Asian auntie learning to speak a foreign language?   By the time I reached the part where a woman starts to lie...

At HOME in VIENNA

Vienna was Freud's perfect place for his theories on the human psyche. Austria's pulsating capital can also be every traveler's waking dream and art aficionado's nirvana.  Otto Ernst Wiesenthal does not need a palace. He...

I FOUND ESPAÑA

Throw a cat in the air, it will always land on its feet. But what happens when a cat lands in water? I’m that cat in the water. I’ve realized since moving to Spain,...
A fisherman returning to shore with his catch

MALATE – Embracing Manila’s Soul

Love it or loathe it, Malate is a kind of place that lives up to its legendary reputation and the best way to know it is to embrace it.   Between the patchy phone line and...
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