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Pálinka, Paprika and a Pig in Bácsalmás, Hungary

Pálinka, Paprika and a Pig in Bácsalmás, Hungary

October 17, 2011 1 Comment

The night before the pig’s last day came cold and crisp. Gabi made sure to put extra wood in the cast iron stove of our bedroom so that we wouldn’t be cold. Before going to bed she pokes her head in to say, “By the way, wear clothes tomorrow that you don’t mind getting sprayed in blood. Good night!

A Love Story for a Royal Princess in London

A Love Story for a Royal Princess in London

April 28, 2011 No Comments

Grandma Josephine was a Morse code operator during World War II for the British Army. She worked tirelessly in a bunker for most of the war, but one special night, while at a dance, she fell in love with a dashing, young American soldier, Grandpa Alan.  I had always thought their story was one of the most romantic ...

To Eat or Not to Eat: Guinea Pigs in Peru

To Eat or Not to Eat: Guinea Pigs in Peru

April 26, 2011 5 Comments

Every country has something that people will quiz you on in order to judge your experience as a tourist there.  Argentina: “Is the steak really that amazing and did you learn to tango?” Spain: “Did you go to a bullfight?” Brazil: “Did you wear a thong bikini?” Spain again, “Did you go topless on the beach?”  India: ...

Meeting Viking Princesses in the Peruvian Amazon

Meeting Viking Princesses in the Peruvian Amazon

January 20, 2011 6 Comments

Modern times had turned Viking princesses soft, but I didn’t know this as we approached them in the dim, cool light before dawn.

Pálinka, Paprika and a Pig in Bácsalmás, Hungary

The night before the pig's last day came cold and crisp. Gabi made sure to put extra wood...

Lake Nicaragua – History, Honeymoon and the Panama Canal

My fascination with the Panama Canal began sometime in 7th grade social studies with Mr. Farley.  Mr. Farley didn’t...

A Love Story for a Royal Princess in London

Grandma Josephine was a Morse code operator during World War II for the British Army. She worked tirelessly in a bunker...

To Eat or Not to Eat: Guinea Pigs in Peru

Every country has something that people will quiz you on in order to judge your experience as a tourist there.  Argentina:...