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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!

The Agra to Varanasi Overnight Train

The Agra to Varanasi Overnight Train

November 11, 2010 1 Comment

‘I’m in it to win it,’ I cheesily tell myself as we board the overnight train from Agra to Varanasi.  We’ve booked the four person bunk cabin, a splurge from the lowest class squished, sitting only and a step up from the six bed cabins where people are sardined floor to ceiling.  So far, I ...

Jubbling Jubblies in Jaipur, India

Jubbling Jubblies in Jaipur, India

November 4, 2010 No Comments

Besieged by bronchitis, I am too tired to venture out and am moping around like an invalid in the interior courtyard of our hotel in Jaipur.  I grumpily slurp a mango lassi and wrap my Kashmiri shawl tighter as a peacock struts by trying to cheer me up.  How can you feel sick with a ...

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:...