April, 2015

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Ambling Without An Automobile

The midday heat, with the sun at its zenith, irradiated the desert landscape on the outskirts of the Spanish town of Águilas, making the 30℃ / 86℉ heat feel as if it was much hotter. Not a whisper of wind could be felt. It was an unusually hot day forRead More

My Baker’s Dozen of Things to Do in BUDAPEST

Many are unaware of a certain jewel that resides in the centre of Europe, but for me, heritage, tradition, culture and history collide into this Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, Ottoman, Baroque, Classic, Romantic and Art Nouveau style city: Budapest, Hungary. Filled with a certain beauty, elegance, oddity and style, a remembranceRead More

Journey to the Living Descendants of the Incas – Part 2

The 1983 Pickup truck rumbled up the winding, foggy Peruvian roads. Inside, my brains swished from left to right, in time with the violent jerking bumps that were part of our journey. Mum, Dad, and Lalika joined me in the elaborately choreographed dance routine of smashing into the truck’s sidesRead More

1000 Székely Girls… A Rite of Passage

The sun reflected it’s strong light from the cupola stage, blinding me momentarily as I stood in Csiksomlyó’s famous “Saddle,” overlooking the city of Csikszereda below. All around me streaked bright flashes of red, black, white and green converging in a harmony of young women and girls dressed in theirRead More