Two interesting yet less visited sights in Istanbul are located near each other. The 16th Century Şehzade Mosque and the 4th Century Valens Aqueduct are a few hundred feet and 1,180 years of history apart.
August 7, 2012
May 5, 2012
Finding temples in Bangkok is not hard. Situated on the Chao Phraya River’s flat flood plain, Bangkok’s horizon line is mostly defined by its buildings. Modern steel and glass structures identify the modern (more…)
April 22, 2012
December 23, 2011
Sometimes the places we visit are a revelation. And so it was with Montpellier France . Situated not far from the Mediterranean, Montpellier is surprisingly pleasant. It is better than advertised by the guidebooks.
Why did we visit Lyon France? Sad but true, we visited Lyon because it was for us conveniently located. Situated along a main north-south auto route, Lyon was for us a perfect stopover on our (more…)
January 26, 2011
December 11, 2010
June 9, 2010
Air Canada 880 landed at Charles de Gaulle airport only slightly behind schedule. We were fortunate that the winds had been blowing the ash cloud from Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano in Iceland with a name best pronounced with a mouth full of marbles, away from our route.
February 2, 2010
It could be argued that retiring before my 45th birthday has left me purposeless. Is it true? Who knows? Retirement is better for me than going to work each day. Working until retirement, when you don’t have to is for those who need someone else to define (more…)
January 27, 2010
Saturday, early evening, we’d head to Edinburg by train. Before that, there was time for one more Michelin caliber lunch. Just after noon, we’d meet G&C at Zuma in Knightsbridge, a Michelin single-starred restaurant and, arbitrarily, number 92 on the (more…)