Monthly Archives: November 2011

Photo of the week: Hungarian Dobos Torte

We were sitting near a large open door of a café in the castle area of Budapeset and I love the way the hard, caramel top layer of the Dobos torte catches the sunlight in this photograph. This post is … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Plantation resort in south India

The contrast between the two worlds couldn’t have been starker. We stepped off a cockroach-infested train in Mysore, a journey that had kept me awake most of the night; and a short drive later stepped into the green, plentiful, luxury … Continue reading

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“Protect our culture”…pleads Luang Prabang

We were splashing in solitude down the Nam Khan River in our kayaks when Muang, our guide, abruptly forced us to paddle to the shore and asked us to get off. “I have a surprise,” he said. My husband and … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik’s stunning church

This picture does very little justice to one of the most stunning churches I’ve ever seen – the Lutheran church of Hallgrímskirkja in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital. The church dominates the skyline of Reykjavik, resembling a NASA space shuttle ready … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Black Hmong in Viet Nam

“You’ll have your own dedicated fan following,” a friend had warned us, on the evening we were going to take an overnight train to Sapa in north Viet Nam. Sapa is probably best known amongst tourists for the opportunity to … Continue reading

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