Awkward in Denmark
Remember being in that awkward stage when all the cool kids looked beautiful and confident, and you had teeth missing, crooked glasses and a band-aid on your forehead? That’s how it is being in Denmark – when you’re not Danish. Continue reading “Danish Beauty”
Floating Market in Bangkok
Remember bumper cars? Floating markets are kind of like that – too many people in too many boats, bouncing off each other in the water, chattering, and then looking for another boat to head for. In these markets, the water churns with wooden canoe-like boats carrying vendors selling anything from food to clothing to art. Continue reading “Floating Marketeer”
This poster from a few years ago in the teeming streets of San Jose, Costa Rica, resonates today. Continue reading “Costa Rica Reminder”
Tomato, to-mah-to — Slovenia, Slovakia …
We had a heck of a time remembering the name of this country, so then trying to pronounce the name of its capital, Ljubljana, made us feel like we’d had one too many pops of schnapps. Continue reading “Slovenia!”
No, he’s not smiling, and we’re not on a Disney tram ride.
Our safari guide in South Africa was very quietly talking to us as he looped our open jeep off the road and turned off the engine. Calmly he said, “I have a treat for you. Look to your left.” Wait for it — mamma mia! — as we now saw the three napping lionesses, their relaxed bodies blending into the dirt. Continue reading “Mr Lion”
I hadn’t run into anyone else walking the trail to the top of the canyon, so this young woman and I both gasped when we saw each other. She was sitting on the very edge, overlooking a part of Mexico’s immense Copper Canyon, even larger than the Grand Canyon. My camera was already raised to capture the vista when I saw her through the lens. Continue reading “Copper Canyon Mom”
Yes to dancin’ in the streets.
Buenos Aires is just plain seductive. While it’s very cosmopolitan and has elegant neighborhoods to rival those of Paris, an open yet refined sensuality permeates the streets. Continue reading “Street Dancing”
So, a couple of out-of-towners wander into the church square…
No, TripAdvisor did not list this as one of the top things to do in Eger, Hungary. But we wandered into this moment, and we watched. For hours. Really. From 5-year-olds to teens, the dance ensembles kept appearing and climbing onto a make-shift stage, and we soon felt as nervous and proud as their families. Continue reading “Hungary Dancers”
That’s the good news.
The OMG news is that the runway/driveway is squeezed between the jungle edge and the ocean, leaving little margin of error at either end. We landed with the front wheel near the lapping waves, thankful that the brakes worked. Continue reading “No long TSA lines at this airport!”
I grabbed my “travel trade” badge and headed inside one of the largest travel shows in the U.S.. It was Saturday and the line was out the door with eager attendees hoping to find their next big adventure or even better, win one! Continue reading “What I Learned at the L.A. Travel Show”