Category: travel

I Miss the Ocean

Austin, Texas has a lot of things. What it does not have is an ocean. Given that I grew up fairly close to the Gulf of Mexico, near Galveston, Texas, I thought that I...

Praha (Prague) Aug 2, 2011

My brother-in-law is going to Prague for the first time later this month, to do a bit of work for his company. It’s his first trip to Eastern Europe. This post is for him....

Eating at Tim Ho Wan In Hong Kong!

When my traveling companion and I first heard about “the world’s cheapest 4 Michelin Star” place, we figured that at the worst, the place would be cheap, and that we probally wouldn’t die of...

More about Asheville

Being that I’ve spent so much time in Asheville over the years, I tend to forget that other people don’t have the same visual references that I do for the city. So here’s a...

Sounds of the Budapest Subway….

One of the things I loved most about Budapest was the sounds that the vintage subway made. It’s the cutest subway in the world!
I have no idea why these sounds aren’t offered as standard text tones on the iPhone!

Samurai Culture is in for Christmas

 A couple of years ago, I was lucky enough to spend nearly the whole month of December in Japan. I fell in love with Japanese food–not just sushi–and realized just how little I really...

Other people write about Latvia!

One of the curious things about regularly visiting a small country where you don’t speak the language is that when you leave, it’s like the country–except for your friends– vanishes from your world. Good...