I arrived in Oaxaca, Mexico, in late October to meet my boyfriend’s family and to get to know the area where they live. It didn’t take long for me to realize what a treasure trove of traditional artisan goods this city held! I decided to take one full day to take a closer look at … Read more
Seattle in December, yes, really, days of sparkle and shine “Enjoy the weather; perfect for vampires,” a local friend says to me.”You’ll have to come back in the summer, when the weather’s beautiful.” I agree with her that I may just have to return in the summer. But truthfully, I’m just fine with the weather. … Read more
View this post on Instagram The #historic little town of Santa Maria #Maggiore, #Italy near the border with #switzerland is located in the #Vigezzo #Valley in the #piedmont region. The surrounding area is sometimes called the “Valley of the painters.” A range of leisure activities, from the #energetic to the #relaxing such as … Read more
Italy day trip by boat and train on the Lake Maggiore Express Last Saturday was the one full day our group of five Travel Belles would have together while staying in Piedmont, Italy. We had a big day planned and there was a train schedule involved — a Swiss one. We would be getting on … Read more
Visiting Israel and climbing Masada The light from our Bedouin guide’s fire is burning low and I can hear the gurgling sound of his hookah in the darkness. My friend and I have long since abandoned our tent to sleep under the stars, and as a three-quarter moon sags heavily in the west, there … Read more
Exploring Recoleta Cemetery (Cementerio de la Recoleta) In the heart of Buenos Aires lies a favorite destination for locals to take an afternoon stroll through the small winding streets, admire the scenery and enjoy the peace and quiet. But this place is not a neighborhood — at least for the living…… it’s a cemetery. On … Read more
Vienna, Austria, has always been amongst my favorite capitals especially because it is very close to Hungary, and easy for me to get there. But I had never visited this wonderful city during Advent. Finally last Saturday I did. The weather was cold and snowy, but this did not dissuade me from looking around and discovering the city and its beautiful Christmas markets.
A photo walk in London’s Borough market: A foodies’ favorite free thing to do in London I don’t know when I heard or read about Borough Market London for the first time but I know it was in connection with Jamie Oliver, something along the lines that he goes there every Saturday morning. It was about then … Read more