Sicily, 2013—where I first learned about putting olive oil on everything. Florence, Tuscany Gnocchi with fennel, mint and gorgonzola. A generous drizzle of olive oil […]
What Makes this Mountain Different from all other Mountains?
Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome Valle Aurelia, Rome, Italy This could be any street in any city. Mixed-era apartment buildings. Imposing stone architecture at turns. Cobblestones […]
Monday, 11 January 2016 It is 2:30 pm, and the sky already seems to be getting dark as I make my way to the Helsinki […]
Will the Real Santa Claus Please Stand Up?
“Joulupukki” by Lauri Rantala from Espoo, Finland – Santaclaus at Helsinki Cathedral. Consider this my holiday blog post. I could talk about Hanukkah (the holiday […]
Greetings from Tallinn! On Monday, my friend and I took the 2-hour ferry from Helsinki, Finland to Tallinn, Estonia. Our mission? Like nearly every other […]
Believe it or not, this is right in Stockholm! I’ve fallen behind. There are several cities I have seen and enjoyed without writing a single […]
“Revisiting” Sicily I have rarely been one to visit the same place twice. I always used to squirm uncomfortably when new friends, by way of […]
An Incomplete Guide to Sicily in Quotes & Pictures
Valle dei Templi (Valley of the Temples), Agrigento, Sicily “The climate’s delicate; the air most sweet. Fertile the isle, the temple much surpassing The common […]
Being versus Seeing
So, what are you doing here? They say it kindly—with honest curiosity—and they say it in Italian, but that is the question. The woman at […]
Snapshot: Bar Willy
8:30a.m., Trastevere, Roma — 24 August 2015I begin the day with that most Italian of concoctions… il bar.Bar Willy sits at one corner of a […]