An old school Baltic woodcarving workshop, unusual and cavernous. Where good secrets are hidden, work is done by hand with careful strokes, and old fragments beg to be rediscovered by a good walk in the basement. Continue Reading »
Oh, if our passports could talk! A quick look at the numbers and some stories and lessons behind my newly-fattened American passport.
This is it. After this, no more.
– An American embassy employee in Berlin hands back my passport with a third – and undoubtedly final – set of extra pages.
What do you think of when flip through your passport? Countries visited? Number of visas and passport stamps? Possibilities? Continue Reading »
Harvest time in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley. Courtyards and squares are taken over with tarps and burlap mats covered with grain drying in the sunshine. Continue Reading »
Ah, Bali food. Our relationship with Balinese cuisine got off to a rocky start, but a Balinese cooking class in Ubud, night markets in Sanur and simple restaurants called warungs conspired to change our minds and inform our palates. The result: an overview of the components of Balinese cooking, common Balinese dishes and where to find them when you visit Bali.
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Banana beer and biryani. Night markets and nutmeg. Kilimanjaro and Kendwa beach. Safaris and Stone Town. Zanzibar and zebras. Maasai and Manyara.
This is Tanzania in three weeks. See it all in the slideshow below. Continue Reading »
Berlin’s Reichstag, home to German Bundestag (Parliament). Take a stroll on the rooftop with this spherical panorama. The glass dome is cool, you get a 360 degree view of Berlin, and the whole thing is apparently rather environmentally friendly. Very German. Very Berlin. Continue Reading »
An Egyptian cobra pays an unexpected visit to a Maasai village and makes us realize that we share a fear of poisonous snakes — and that we’re all more alike than we first thought.
“There’s an Egyptian cobra in one of the huts.”
The Bolivian Salt Flats. If you haven’t already been to the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, put it on your bucket list. Continue Reading »
Old, young, black, white, yellow, happy, sad, scared. We’re all people. Continue Reading »
Moving apartments in Berlin, unpacking our backpacks, and a blogging meme called My 7 Links. How’s it all connected? Bear with us.
View from our balcony in Neukölln, Berlin for the next couple of months.