Bananas! I'm wandering through the weekly market at the Place Guillaume II in Luxembourg City, and my eyes fixate on piles of bananas. I suppose there are bananas in almost every … [Read more...] about Searching for the Real Luxembourg
I spent our first two days back in the UK alternating between unpacking, bingeing on dark chocolate, and bursting into tears. (Shhhh...I may even have had a glass of single malt Islay … [Read more...] about Homecoming. Moving back after 2 years abroad.
Oh to be a French winemakers son. It’s the definition of “blessing or curse." Recently I watched Somm: Into the Bottle, a documentary about the wine industry: from rebellious producers to cellar … [Read more...] about A Sense of Place
Walking through the crowded streets of Hong Kong, you can't help but notice the herbal medicine shops when you pass by. Why? Because they smell. A really strong, herbal smell wafting … [Read more...] about Hong Kong Medicinal Tea Stalls
What was life like before pharmacies and grocery stores in every town? So many simple things we take for granted - like handsoap. Or bandaids. Or ibuprofen. Or even shampoo! For most of human … [Read more...] about Thai Butterfly Pea Shampoo
[ngg src="galleries" ids="6" display="basic_thumbnail"] … [Read more...] about Foraged Lunch – Ayvalik, Turkey
Oh Hong Kong, why do I love thee? Since my first visit to Hong Kong as a tourist 5 years ago, I was struck by the contrasts in this city. Or like a recent friend visiting said: "It's … [Read more...] about Market Tour: Bowrington Road Market, Hong Kong
I smiled at the woman sweeping the sidewalk. What WAS that yellow stuff on her face? Trying not to stare, and unable to communicate, but also ridiculously curious, I pointed at my cheeks … [Read more...] about Thanaka Wood the Burmese Beauty Secret