The last leg of our Spain trip in 2008 was spectacular: Ronda, the city on the cliff, Nerja, the beach on Costa del Sol, Granada and its architectural jewel Alhambra, and a stop for cheese in the countryside of La Mancha.Continue reading “Spain: Ronda, Nerja, Granada, and La Mancha (Honeymoon 2008)”
The next stops on the southern Spain route were Cadiz, the ancient port city, and the lonely rock of Gibraltar, with a sneak peek of Africa.Continue reading “Spain: Cadiz and Gibraltar (Honeymoon 2008)”
December 1, 2018 is a special day in the history of Romania, marking the country’s 100th birthday. Here is a little tribute to my beloved homeland. Happy Birthday, Romania! La Multi Ani, Romania dodoloata! Continue reading “Happy 100th Birthday, Romania!”
Our first trip to Portugal was condensed into only six days, not nearly enough time to see and taste all there is. Some of the highlights included pasteis de nata, grilled octopus, and caldo verde. Since I am not brave enough to attempt recreating the first two, I ventured in making caldo verde upon my return to the U.S.Continue reading “Caldo Verde”
We arrived in the train station of Sorrento on a lovely early September day. We didn’t have to go far to find our accommodation but we did manage to miss it, and get turned around: down the street from the train station, past the shops and resisting the temptations of gelaterias, through the park and to the right; then, another right, a left and up the street. Finally locating our destination, we were relieved when we figured out how to unlock the entry gate. We were welcomed by a luscious lemon and orange grove with a path leading to an old house.