My Travel Memories Taste Like Sugar: Chile

Food is memory. My memories of places are informed by the taste of the sweet things I ate there. Kuchen in Chile I arrived in Puerto Varas after a long journey south from… Continue reading

My Travel Memories Taste Like Sugar: Argentina

Food is memory. My  memories of places are informed by the taste of the sweet things I ate there. Chocolate in Argentina First there was Bariloche. We crossed the border from Chile here;… Continue reading

The Best Shave Ice on O’ahu (According to Me)

Here it is: the definitive list. A topic of this importance is not to be taken lightly, so I can assure you that I have done some very thorough research before posting this… Continue reading


When I made my first greeting this morning it took a moment to arrive at the word. Tere. Hello. Tere. It is a gentle sound, a soft way of entering into someone’s awareness.… Continue reading

Chocolaterie Pierre, Tallinn

In Estonia I am eating the most chocolate since, I think, those few days in Bariloche, Argentina. Velvet sofas, red silk tablecloths, thick coffee and rich, dark chocolate: Chocolaterie Pierre has been the… Continue reading

Faces of Riga

Look up and you’ll find a different type of Rigan that populates the city: the expressive faces of 750+ Jugenstil buildings spread throughout  the city.

In Pictures: Malmö Festival Food Market


The only thing that comes as close to good as calling London my home is returning to London and slipping back in as if I’d never been away. I arrived back last week,… Continue reading


I was looking through my camera’s viewfinder at yet another Gaelic roadsign: Fàilte gu Port Rìgh, when I stopped short of taking the picture. I wondered why it was so important to me that… Continue reading

Loch Leven Castle

“Where do you live?” The man selling tickets asked me. “Well, I’m from here but I live in the U.S. now.” “It’s just where you live that matters,” he said, ticking the box… Continue reading