Bringing the world home: Food, the Lebanese edition

So, what's your favourite cuisine again? We've covered Italian food. What else do you like? Mexican? I do. It's not love, but a pretty decent like. I had super fresh guacamole every day when I was in Mexico last. Yum! What about Eastern European? I [...]

World at a Glance: El Morro, overlooking the Caribbean sea

When you enter Santiago de Cuba, the first thing you'll see may very well be San Pedro de la Roca, or El Morro, as the locals call it. On a morro, a promontory, above Santiago, it was constructed to protect the harbour of Cuba's second [...]

2020-05-19T17:17:06+01:0019 May 2020|Cuba, UNESCO World Heritage|

Bringing the world home: Photos, the puzzle edition

Hey there, folks! Travelling is still off limits for most of us, so 2020 will be the year of bringing the world to us. Mohammed and the mountain, remember? We've already talked about books and food. Today, I thought we'd play with puzzles. And UNESCO [...]

Ancient Nessebar and Bulgaria’s southern Black Sea coast

I've always thought the Black Sea has an exotic ring to it. Dramatic events has unfolded here: Gorbachev losing his job while holidaying in Sochi in August 1991, The Yalta Conference during World War II, Dracula arriving in Varna in a coffin on his way [...]

Bringing the world home: Food, the Italian edition

It's fair to say this is not a food blog. Furthermore, my kids will tell you I'm not in the kitchen all that frequently. As my oldest likes to remind me, many were the times she had to go to grandma’s house if she wanted [...]

Bringing the world home: Books, the Algerian edition

Spring of 2020: days, weeks, months (we'll stop there) dominated by a vicious virus. The spring of corona. 'If the mountaine will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will goe to the mountaine', said Francis Bacon nearly 400 years ago. 'We can't travel the world. But [...]