Category Food

Bastille Day!

First priority: breakfast! Second priority: Parade! We left early to find a spot to see the famous military parade that has been a tradition since the 19th century. The planes came first, zooming overhead… … then the silent marching troops… … followed by singing marching troops… … then troops in white hoodies and bakers caps […]

Look who came to visit!

Amanda got to London over a week ago now and it’s just been so much fun. Naturally I still have to do “real life” (which meant working until midnight most nights this week), but she gets to play while I’m away, and then in the margins we do what we do best: talk and eat […]

Passing through Rye

It was late afternoon by the time I had finished visiting the gardens at Great Dixter.  I could have headed back to London then — none of the hotels or B&Bs had room.  But I was hungry, and I had a hankering to see the shore.  So I headed south. After about 20 minutes I […]

And I also went to Paris

Sure, I had just been in Copenhagen, but it was a bank holiday weekend and I needed to be in Paris for work on Tuesday and Wednesday anyway, so I went early and maybe ate some delicious Israeli food at Miznon (oh man, that cauliflower!) and went shopping in the Marais (why can’t I just […]

Wait a sec, there was more to Copenhagen

I just realized I never wrote about the rest of my time in Copenhagen!  Let’s see what I can remember… First, the towers were weird.  Well, not “weird”, but definitely different from what I’m used to seeing in France and the UK — more Eastern European feeling.  Gave the town a more exotic feel than […]

Sun and design (and then some rain) in Copenhagen

How exciting to explore a new city!  I’m staying on the north end of Copenhagen’s city center (Osterport), which meant I was not that far from two of the things I wanted to see first:  The famous Little Mermaid statue, and the renowned Design Museum. The walk to the mermaid took me around a 17th […]

The rest of Paris (at least for now)

One of my mottos in traveling is that it’s okay not to see everything all at once.  It frees me from the tyranny of the guidebook and allows me to see and do what seems right at the time.  And if I don’t see “everything there is to see”, well, then that means I’ll have […]