Category Food

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 […]

I’m in Paris!

There are definitely worse things in the world than having to come to Paris to meet with business clients and train a new lawyer… and then eat dinner in a glamorous restaurant in the banks of the Seine (complete with a lemon tarte — that’s for you, Dibber!)

Window boxes!

From some very young age (maybe 8 or 9?) when I first saw my mother’s photo albums from her time as a student in Germany, I have wanted to (1) live in Europe, and (2) have flower boxes in my windows. This has been an elusive goal.  I’ve done parts of it — this is […]

Castles and churches and ice cream in Kilkenny

After a slow Sunday morning in Dublin, I caught a train to Kilkenny, a beautiful little medieval village to the southwest of the capitol.  The journey took me (as I presume all journeys in Ireland do) through brilliant green countryside drenched in sunshine, dotted with sheep, and crisscrossed with hedgerows and low stone walls. I […]

Weekend trip to New York!

As impossible as this may seem given my youthful glow, it has been ten years since I graduated from law school.  Ten.  Time for a reunion! Never one to pass up an excuse to spend time in New York, I took the day off work and flew out this morning.  Weirdly, it takes nearly as […]

Nighttime in Brussels

Back in Brussels for a night. Meetings start in the morning and then I’m on the train back to London — so I took tonight for a lovely walk around the old town center. The amazing Grand Place, the cathedral where I went contacting–jet lagged–on the first day of my mission, the little pita shop […]

The food was better this time

While I remember very little of what I saw in Munich when I was here in 2003, I remember very clearly that I did not eat well.  My bank account by that time was running nearly on fumes, and I remember sometimes surviving on bananas and Twix for days at a time.  Fortunately this time, […]