This was originally posted in August 2019 based on my recollection of that week. Afterwards a number of people corrected me that it was the 6 minute Louvre and supplied links to a 1990 Buchwald column similar to my account. Just recently someone forwarded me a copy of a 1965 colume (see below). Perhaps ArtContinue reading “1965 And The 4 Minute Louvre – An Update”
A Short Story Ice Cream In Old Quebec On a spectacular Autumn day we spent hours walking around Old Quebec. It’s a beautiful city with winding streets and lots of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. The first thing that hits you is there are literally no signs in English. Dealing with local merchants took meContinue reading “Once Upon A Time In Quebec”
Kürtőskalács In Budapest A Short Story Budapest is probably one of the World’s most underappreciated cities. In Europe we’ve been to Rome, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Athens, Vienna, and more and we would put Budapest at the top of our list. It has incredible cityscapes and gardens and a walk along the Danube at night isContinue reading “Searching For Kürtőskalács In Budapest”
A Short Story • September 2020 For a couple of reasons we spent a few days, just after Labor Day, at Walt Disney World. We stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jambo House, one of our favorite WDW resorts. At the time we made our reservation we checked restaurants through MyDisney account to confirm that theContinue reading “Disney World Opening Under Covid-19”
Short Stories Cruise lines and ships generally do a good job contracting with tour companies to provide shore excursions for their passengers and that can, at times, be a monumental undertaking. When ships visit ports on a regular basis the job of booking tours is mostly routine – same port, different day. Sometimes the portContinue reading “Shore Excursions Out Of Sync With Reality”
A Short Story Halifax Nova Scotia and and visiting the famous Fairview Lawn Cemetery with a section of graves from a hundred year old disaster.
A Cautionary Tale My wife has a sequined top that she has worn while traveling a few times. I don’t believe there is anything seriously metallic in the sequins and it has made its way through a number of airport metal detectors. But on a recent trip all hell seemed to break out over thisContinue reading “TSA and the Cute Sequined Top”
My First Night In Rome A Short Story Back in the spring of 1965 for high school graduation I went to Italy with a relative. It was the first time I had left the United States and it was to be a great adventure. The way things worked out as we traveled around I hadContinue reading “Bitten By The Travel Bug”
Visiting the Rock of Gibraltar should include a trip to see the Gibraltar apes and to explore the caves and tunnels inside the Rock.
Brunei is beautiful, friendly, safe and modern. This is a small country (Sultanate) located on the north coast of Borneo and fueled by energy – oil (black gold) and natural gas. Bandar Seri Begawan, is the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. It is also the location of the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque. The mosqueContinue reading “On A Bus in Brunei”