Archive for the ‘2008’ Category

May 31st, 2009 - 2:37 pm § in 2008, 2009, Europe

A Paris for all Seasons

It was a gorgeous crisp and sunny fall weekend and what can I say, add some red wine, some steak tartare, some good friends and one of the most gorgeous cities on earth - and voila - this is what living in Europe is all about.[...]

September 27th, 2008 - 12:38 pm § in 2008, Europe

Berlin Revisited

About as big as London but with half the population, Berlin is a spacious, un-crowded city. The neighborhood of Mitte, in the city center, boasts the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Jewish memorial, and myriad art museums. [...]

July 19th, 2008 - 10:40 am § in 2008, Europe

Champagne wishes and caviar dreams

The northernmost big city in the world is a great place to visit in the weeks around the summer solstice when its residents celebrate White Nights of almost perpetual sunlight.[...]

March 26th, 2008 - 2:55 pm § in 2008, Europe

Turkish Delights

At the crossroads of Europe and Asia and the site of a formerly vast and powerful empire, Istanbul is a fascinating mix of east and west, old and new.[...]

February 17th, 2008 - 4:31 pm § in 2008, Europe, Sun

Mallorca in the Off-season

February in Palma is definitely the off-season. It was sunny but cool during the day and even colder at night which meant the restaurants, hotels and roads were relatively quiet. [...]

January 26th, 2008 - 4:05 pm § in 2008, Europe

The Sevillian Life

Seville is a lovely two-thousand year old city which has played host over the centuries to the Romans, Vandals, Visigoths, Moors and finally the Spanish, all of whom have contributed uniquely to its character. The result is a beautiful layering of architectural and religious styles.[...]