There doesn’t seem to be much happening in the streets of Berrechid most Sunday afternoons. But then one day – what’s this? All these people…? And horses in a truck…? We were told “Fantasia’s in town!” Great! Mm, what’s fantasia? (click on the first photo to open a slideshow with captions) And then! It was exciting! Here’s a little video I made of two of the 20+ groups we watched: the first troupe is ok, the second one nails it […]
It started with a trip to the beach: and turned into a late lunch: followed by a stop for tea on the way home: and finished off with one last game of soccer: These guys know how to hang. Whew. More Sunday fun HERE.
It’s Sunday afternoon. Or it could be Wednesday morning. Or 11pm on a Friday. If you sit in the dining room of my great-aunt’s flat for an hour, a day, a year, and look around you, the only change will be the slowly shifting color of the Paris sky outside the tall, thick-glassed windows. Sometimes you’ll hear the high chatter of kids at recess in the schoolyard down the hill. Or the muffled whoosh of a bus winding down the […]
The grounds of the Palace of Versailles are a great place for a walk. Or a run. In a tutu. My friend ran in the 2014 royalty-themed “Running Tour of the Chateau de Versailles“. Her uncle did the 15k “Royal Run” (sans crown) and she ran the 8k “Princess Run (sans tutu). No, I didn’t run. I had to take pictures! And it was raining. But maybe next year…? Looked fun! After the race… (click on a photo to open […]
It was almost 10pm when my plane approached Bogotá, a massive glowing orange web framed by dark mountains and black emptiness. It seemed flat and strange from above and I wanted to be down there, in the city, in Colombia. … The airport was bright, bustling, and efficient enough that suddenly I found myself outside in the unexpectedly cool night. In the days leading up to the trip I had developed a healthy sort of anxiety about landing in a […]