After returning to Germany from Armenia last summer I was invited to a dinner party. The hosts and guests were a mix of British, German and American. Of course I took advantage of enthralling them about my wonderful trip to Armenia. I described the warm hospitality of the people, the incredibly tasty food, delicious mountain … Continue reading Destination Armenia!
I’ve been away from writing and blogging for a while, but I’m back and would like to share with you an old and fun Easter tradition shared by Armenians around the world. Maybe you would like to try it too! For Armenians Easter is the most significant holiday and usually involves large family gatherings where … Continue reading The Easter Egg Duel – A charming Armenian tradition
Header photo: Janine’s picturesque patio (photo credit: dvgarabedian) You’re wondering: Where or what is Plan-de-Cuques? Well, it’s a town, or rather a suburb – actually a commune north of Marseille – and it has a few secrets. Plan-de-Cuques is not very old in comparison to other French villages, although abundant archeological evidence indicates there has … Continue reading Marseille Stories: Janine – The last Paysanne of Plan-de-Cuques
You couldn’t pick a more perfect country to celebrate Halloween. Germany, with its many castles and half-timbered villages is like a stage setting. Last October I had the pleasure of taking a friend, who was visiting from the U.S., to a “Halloween” castle. My friend has lived and traveled extensively but this was her first … Continue reading October + Germany = Halloween!
Having grown up in California, it was hard for me to comprehend people from other parts of the country who “needed’ their four distinct seasons. Once I came to Europe to live, I then began to understand this seasonal requirement and now I have come to savor each season for the moods they create. Although … Continue reading Autumn in Germany – The Bewitching Season
Please read my latest article for France Today which is about a one-of-a-kind museum in the world that is the heart and soul of a city. I hope you will find the museum as appealing as I do. (Click here…) There is also a fascinating back story about the 152-years-old museum which should make for … Continue reading France: Lyon’s World-Class Fabric Museum
Unexpected pleasures await you at the end of the suspicious looking alley…(continue reading) Continue reading In the Ancient Arsenals of Marseille an Arabian Wellness Fantasy