Who can resist the beguiling way roses poke their blooms over fences or peek through openings to have a look at you. And YOU can’t resist walking over to have a closer look, to touch and to smell. Why are roses so captivating? I often ask this question to people. Is it the fragrance, I … Continue reading “What A Lovely Thing a Rose Is” – Arthur Conan Doyle
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 need. I’ve learned to savor each season for the moods they create. Although it is hard … Continue reading Autumn in Germany – The Bewitching Season
Are you stuck for Christmas gift ideas for special people on your list? Here are three brief summaries of gift suggestions coming out of Europe, each with unique and refreshing Armenian themes. In his entertaining book, Tour De Armenia, London-based traveler and photographer, Rafi Youredjian, humorously chronicles his varied adventures and the delicate situations he … Continue reading Holiday Gift Ideas with Armenian Themes