Category Archives: Where would you like to go?

One of My Favorite Farmers’ Markets

Savoring summer when just about everything’s in season at Central Market in Lancaster, PA, billed as the oldest farmers’ market in the U.S. One of my favorite spots. The only place where you can have a lunch of African stew, … Continue reading

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The Lost — and Found — Jews of Crete

My latest in Tablet magazine: A synagogue on the Greek isle of Crete, struggling to survive with no Jewish community. The Jews were wiped out in the Holocaust.  

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Bittersweet memories of Brussels

This may sound silly and trivial given the gravity of the situation. But I’m trying to make a point here. A year ago, at Easter, I visited Brussels. I wanted to acquaint myself with the city and, who am I … Continue reading

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The Best Explanation for Why I Travel

It’s a very simple picture that paints a picture of why I travel. This was the view from the shower in my space at Nuits Saint-Pierre, a trés élégant hotel straight out of Paris. It’s in St. Pierre and Miquelon, a genuine … Continue reading

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Brussels: Sad to See Dark Cloud Hanging Over Brilliant City

I really hate to see Brussels, Belgium, on lockdown, with the city bracing for a possible terror attack like the one that decimated Paris. When I went there last Easter in search of extraordinary chocolate, I also got a good taste … Continue reading

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70 years after Hiroshima, ‘secret’ survivor in unlikely place

Apparently there’s a survivor of the world’s first atomic attack — the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, living in, of all places, Washington, DC. It withstood the U.S. attack that led to the end of World War II 70 years ago. … Continue reading

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Brussels: Not just a bunch of boring buildings

With my own personal Chocolatefest in Brussels out of the way, I set my sights on more substantive fare — the rest of the city. Including a trek to the European Parliament in Brussels, tasked with looking after the affairs of … Continue reading

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