Dallas for history buffs
Dallas doesn’t have a long history: its first settler was a young lawyer from Tennessee called John Neely Bryan, who...
Travel Memories: drive from London to...
Back in August 2006, Sean and I were due to fly to London and then drive to France the day after the liquid bomb plot...
A Medieval Gem in Miami: Ancient Spanish...
“Sorry, we’re closed” the lady in charge of the gift shop mouthed through the glass door. But then she saw the...
Of best-laid plans and all that
As the Scottish poet Robert Burns said, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” We had planned to...
Mesquite Pro Rodeo
As soon as I got out of the car at the Resistol Arena in Mesquite (Texas), I was assaulted by the pungent smell of...
Interesting things to do for free in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires offers many interesting cultural activities to do for free. Here are only a handful of them. Free concerts...
Boar Farm Revisited
(Oh all right! the title of this post was indeed inspired by Evelyn Waugh’s famous novel. However, a boar farm is...
Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes (aka the toilet...
I must have walked or driven past this magnificent building a few dozen times but it never crossed my mind to go...
Our Caribbean caper
What can go wrong on a cruise? Having a bout of allergy before setting off? Check! Discovering that your luggage was...
Los ñoquis del 29: arugula gnocchi
Gnocchi is one of the many contributions of Italian immigrants to Argentinean cuisine. Gnocchi, which morphed into our...
Notes from a train ride in East Texas
The sun appears timidly behind rain clouds at first and with more conviction later. I sigh with relief; there was a...
Dallas for culture vultures
Dallas may not be internationally renowned for its world-class museums or opera houses but that’s not to say...