Lisbon, warts and all

We met with a bunch of friends in Lisbon to celebrate the New Year. Here are some of my impressions on this city. What I absolutely adored: Pastéis de nata! These custard tarts are the most delicious pastries I’ve eaten in a long time. They can be found in pastelarias (pastry shops), cafes and restaurants.…

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West Texas Road Trip

We left on Friday after a fantastic lunch of brisket tamales at Emelia’s in The Colony. Our first port of call in our West Texas road trip was Mineral Wells, described in the guidebook as a “winning town.” I beg to differ. Its first impression was that of a rundown, depressing place. The welcome committee…

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