Discovering European Capitals of Culture

Museum of Alchemy in Prague, a European Capital of Culture in 2000 Since 1985, the European Commission has been designating one or two cities per year as European Capitals of Culture (ECOC). That’s [...]

What to do in Sintra, Portugal, Other than Eat Pastries

The Moorish Castle offers a delightful vertigo as you look down at Sintra. Or, it could have been the beer. I went to Sintra, too, but I'm not going to be able to [...]

By |2018-06-19T15:37:19-05:00July 11, 2012|Categories: Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Portugal, Unesco World Heritage Sites|6 Comments

One Night in Lisbon, In Which we Eat and Listen to Fado

The Fado was better when the young woman was singing. However, I was so entranced I forgot to take her picture. Probably the first thing you'll notice about Lisbon, if you've just come [...]

By |2015-01-07T11:03:54-05:00June 28, 2012|Categories: Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Portugal|Tags: |4 Comments