Brazilia, Brazil, and Travel Serendipity Who actually plans a trip to Brazilia, Brazil’s made-to-order capital city? Not me. It was, however, a three-day stop en route from Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon. I can’t say that Brasilia...Read More
Author: Susan Tornga
No longer is Machu Picchu a mere half-day train/bus journey from Cusco. (Note the Peruvian spelling, with an “s”, not a “z”.) The devastating flood in late January took out large sections of train track, stranding not only...Read More
“What the heck is that driver doing?” I stared in amazement at a car parked – literally – in the intersection as other vehicles whizzed by. I was astonished that I seemed to be the only concerned onlooker. When the light turned...Read More
At Holland’s Aalsmeer Flower Auction flowers are the language of everything: color, space, money and, of course, love. When I think how close I came to missing this unique experience, I cringe. Aalsmeer, a small town located...Read More
I was doubly blessed that Christmas Eve. December in the Southern Hemisphere is a time of lingering twilight and balmy summer air, or what passes for “balmy” in southern Chile. I was in Punta Arenas, where the Chilean Andes meet...Read More
I recently traveled to Zimbabwe as part of a tour to southern Africa. Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is located at the western point of this despot-governed country. Rich as it is in natural...Read More
It is not for nothing that Gdansk, Poland has been labeled “Phoenix from the Ashes”. The photographs that hang in the Golden Gate, the stone passageway that leads into the heart of this medieval city, show a desecrated area...Read More
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