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Portuguese customs

Portuguese Customs – A Travel Blog

August 14, 2018 6:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Portuguese customs: I’m not talking about their Christmas cakes or the songs they sing. Nothing so interesting! No, I’m talking about trying to get a package from back home through international customs. Travel Tip #1: Don’t bother having anyone send you anything. You’re likely to spend undue time and money... read more

new adventures

New Adventures – A Travel Blog

June 12, 2018 6:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

My entire life I’ve sought new adventures. As a kid I loved exploring my neighborhood. As an adult I love exploring the world. The title image is of my itinerary in Ethiopia next week. Today I’m embarking on a three-and-a half-month trip outside the US. First stop: Istanbul. From there... read more

Sake: Ten Things to Know

June 20, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Title picture for sake: My son, Gerard, and his girlfriend, Rimi, opening a bottle of shōchū at Torisan, our favorite izakaya ‘neighborhood restaurant’ in Koshien When in Japan you’ll want to know that: 1. Sake Sake is the generic Japanese word for ‘alcohol.’ Everything alcoholic counts as sake. 2. Sake... read more