I learned that "objets d'art" doesn't translate: Policía National de Colombia could not understand why I would carry a shiny fruit swathed in bubble wrap out of their country.
The Hum of Mojacar
MOJACAR, SPAIN – The travel gods were frowning on us. We’d put in the effort, read the book, asked locals. Why were we not being rewarded with secret gardens and crazy parties in international waters?
Brawn and Brains
LONDON – Everything about Brawn is genteel, friendly, cozy, and fun. The bar is decorated with a birdcage and fake parakeet; cookbooks share space with wine bottles on the shelves. The young mix with the old, the hipsters with the stodgy.