Postcards tagged: Ain't That a Kick in the Head
ULM, Germany – What happens when you go to a remote village to search for you ancestors with nothing but a rental car, a family tree, and limited language skills?
When you can't find words for what you're trying to say in any language, you need to look for it in German. A new book by Ben Schott.
FRENCH POLYNESIA – Two folktales, one new and one old, blend myth and reality in French Polynesia.
MILAN and PARIS – Fashion and religion were proving difficult bed partners. They held different ideas and kept different hours.
LITCHFIELD HILLS, Connecticut – An elegant New England resort turns libraries and even helicopters into five-star hotel rooms.
ALBURQUERQUE – The parking was horrendous; the food was marvelous (I ate my weight in funnel cakes). But the balloons were pure spectacularness, and I didn't even go up in one.
HUE – Let me just say that I'm a pretty confident cook. Not this time. I spilled everywhere. I couldn't spread the batter. I couldn't lift the crepe without knotting it into a crumbled mess.
BROOKLYN – I've always wanted to go to Comic-Con but have never made it. How different could Austen-Con be? Watch what happens when 750 Jane Austen fans gather in period costume.
SAVERDUN, France – Everyone knew everyone. When the president made his toast, it ended in a nearly-naked conga line followed by a brass band that serenaded each lady in turn. (Ah, the French.)
ISTANBUL – My new favorite city. Imagine New York and San Francisco going away on a drug-induced weekend of lust and giving birth to an Argentinean Muslim.