Tangier felt like I was visiting a great aunt who is comfortable sitting in her rotting furs amidst faded, dusty pictures of bygone days while listening to the construction on a new hotel outside her window. With the smokey corners, the dusty shops, crumbling buildings, narrow cobbled streets with stones missing like teeth: it is…Read More
I’ll start by stating that the visit to the town of Luderitz is somewhat dull, but the real draw to the coastal city is the ghost town, Kolmanskop, outside the limits. Oh, and the epic 3-hour drive along B4 to Luderitz and Kolmanskop is awesome. “Luderitz!?” The proprietor at the Padstal we had stopped in said. She…Read More
Kloof Corner, Bo Kaap, and rain!
We tried to do as many activities in Cape Town as we could (without driving more than 20 min.) in the 5 days we were there. Our first hike was up Lion’s Head. This hike was billed as an “easy” hike that should take between 2-3 hours. I would not call this an easy hike….Read More
We return to some places, and vist some new ones
Over the Years, My Students Have Asked Me a lot of Questions about New York City and I have Compiled a List of Tips I Think any New-Comer Should Know Before Coming for the First Time. 1 Leave Manhattan If you haven’t read our other blog post about 7 Off the Beaten Track Places to…Read More