Škofja Loka, or take pictures, damnit!

So a while ago I went to Hungary with the family. Well, the family went to Hungary and I was going to get really lonely if I stayed behind, so I chose Hungary over loneliness. (Sorry, that’s the last lame pun in the article. I hope.) Anyway, we were there quite some time, and it…

Nachos and Cinco de Mayo: Mexican Americana.

Many Americans with a fondness for Mexican culture might be surprised the first time they go south of the border: Nachos, the erstwhile staple of Mexican food, are virtually unavailable. (Not to mention that burritos and tacos tend to be remarkably scarce as well.) Nachos are just one of the many “foreign” things that are…

(Not) Saving a Little Money in London

I don’t make mistakes. I make learning experiences. That’s my clever use of semantics to not feel so embarrassed after a faux pass. So, here’s a “learning experience” from a recent trip to London, involving exchange rates and transportation. I lived in London for several years, so when boarding the British Airways flight from Buenos…

Las Pozas, Potosí, Mexico

If you are looking for a distinctly unique place to visit, and have a special interest in surrealist art, then the place you absolutely must see is Las Pozas. Built in and almost a part of the Mexican rainforest by British poet Edward James, it has managed to stay well-off the beaten track and remains…

La Casa Roja, Santiago, Chile.

If you are young, active and going to Santiago, Chile, La Casa Roja is the place to stay. And don’t think that I’m giving it top marks just because I’m purloining the wifi connection here. I’ve stayed before, and will be staying again, and that’s a sentiment shared by lots of people who come by.…