Completed in 1919, Helsinki’s Art Nouveau central rail station, by Eliel Saarinen, has inspired a number of film sets including Batman, apparently. For us, it was the site of a massive gathering of hard-core goth-metal music aficionados that we happened upon, one beautiful summer day. Scary-looking and perfectly peaceful, the young people were there to attend a nearby outdoor concert. Apparently Finland likes its thrash music.
Cádiz is western Europe’s oldest continuously-inhabited city. Yes, older than Rome. Okay, first things first: Cádiz is pronounced KA-dith. Like Judith with a ka. Or KA-diss, if you’re Latin American. Like bupkis without the bup, sort of. But the only place on earth it’s pronounced ka-DEEZ is on the lido deck of a cruise ship, which is where I am standing now, in the warmth of the southern sun, […]Continue reading
Imagine Sir Frances Drake and his cannons bearing down on you, his sights set on the fabulous treasures hidden within the storied walls of Old Cartagena. Old Cartagena is a time capsule. Walk through its massive weathered gates and suddenly you’re a Jesuit missionary, an English pirate, a Spanish nobleman’s wife, a colonial tradesman. A visit here is a journey into the 17th century, when the […]Continue reading
Head on over to Canada’s kickass travel blog, Toque and Canoe, for our hot-off-the-presses account of our incredible stay in Quebec City for Carnaval. An Enright and Ediger production, with heartfelt thanks to Editor in Chief Kim Gray.Continue reading
Cruising out of Southampton Sept 15-Oct 13, 2012, first to the Western Med and then to the Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands.Continue reading
Feathers streamed from the wounded bird…Continue reading
I recall awakening from a deep sleep one moonless summer night, alone in my tent, to the demonic caterwauling of a barred owl pair somewhere above my head.Continue reading
How do you band a hummingbird, you ask? Very, very carefully.Continue reading