Travels and Tomes: One Expat's Amblings and Ramblings

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Travels and Tomes: One Expat's Amblings and Ramblings
About travel, food, family, and the quirks of living abroad in Germany, England, and Turkey.
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  • Saints and Devils, Fire and Snow 1 week ago Originally posted on Travels and Tomes: One Expat's Amblings and Ramblings: ? You need only scratch the surface of modern Europe to see the pulsing of its medieval veins.  This can be a little unnerving, but it’s also deeply gratifying in a way that’s hard to pin down. Take Christmas...
  • Happy Halloween! 2 months ago From  the Kirkyard at Greyfriar’s, Edinburgh. “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door....
  • Sunday on Rose Street 3 months ago Edinburgh, 2018 Rose Street, in Edinburgh’s New Town, is not particularly new.  New Town dates back to the reign of George III, which is an era many of you know for the American Revolution. In comparison to the Old Town of Edinburgh–a snarl of alleys and ginnels, a mess of hills and ridges–...
  • Untitled (Washington, DC ... 2017) 11 months ago It might be more appropriate to call this “multi-titled,” rather than “untitled.”  In my mind, it’s a toss up between “On Thin Ice” and “The Beginning of the Thaw.”  Either title could describe both the photo and the general tenor of D.C. at the moment, but I’m not sure which...
  • Washington, DC . . . 1974 11 months ago Kodachrome memory of a first trip to Washington, DC.  August, 1974.  (That’s me on the left, and that’s the adoring entourage who used to follow me everywhere.) We’re standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, which looks out to the reflecting pool and the Washington Monument in the...

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