Our trip this October took us back to South Asia to visit old friends in both India and Nepal and to make new friends in Bhutan, a country we had never visited before. We found Delhi and Kathmandu as chaotic, bustling, polluted and wonderful as ever, and this made our stay in bucolic and unique Bhutan especially fun as a contrast. We had read a lot about this last of the Himalayan Buddhist kingdoms, where every policy decision is... Read More
The 19th century “Great Game”, the subject of Kipling’s classic book “Kim,” referred to the geopolitical jousting between Czarist Russia, busy expanding into Central Asia, and Great Britain, long established on the Indian subcontinent. The two great powers almost came to blows along their common border in the high Pamir Mountains. They finally agreed to give a buffer zone to Afghanistan to lessen the... Read More
Our last stop in Middle Europe was beautiful Budapest.
Krakow is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
The streets of Prague are full of fairy castles and Art Nouveau!