Mike loves going to the ends of the earth — literally. He is fascinated by the farthest points on the compass on each continent, and he had a surprise planned for me in Africa.
Before we left on this around-the-world adventure, I would've said Morocco was my favorite country. Of all the places I'd visited, I loved everything about its culture, landscape, and people. This trip was different.
"Welcome to the best market in the world." It was the greeting we received at the entrance to La Boqueria food market in Barcelona, Spain, on a tour with our instructor from Cook & Taste Barcelona. We were buying the ingredients …
When we left Beauvoir, France, we were a little overwhelmed by the magic of Mont Saint-Michel. But not so overwhelmed that we couldn't enjoy some fine French wine.
"We have a dragon that will breathe fire tonight at 10:30," said the hotel receptionist. Of course you do.
Cathedrals, castles, flowers, and first beers in Cologne and Brühl, Germany.
Mighty fortresses and culinary works of art in pastoral Luxembourg.
Ever the romantic, Mr. Michael Ballard has planned several stops on this trip that are anniversary gifts to me. One of those was a visit to the Champagne region of France.
Liechtenstein is fun to say.