This summer's sweltering temperatures call for refreshing whites. I love the diversity and distinctiveness of Italian wines and Italian native grape varieties. Have you tried Zibbibo from Pantelleria? Or Ribolla Gialla from Friuli Venezia Giulia? It's an infinite game of discovery.
It is impossible for Greek businesses to get credit outside of Greece. The amount of money that may leave the country to buy essential goods and services is severely limited. It will be no surprise when GDP shrinks in the third quarter and when unemployment spikes.
It was certainly cool to be an environmentalist in Hungary in the 1980s. But that was 30 years ago. The environmental movement in Hungary has aged considerably since then. Other issues became hip, young people were drawn to other movements, and Green organizations shrank.
Do you really speak Swedish? I was admiring the pretty blonde girl greeting us at the reception in Lyon, France. Not only was she born in Sweden, sh...
I can speak Latin. Yes, this infamous dead language is still very much alive, and nowhere more so than in the halls of private schools. So when can you use Latin if you can't speak it to anyone? The answer is everywhere.
We decided it was time to let a few of these destinations, and their gorgeous landscapes, tasty food, and historic architecture, out of the bag.
Communism was relegated to the dustbin of history for many reasons, foremost among them were its warped economic policies. In places like Poland during the 1960s, foreigners with access to hard currency could easily game the system and do pretty well.
On my first trip to Paris in 1988, I had a long list of things to do and see, and the Louvre was number one on that list. The Mona Lisa! The Winged Victory! The Venus de Milo! I didn't get to the Louvre for days.
So, there I was minding my own business when, from nowhere -- well, that's debatable -- I received "a sign" from The Universe to write about my Polish family's odyssey surviving Joseph Stalin's mass deportation of approximately 1 million Poles during the 1940s.
I've been traveling for nearly a week in southwest England and have not seen an American. There are plenty of tourists but not a Yank in sight. This is Cornwall, where the last native speaker of the Cornish language probably died in the late 1700s. But there still is local pride.
If the nation is to heal distanced families and broken hearts, the Polish people and Parliament should move past stalled discourse and act on marriage equality -- with respect, compassion and sensitivity -- to further affirm the dignity of LGBT Pols.
More than once, I seriously considered the idea of forgoing the trip and forgetting my impulsive purchase all together. In my moments of doubt I asked myself: would I ever really forgive myself for turning down a trip to Italy? The answer was no.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Forests Disappear, So Do Beautiful Insects. Pinterest.com ...
LONDON -- When push came to shove, Varoufakis faced the difficult choice of going along with more of the same, despite knowing that it would fail, or trying to pivot to a new approach. He bravely opted for the latter. While his brash style undermined outcomes, it would be a real tragedy to lose sight of his arguments (which have been made by many others as well).
The EU must and can settle internal deficits and surpluses, as long as these remain within the euro zone. Therefore, a better integration of economic and fiscal policies and a significant increase in economic transfers within the euro zone are needed.
"Niki of Xanthi" is my first "sun" sculpture. It's an amorphous bas-relief on the wall of "the House of Shadow" in Xanthi, Greece.