Island Hopping: Mykonos (I)

Mykonos, August 2011 – Summer is fast-approaching, and what better to do than island hopping! We seem to be on Jackie O’s trail (Capri: On Jackie O’s trail) again…this time on Mykonos, one of the most popular of the Aegean islands. Despite it being the smallest of the Cyclades, travelers from all over the world…

Café Tomaselli

Salzburg, June 2015 – If there were an Austrian café institution, it would be the 300-years old Café Tomaselli. If it was good enough for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, it is good enough for Mr. King and me.  Café Tomaselli was a favorite hangout for the prodigy composer. Speaking of Wolfgang, it was another Wolfgang and…

Austria’s National Dishes

Vienna, April 2011 – Vienna is world-famous for its Wiener Schnitzel, Sacher torte, chocolate and Viennese coffee, and one can comprehend why after tasting these culinary delights in Vienna! Wiener Schnitzel Austria’s national dish is Wiener Schnitzel, (German for Viennese Schnitzel) a bread-crumbed, thin slice of veal that is deep-fried.   An outstanding Wiener Schnitzel is not oily…

Shopping in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Hanoi, February 2014 – The Old Quarter can be described as the “heart” of Hanoi since it is the home to numerous artisans, restaurants and famous sights – the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda and Flag Tower of Hanoi. Its origin stems from the 11th century, when King Ly Thai decided to build his…