Georgia’s language is melodious, except when it’s yelled by an enraged taxi driver. With 30 minutes to reach famous and nearby Barbarestan restaurant in Tbilisi, we called a cab. Unsurprisingly, the driver spoke no English. Unexpectedly, though, he didn’t recognize the name or address of the restaurant, even when presented to him… Continue reading Searching for Barbarestan
Funny, how small things can change the course of your life. For me, it was a brief mention in a guide book, about a collection of 19th-century reverse paintings on glass in a Buddhist temple in Mae Hong Son, Thailand. As an artist who paints on glass, I was intrigued. Originally established in the early… Continue reading It all began with 1864 curves.
One of the many reasons we fell in love with SE Asia was the food. When we arrived in Chiang Mai in 2000, we left our little hotel on the Ping River to look for food–-our very first meal in Thailand. We drifted down the street, and finally settled on a small place… Continue reading And we thought Mexican food was spicy!
When we first visited Cambodia in 2005, we didn’t know what to expect. Pol Pot, the genocidal leader of the Khmer Rouge, had been apprehended only 8 years earlier—and as far as we knew, Cambodia was still a country in turmoil. When we arrived in Siem Reap, though, the sense of rebirth in the air… Continue reading Cambodia notes