Monthly Archive: January 2012

A Balkan Train Ride-2

A Balkan Train Ride

Is it possible to feel sorry for a train? Watching this little steam engine freezing in the snow at Bansko station, I almost did… The...

Bundles-of-Grandmother

Anatomy of a Bulgarian Restaurant

We have spent more time than I am entirely comfortable with in Bulgarian tourist restaurants lately. Here’s what to expect, should you bow to the...

Burning Money

How (Not) To Go Skiing On A Budget

Someone once compared sailing to standing fully clothed under a cold shower burning ten pound notes. Which would, I guess, make skiing standing in a...

Yi-Lady-Smoking

The Friday Photo: Yi Lady Smoking

We met this lady from the Yi tribal minority catching the cable car up to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, outside Lijiang, China, to tend to...