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Greetings from the land of snooty waiters! It has been a few weeks since I last wrote on the blog. Pardonnez-moi. My apologies. The first half of our trip, and two full weeks, have just gone by.  Paris, London: two fascinating European cities. Blending the old and the new, traditions and quirkiness, effortlessly. Embracing stereotypes, defying them. London, Paris:…

    Let’s go back in time, to the early 1960s, when Puerto Vallarta was still a sleepy fishing village on the Mexican coast. Everything changed after acclaimed and prolific film director John Huston came to town to shoot The Night of the Iguana in September 1962. Huston immediately fell in love with Puerto Vallarta and…

Note to visitors: Por favor, do not attempt to read this post if your WiFi connection is slow. This could prove a very frustrating experience. On the other hand, you could fix yourself a margarita and go with the flow… Enjoy.  Street art, El Malecón, Puerto Vallarta It is not an easy job vacationing in…

It is impossible to discuss French schools without mentioning la rentrée. This is a magical word in the French language, and a special time in French life. La rentrée is when tanned vacationers go back to work, government members go back to whatever it is they do for France, members of trade unions go back to planning…

  Young American tourist in London    London is about to fade away in the review mirror already. We wrapped up the first leg of our European tour today. We had just four days to get reacquainted with the venerable English city. It had been a long time since my last visit, about 16 years…