My first impressions of my new home, Saigon, Vietnam. Of course, first impressions are subject to change, which is why I want to get them down while they are untainted. One day I’m going to figure out this city, but today is not that day.
“Dale la vuelta a la tortilla.”
Literally, the expression means to turn the omelet—always easier said than done.
Jamón is a way of life, not just the quintessential Spanish food.
My new bite-sized series, A Moveable Feast, will feature anecdotes and lessons learned from my favorite Spanish foods. The first features pan con tomate, which is as delicious as it is simple to prepare.
If you, Barcelona, could be all those things and more, couldn’t I?
Travel the world while your eyes are as big as saucers, while you aren’t disillusioned by the disappointments in life, while you find beauty in the smallest of things.
Our hair whipped aside in the salty air as we leaned on each other, all of us filled with the typical study-abroad recognition of fleeting beauty: We may only get one chance to see this. But it was a thought that none of us liked, and so we swept that out to the ocean as well.