Savoring the Moments in Modena, Italy

 “We do not remember days, we remember moments.” Cesare Pavese As we strolled the cobbled streets of Modena, Italy, surrounded by the graceful city’s earth-toned buildings, we couldn’t help but feel that we were back in an exotic part of the world that doesn’t often see visitors. The portico-packed, elegant lanes were decidedly Italian in architectural character,Continue reading “Savoring the Moments in Modena, Italy”

Love in the Air: A Wedding in Modena, Italy

“Where there is love there is life.” Mahatma Gandhi Shortly before the centuries-old bell tower tolled five o’clock, a crowd of uninvited and surprise guests huddled together on Modena’s Piazza Grande to celebrate a marriage. A crisp-white Fiat dressed in balloons stood guard on the cobbled Italian town square, ready to whisk the new couple away. Step-by-step, inContinue reading “Love in the Air: A Wedding in Modena, Italy”

Kicking Back in Toronto’s Kensington Market Neighborhood

A mustard-colored chair, with a model of the earth sitting on it, signified our arrival in in the Kensington Market neighborhood of Toronto. For several hours, we strolled around this quirky district, appreciating its multicultural qualities, friendly characters, and unique businesses.

Scenes from Hoi An, Vietnam

Even on the most overcast of days, Hoi An’s streets are replete with color. Salespeople stand before crumbling, mustard-colored buildings, enticing the young — and the young at heart — with bunches of fluorescent balloons. Nearby, market stalls overflow with vibrant-colored produce. There are miniature bananas, silk scarves of every hue, and blue-and-white dishes withContinue reading “Scenes from Hoi An, Vietnam”