Kalofer, Bulgaria: A Story of Life, Lavender, & Lace

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” Bill Bryson Arriving in what was to be our home away from home inContinue reading “Kalofer, Bulgaria: A Story of Life, Lavender, & Lace”

Little Ones, Big Smiles

Laos is a land of beautiful smiles, sported by those big and small! We encountered these little ones at play in their village, just before sunset. The boys played with slingshots; they also engaged in a bocce ball or pétanque-like game. Instead of a silvery ball, the resourceful kids tossed flip flops. They were asContinue reading “Little Ones, Big Smiles”