All posts tagged: travel stories

Russian Tea by Meg Freer

Brewed with boiling water from the silver samovar, the tea was brought at any time of day by the provodnitsa assigned to our carriage. We called her the tea lady and admired her brightly colored Russian scarf. Everyone drank the tea, including my three-year-old sister and […]

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Venice via Haiku

Kelly Westhoff: Photos/Postcards       BIO: Kelly Westhoff writes essays and haiku. Her essays have appeared in Motherwell, The Star Tribune, Minnesota Bride, GoNomad, and more. Her haiku have been published in Mineral Journal and St. Paul Almanac. She lives in Minneapolis, but the […]

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The Piero Tour of Italy by Bernie Langs

While familiarizing myself over the years with the pictures painted by the Masters of the Italian Renaissance, I found that one artist stands out as singularly enigmatic in his body of work, Piero della Francesca (c.1415-1492). I have read various summaries about della Francesca in […]

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Rescue from Machu Picchu by Eliot Wilner

January 2010, Urubamba River Valley On January 24 we boarded a train in Ollantaytambo for the twenty-six mile ride to the town of Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu where almost all tourists book overnight accommodations.  Train service had been interrupted during the previous […]

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