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Vietnam: Ha Long Bay

As promised in my holiday blog posting, I return to a recounting of highlights from my summer travels. Sitting with my tablet on a frigid January Monday in Minnesota, it takes effort to recall the incredible heat of southeast Asia. … Continue reading

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2013 Holiday Blog

I’ve been stewing about putting together the 2013 edition of the Wall Street Journal, which is what I renamed our holiday newsletter (previously the Holiday Herald) after Mark and I moved to our downtown Saint Paul condo in 2006 (it’s … Continue reading

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Vietnam: Sapa

Sapa, with its verdant green rice paddy terraces. A world so different from my flat Minnesota and Danish homes. My eyes could not soak in enough of its exotic beauty. I was so excited to share the wonder of the … Continue reading

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Vietnam: Hanoi

Motorbikes, honking horns, and amazing street food — these will forever be associated with Hanoi for me. After about 24 hours of travel, Bryn and I arrived at the hotel that had been recommended to us by a Svanholm friend. … Continue reading

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Istanbul – Part Five: City Life

I’m calling this final post on Istanbul “City Life” as a way to include whatever didn’t fit in the four previous topical posts. It will likely end up being a bit of a mish-mash, but I hope it is worth … Continue reading

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Istanbul – Part Four: The Bosphorus

Istanbul is defined by the Bosphorus. Its Golden Horn inlet divides the historic part of the city from the newer part of town where my daughter Bryn and I stayed. The main Bosphorus strait divides Europe from Asia and connects … Continue reading

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Istanbul – Part Three: Food

The food in Turkey was delicious and we experienced it in many forms and many places: from elegant restaurants with white table cloths and doting waiters to the chaos at the floating fish sandwich boats at EminönĂ¼. The traditional accompaniment … Continue reading

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