Postcards tagged: Old World Vibe
MARRAKECH – I almost cried when I walked into my room. It was a real-life equivalent of the Moroccan fantasy I had built up in my mind. It was a Berber jewel box, and I had the key.
MOROCCO – Some etiquette rules are universal (don't stare!) and some are particular to local customs and culture. A guide to good behavior.
It's the resistance to change that makes me feel at home, and I take comfort in knowing that when I return, things will be the same.
SCOTLAND – I have an Olympic appetite for oysters, dairy products, and whisky. No one told me that Scotland produced the holy trinity of foodstuffs.
BERMUDA – The island is covered in tropical plants and brightly painted cottages with white roofs. Lemon yellow, peach, salmon pink — even the churches come in sea-foam green and turquoise.
The smell of baking bread fills the air and the scent of spices tickle the nose. Alleys twist and turn in every direction to picturesque mosques and tucked away khans. A reader story.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – It's impossible not to relax at Round Hill, one of the most beautiful spots ever. It oozes charm, with an old-world elegance carried over from its early jetsetter days.
It’s nice to duck into a dark church and feel the cool, smooth stones, smell the incense of a century’s worth of masses, and observe a quiet space open to everyone.
DUBLIN – Literary excerpt from Joyce's "Dubliners" setting the scene for a quaint Irish evening.
PARIS, France – He looks as though the ghost of Cary Grant has seized him. The Harcourt aesthetic was conceived to symbolize celebrities as demigods, simultaneously present and untouchable.