‘come quickly, i am drinking the stars’ – dom perignon

Champagne is one of life’s elegant extras. Sadly, not an original thought. Charles Dickens said it first. But I could not agree more. Champagne is a cure for sadness and an amplifier of happiness. And of course, opening a bottle…

paradise found: noanoa island

The question is: when you find the perfect place, do you share that info?Well, I have found the ideal spot. And, after much deliberation, have decided to reveal this paradise. It is a little island called NoaNoa.   And I…

lama temple

I have discovered what Buddhists have apparently known for centuries… size does matter. On a freezing morning in my first February, with guidebook in hand, I visited the Lama Temple.  I hoped to find respite from the biting Beijing winter…

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