Can an airport inspire poetry? Heathrow sure does!

By Rohan: A little girl plays with her mother’s hair. She twirls it in one arm and lets it go like a wind-up toy. Her hazel eyes gaze into the window of a Harrods, the store’s iconic bear staring back at her. She’s enchanted by the plush toy, hypnotized.   Next to the family is […]

Ever had Koshari? It’s flavor fusion nirvana!

By Lakshmi: During multiple trips to London, we’ve walked by Koshari Street, this tiny, narrow restaurant in Covent Garden that serves up killer “make your own” Koshari.  Koshari (also known as Kushari or Koshary) is an Egyptian dish that originated in the 19th century. Given we were never at Koshari Street around meal times, we […]

A photoessay on the beauty and intrigue of doors in Basel

On a recent trip to Basel, I got a chance to take my time and walk around the city.  As always, I was drawn to the many doors I encountered along the way.  Doors create such a sense of intrigue and mystery.  They feed my fertile imagination, as I wonder what lies behind each of […]