Iceland Eats!

Okay my foodie friends, put this one on your list: Vid Tjornina on “The Pond.” And if you hear jokes about Iceland food, figure the tellers are trying to keep some great restaurants to themselves. We stumbled upon this gem (thank you Lonely Planet guide book!) which has recently moved to the Reykjavik City Hall.

The decor: a mix of Victorian plush and lace, a touch of 50s retro in the form of an old radio, set in a classic Scandinavian minimalist municipal building right on a lake! Continue reading


Arabian Nights in Rhodes

We leave Santorini reluctantly. I’m a little worried about Rhodes and how it can match up.
It does.First, our hotel is straight out of Tales of Arabian Nights.

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Set in the warren of streets that is Rhodes Old Town, our cabbie drops us off and gestures toward a narrow cobblestoned alley. Later we learn that most taxis would have dropped us in front of our hotel. But I like arriving by pulling our wheeled bags through winding cobblestone alleys.

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