I’m on a Baltic Sea cruise, taking my brand-new Rick Steves’ Northern European Cruise Ports guidebook on its maiden voyage. The fun thing about cruising is that every morning when you look out your window or step out onto the deck, it’s a different great city. While land travelers often see only the fairy-tale half-timbered
Lisbon feels to me like Europe’s San Francisco with rattling trolleys, a famous suspension bridge, a heritage dominated by a horrific earthquake (1755), and lots of fog. I’m kicking off my two months of spring research here–and I’ve hit the ground running to be sure everything in my Rick Steves Portugal guidebook is up-to-date for
Which is not surprising at all. A quick glance at a map of Srinagar revealed the enormity of the Dal lake. The impact the Dal lake has on the tourists as well as the locals of Srinagar is easy to gauge. A beautiful sit out in the middle of the road, the Lal Chowk is
Indian art and architecture has always celebrated sensuality and eroticism. Although most temples in India have their share of erotic sculptures, they are at their passionate best in the temples in Khajuraho and Konark, both of them UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Lost in a world of caresses with passions running high are millions