Seven favorite photos


I’m participating in HostelBookers’ 7 Super Shots–here they are.

Postcard from Cambodia: Lizards and spiders and snakes, oh my!


Dear Readers, This is one of those postcards that arrives after the sender has already returned home. Our trip was wonderful, and even after two and a half weeks, I could have stayed longer. I’ll reveal more soon, but consider these critters a little something to whet your appetite until then (fried spiders, anyone?). Love, The […]

Postcard from Cambodia: Angkor Temples

Sunrise at Angkor Wat. (c)Stephanie Dosch 2011

Dear readers, Having a fabulous time in Cambodia. The temples at Angkor are like something out of a movie, and the number of them, as well as the uniqueness of each one, is unbelievable. Wish you were here! In the meantime, here are a few photos. Love, The Viatrix

Sweating it out in a Turkish bath

A Female Turkish Bath Or Hammam 1785 by Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier

A bewildered Viatrix tries her hand at relaxing Turkish-style.

Eating in Istanbul


The Viatrix’s favorite places to eat in Istanbul.

Shopping in Istanbul

Egin Tekstil

Istanbul is a shopper’s paradise. Even non-shoppers will want to buy everything in sight.

Drinking in Istanbul

Sage Tea

The Viatrix’s favorite Istanbul libations and places to drink them.

Film review: Ugetsu

A look at Kenji Mizoguchi’s classic fable.