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The best museum in Istanbul

With all the drinking, eating and people-watching to do while travelling, sometimes — sometimes – I find the museum-going with travel to be a bit…obligatory. Some museums are life-changing for me, like the Reina Sofia in Madrid. Others are full of important and beautiful works that leave me feeling like I really *should* read more art history. If only I could pause journeying this forkful of local...

Visiting Dalí’s house in Port Lligat, Spain

Of all my favourite artists when I was a girl, Dalí was the rock star. I identified with his eccentricity and his public persona, his slant way of looking at the world and the surrealist universe he created. I watched Hitchcock’s Spellbound over and over for the dream sequences he designed. Even as a young student with no money, I bought and framed a poster of Femme a tete de rose for a not inconsiderable...

Photo Friday: Roundabout in Cadaques

This past week my daughter and I traveled to Costa Brava on a press trip to explore the region. One of the places we visited was Cadaques, a former fishing village in Northeast Spain, Catalonia. Salvador Dali often visited the city during is childhood, and you can easily see why. It’s absolutely gorgeous, with a shingle beach in the middle of town and cobbled streets that wind up the hills. The day we were...

How does Disneyland maintain the magic for modern families?

On our recent visit to Disneyland Paris for the launch of the 20th anniversary celebrations, my 8-year-old and I were dazzled by all the spectacles that go along with the celebrations – from new costumes and choreography to a new evening light, music and, um, fire show. But it got me thinking about how a company like Disney keeps its gee-whiz, goodnatured, wholesome appeal going. After all, while Disneyland...

Disneyland Paris’s 20th anniversary celebrations: my top tips

Jenography is never known to miss a party, and Disneyland Paris’s kickoff of its 20th anniversary celebrations were no exception. My daughter and I were among a contingent of bloggers and journalists to the launch of the park’s year-long celebrations, which feature a gussied up Main Street, a new parade and a dazzling evening light and fireworks show. When Disneyland Paris opened in France 20 years ago, there were...

Silent Sunday

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