Laughing at the Pantheon

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Here’s a story I shared with you earlier in the summer, but it actually happened last year. I thought I’d share it again since I’m simultaneously missing my sister Sarah (aka Ambassador Hen) and longing to visit Rome. Maybe the next...
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Portuguese Adventures with Friends

by Sarah, aka Ambassador Hen Hanging out with Carlos and Rute on a Saturday afternoon means adventure, breathtaking scenery, warm conversation, and laughter.   Our friends’ bios: Carlos claims to be the second best fish griller in the world, only behind Jesus Christ,...
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Happy São Martinho Day

by Sarah, aka Ambassador Hen November 11 — Winters in Portugal are cold and wet. The rains start in October and don’t end until March. The days are dark, cold, wet, and very windy. The clothes don’t dry on the drying racks, towels in the bathroom stay damp all...
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Naked at the Beach

by Sarah, a.k.a. Ambassador Hen I love European beach nudity. Not the topless or fat naked old man kind, although that is amusing too. Especially when you cannot determine if the sunbather is a man or a woman. The kids and I have really questioned the gender of some German...
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European Food Journal

by Sarah, a.k.a. Ambassador Hen My eating habits while traveling leave much to be desired. I love good food. I love trying new food. But mostly I like my food to be simple, flavorful, and fresh, without too much butter or cream. Each trip I am excited to try the local offerings...
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