Day Trip from Austin: Duchman Family Winery

I have been living in Texas for the past 6 months, and what I love the most is that The Lone Star state doesn’t cease to surprise me. I would have never thought that of all places Texas is popular for its wineries! Texas wines are often compared to Portuguese wines because of the similar sunny and dry climate…

What the Bar From Good Will Hunting Looks Like in Real Life

It makes you think, it makes you laugh, it makes you cry… I first watched Good Will Hunting in Russia many years back and fell in love with it. But after visiting Boston, walking around MIT campus and trying to find my way in small and sometimes scary streets of Southie… where do I even…

Istanbul in 24 Hours: Turkish Coffee and Turkish Meze

Istanbul in my imagination has a color, and the color is greyish blue, the color of water and sky blending together so you can’t separate one from another and it looks like the ships are swimming in clouds and the mosques are growing from water.  For somebody else Istanbul might be sunny, hot and bright….

Elisa’s Italian Dinner

This is Elisa. She is a biomedical engineer by day and a domestic goddess by night. She is also cute as a button and has the most adorable smile that makes me smile back every time I look at her. I can’t keep my eyes off her. That is actually all I do this evening…