Posts by John Henderson:
Saudi Arabia: the kingdom is opening up, making visas easier to get, bringing a whole new group of tourists to Al-Ula, Madain Saleh, and Jeddah’s Corniche.
Tajikistan. Hiking in this country that’s nearly all mountains, from the capital Dushanbe to Artuch Mountaineering Camp in the Fan Mountains.
Procida, a tiny island in Italy made famous by a movie, is the ultimate weekend escape By John Henderson In “Il Postino,” the 1994 Oscar-nominated film about a postman falling in love on a small Italian island, Mario the mailman pesters famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda about metaphors. Mario wants the perfect analogy to express […]
By John Henderson The air is crisp in Tuscany at 1,800 feet. The hills that make the Tuscan landscape look like a quilt of earth colors rejuvenates your senses in ways only a Jacuzzi can approach. The views. The tastes. The breezes. As I sat on my bike in the tiny hilltop village of San […]
An American Expat enjoys the season, far away from home By John Henderson It’s Christmas time in Rome where St. Peter’s Square fills on Christmas Eve and chestnuts really do roast on open fires. It’s where nativity scenes share space with priests and pilgrims, not sporting goods and big-screen TVs. Comparing Christmas in Rome to […]
The High Tatras: “Black Skyscrapers Rising from a Forest” By John Henderson You have a lot of time to think when you’re alone, staring down at cloud cover and up at impossibly steep black peaks rising from cobalt blue lakes below. You think about the environment. You think about the exhaustion. You think about the […]
Rome’s Delicious Mercato Testaccio, the Market He Loves By John Henderson If you want off the beaten path in a city like Rome, where the paths have been beaten for two millenniums, follow your nose. Follow the smell of salmon caught that morning, of maroon prosciutto taunting you behind glass, of white, round buffalo mozzarella […]
Getting a Visa to Live in Italy Legally By John Henderson Do you remember that popular optical illusion drawing of dozens of staircases that appear to go up and down but, at closer look, they really don’t go anywhere? Regardless of how many steps you take, no matter what direction you’re going, they keep leading […]