A Journal of Craft, Travel and Culture

Monthly Archives for August 2015

Rodez

While it is easy to be impressed by the ancient history and the magnificent architecture of Rodez from the first glance, it took me some…

Beaulieu sur Dordogne

Beaulieu sur Dordogne is a charming Medieval town ideal for a one day getaway. We found this town during a rushed August hotel booking as a…

Albi

The long, luscious lines of massive plane trees signaled that we were entering a French town – one old and cultured enough to have cultivated…

Summer in the Alps

Everybody knows the Alps for its ski range and winter resources, but this summer I had a chance to discover its beauty during the hot season…

August Vacation in the Southwest of France

August is the peak vacation month in France. With five weeks of vacation per year mandated by labor law, the French often take two to three weeks…

An Embroidered World by Thai Women in Quy Chau

Hand embroidery is a heirloom technique mastered by Thai ethnic artisans in Quy Chau, Vietnam. Using their experience, imagination, skills as well as local materials, Thai…