Romantic Ramblings: Quinta da Regaleira

There's something to be said for the trope of the labyrinth--confusion, discovery, loss, mystery. Theseus and the Minotaur, David Bowie's eponymous film, the various creatures of a little girl's frightened imagination. How can we find our way out of the endlessly twisting, confusing paths that life itself makes for us?

Swiss Miss

I had never really thought much about Switzerland before. Sure, I had seen pictures and Rick Steves specials but it didn't occur to me as a place I was dying to visit. But it turns out you should visit it, because in person it is amazingly, staggeringly beautiful.