Open Studios at Industry City

Recently, there was an Open Studios event down in Industry City, a complex of large warehouses that have been recently renovated and revitalized thanks to the numerous small businesses that have made their home there. I’ve visited once before for a crafts fair about two years ago but all I managed to see was the… Continue Reading

Lunch at Genuine Superette

At a corner where Little Italy meets Chinatown is a new eatery that is neither Italian nor Asian. I met M for an early lunch on Saturday at Genuine Superette before we headed for an event in Brooklyn. The new downtown location is much more convenient for me to get to than their original spot… Continue Reading

Experiencing Engelberg

After a morning high in the mountains, the last group excursion of our trip was a journey to the Swiss countryside. Listed as “Swiss Heritage” in the travel brochure, it was an optional outing which I think everyone in my tour group took part in. After a short break back in Lucerne where we grabbed… Continue Reading

Queen of the Mountains

The last full day of our trip was one of more fun and exciting ones. After breakfast, we drove west to Vitznau where the views of Lake Lucerne were absolutely beautiful. The bus dropped us off at the edge of the lake, where one can take a train to go up Mount Rigi, also known… Continue Reading

Last Stop: Lucerne

We were nearing the end of our tour and finally we’ve arrived in the last country, Switzerland. From Vaduz, it was supposed to be a non-stop drive to Lucerne. Instead of being welcomed with a view of Lake Lucerne, we were first greeted by members of the Swiss police. The short version of the story… Continue Reading