Leaving Haiti in a 21’ boat with the Caribbean’s bravest sailors.
Archives for 2009
It’s Italy’s unsung region, yet its food has conquered the world—or at least the table. Think prosciutto di Parma, Parmesan, porcini, and half of all pastas known to man (just for starters). The source of its power? Po Valley dirt—fine, dense, almost chocolately, accumulated over millennia. Patrick Symmes feasts on the cities of the plain [Continue Reading]
It’s year ten of the REVOLUTION. Venezuela’s oil riches are vanishing, and el presidente’s “Yankee devil” rhetoric has created the world’s most hostile environment for Homo turisticus. PATRICK SYMMES goes looking for adventure, and comes back with a tale that will haunt him forever. I’LL ADMIT THERE ARE MOMENTS, even on the mainland. The [Continue Reading]