Although I kept saying we were off to Darfur, what I really meant was Dafen, the village of artists that is so famous that television series have been filmed to document the phenom and I have been dreaming of my own version of the Mona Lisa with my face painted

So there I was, at the Delta Airlines counter in the nicest of CDG's international terminals, E, and trying desperately to get back to the US. Because I had excess baggage, I had called ahead to get the skinny. The I got to the counter with my four tiny suitcases

Fabrics in Little Africa in Paris. In this city of haute couture, you can find designer fabrics by the meter in many posh stores in well-heeled districts about town. But if you want a bargain, or just something edgy, you should go to the fabric markets. The main fabric market,

by Suzy Gershman It's hard to find a shopper, or much of any traveler to France, who doesn't like flea markets. But here I am to say, whooooaaaaa — there's better bargains to be had in France. I have become spoiled by vide greniers and Emmahus. To me, many flea

A vintage Citroen in front of the The Metropole Sofitel in Hanoi. When you wake up in a large room in The Metropole Sofitel Hanoi and sun is streaming in from the garden, it's already a perfect day. When your room-mates are snoring or buried beneath their down or fiddling

By Suzy Gershman I am afraid of the dark. I am afraid of heights. And I am really terrified of Italian highways that go over viaducts and leave you hanging out there in the breeze while Enzo in his Fiat is soaring past you at 150kph. So Sarah, the Editorial