Aix de Provence, France. 2009. / ©Stella Kalaw

Food is on my mind as we fly out to Paris. Weather forecast calls for overcast skies for the week with slight chances of showers on some days. Hmm—open shade makes for good pictures and who knows how a break in the clouds will affect the scene? Hopefully, we are inside a museum or sitting in a cafe when it pours. Umbrellas in the luggage? check. It's been twenty some odd years since I last visited Paris so I am excited to rediscover it again. Then we're off to Budapest to visit my brother. This time, I am looking forward to riding the metro and exploring the city on foot. Margaret Island, Szechenyi Baths and the Hungarian House of Photography are on the list. Stay tuned for stories and photographs when I return.