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Solving the US health care fiasco
by Manny Gonzalez - November 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Our country is the Philippines.
Bitcoins and blockchains: Murphy’s Law waiting to happen
by Manny Gonzalez - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Murphy’s Law: Whatever can go wrong, will.
Why don’t we have official national dishes?
by Manny Gonzalez - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Here is an off-the-wall idea for changing ourselves and our society, and just maybe improving our economic performance in the long run: Start building civic pride by selecting, proclaiming, and promoting our national...
Opening the right doors in Bordeaux
by Manny Gonzalez - June 3, 2018 - 12:00am
After kicking myself for over a year, I later had the good fortune not only to live in Paris and learn about wine at leisure, but to take a several-months-long wine-tasting course under the legendary Steven Spurrier...
What is the capital of Switzerland?
by Manny Gonzalez - April 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Lausanne, the Self-Styled Olympic City. Just an hour train-ride from Geneva (and you can in fact go straight from Geneva airport), Lausanne is carved into a steep hillside which rises from the lake.
Don’t look for spam or longganisa
by Manny Gonzalez - April 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Like a lot of swiss cities, lucerne is situated on a largish lake. One thing you can do in Lucerne is take a Lake Lucerne cruise.
Who goes to Switzerland?
by Manny Gonzalez - April 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Brasserie Lipp is the go-to restaurant for thrifty diners in Genava, those who can find their way to Confederation Centre.  
A visit to Christie’s Auction House, and a glimpse of the $450 million Da Vinci
by Manny Gonzalez - November 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Da Vinci painting has had a long odyssey. It reappeared in the early 20th century, by then heavily overpainted and attributed not to Leonardo but an unknown imitator. In 1958, the painting was sold at auction...
Key questions about the Spain/Catalunya crisis answered
by Manny Gonzalez - October 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Why should you care about what’s going on in Spain?
The unfolding current crisis in Catalunya
by Manny Gonzalez - October 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
After Franco died, in 1978 the Spanish government was reorganized as a parliamentary monarchy. In Catalunya, the new Constitution was ratified by 95% of voters.
Spanish and Catalan history in a nutshell
by Manny Gonzalez - October 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
I didn’t want to be around to watch history in the making, but here I am in Barcelona, witness to a tragicomedy that will, one way or the other, affect the future of Europe.
Bigger & better in Texas
by Manny Gonzalez - September 2, 2016 - 12:00am
If you are not from Texas, I am almost sure that everything you know about it you learned from TV. (Heck, this is probably true even if you are from Texas).
Counting stars, from Manhattan to San Francisco
by Manny Gonzalez - July 17, 2016 - 12:00am
Michelin (mish-lanh) makes tires. In the early, early days of automobiles, tires didn’t last very many miles, so it was worthwhile for tire-makers to encourage people to drive more, to wear the tires out ...
Barcelona by bar
by Manny Gonzalez - June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
There are lots of other sources which will tell you what to see and do in Barcelona. Because I am such a nice guy, and want to save you a lot of bother, I have thoughtfully listed the top ones here:
Eating my way through London
by Manny Gonzalez - June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
London is a very expensive city to eat in. Or breathe in. Even a mediocre Chinese restaurant will set you back £20. So if you want to save your money for Oxford Street, you’ll have to exercise some ...
Baden-Baden on a budget, barely
by Manny Gonzalez - January 11, 2015 - 12:00am
Exactly how I wound up in Baden-Baden, I don’t care to tell you, except that a lot of people go to Baden-Baden for their health.
The sensual pleasure of Bordeaux
by Manny Gonzalez - January 4, 2015 - 12:00am
But not just any wine. These wines.
A stroll around Heidelberg
by Manny Gonzalez - January 19, 2014 - 12:00am
As I have sometimes been known to claim, you can tell a lot about a city by the shops or facilities that are over-represented in its downtown area.
Three stores, three lunches, and the best meal money can buy in Paris
by Manny Gonzalez - January 5, 2014 - 12:00am
If you go to Paris with one or more females and have some spare time, sooner or later it will occur to them to go shopping.
Three exhibits in Paris: Culture without pain
by Manny Gonzalez - December 6, 2013 - 12:00am
Are you below 18? Keep reading, just don’t tell your Mommy.
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