Mirabile Dictu Visu et Factu is inspired by Virgil’s Aeneid. At the beginning of book 7, Virgil paints a vivid word picture of the relationship of a swarm of bees to a laurel tree, followed by the cheeky exclamation “mirabile dictu!” or “marvelous to say.” The things is, “marvelous to say” doesn’t quite cover all the wonderful curiosities that the world holds. Hence, “Marvelous to Say, See, and Do,” because isn’t it marvelous to learn the oddities of a foreign language? To people watch at the world’s biggest American car show? To gallop through canola fields in Spain? Yes, truly marvelous.
Though Mirabile Travel developed in Paris, its subjects now encompass the world. Special interests include foreign languages, international junk food, sailing, curious critters, hot restaurants, and beautiful graffiti.