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March 28, 2017 David Paul AppellLeave a comment
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Hey, can you by any chance name a Danish city outside of Copenhagen? Most likely not. Your loss, really, because Denmark‘s second largest, for example, is a truly charming bit of business called Aarhus, (pop. 265,000, larger metro area 330,000), on the coast of the Jutland peninsula a three-hour drive (or three-and-a-half hour train ride) from the capital. So charming – and cultured, in fact – that it’s been named a European Capital of Culture for 2017. Keep reading
March 27, 2017 David Paul AppellLeave a comment
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The USA’s second largest city, like most of the country’s most vibrant cities, derives much of that vibrancy from its immigrants. And one of the tastiest legacies of all those generations of immigration is a spectacular array of ethnic eats that are truly globe spanning. Whenever I’m in Chicago, I always concentrate on seeking out the coolest and most exotic. Here’s just a sampling of what’s on the multicultural menu! Keep reading
March 23, 2017 Marita AcostaLeave a comment
Greece‘s capital is like a box of assorted biscuits. It’s exciting to take the lid off, and you can spend hours and days rummaging through the attractive variety of reasons for devouring them down to the last crumb. Like the Parthenon, some are irresistible classic flavours, but there are other less obvious and highly creative ones. Let’s tuck in to 24 hours in the most contemporary side of Athens together and fill us up with so much art, design, and cuisine. Keep reading
March 22, 2017 Miguel Martínez RabanalLeave a comment
Visiting Puerto Rico, you’ll pretty much always have good weather, a wealth of fun activities to choose from, and if you’re a nature lover, the added bonus of some unique eco-opportunities. And for an island grouping of its modest size, it happens to be home to an impressive variety of ecosystems and landscapes, from bioluminescent bays to dense rain forests dotted with waterfalls (one is even home to the world’s longest zipline).
March 21, 2017 Miguel Martínez RabanalLeave a comment
Beyond capital Buenos Aires, South America‘s second largest country is packed with an enormous variety of incredible sights, sites, and experiences. And one area which tends to get less attention from visitors is its northwest, the Argentine Northwest (sometimes referred to by the Spanish acronym NOA) is a perfect, and very c0lourful example. When I visited not long ago, I was totally charmed by the authenticity of its towns and people.
March 20, 2017 José Luis BravoLeave a comment
One of Spain‘s best kept secrets is a land of green rolling hills and rugged sea coast, wedged up north between the Basque Country and Asturias. Cantabria is an autonomous community with a huge, bustling capital, Santander, but in its hinterland also thousands of sweet little corners which will send nature lovers, history buffs, culture vultures, and adrenaline junkies over the moon. Let me count the ways… Keep reading
March 17, 2017 David Paul AppellLeave a comment
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Most people think of the Emerald Isle in terms of the Republic of Ireland, from capital Dublin to iconic spots such as the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, and Galway. But less well known – perhaps in part because it was off the tourism radar for many years thanks to the sectarian “Troubles” – is the six counties and 14,000 or so square kilometres (5,500 sq. miles) carved out of the Isle’s northeast corner, which has remained part of the United Kingdom to this day. These days, however, it’s been becoming increasingly popular as a destination – especially, it must be said, since many locations here were used to film the first three seasons of Game of Thrones (and you’d better believe they’re milking that one for all it’s worth). So here’s a quick primer… Keep reading
March 15, 2017 María José Cortés LamasLeave a comment
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Especially in the 21st century, Shanghai is more than ever a city of contrasts – from its traditional corners to its hypermodern skyline, especially embodied in the Pudong district. Perhaps less familiar to many, though, is that China‘s largest city happens to be one of the world’s great trove of Art Deco, the distinctive architectural style of the early 20th century.
March 14, 2017 David Paul AppellLeave a comment
In the past few years, art has truly been one of the bright spots in Cuba‘s cities, and especially in capital Havana. In addition to a quite fine Museum of Cuban Fine Arts (Calle Trocadero between Zulueta & Monserrate), with works spanning the early colonial period to just yesterday, these days there are also myriad galleries and shops.
Many of them, especially in Old Havana, traffick largely in tourist kitsch, but you can also find some world-class work in galleries such as Galería Habana in the El Vedado neighbourhood and the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, in the same district. And if you can make it down for the triennial art extravaganza called Bienal de la Habana (next held in November 2018), it’s truly a big, impressive deal, not just in the Cuban context but also for Latin America in general.
Beyond that, perhaps more than most cities I can name, you can get an eyeful of art just by walking the streets, as increasingly the shabby façades are being enlivened and made more interesting by a growing array of street art – some “official”, some not. Keep reading
March 13, 2017 José BalidoLeave a comment
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That the history of Spain includes centuries as a colony of ancient Rome as well as rule by Muslim dynasties from North Africa is known to many. What’s less familiar are the others who came before them, including Celts, Iberians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and even the ancient Greeks.
The Hellenic world in the first millennium BC was, as you’ll recall, split into dozens of city-states (Athens and Sparta being the best known today). A number of these traded all around the Mediterranean basin – for example, with the Tartessians of what is today western Andalusia. And at least 30 also seeded the region with scores of colonies – either trading outposts or city states in their own right. And the ruins of the westernmost of these can be seen today in the Catalonia province of Girona – a place that always fires my imagination whenever I visit. Keep reading