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Friday, March 10th, 2006

Culture: India: Bollywood Dreams—Bombay’s Other Face

by Nirmala Nataraj There’s no description of Bombay quite comparable to that of Salman Rushdie’s in his novel Midnight’s Children: “Our Bombay: it looks like a hand but really it’s a mouth, always open, always hungry, swallowing food and talent from everywhere else in India. A glamorous leech, producing nothing except films bush-shirts fish…” Perhaps

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Culture: Graz, Austria: I’ll Be Back!

by Jennifer Crawford One of the many glorious perks of living in Europe and dating an international pilot is the opportunity to fly to interesting, exotic, or even never-heard-of locales on a moment’s notice (and, of course,...

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Culture: Dubai: Jewel of the Arabian Gulf

www.dubaicityguide.com www.godubai.com www.dubaiairport.com www.dxbcustoms.gov.ae www.emirates-holidays.com * * * * Karla Erovick is a marketing professional who lived and worked in Dubai in 2001. She was responsible for marketing communications and public relations for the multi-billion dollar Dubai...

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Culture: Mt. Vesuvius, Italy: The Sleeping Giant

by Shauna Billings Arriving at the top of Mt. Vesuvius is like landing on another planet. For a moment, the crushed rust-colored lava path beneath my feet is the soil of Mars. Vents release gases and steam...

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Culture: Zagreb, Croatia: The Best Blind Date

by Sarah Naimark From the window, Zagreb appeared dreary and blurred. Our train lugged itself through a dingy urban strip into the station and I grimaced: ten minutes ahead of schedule. I nudged Anna, my younger sister...

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Culture: Iceland: My Favorite Viking

I met my favorite Viking on a fabulous week-long press tour sponsored by the generous Icelandair.We spent our last night of this fantastic trip at the Viking Village twenty-five minutes outside of Reykjavik. Stefán is one of...

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Culture: Vietnam: The Tet Fest

by Lorraine Godfrey It was well after dark when I arrived in Hanoi late one January evening in 2003. Coming from Bangkok, where temperatures loomed in the nineties (with equal humidity), I was prepared for the heat....

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