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Friday, September 30th, 2005

Culture: Latvia: Very Varaklani

by Stephanie Block We could almost hear a fiddler on the roof as the small van pulled into the village of Varaklani, two hours outside of Riga. This is where, pre-pogroms, my ancestors once lived, and we have the black and white photo of several robust peasant women stacking hay with long pitchforks to prove

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Culture: Amsterdam: Harry, Dylan, and Anne

One of the requirements to living in Amsterdam is the ability to successfully operate a bicycle. It’s a lovely city lined with canals, bike lanes, and patient car divers. It’s clear who rules the roads in Amsterdam,...

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Culture: Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Feliz Navidad

After livin’ la vida loca in the crazy city of Cancun, the thought of rocking to sleep in a hammock and sipping cervesas on a pristine beach sounds like the perfect way to spend Christmas. I missed...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Culture: Italy: Olympics Diva Gives Torino Shopping a Ten

by Anna Irrera Hello there!!! I hope you decided to keep reading about Turin since, as I promised in my first article, this one would be more fun and especially more scrumptious! Personally I think a city...

Monday, July 11th, 2005

Culture: San Antonio, Texas: Fiesta Forever!

by Stephanie Block Fiesta is like a Mexican Mardi Gras—it’s the biggest party in Texas, and in a state that size, that’s really saying something! What better setting for this hundred-year old, ten-day party than historic San...

Monday, July 11th, 2005

Culture: Italy: Bye-bye, Miss America

by Audrey Mei It was a good thing I booked my ticket to Italy with Spain’s Iberia Airline because Alitalia went on strike the week I left Portugal. It was a sad occasion to leave that country....

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Culture: Hong Kong: French Fries and Ice Cream

by Joanne Olivieri The air was dense, humid—a pungent aroma of diesel fuel, baked yams, and other harbor delicacies. I’d been sightseeing for hours, roaming the busy streets of Kowloon immersed in cultural flavor. It was time...

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