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Entertainment

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come to once again question the borders of the European continent along with its penchant for sequins and a strong dance beat. It is a time when old alliances are totaled in “points” and everyone is reminded just how many countries the former Yugoslavia has now become. Mesdames et [...]

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If you weren’t able to catch — or catch tickets for — all the films you wanted to see at this year’s Berlinale, a few of Berlin’s theaters offer additional showings of select films in their theaters in the weeks following the festival.
Perhaps it’s just a rainy February Tuesday evening, and you’re not in the [...]

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Every Monday, the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum in Berlin opens its exhibition to the public for free.  Located on Unter den Linden, it’s nearly equidistant from Museuminsel or the Brandenburg Gate and is a quick hop from Gendarmenmarkt.  Plan 30 minutes to an hour to view the artwork and browse the gift shop in this relatively [...]

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The days are getting longer and lighter.  The New Year’s debris has finally been cleared from the streets.  Snowfall has turned to rain.  And so, once again it is time for Berlin to put giant bears on posters, roll out red carpets across town, and welcome the glitterati of the film world to the city.  [...]

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Tuesday is discount day at one of the largest English-language (i.e. not dubbed) cinemas in Berlin.  On tap this week was Woody Allen’s newest, Vicky Cristina Barcelona.  Though a sadder movie than I expected, what disappointed me most was the portrayal of one of those three title characters — can you guess which one?
The film is set [...]

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This Just In published an interesting interview with Alex Boylan, star of the upcoming show Around the World for Free.  Boylan earned his fame and travel cred as the winner of the U.S. reality television show The Amazing Race 2.  Please go read the interview, (watch this clip, if you choose,) then come back and join in the following [...]

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Carnegie Hall offers a variety of free concerts as part of their Neighborhood Concert series, playing throughout the year at locations around New York City.

Tonight at 8 p.m. you can enjoy Ben Allison & Man Size Safe at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.  (Listen to clips of the group at benallison.com > videos/photos.)
Other concerts this month include:
Falu (listen)
Sunday, December [...]

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Greetings fellow travelers and welcome to this week’s Carnival of Cities. I’m happy to be your host as we jet around the world following tales of tapioca, tumbling and taxidermy. Intrigued? Read on . . .
New York City, NY, USA: Sascha Zuger from Travel Savvy Mom scoops a great hotel package, [...]

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Traveling in Europe for nearly a decade, I’ve reached a saturation point with churches. Some study-abroad students come down with an unshakable case of ABC Syndrome (short for “Another Boring Church”) in just 10 weeks! Don’t get me wrong: I studied church art intensively and am still moved by the beauty and [...]

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Just because I live overseas doesn’t mean the world is at my fingertips.  While you’re sitting in your office living vicariously through my adventures, fantasizing about that once-in-a-lifetime trip to Paris, to Istanbul, to Kenya or to Sydney, I too have my own list of “if only I had the money” destinations.  For me, most [...]

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