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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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Welcome to the eighth Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for Asia, Oz. Here you’ll find Asian, Australian, New Zealand, and Oceania travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.
Photo inspiration this week comes from my friend Ciaron, currently gallivanting around Japan.  While this image is from one of his previous trips, you and [...]

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Europe makes it so easy, even for the busy tourist, to take a meandering stroll through a public park.  Due to their central locations, the following parks are hardly an addition to a traveler’s checklist — indeed, they connect visitor points of interest so smoothly, you’ll think you planned to take that little break in [...]

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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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A new “express” bus service now links Südkreuz train station in Berlin with Schönefeld Airport.  Price:  6 euros, 4 euros with any BVG ticket, 3 euros with a weekly or monthly ticket.  For those flying into Berlin, the ticket remains valid for further transit on public transportation in Berlin ABC.
This bus represents no monetary savings [...]

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Wherever you are in the world today celebrating (EuroCheapo’s got the partial scoop on events in Europe) — Happy Obama Day to you!
Are you headed to the Mall, attending a Ball, or watching the events on your TV in the hall? Share the stories of your Inauguration Day experience in the comments.

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Some friends of mine made an unhappy discovery when departing the Czech Republic with a long-sought bottle of wine (or two):  their duty-free purchase was confiscated when making a connection in another EU airport.
As much as I complain about the security theater Americans abbreviate TSA, there is one upside to the system:  once you’re in (and don’t connect [...]

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On Saturday, January 10, retailers, resorts and recreation programs across the United States will be sponsoring free introductions to the outdoor sports of cross-country skiing and snoeshoeing.
If it’s not too darn cold, Winter Trails 2009 is an excellent reason to get off your kiester and get moving!  Are you one of the millions of Americans who’ve resolved to shed [...]

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I’m sadly making my way back across the Atlantic today, but before I go, I wanted to share a picture from my brief visit to New York City.  This fair maiden guards the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park, which I walked from top to bottom on New Year’s Day.

Have you already completed your first travels of [...]

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Monday Business

December 29, 2008

in Contest, Photos, Travel, USA, Web Tips

Hope everyone had a nice holiday and has recovered from and repented for any gluttony they may have participated in. Just two reminders and a belated photo this Monday morning.
First, it’s your last chance to get your suggestions in for the running Reader Tips Contest for New York City and Washington DC. I’m [...]

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