Monthly Archives: September 2009

11 Things To Do in Istanbul

       Istanbul, formerly known as Constantinople, sits at the crossroads of East and West. It straddles the boundary of Asia and Europe and contains reminders of both regions all over the city. My list of the best things to do … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Istanbul, Turkey

              Istanbul sits at the crossroads of Europe and Asia.  As a matter of fact, the city straddles the boundary between the two continents, with its western end part of Europe and its eastern side in Asia. Formerly known … Continue reading

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11 Things To Do in Quebec City, Canada

      The adorable city of Quebec is the closest place to find Europe in the New World. The proud, French-speaking town is compact and fun to stroll, with many interesting places to stop. My list of the best things to … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Quebec City, QB, Canada

              Quebec City, Quebec, offers an opportunity to sample Europe without leaving the North American continent.  The Old Town has the look and feel of a medieval European walled city.  French is the main and sometimes only language spoken … Continue reading

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24 Things To Do in Washington, DC, USA

      The United States capital is a must-visit for all Americans and is also a wonderful experience for foreigners who wish to learn about America and its storied history. The beauty of traveling to Washington is that most of the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Washington, DC, USA

               Washington, DC is a requisite destination for all patriotic Americans.  It also has much appeal for the world traveler because of its wonderful museums and beautiful neo-classic architecture, as well as the striking memorials that honor some of … Continue reading

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16 Things To Do in Athens, Greece

      The ancient city of Athens is known as the cradle of democracy and the place where modern Western civilization originated. Because of its age and the effects of more recent air pollution, the city seems to be crumbling, but … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Athens, Greece

              The Acropolis, in Athens, Greece, dates back to the 5th century B.C. It positively stirs the imagination since it represents the origins of democracy and Western Civilization.  This was the home of Demosthenes, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.  The … Continue reading

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12 Things To Do in Venice, Italy

       Venice is enchanting! The quiet waterways and narrow alleys make getting lost both inevitable and also pleasurable. The stunning palaces along the Grand Canal hint at the incredible wealth accumulated in this commercial crossroads between East and West. A visit … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Venice, Italy

              Venice is certainly one of the most unique places on earth.  The entire city is composed of numerous islands within a huge lagoon.  It is pedestrian-only, with transportation provided by boat along the many canals which separate the … Continue reading

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