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Europe Archives - Page 5 of 10 - The Cultureur | For the Modern Global Citizen

December 13, 2012 :: Saint Lucia’s Day in Sweden

December 12, 2012
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What: Though not an official holiday, Saint Lucia’s Day is both a religious celebration and a cultural festivity throughout Scandinavia, particularly Sweden.

A traditional kind of bun, Lussekatt (“St. Lucia Bun”), made with saffron, is normally eaten on this day.
In modern practice, most cities […]

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Photo Essay: Traveling the World for the Love of Macarons

December 9, 2012
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All around the world, the bright rainbow colors have intrigued my eyes and tantalized my taste buds…

Los Angeles: Bottega Louie

Paris/London/NYC: Ladurée

London/Washington DC/Brussels: Paul

London/Paris: Pierre Hermé

San Francisco: L’Artisan

NYC: Bisous Ciao […]

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English 2.0: Relearning English, British Style

December 9, 2012
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As a native English speaker, I always felt pretty confident in my English language abilities. All the right signs were there: I loved English class in school, worked as a freelance journalist, taught English at an NGO, and thoroughly enjoyed writing. That is, until I moved to the […]

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Travel Tip #5: If planning to travel extensively in Germany by train, invest in a BahnCard for discounted fares.

December 5, 2012
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If you’re visiting or moving to Germany and plan to travel frequently by the Deutsche Bahn (DB), Germany’s national railway system, look into getting a BahnCard, a discount subscription program.  There are three variants of the BahnCard: the BahnCard 25, the BahnCard 50, and the Mobility […]

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How to Get to Central London from Gatwick Airport

November 28, 2012
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Getting from the airport terminals of Gatwick Airport to central London may seem like a daunting task, especially for first-time travelers. But it is a lot easier than you may think. There are many different options for transportation – Gatwick Express (the quickest way), private hire transfer, easyBus […]

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Travel Souvenirs: Bringing the World Home

November 21, 2012
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I never consciously thought about what I’ve accumulated from my travels over the years or how my souvenir style has evolved over time until I read a recent NYT article and blog post regarding souvenirs (links below). I used to be an avid collector of shot […]

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Travel Tip #2: If traveling to London, arrange for a private pre-booked taxi, instead of getting a black cab at the airport.

November 20, 2012
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London is expensive. There is absolutely no doubt about that. But there are certain ways to save money, such as arranging a pre-hired taxi beforehand, instead of using a black cab at the airport. The first few times, not knowing the difference between the two, I ended […]

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Berlin: 3 Favorite Christmas Markets

November 16, 2012
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The Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Berlin are simply magical, and really the only reason to visit during the bitingly cold winter months. Starting in early November, the city shines in all its festive glory, transforming pockets into quaint, romantic, and idyllic city breaks.

At the risk of turning […]

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The Best Macarons in Paris…

November 13, 2012
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can be found at the original 1862 Ladurée bakery, located on Rue Royale. Famed as the creator of the double-decker macaron, Ladurée not only offers the elegant dessert in a rainbow assortment of flavors, but it also holds as one of the oldest tearooms in […]

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Palaces, Vineyards, and Beaches: Day Trips from Lisbon

November 11, 2012
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From palaces to fishing villages to beaches to vineyards, the neighboring countryside of Lisbon can satisfy any palate. Within just an hour or two, you can experience completely different worlds. This is after you’ve exhausted the star attraction, Lisbon, of course.

As the picturesque political, cultural, and […]

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