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Destinations Archives - Page 17 of 25 - 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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The Best Macarons in Los Angeles…

December 6, 2012
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are nestled on the sprawling shelves of trendy downtown French bistro and bakery, Bottega Louie. Just because it’s LA, don’t assume that you’ll find “skinny macarons”; there’s no skimping on size and thickness here. The real differences are the taste, texture, and grand range […]

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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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Face-off between India and Pakistan at the Wagah Border

December 5, 2012
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The Wagah Border is the only public border straddling Pakistan and India, 27 km from Amritsar, India and 29 km from Lahore, Pakistan. Every evening, during a flag ceremony, both countries lower their respective flags in a highly-publicized event. Hundreds, or even thousands of local and foreign […]

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Photo Essay: Uganda Safari Through the Lens

December 2, 2012
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Zebras and lions and elephants, oh my! 

Kazinga Channel, Lake Mburo National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park :: Uganda […]

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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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