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Destinations Archives - Page 17 of 25 - The Cultureur | For the Modern Global Citizen

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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5 Facts About Thanksgiving (USA)

November 20, 2012
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Though the first Thanksgiving is commonly believed to have been celebrated by the Pilgrims in the 17th century, the holiday is still entangled in endless myths and legends. In the United States, Thanksgiving has evolved into a secular holiday that is associated with spending time with friends and […]

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