Where did all the communist tributes to the masters and people of the Soviet Empire go after the wall? Statue Park outside of Budapest, of course. This is a treasure trove of Communism past. You can see all the movers and shakers of a fallen era, […]
One of the best museums in Berlin and definitely the only one I know of to give you insight into the daily lives of former East Berliners is the DDR museum. This gem is tucked away on Museum Island among a vast array of establishments museums. […]
Poland is a cultural landscape of past and present. The most alarming signs of the recent past are most evident in it’s capital city Warsaw. Smack in the middle of the center city is the palace of Culture and Science, a monstrosity of a building given […]
Clothes, clothes, clothes as far as the eye can see. Vietnam is known for a lot, war, textiles, communism, and now, hand tailored clothing. Who needs that inferior pret-a-porter when you can have luxurious cut to fit you frocks? Oh, did I mention that it is […]
Shopping is a national pastime and is impossible not to find a store in which thousands of HK dollars and thousand more in US $ can be spent. All hotels and office buildings have built in shopping malls and not just average stores like the Gap […]
For approximately the last 20 years Ireland has had a boom economy rightly called the Celtic Tiger. Driving from county to county, you can see the results of this two-decade windfall, new houses, shiny cars, and public works projects in just about every large and mid-size […]
Funny thing about Ireland are what it calls driving. Now, I am no expert but going 100km (70 mph) down windy country roads around hairpin turns on 2-lane roads no larger than a golf cart path may seen normal to the Irish, but I am American, […]
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