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Cars, castles, and beer halls

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Some cities in the world are the chief exporter of their nation’s stereotypes. Hollywood in Los Angeles is the obvious American example. Within Germany, Munich is that place. ...
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Berlin, the Two-Faced Capital

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The title makes Berlin sound strangely unpleasant, which couldn’t be further from my intent. Berlin is one city I can proudly claim to have visited twice, and would ...
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The Pinnacle of European Travel

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Paris! Has any city in the world been more serenaded through song and film than the sublime City of Lights? Probably not, which is why I’ll avoid describing ...
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Lovely Lyon

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It must be hard living in Paris’ shadow, a fate shared by every French city. Residents of Lyon must scratch their heads wondering why more people don’t pay ...
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San Francisco's Many Colors

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Who doesn’t dread the throwback to reality that follows the end of a vacation?  Home feels far too ordinary after being blown away by one wondrous city after ...
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Prague: A Bohemian Rhapsody

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All good trips must end with a bang. At the end of a football match, the strong defenders are counted on to stop the other team from scoring ...
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Pilsen

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I’ve been told more than once about a time when certain countries—particularly from Eastern Europe—were great places for cheap vacations. Cities like Prague and Budapest which, reopened after ...
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Český Krumlov

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Thanks for having put up with my lame picture-taking. I wish there was a professional to do it, but posting my own photos at least beats dragging something ...
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Minor Clarification

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My apologies if you’ve been confused by the authorship of these blog posts. To clear things up, I’ve only recently taken over blogging duties, with a focus on ...
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Salzburg

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I wonder if Mozart’s music was ever inspired by his birthplace. It’s as if the founders envisioned their new city as a future tourist haven. Salzburg, though nestled ...
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