Friday Link Love: Food and Wine in NYC, Endangered Monuments and the Berlin Reunion

Travel Tips — By Nicole Lerner on October 9, 2009 at 4:37 pm

As usual, there’s no shortage of interesting travel links around the web this week:

Headed to NYC? Check out Oyster’s post on Five ways to turn your NYC vacation into your own personal wine and food festival.

The World Monuments Fund released its 2010 watch list of the most endangered pieces of architecture around the globe. From the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires to Taos Pueblo in northern New Mexico, TIME features 10 of the 93 sites in Endangered Monuments.

Is flashpacking killing the art of backpacking? Paul Dow thinks so. Check out his story on BootsnAll Travel as well as Guardian writer Benji Lanyado’s rebuttal on his personal blog: In defence of flashpacking. We have to agree with Benji – people travel in many different ways; who’s to say what’s right or wrong.

And finally, earlier this week, 1.5 million people took to the streets of Berlin to watch “The Berlin Reunion,” a performance by France’s Royal de Luxe street theatre company, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Check out the Boston Globe’s photo feature, depicting the massive marionettes who starred in the performance.

Tags: backpacking, Berlin, flashpacking, New York

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  • thomas says:

    I saw the two marionettes live: walking throu Berlin and than, at the evening, sleeping in front of the Brandenburg Gate. It was magical, overwhelming, like a fary tail. My daughter was so impressed, she was talking about it for hours, even when we where back at our berlin hotel at night.


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