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Surprises in Japan

Surprises in Japan June 15, 2012 | Asia, Japan | Read More
In the land of the rising sun, some things are seen in the light of day while other things remain in the shadows.  Japan is a nation that’s full of surprises around each corner.    From the food to the train travel, the unexpected awaits. Train in Tokyo Image:  mrhayata/Flickr Known for having...

Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid Finds Her Soulmate

Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid Finds Her Soulmate June 15, 2012 | Around the World, Copenhagen, Culture/History, Denmark, Europe | Read More
Almost a century after she was first left sitting on a rock out to sea on Copenhagen’s Langelinie, Denmark’s best-known icon, the bronze statue of The Little Mermaid, has been presented with her male counterpart. Over the years she’s fallen victim to the whims of both political activists and artists’...

Bizarre Architecture of Spain’s Antonio Gaudi

Bizarre Architecture of Spain’s Antonio Gaudi June 14, 2012 | Barcelona, Europe, Offbeat, Spain | Read More
Catalan architect Gaudi's organic-shaped buildings draw millions to Barcelona Gaudi’s Unique Architectural Style Gives Barcelona Many Landmarks Image: sanfamedia.com / Flickr With its self-supporting, undulating stone facade and wrought iron balconies, the Casa Mila is today considered...

Summer Solstice Celebrations

Summer Solstice Celebrations June 14, 2012 | Around the World | Read More
Photo courtesy of Ricαrdo/Flickr Dancers in Ceará, Brazil compete in a traditional square dancing competition, part of the annual Festa Junina (June Festival) events held throughout Brazil. Celebrations include bonfires and fireworks, and revelers feast on corn dishes, as the festival coincides...