Paper Plans: Noteworthy Books Fairs for 2018

Travelling in 2018, consider taking in a book fair. Bookfairs feature new writers, readings, an assortment of hard to otherwise find books for sale–all done amidst the hustle-bustle network of publishers big and small from around the world. Brussels Book Fair, Bruxelles, Belgium  February 22, 2018 11:00 to February 25, 2018 19:00At Avenue du Port, 88 – 1000 Bruxelles Categories: Book…

Christmas Vanderbuilt Style

The Gilded Age in American took up roughly three decades, from the 1870s to about 1900. Overall, it represents a period in the United States that saw a sizable, rapid economic boom. Economic success was the result of various factors. The Industrial Revolution had created a dependable livelihood that allowed workers to freely spend their excess wages….

Rome: Last Man Standing

The Gothic War marked the beginning of the First Siege of Rome; it lasted just over one year, beginning on March 2, 537 before it ended March 12, 538. Background: An eastern branch of Ostrogothic had been conquering the Kingdom of Italy since 493 and as a result had established a kingdom of their own…

Dresden: In the Face of History & Memory

In the final months of World War II, British and US bombers raided the city of Dresden. Once called the Florence of the Elbe, in two days, time, the city was reduced to ash. On February 13/14, 1945 American and British forces began a massive bombing in the German city of Dresden that continues being…

Who is the 2019 European Capital of Culture in Italy?

Matera–that’s right–is to be 2019 European Capital of Culture in Italy The formal designation of Matera, together with Plovdiv (Bulgaria) the other recommended city for the European Capitals of Culture 2019, is expected to be made by the EU’s Council of Ministers sometime in 2015. Cities with the EU title should prepare a cultural programme with a…

EU prize for literature

EU prize for literature at The New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 The New Delhi World book Fair (NDWBF) will take place at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 6 – 7 January 2018. The European Union will be the guest of honor of the NDWBF this year. A rich variety of European books, professional and sectoral…

2018 European Capitals of Culture: Leeuwarden and Valletta

From 1 January, Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) and Valletta (Malta) will hold the title of European Capital of Culture for one year. The opening celebrations for Valletta will take place from 14 to 20 January across the city, inspired by the traditional Maltese festa (village feast). Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, will attend the official opening ceremony on…

Culinary delights: Made in Leipzig

Culinary delights „Made in Leipzig“ Diverse and creative – Leipzig’s new chefs Whether French, exotic or regional products, gourmet cuisine or plain, traditional food – several stylish restaurants and cafés have conquered Leipzig’s restaurant scene over the last few months, enhancing the city’s culinary offerings. Leipzig is already known as a foodie destination, what with…

Snow Daze: The eighth annual Culture Days weekend

Toronto, ON7– The eighth annual Culture Days weekend brings rural and urban communities across Canada together to showcase our diverse cultural mosaic from September 29 to October 1 The eighth annual Culture Days weekend brings rural and urban communities across Canada together to showcase our diverse cultural mosaic from September 29 to October 1. As…

Snow Coat: CIA Releases Declassified Documents on the Cold War Soviet Navy

Snow Coat: CIA Releases Declassified Documents on the Cold War Soviet Navy–The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in partnership with the National Museum of the U.S. Navy and the Naval Historical Foundation, held a public symposium today to discuss the trove of material included in CIA’s recent release of previously classified documents about the Soviet Navy…

Who is the most punctual airline in the world?

It’s a bird. It’s a plane–it’s Alitalia! In January Alitalia was named the most punctual airline in the world. Despite financial setbacks forcing the normally food-worthy airline to serve pretzels, the Italian airline placed third overall in Europe and sixth among major international airlines in 2017. 

Gilded America

Gilded America–The Breakers, is a Vanderbilt Mansion, located in one of Rhone Island’s historic neighbourhoods where nothing is dirty and there’s not a mouse in the house. Well, certainly not in this house.

The Breakers, Vanderbilt Mansion had been adorned as a historic landmark and for good reason. Beyond lavish gardens, impressive size, and bedazzling decor, the site gives visitors a glimpse of America’s Gilded Ag

Gerswald, Germany: Weekend Trip From Berlin

The Northsea is overrun by tourists. The next best thing was an isolated house next to a see of green…(and yellow and lavender). Plus, a semi-restored farmhouse with a lot of charm — and sauna.

Memories of Nebraska

I have everything & I am nowhere. PLACES like Grand Central station became reachable through rail expansion that crossed the America West on the heels of the Civil War’s end. But the railways was not meant for people to travel. Foremost, the rail had another purpose. By the 1870’s a fast-paced economic boom swelled, The Gilded Age roared…