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Appreciating Athens

Κεντρική Δημοτική Βιβλιοθήκη Οργανισμού Πολιτισμού Αθλητισμού και Νεολαίας Δήμου Αθηναίων (Ο.Π.Α.Ν.Δ.Α.), or translated, the  Central Municipal Library of the Athletics and Youth Culture Organization of the Municipality of Athens (OPADDA), is conveniently just steps from Larissa subway stop, next to the … Continue reading

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Noteworthy Nashville

Tennessee’ s most populous burg spreads out from the vast green swath of Bicentennial Mall’s cherry treed paths, the Capitol perched atop Victory Park hill and Legislative Plaza’s war memorials. Anchoring one end of this surprising downtown oasis a few … Continue reading

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Handsome Huntsville

Nicknamed Rocket City for its long association with space flight, Huntsville is home to Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL).  The oldest Alabama institution, it started prior to statehood in 1818 in a tiny shack and moved around a lot before a Carnegie building … Continue reading

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Sunny San Pedro

On a winter jaunt to beautiful Belize on the Caribbean side of Central America, I went to the San Pedro Library (SPL) which serves long and narrow Ambergris Caye (pronounced amber-grease key), home to about 14,000 and the biggest of the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Budapest

Though consistently ranked as one of the most exquisite destinations in Europe, I was unprepared for the staggering splendor of this city. The mighty Danube separates the castle, fortifications and quiet shady streets of Buda’s limestone and dolomite hills from … Continue reading

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Buoyant Bratislava

In the Little Carpathians, Bratislava and the hilly suburbs surrounding its old town are home to about 650,000 people. A castle, Parliament and a UFO tower affixed to a bridge keep watch over this delightful city just an hour from … Continue reading

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Cherishing Český Krumlov

Nestled in the heavily treed hills of the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, Český Krumlov (pronounced ˈtʃɛskiː ˈkrumlof, or to my ear, chesky kroomlov) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site three hours from Vienna on mostly tiny roads. … Continue reading

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