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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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Vital Vilnius

Last August we visited Vilniaus senamiestis (old town), the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site in Lithuania’s capital. A gorgeous patchwork of ancient architecture, pleasant plazas, creeks, fields, forests and several hills, the city encompasses a delightful micronation, the Užupis Republic, … Continue reading

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Riveting Riga

When we visited Latvia in August during the lively Riga City Festival we marveled at policemen in oversize Toon heads patrolling free concerts and an ancient square filled with joyous life size fiberglass bears decorated to represent all the nations of … Continue reading

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Savor Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Only a half kilometer from our auberge, Bibliothèque municipal Joseph-Roumanille (BJR) in the historic center of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (SRdP) can be accessed by either of the two streets it borders.  The book return is in back of the old mansion they moved into … Continue reading

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