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In Cruise and Sail. Once again we find ourselves on a Viking River Cruise, this time to Russia, and a journey through the “Waterways of the Tsars”. When I think of Russia I think music, literature, dance; horse drawn sleds in romantic snowy landscapes; golden domed churches; opulent palaces and priceless jewels. By Barbara Angelakis                       Read More...

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In Hotels & Resorts: Now that one can apply for a visa to Brazil on the Internet and LATAM Airlines has non-stop flights from Miami to Salvador de Bahia, travel to Brazil is easier than ever. I fly to Miami and then connect to an overnight flight to  Salvador de Bahia to visit the Tivoli Eco-Resort and Spa. By Babbie De Derian            Read More...

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In the Spa Section: Just outside the charming small town of Hawley, along the eastern edge of the Delaware Water Gap, in the softly rolling hills and valleys of Northeast Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountain’s Lake Region, is The Lodge at Woodloch  a full-service luxury destination spa. By Barbara Angelakis                Read More...

 

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In Destinations: Shaolin Kung Fu is the martial arts style developed by monks of the Shaolin Temple more than a thousand years ago. China re-established the Shaolin Temple and the style taught now is called Wushu. Because of the popularity of Kung Fu and Zen Buddhism many “Shaolin” schools operate around the temple. By Manos Angelakis           Read More...

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Also in Destinations: Moscow has had a storied past of wars, plagues, famines and fires since its  official founding in 1147 by Grand Prince of Kiev, Yury Dolgoruky. Moscow is a city of massive buildings with broad open spaces and a number of landscaped parks and green areas. By Barbara Angelakis           Read More...

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In the Gastronomy section: If you thought that the food in China tastes like what we get at a Chinese restaurant in the US or Europe… think again. Most of what we get in the US is based on the cooking methods and recipes of Guangdong (Canton) with  few additional recipes from Hunan and Sichuan. By M. Angelakis    Read More...

 

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