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In Destinations: After meandering around a landscape dotted with sleepy villages and fragrant orange and lemon tree orchards, almond and olive-tree groves and vineyards producing some of Europe’s best wines, we finally returned to Madrid. By Manos Angelakis         Read More...

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In the Arts & Culture section: Carmina Burana is the title of a collection of early 13th century low-Latin, low-German and Medieval French songs in praise of drinking and debauchery. The original  manuscript remains the richest source of secular poetry from that period. By Barbara and Manos Angelakis                          Read More...

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Also In Destinations: The decorative European porcelain industry started in the late 16th century when traders traveling the Silk Road brought back from Cathay (China) fine decorated porcelains from the Far East to grace the palaces and tables of Royal houses and European aristocracy.  By Manos Angelakis     Read More... 

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Also in Destinations: A relaxing elegant way to travel between Johannesburg and Cape Town is on the luxurious Blue Train. This “pampering palace on wheels” departs early in the morning and arrives at its destination the next day. By Babbie De Derian          Read More...

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In Gastronomy: Early spring is when legs from young lambs are at their beast to roast and serve. The traditional Greek-style lamb is most commonly roasted whole, over a charcoal fire on a revolving spit. My family’s Easter lamb had always been oven-roasted with lemon potatoes. By Manos Angelakis         Read More...

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Also in the Arts & Culture section: The eclectic Newark Museum has been gifted a major portion of the Steuben Glass collection of Thomas N. Armstrong III. The exhibition entitled “Unexpected Color: A Journey through Glass” opened May 1, and will run through the spring of 2020. By B. Angelakis        Read More...

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