Monthly Archives:: July 2014

Visit the Italian Market in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Italian Market fruit

About the Market Come and visit the Italian Market in Philadelphia! The South 9th Street Market, often referred to as the “Italian Market,” has a rich palate of foods and cultural influences. It’s a “must-see” stop and very uniquely Philadelphian. Originally it was referred to as the 9th Street Market, with the Italian influence inferred since […]

Kensington Palace | Gardens and Afternoon Tea

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London Kensington Palace inside

Set in the beautiful parkland of Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace is most well known for being home to members of the royal family like Princess Diana, Prince Harry and now Prince William and Kate Middleton (along with baby Prince George!). Dating from the 17th century, the Palace is open all year around for visitors. Visiting […]


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Berlin Gendarmenmarkt b

In Berlin Mitte, what was formerly called the “Friedrichstadt”-  close to the station Bahnhof Friedrichstraße–  you’ll find a beautiful square, the Gendarmenmarkt. The square features a concert hall and two large cathedrals. Throughout the year, there are markets and cafes to enjoy, street music and free concerts going on. You might just want to stroll around and take […]

Tips for Visiting the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Liberty Bell

When visiting Philadelphia travelers flock to see the famous “Liberty Bell.” A symbol of revolution, birth of a nation and freedom for all mankind. Even the Dalai Lama thinks it is cool! To see the Bell in person it is easy with a few helpful tips and some patience. Related Posts: Plan a Visit to […]

Fraunces Tavern

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New York Fraunces Tavern

At 54 Pearl Street, at the corner of Pearl and Broad, you will find Fraunces Tavern.  It is a pretty yellow and red brick structure that looks like it has been plucked from the 18th century and put down in modern New York.  It stands out among some of its more contemporary neighbors, such as […]

The Berlin Wall Part III: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

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Berlin fall of wall

The Berlin Wall Part III – (part 1, part 2) ++Check out our FREE self-guided Berlin Wall and East Berlin tour or read our post on FREE sights to learn about the Berlin Wall. ++ It was one of the biggest parties ever in Berlin: The fall of the wall. People cheering, hugging each other, drinking Champaign right from the bottle in […]

Guía para las propinas en Nueva York

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Tipping in New York

Una de las cosas más confusas para muchos de los visitantes que vacacionan en la ciudad de New York es la práctica de la propina. ¿A quién darle propina? ¿Y cuánto?, etc. Especialmente para los visitantes extranjeros, la práctica estadounidense de la propina puede parecer extraña y francamente innecesaria.  Te comprendemos.  El hábito de la […]

Museum Island

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Berlin Bode Museum

Berlin doesn’t have one big museum like the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York or the British Museum in London. But Berlin has something similar: Museum Island, an ensemble of five museums right in the historic center of Berlin, next door to the huge Berlin Cathedral or “Berliner Dom” and the construction site for […]