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World NowIf your budget is too tight to stroll along the Paris banks of the Seine or trek through Jerusalem, Google is now offering a virtual alternative -- digital tours of famous sites across the world. The World Wonders Project uses the same “Street View&...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesOn a recent trip to the Alsace-Lorraine area in northeast France, I was hoping to stop at the new Musée Lalique in Wingen-sur-Moder, 28 miles outside Strasbourg and half a mile from the main Lalique factory. The museum, created from a former glassworks...
The 1992 Olympics transformed this into a world-class city with a bold mix of ancient and contemporary art, architecture and gastronomy. Throw in nine UNESCO World Heritage sites and eight sandy beaches on its Mediterranean coast, and it's not...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Barcelona (Spain), Spain, Frank Gehry, Europe
Special to the Los Angeles Times"Florence has changed," my friend Alessandra told me on the phone. "There's a new spirit here." "I don't believe it," I said. "I know Florentines; they're conservative people who hate change." "Come and see for yourself. I'm going on a trip. You can...
Three years ago, Quentin Derrick was eating clams at a beach-side restaurant in Da Nang. As he gazed east at the South China Sea, he couldn't believe what was rolling in. Derrick has lived in Vietnam for eight years and surfed a good part of the...
What traveler hasn't landed in a dreamed-of destination and found it crawling with tourists, fast-food franchises, name-brand stores and dollar-a-beer bars? The good bones of Charleston, S.C., which made the World Monuments Fund's list of imperiled...
Four a.m. is a terrible time of day, too late for night owls, too early for early risers. The exception is 4 a.m. at Borobudur, waiting for the sun to rise over the Kedu Plain in central Java with 504 figures of Buddha. The temple is one of three great...
It's an island that measures only 21 square miles, about the size of Manhattan. But instead of skyscrapers packed in like sardines, imagine miles and miles of sparkling cerulean water and pink-glittered sand. Replace the honking yellow cabs with...
Tags: Dining and Drinking, Personal Service, Oceans, Golf, Restaurants
In Hanoi, soup is a way of life — the connective tissue of Vietnamese culture. With noodles, herbs and sinew, it strings together twisting streets and varied lifestyles. Here the bones, crumpled napkins and squeezed limes that litter the ground...
Tags: Opera (genre), Limes, Vietnam, Foods and Beverages, Soups
Babylon & BeyondThe Palestinian support group for the United Nations bid to gain statehood recognition announced Saturday a series of activities that would reach a peak when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 23....
Biden pushes Obama to declare gay marriage support, then offers his apologies WASHINGTON (AP) — Sorry, Mr. President. After nearly single-handedly pushing gay marriage to the forefront of the presidential campaign and inadvertently pressuring...
Tags: Zoology, Kofi Annan, Finance, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Concerts
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelMitt Romney's campaign today announced appointment of a 19-member Education Policy Advisory Group that includes a number of folks from Harvard; President George W. Bush's education secretary, Rod Paige of Houst0o; and a host of other education thinkers....
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