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Claude Monet - Charing Cross Bridge, Fog on the Thames, 1899. Oil on canvas, 73 x 92 cm. Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, USA Posted by Lara

Five Amazing Facts from New Yorker Profile of Steven Cohen

People<p>,<p>The <i>New Yorker</i> has a lengthy (and we mean really really lengthy) story about the insider trading scandal at collector Steven Cohen’s SAC …

Dylan Thomas’s Wales

In October 2014 the literary world celebrates the 100th birthday of the late <b>Dylan Thomas</b>.<p>Few places meant more to the Welsh poet than <b>Swansea</b>, on Wales’s southwest coast. “This sea-town was my world,” he wrote of the “ugly lovely” place where he grew up and wrote the majority of his life’s</b> …

Amateur Traveler Interview on the Lesser Antilles

Last summer I did an island hopping tour of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. I recently did two appearances on the popular Amateur Traveler …

UNESCO World Heritage Site #268: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls

The Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls is the world’s greatest sheet of falling water and significant worldwide for its exceptional geological and …

Venice and its Lagoon - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for <b>Venice and its Lagoon</b>:<p>The UNESCO World Heritage property comprises the city of Venice and its lagoon situated …

The Dragon's Back and beyond: the best hikes in Hong Kong

You’d be forgiven for thinking that hiking isn’t among the must-try activities in Hong Kong – that the only place you’ll cop an eyeful of green is in Yau Ma Tei’s Jade Market. But a quick look at a map tells a different story: the territory is mostly painted in swathes of emerald and azure, fringed …

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