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Orlando Magic: Magic Must Target Trey Burke in the Draft

The Orlando Magic were hopeful to obtain the first overall pick in this year's draft, but the second selection from the plethora of attractive talent is just as valuable. Their roster of very young talent, with an average roster age of 25, is ripe with potential, which makes their choice in the …

Vibrant Street Art in Shanghai

<b>“You have to look at it as a piece of artwork.” — Twist, on graffiti</b><p>In art, there’s nothing if not drama. After I revealed my tale of art woe… The …

Shanghai Museum of Glass #arquitectura #design

<b>Shanghai Museum of Glass</b><p>Shanghai’s shiny new Museum of Glass opened last week as part of Shanghai’s campaign of becoming a globally important …

72 hours Visa-free in Beijing or Shanghai

In order to take advantage of the visa-waiver scheme, passengers must advise their airline that they wish to do so, and the airline will arrange this …

Paris trip planner

Sweeping, landmark-studded boulevards, lamp-lit stone bridges, art nouveau cafes and graceful gardens...France's photogenic capital is the world's most visited city for a reason. Paris’ 20 <i>arrondissements</i> (neighbourhood districts) span just 105 sq km, so even a couple of days is long enough to get a …

Six top Paris stops for chocolate lovers

Valentine's Day in Paris is not nearly as frenzied as Easter. Perhaps because the French are such experts at expressing affection, chocolate seems superfluous. Also, in this land of patisseries, it's less of a novelty. But for the rest of us, chocolate remains a potent aphrodisiac. So regardless of …

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Paris Pâtisseries :: Best Pastry Shops in Paris

Posted in Special Features - June 2, 2011 - 66 Comments<p><b>I’ve been asked many times to make a map of the finest Parisian pâtisseries, so here it is</b> …

A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> (country inn), is usually attached to a rural B&B or small hotel …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

Know Before You Go: Paris

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>If Paris is a croissant, crafted with immeasurable pride, kneaded by the hands of many, some visitors only get a taste of the flaky exterior. Whether you’re traveling for a long weekend or coming back for more, here’s a quick primer on getting to, from, and around this iconic …