Skien

Off the Beaten Path

Skien

Skien is a town in the county of Telemark, East Norway with a population close to 50,000 inhabitants.

Bavarian Cuisine

Cuisine of the Month

Bavarian Cuisine

Featuring mainly meat and Knödel dishes, Bavarian cuisine often uses flour. The rural conditions and cold climate of Bavaria lend to crops such as beets and potatoes as staple dishes in Bavaria and other German cuisine as well.

Lanarca

Destination of the Month

Lanarca

Larnaca is a port city in Cyprus, with evidence of habitation up to 6000 years ago. Modern Larnaca, like other Cypriot coastal towns, is divided into an older city center and a wide sprawl of hotels and restaurants along the beach.

Minnan

Language of the Month

Minnan

Minnan hua or Southern Min (閩南話 bân-lâm-ōe) is the Chinese dialect of the Southern part of Fujian province. A variant is widely spoken in Taiwan where it is referred to as Taiwanese (臺彎話 tâi-oan-ōe).

Curonian Spit

Landmark of the Month

Curonian Spit

The Curonian Spit is a 98 km long narrow sandy peninsula separating the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. It is a trans-boundary UNESCO World Heritage Site shared by Lithuania and Russia.

La La Land Tour

Movie Tour

La La Land Tour

The La La Land Tour is a one day driving tour, taking you past various filming locations for the highly acclaimed musical, La La Land. Explore Los Angeles through the eyes of the two young performers played by (Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling) who work to advance their careers and romance throughout the course of a year in Los Angeles.

  • Skien
  • Bavarian Cuisine
  • Lanarca
  • Minnan
  • Curonian Spit
  • La La Land Tour
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Mamallapuram, or Mahabalipuram, is a town on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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