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Modesty, or Lack Thereof

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Germans strike me as remarkably comfortable with nakedness. Where public nudity is more or less illegal in most of the U.S., that is not the case here. The textbook used in my language course includes a two-page spread of a cruise ship filled with people, many of whom are nude. We were supposed to recite sentences aloud to explain what activities …

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London News Roundup

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London Trocadero’s glory days may be behind it. Photo by danncnl in the Londonist Flickr pool. A man was stabbed near Clapham North station in the early hours of …read more

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In Paris, a Playful Path Along the Seine

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The New York Times has a piece about the abundant and often playful features of Berges de Seine (Banks of the Seine), a 1.4-mile pedestrian promenade packed with recreational activities, restaurants and bars, and creative patches of blooming flowers, plants and trees.  Read more.

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#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

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By Intelligent Travel The Radar—the latest and best from the travel blogosphere—is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday. …read more

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Lost in Spain: “The Sun Also Rises”

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The blog Ordinary Times has a good piece on The Sun Also Rises.  It starts like this: I never read Hemingway, but my great-grandfather once got in a fist fight with him. Let me explain both clauses here. My great-grandfather, Guy C. Hickok, attended the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona with Ernest Hemingway in 1929 and they both spent …

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Slaves of Happiness Island: Abu Dhabi and the Dark Side of High Art

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Following on stories previously reported in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) by Human Rights Watch, Gulf Labor, the Guardian, and the New York Times, Vice now has a piece by Molly Crabapple on the condition of workers in Abu Dhabi.  It begins like this: “My message to the head of the Louvre would be to come and see how we are living here,” said Tariq,* a carpenter’s helper …

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Rethinking the Economic Contribution of Tourism

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Case Study from a Mediterranean Island by Michalis Hadjikakou Abstract The article introduces an integrated market-segmentation and tourism yield estimation framework for inbound tourism. Conventional approaches to yield estimation based on country of origin segmentation and total expenditure comparisons do not provide sufficient detail, especially for mature destinations dominated by large single-country source markets. By employing different segmentation approaches along with …

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10 Best Neighborhoods for Generation Y

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Maponics has a piece describing how Generation Y – those born between 1980 and 2000 – have particular ideas about where to live, distinct from previous generations. Maponics has a piece describing how Generation Y – those born between 1980 and 2000 – have particular ideas about where to live, distinct from previous generationsMaponics has a piece describing how Generation Y …