Category: Events

The Perfect New Year’s Eve in Paris

Paris is variously known as the City of Love, the City of Light and the City of Fashion. No matter which Paris you claim as your own, the city is unparalleled in so many ways – its history, art, architecture, and cuisine are considered second to none. Paris:  Your New Year’s Destination Of course, Paris …

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Happy 500th to the Sistine Chapel ceiling

Yesterday wasn’t just Halloween. It was also the 500th anniversary of the unveiling of Michelangelo’s famous frescos on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. That momentous event occurred on October 31, 1512. I’d like to personally say Happy Birthday to the ceiling. I have been to the Sistine Chapel and have craned my neck to stare at that …

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Lederhosen and dirndls back in fashion in Munich

As you probably know, right now Munich is in the thick of Oktoberfest. Though I’m not there in person (and, if you’re reading this, chances are you aren’t either), we can still live vicariously through the millions who will participate before it’s all said and done. It runs until October 4, 2015. I was just poking around the …

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Amazing kites hit the Sydney skies

I’m not a big kite person, so I wasn’t expecting to be wowed or anything when I clicked on a link about the Festival of the Winds in Sydney. But then I saw the enormous whale floating in the sky over Bondi Beach, and I was indeed wowed. These kites are pretty cool. The Festival of the Winds …

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Asparagus-mania in Germany

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  Who likes asparagus? (I do.) If you like asparagus, you should go to Germany during the next two months. That’s because Germany has just entered Spargelzeit, otherwise known as asparagus season. This is the first I’ve ever heard of this, which kind of surprises me. (I like to think I’m in-the-know when it comes …

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Olympics in London and more

The Olympics will be in London this summer, and I’ve come across this cool video walking tour of the Olympic Park. It’s actually kind of a different spin on your average Olympics walking tour. It takes you through an interesting London neighborhood called Hackney, which has historically been very industrial and is now filled with …

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St. Patrick’s Day is near

As we speak, EF College Break travelers are in Ireland, gearing up for their big St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. Yes, we all wish we were there too. You can live vicariously through them by checking out the EFCB Tumblr blog. Travelers are posting live every day from the trips. For those of us stuck …

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Crazy Valentine’s Day contest in Thailand

In case you haven’t gotten enough Valentine’s Day hype, I thought I’d direct you to this entertaining bit of Valentine’s Day news from Thailand. Seven couples are competing in a kissing marathon to see who can stay kissing the longest. To win, couples must remain lip-locked continuously, no exceptions—that includes when going to the bathroom …

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