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August 2, 2012
A gallery exhibition at the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York displayed the Cărtureşti spirit. Cărtureşti is a cultural venue that functions as a bookshop, tea studio, and project space, taking direct action towards revitalizing the Romanian artistic life, urban pleasures and social responsibilities.
July 26, 2012
"Brancovan Palaces" Cultural Center in Mogoşoaia hosted the workshops of this traveling academy. The actors worked on Shakespeare and Romanian classic playwright Ion Luca Caragiale (the centenary of whose death is celebrated this year)
February 2, 2012
The underground river, which measures about 5 miles, is a popular tourist destination in the country and has previosuly been declared as a world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.
January 27, 2012
Because of the proximity of the Gamboa to Panama City, this upper section of the Chagres River Basin, which is protected by Chagres National Park (founded in 1985), is quickly becoming a family-fun adventure and ecotourist destination.
October 6, 2011
In the past, these step wells were frequented by travelers and caravans as stopovers along trade routes. But lately they have not been maintained very well.
September 20, 2011
GPS | ASIA: In October 2005, I took a bus to Yangtze Island in South Korea and attended a private Daedong Gut (shaman ritual) by the Korean shaman, Kim Keumhwa, a governing official spirit. Shamanism is Korea’s indigenous religion and is very much alive in Korea and where Koreans live, despite the efforts of churches, official […]
September 14, 2011
GPS | CENTRAL AMERICA: Monkey Island lives up to its name. Located at the Gamboa Rainforest in Panama, a boat ride tour around Gatun Lake, which surrounds Monkey Island, is a fun opportunity to see 4 different species of monkey, all within 40 minutes of Panama’s capital city. I did see many other animal specials such […]
September 14, 2011
GPS| EUROPE: Minsk was totally destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in classical social realist style by the Soviets after the war. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, this statue of Vladimir Lenin still stands proudly in front of the House of Government in central Minsk. This statue is both a metaphor […]