Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774
From bagels to Bolsheviks: Summertime for Dubcek and Czechoslovakia?
By:
Jelena Kopanja
The Museum of Communism rents its space from McDonald's, on one of the busiest streets in Prague. Its neighbor, on the first floor of a beautiful Baroque building, is a casino. Haphazardly thrown into the corners of its rooms are artifacts from the communist years of the former Czechoslovakia (today's Czech Republic): pieces of Soviet airplanes, propaganda posters, a time...
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Drink in a great surprise if you're out L.A. way
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George Medovoy, JE Feature
Driving up Highway 101 between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, you'll pass Oxnard, where new housing growth edges out to beautiful beaches and broad farmlands. But what may surprise you is that this central coast city, just 43 miles north of Los Angeles and 11 miles inland from Channel Islands National Park, is also the home of the Baron Herzog...
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Where better to stop off for a little nosh than Delhi?
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Quite often, when you tell some people you are flying to India, they may assume you're headed to a yoga retreat, you work in high-tech or you're taking an enlightened voluntourism path. However, my path involved a different kind of enlightenment -- exploring the culture of a country that has fascinated me since childhood. By the time I was 10,...
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Chopsticks and a choppy schedule on the ​menu
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Singapore Air not only has to its advantage a great economy class section, but also Singapore itself. Even if your travel plans take you elsewhere in Asia, a long stopover in Singapore lends the perfect opportunity to stretch both body and mind. Though Singapore is a (relatively) small city-state that's big on stuff to do, and you really cannot do...
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Line up for some Lynden 'koekjes,' and it'll be hard to believe you're in Washington State
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Dutch boy, coming out! Everyone outta my way!" With these words, Gary Vis, a first-generation American and executive director of the Lynden Chamber of Commerce, steers his vehicle onto Front Street, the city's downtown historic core. Is this really Washington State? The four-block downtown is a place where Dutch ancestry is touted loudly in windmills, Dutch-style architecture, a public notice...
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