Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774
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Janet Darbey, JE Feature
Like the proverbial Phoenix rising from the ashes, the Jewish Quarter of Corfu of Greece is again being returned to its once proud and flourishing state of being. Corfu governors -- keepers of the rich heritage of this verdant, historic island in the Ionian sea -- have applied for World Heritage status for the old town, which includes the ancient...
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Cator Sparks, JE Feature
I have never had a more complicated conversation than when I tell people that I spent a week on the Isle of Jersey. Most people think I am making fun of New Jersey, then they seem perplexed when I say that Jersey is an actual island in the Channel Islands between France and Spain. It finally sinks in when I...
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By:
Silke Schmidt, JE Feature
Westerners may never understand why Malaysians call the green soccer ball-sized durian the "Queen of Fruits." Its outer shell is as huggable as a hedgehog and, piled up in pyramids under the hot Malaysian sun, the fruits tend to develop an unpleasant odor. "Tastes like vanilla," the young durian seller at the market in Terengganu at Malaysia's East Coast says,...
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Brrrr: Who knew Edinburgh could be so frighteningly entertaining?
By:
Silke Schmidt, JE Feature
Old Mr. Boots has scared hundreds down in the Vaults under Edinburgh's South Bridge -- preferably blonde women in their mid-20s. "Men are fairly safe," says Gary, a sturdy Scotsman with a bushy red beard who's been leading groups for Mercat Tours down into the Vaults under the Scottish capital for several years. Nobody knows who Mr. Boots was in...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
And now, for something different: going down the shore in winter -- a time when summer visitors traditionally stay away, leaving the frozen days and frigid nights to year-round residents, locals who stay on by choice, and wild creatures that do so purely by instinct. Cold weather and all it brings reveals a world largely unknown to high-season travelers, but...
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