Posts By 'Corry Castaneda'

Is the Orient Express still running?

Is the Orient Express still running?

The Orient Express takes passengers on an adventure for the ages. The historic train journey passes through numerous notable cities in Europe and Asia. The popularity of the train rose…

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What are best gift ideas and souvenirs from Europe?

What are best gift ideas and souvenirs from Europe?

A piece of the Berlin Wall available for sale at the Eastside Gallery in Berlin. The Gallery's address is Mühlenstraße 47 - 80, 10243 Berlin A 5 or 10 euro…

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Where is your favorite European fashion designer from?

Where is your favorite European fashion designer from?

No doubt about it, Europe has the best fashions and consequently, the subject arises. Incidentally, many people have asked why such designers as Caroline Herrera, Yves St. Laurent, and Oscar…

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La Crème de la Crème in Paris!

La Crème de la Crème in Paris!

When seeking the best of the best in Paris, it means only one thing: ‘Vive la difference!’  Whether furnishing your ‘pied a terre’ or chasing a down a little ‘joie…

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Where is the best city/place to see the works of Salvador Dali?

Where is the best city/place to see the works of Salvador Dali?

(1904-1989) The eccentric and mad compositions of one of history’s greatest Surrealist painters seem to be more popular now than ever. His appeal has also created a massive groundswell interest…

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Where are Europe’s Most Important Art Expos and Competitions?

Where are Europe’s Most Important Art Expos and Competitions?

From museums to galleries,  there are plenty of art Expos featuring masterpieces throughout Europe. Here's the top 4 you'll regret missing: Venice Biennale -- The Venice Biennale is a visual…

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What are the essentials basics of bullfighting and where can I see one?

What are the essentials basics of bullfighting and where can I see one?

A bullfight in Spanish is called a corrida de toros. Everyone (and I mean absolutely everyone) whether they support it or not seems to have a very strong opionion on…

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What about certain lesser known sports in Europe?

What about certain lesser known sports in Europe?

Bocce:I-a type of lawn bowling usually played on a long, narrow dirt court in many parts of Italy. For more about its rules, see www.bocce.com Petanque-French ball game similar to…

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How did Jacques Cousteau get his start?

How did Jacques Cousteau get his start?

Born on June 11, 1910 in St. Andre de Cubzac (near Bordeaux), the legendary French oceanographer, author, and film producer began his career as a graduate from the Naval Academy…

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What are the top 10 “Un-Official” travel tips you might suggest?

What are the top 10 “Un-Official” travel tips you might suggest?

This is usually the section where all the other guys list the usual suggestions about how many socks to pack, the wonders of wearing Smartwool, and the latest in money…

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What are the most common pitfalls of traveling Europe?

What are the most common pitfalls of traveling Europe?

I’ll cut to the chase: overpacking, trying to see too much too quickly, over-reliance on your guidebook, deciding to travel along with too many people, not taking enough photos, and/or…

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How do I say cheers in the various European languages?

How do I say cheers in the various European languages?

  How do I say cheers in the various European languages?   Language     Phrase     Pronunciation   French Sante! Or A Votre Sante! Sahntay or aah vohtray…

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