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Summer in Sicily: Taormina and Giardini Naxos

Photo credit: Giacomo Carena via photopin cc In 1787 Johann Wolfgang Goethe visited Taormina and described the town as “a piece of heaven on earth” when he wrote “Italian Journey”. Then just as now, everyone who spends time in Taormina is fascinated by its charm and stunning landscape, celebrating it as a unique pearl of the [...]

Grown-up Travel Guide Daily Photo: The Russian War Memorial, Berlin

Once the scene of a great deal of East-West Cold War tension (including the murder of a guard) you are now free to visit the memorial which stands in former West Berlin, right near the Brandenburg Gate. No longer guarded round the clock if your language skills are up to it you can even get [...]