30 Jan, 2013 in Florida
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Priding itself to be the "world most famous beach" Daytona Beach is perhaps most well known for its Nascar racing events, but, I’d have to say, the stretch of beach I stayed next to was absolutely gorgeous.   I was lucky, the weather was perfect with unbelievable skies and just the right …

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Florida has some really wonderful beaches, and some of the best Florida beaches are concentrated in the north western belt. On a surprise visit to Pensacola to accompany my host professor who was giving a lecture about his recent book to the IHMC about Willpower we visited the beautiful Pensacola Beach the next morning. White […]

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Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday", is a crazy carnival season taking place across the former French colonial cities around the US – New Orleans being the capital of French culture in the states. The festivities go on for nearly a month with all sorts of wild carnival parades across town featuring satirical trucks (floats), strange […]

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Back in 2011, when I visited the Taipei International Flora Exposition, it was crazy. The lines were absolutely insane, and to see the highly popular Pavilion of Dreams I had to line up from 5am and sleep on site till the ticket distribution opened. Because of that, I missed out on some really great pavilions. […]

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Connected to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at the Harvard University is another fine Harvard museum dedicated to natural history. As you can expect from Harvard, it was pretty impressive for a university museum. Being a natural history museum it sadly offers the disturbing  stuffed animals on display as well as …

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To balance the last two visits to contemporary arts museums (Boston & Taipei), here’s a wonderful arts museum in Chicago. I visited this museum following a very pleasant and informative skyscraper architecture tour that left from across the street from the arts institute. From that tour, the first thing a visitor notices about the museum […]

20 Jan, 2013 in Taipei
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With every visit I made to Taipei, and there were quite a few of those, I somehow never got around to visiting the one Taipei museum I’ve always wanted to see – the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art. As I wrote about the visit to the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art there’s something I really […]

16 Jan, 2013 in Boston
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Over the years I’ve developed an increasing fondness of contemporary art museums. The more traditional art museums have their appeal too, ofcourse, but with those I usually know what to expect – a few highlights of Picasso, some Chagall, maybe some Dali and then endless other artists from the past 400-500 years I know very […]

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The first thing I did after arriving in Chicago and putting down my things was to head over to the lake-side and stroll along the lake towards the city. My lovely host family were located at the adorable boys-town East Lakeview, only two blocks away from the water and so I was there within minutes, […]

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Though Tallahassee is not on the water, an hour or two drive away are some of Florida best beaches. On one sunny cold weekend I finally made it to the coast line and visited Saint George Island.   Here’s what Wikitravel has to say about the island: St. George …

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