Thursday, March 10, 2011
Each spring, cities across the globe pull out all the stops to celebrate a certain, special, pink-and-white bloom. The festivities range from the graceful (poetry readings) to the bizarre (mattress racing): Here's your guide to the most interesting and colorful of the lot.
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There are many ways to tour a city, including bike tours, duck tours, and tours led by historical figures. Now Unseen Tours aim to provide visitors with an "unseen" look at London by employing the homeless. The company's trained guides share historical information as well as personal insights about the city gleaned from years of living on its streets. What do you think? Is this something you'd like to see in your city?
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A short hop over the Mediterranean from Europe—and a world away culturally—Marrakech is a study in striking contrasts. Its courtyard houses offer an Eden-like respite from the vibrant labyrinth of the walled old city.
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