Destination: Germany

World Travel Watch: Hundreds Killed in Phnom Penh Stampede, Dutch ‘Coffee Shops’ Closing to Tourists

Larry Habegger rounds up global travel news

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Thoughts From the Amerika Section of a German Grocery Store

Cheese Zip By Terry Ward

Amid the Cheese Zip and the Marshmallow Fluff, Terry Ward remembers what it means to be American

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Oktoberfest 2010: By the Numbers

Spiegel crunches some remarkable numbers from the 200th edition of the Munich festival: This year’s partiers consumed a record 7 million liters of beer, stole 130,000 of the famous glass mugs and consumed 117 roasted oxen. Impressive stuff. But the list of lost items is probably my favorite:

One hearing aid was also found, as were a leather whip, a live rabbit, a tuba, a ship in a bottle, 1,450 items of clothing, 770 identity cards, 420 wallets, 366 keys, 330 bags and 320 pairs of glasses, 90 cameras and 90 items of jewellery and watches.

(Via The Daily Dish)


Interview with Michael Scott Moore: ‘Sweetness and Blood’

Jim Benning talks with the author of a new travel book about the spread of surfing around the globe

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World Travel Watch: Tube Strikes Looming in London, China’s Epic Traffic Jam and More

Larry Habegger rounds up global travel news

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Tragedy at Germany’s Love Parade

Sunglasses left at the site where revelers were crushed during a stampede near the Love Parade festival in Duisburg (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)

Horrible news from the Love Parade in Druisburg, Germany, on Saturday: 19 people were killed and hundreds were injured in a stampede near a tunnel. Organizers say it will be the last Love Parade.


Naked, With a Passport

Naked, With a Passport iStockPhoto

Alison Stein Wellner considers her willingness to strip down overseas at appropriate moments as her "real traveler" badge of honor. But what's "appropriate"?

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Confessions of a Focus Group Traveler

Confessions of a Focus Group Traveler iStockPhoto

When LiAnne Yu visits other countries, she watches people from behind a one-way mirror. She now knows which cultures prefer jeans that accentuate curvy butts.

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The Titanic Awards: 10 Worst National Cuisines

The Titanic Awards: 10 Worst National Cuisines Photo by onlinehero via Flickr (Creative Commons)

More than 2,000 travelers from 80 countries voted in the Titanic Awards survey. Here are the unlucky winners.

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From the Ostalgia Files: Vita Cola

We’ve been covering the ostalgia phenomenon for awhile now, and it’s still going strong. Atlantic food blogger Lauren Shockey has the latest entry in the field, a thoughtful post about her search for GDR-era food brands and products in present-day Berlin. It’s a good read.


Photo You Must See: Vertical Volkswagens at Germany’s Autostadt

Photo You Must See: Vertical Volkswagens at Germany’s Autostadt REUTERS/Morris MacMatzen

Volkswagen Golfs are stacked in one of the massive glass silos at Autostadt, the Volkswagen theme park

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Photo You Must See: Ice Bike in Berlin

Photo You Must See: Ice Bike in Berlin REUTERS/Christian Charisius

An ice-coated bicycle leans against a wall in central Berlin.

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Video You Must See: Parkour in Berlin


Photos: The World’s Most Architecturally Interesting Subway Stations

Photos: The World’s Most Architecturally Interesting Subway Stations Photo by Mike Knell via Flickr (Creative Commons)

As compiled by designboom. The gallery includes shots from Stockholm, Bilbao, Shanghai and Munich (pictured), among others. (Via Coudal)

Photo by Mike Knell via Flickr (Creative Commons)

 


World Travel Watch: Demonstrations in Venezuela, Clashes in Namibia and More

Larry Habegger rounds up global travel news

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