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8 THE BEST ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Chris Peacock FrommerMedia ePub

Outdoor theatre in Tivoli.

Copenhagen Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment Best Bets

Best Seat in the Arts Scene

★★★ Det Kongelige Teater Skuespilhus, Sankt Annæ Plads 36 (p 121)

Best Acoustics

★★★ Operaen, Ekvipagemestervej 10 (p 119)

Best Live Music Venue

★★ Plænen (Open-air Stage Tivoli), Vesterbrogade 3 (p 120)

Best for Dance Performances

★★★ Danish Dance Theatre, Pasteursvej 20 (p 119)

Best Spot for Formal Dressing

★★★ Det Kongelige Teater Old Stage, Kongens Nytorv 2 (p 121)

Best Venue for Musicals

★★ Det Ny Theater, Gammel Kongevej 29 (p 117)

Biggest Moviehouse

★★ Palads, Axeltorv 9 (p 119)

Strangest Venue for Concerts

★★ Rundetårn, Købmagergade 52a (p 118)

Biggest Rock Festival

★★★ Roskilde Festival, Roskilde (p 122)

Best Venue to See Hamlet

★★★ Kronborg Castle, Helsingør (p 122)

Amager Bio, one of the city’s biggest music venues.

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6 THE CYCLADES

Stephen Brewer FrommerMedia ePub

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The Cyclades

Whether it’s the experience of sailing into Santorini’s volcanic caldera, getting a glimpse of the windmills lining stark hilltops on Mykonos, or seeing the ancient temple doorway that looms over the port on Naxos, your first sightings of the Cyclades will likely make quite an impression. Even the commonplace seems spectacular in this archipelago of 24 inhabited islands and hundreds of islets floating southeast of the mainland. From afar, dazzling white villages of the islands’ distinctive cubical houses look like stacks of sugar cubes or a dusting of snow. Rising out of all that glaring white are the brilliant blue domes of chapels and churches. Memorable moments will keep coming as you travel through the rugged, often barren Cyclades, so named—from the ancient Greek word for circle—because the islands encircle Delos, the birthplace of the god Apollo and one of ancient Greece’s most sacred religious sanctuaries.

Mykonos

Small, dry, and barren, Mykonos is one of the least naturally attractive of the Cyclades. But it’s a testament to the island’s charms that Mykonos is now among the most famous of all the Greek isles. Attractions include beautiful Mykonos Town, better known as Hora, and a south coast full of sandy beaches, but this small hunk of rock in the middle of the Aegean is maybe most famous for people-watching. Ever since Jackie O. and other celebs started stepping ashore from their yachts in the 1960s, Mykonos has been a place to see and be seen. You may love the scene or want to flee from it on the next boat, but do stick around for a bit, because in one way or another Mykonos tends to work its sybaritic spells eventually on even the most resistant visitors.

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9: Pilgrimage Walking as Green Prescription Self-therapy?

McIntosh, I.S.; Harman, L.D. CABI PDF

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Pilgrimage Walking as Green

Prescription Self-therapy?

Nanna Natalia Karpinska Dam Jørgensen*

Volda University College, Volda, Norway

Introduction

Pilgrimage walking has potential as therapy on

‘green prescription’ – meaning rehabilitation with salutary outdoor activities – to relieve minor mental and physical ailments. It may also reduce reliance on expensive therapies and medications that often have unpleasant side effects. In this chapter I argue how pilgrimage walking – if prescribed as an outdoor therapy alongside/

­ instead of medicines – could reduce Norway’s hospitalizations, medication use, health queues and spending, and also help people obtain relief by using their own personal health assets. To support this view, the chapter shows how present-day pilgrimages, like walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela1 can be used as a self-therapeutic tool. According to cross-cultural pilgrim reports, people walk the Camino for religious, spiritual, personal and relational reasons. They seek exis­ tential meaning, silence or company, to process and restore themselves after various life ordeals.

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2 THE BEST SPECIAL-INTEREST TOURS: Cities of the Dead, New Orleans Literati, Mardi Gras, Jazz History, Best Museums, Faubourg Treme

Schwam, Diana K. FrommerMedia ePub

Mardi Gras parades through the streets of New Orleans.Cemeteries: Cities of the DeadNew Orleans’s famous “Cities of the Dead” are both impressive and practical. Many believe that traditional underground graves were eschewed due to the city’s high water table. Their similarity to the famed Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, though, lends credence to some historians’ insistence that the above-ground tombs were merely built in the French and Spanish tradition. Learning the details of the mourning traditions and burial practices (what exactly happens inside those tombs, anyway?) is quite fascinating, so taking a professional cemetery tour is well worth it (and that’s the only way to get into St. Louis No. 1, so be sure to book one in advance). All of these cemeteries are still in use, so keep in mind that these are sacred places, worthy of respect. Marking or otherwise vandalizing tombs, or taking souvenirs, is both insolent and illegal. Also see Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, p 53. This tour crosses town to view both famous and lesser-known cemeteries. A Jazzy Pass (p 165) and a good pair of walking shoes will get you to all of them in a day. START: Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel, 411 N. Rampart St., at the edge of the French Quarter.

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3 Los Angeles Essentials

Christine Delsol FrommerMedia ePub

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Los Angeles Essentials

by Christine Delsol

Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the nation, and unlike most other major U.S. cities, it came of age with the automobile. That, combined with the vast valley it occupies, has created an endless thicket of freeways, shifting neighborhood boundaries and punishing distances that can be confounding for a visitor. This chapter will help you navigate and find places to stay and dine.

Getting There

By Air

Of the five L.A.-area airports, most visitors fly into Los Angeles International Airport (www.lawa.org/lax;  310/646-5252), or LAX. The world’s sixth-largest airport in number of passengers carried, it lies oceanside between Marina del Rey and Manhattan Beach, within minutes of Santa Monica and nearby beaches, and about a half-hour from Downtown, Hollywood, and the Westside (depending, as always, on traffic). Free shuttle buses connect the nine terminals. Travelers with disabilities may request special accessible minibuses when they check in.

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9 USEFUL TERMS & PHRASES

Patricia Harris FrommerMedia ePub

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Useful Terms & Phrases

Most Spaniards are very patient with foreigners who try to speak their language. That said, you might encounter several difficult regional languages and dialects in Spain: In Catalonia, they speak Catalan (the most widely spoken non-national language in Europe); in the Basque Country, they speak Euskera; in Galicia, you’ll hear Gallego. However, Castilian Spanish (Castellano, or simply Español) is understood everywhere; for that reason, we’ve included a list of simple words and phrases in Spanish to help you get by.

Basic Words & Phrases

English

Spanish

Pronunciation

Good day

Buenos días

bweh -nohs dee -ahs

How are you?

¿Cómo está?

koh -moh es- tah

Very well

Muy bien

mwee byehn

Thank you

Gracias

grah -syahs

You’re welcome

De nada

deh nah -dah

Goodbye

Adiós

ah- dyohs

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2 The Best Special-Interest Tours: Grand Canal, Byzantine Venice, Venice's Best Churches, Art in Venice, Places to Escape Crowds, Venice's Best Squares, Venice's Memorable Views

Stephen Brewer FrommerMedia ePub

Take a gondola ride in the back-alley canals of Venice.The Grand CanalMain Street for Venetians is the Grand Canal, an S-shaped, 2-mile-long stretch of busy waterway between San Marco and the train station. Commerce has long thrived on the canal, and for centuries, nobility built their palaces on the banks. The half-hour vaporetto trip up the canal not only reveals the city’s past grandeur, but also provides an exhilarating look at life in present-day Venice. START: Vaporetto from San Marco/Vallaresso toward Piazzale Roma.Dogana da Mar. Dogana da Mar. The 15th-century triangular Customs house at the entrance to the Grand Canal was at one time a mandatory stop for all vessels entering Venice. Adjacent warehouses are now filled with the works of the Centro d’Arte Contemporanea de Punta della Dogana. Santa Maria della Salute. A baroque fantasy in white marble, this church designed by Baldassare Longhena and built as an offering to end an outbreak of the plague hints at the architectural wonders that line the canal ahead.

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5 Portland

Olson, Donald FrommerMedia ePub

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Portland

Given its popularity today, you’d never know that up until about 20 years ago, Portland remained the undiscovered city of the West Coast. Frankly, many Portlanders liked it that way. If you lived in Portland, you knew how special it was and you didn’t want to see it spoiled. The slogan “Don’t Californicate Oregon” applied to Portland as much as to the rest of the state. Portland wasn’t a wealthy city, like San Francisco to the south, and it didn’t have the boom-or-bust bravura of Seattle to the north. Although it was the largest inland port on the West Coast, Portland didn’t feel connected to the larger world, the way the ocean seaports of San Francisco and Seattle did. It was a quiet, lovely, liberal, and somewhat insular mid-sized metropolis that people loved for its family-friendly neighborhoods and proximity to the ocean, mountains, and high desert. It was a place where residents were aware of their environment and proud of their gardens. The city was progressive enough to install a light rail system back in the 1970s and turn a six-lane highway into downtown’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park. There was a large countercultural scene to keep things quirky, and a homegrown arts scene that produced some fine work.

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11. PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO COLORADO

Eric Peterson FrommerMedia ePub

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PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO COLORADO

The beauty of a Colorado vacation is that there’s truly something for everyone. Depending on where you choose to go, you can have an affordable and fun time, or you can spend a bit more and have a truly world-class experience. The more expensive resorts—Vail, Aspen, Steamboat, and Telluride—tend to fill up quickly, especially during ski season (and even more so the holiday week of Dec 25–Jan 1, when ski-in/ski-out room rates hit their zenith); you’ll want to book as far in advance as possible. The same is true for the state’s most popular attractions, such as the national parks—which are especially busy over school summer vacations. This chapter gives you the information you need to get started.

Getting There

BY PLANE

Those flying to Colorado will probably land at Denver International Airport or Colorado Springs Airport. Each airport is on the fringe of its respective city, so, depending on your itinerary, it can be a tossup as to which is best. Denver certainly has the better average airfares. Both offer car rentals and shuttle services to hotels.

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7 THE BEST NIGHTLIFE

Brooke, Anna E. FrommerMedia ePub

Locals flock to Le Baron Rouge for its excellent selection of wines.

Nightlife Best Bets

Best Bohemian Bar

★ Chez Prune, 36 rue Beaurepaire, 10th (p 122)

Best Chic Cocktails

★★★ Le Coq, 12 rue du Château d’Eau, 10th (p 123)

Best Place to Steal a Kiss

★★ La Palette, 43 rue de Seine, 6th (p 122)

Best Wine Bar

★★ Le Baron Rouge, 1 rue Théophile-Roussel, 12th (p 124)

Best for Paris-Brewed Beer

★★ Paname Brewing Company, 41 bis Quai de la Loire (p 123)

Best for Ping-Pong Fans

★★ Gossima, 4 rue Victor Gelez, 11th (p 122)

Best for Fans of Papa

★★★ Harry’s Bar, 5 rue Daunou, 2nd (p 122)

Best for Dinner & a Boogie

★★ Wanderlust, 32 quai d’Austerlitz, 13th (p 120)

Best Outdoor Partying

★★ Rosa Bonheur, 2 allée de la Cascade, Parc des Buttes Chaumont, 19th (p 123)

Best Hip Club

★★ Le Cartel Club, 8 rue Arsène Houssaye, 8th (p 120)

Best Speakeasy

★★ Candelaria, 52 rue Saintonge, 3rd (p 122)

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INLAND PROVENCE

Michelin Michelin ePub

Inland Provence

Despite its historic towns and villages, lush green vineyards, dense pine forests and plunging cliffs, the arrière pays or “hinterland” of Provence manages to keep well below the tourist radar. Ideally explored at a leisurely pace, this region is filled with historic gems, from prehistoric funeral monuments and cave villages to towering ramparts and clock towers. Renowned for its olives, truffles and world-famous organic wines, it is also the ideal place to embark on a culinary adventure or two. Tucked away in millennial forests, perched on rocky peaks, hidden in deep valleys or simply located on fertile plains, these towns and villages offer a welcome respite from the crowded coastal cities of the French Riviera.

Villages of Character

Since 1999, an exclusive group of villages in eight French regions, including the Var, have been awarded the “Villages de Caractère” label. To qualify for this label, a village must have a harmonious blend of historic architecture, fewer than 3,500 residents and at least one registered monument or sight. In the Var département, Aups and Cotignac are two of the eight villages which have been awarded this prestigious designation and are well worth a detour.

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14: The Pilgrim’s Two Economies: Greek Convent Pilgrimage and Economic Crisis

McIntosh, I.S.; Harman, L.D. CABI PDF

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The Pilgrim’s Two Economies:

Greek Convent Pilgrimage and Economic Crisis

Mari-Johanna Rahkala-Simberg*

University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Introduction

Together with the Church of Greece, convents and monasteries have played a significant role in the Greek welfare system for centuries. In the Orthodox tradition, however, these institutions have emphasized spiritual forms of support over material help. For example, prayer and discussion have been considered essential ways to help the pilgrims who visit Greek convents. Since 2008, when the Greek economic crisis erupted, the convent’s role as a support for pilgrims from the local community has

­become increasingly important, and the crisis has also affected the ways in which convents help people. Convents have been forced to increase their level of material assistance, and they now support more people than they used to. The pilgrims who visit convents face economic issues on two levels. On one hand, they are forced to consider their personal financial situation and their future in Greece. On the other, they are also likely to think about questions related to their personal salvation, their

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12 MAYO, SLIGO & THE NORTH SHANNON VALLEY

Jack Jewers FrommerMedia ePub

A statue of poet William Butler Yeats in Sligo Town.

The strikingly beautiful landscape of Galway segues into the strikingly beautiful landscape of southern Mayo without any fanfare. Like Galway, Mayo is a land of dramatic scenery, with rocky cliffs plunging down into the opaque blue waters of the icy sea. If you head farther north, you’ll reach the smooth pastures of County Sligo, the classic landscape that inspired the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats. The main appeal here is not its towns, which tend to be functional farm communities, but the countryside itself. Though the region is dotted with fairy-tale castles and mysterious prehistoric sites, its biggest gift to the visitor is tranquility.

Essentials

Arriving

By Bus    Bus Éireann runs daily bus service to Sligo Town from Dublin, Galway, and other points including Derry in Northern Ireland. It provides daily service to major towns in Mayo. The bus station in Sligo is on Lord Edward Street.

By Train    Trains from Dublin and other major points arrive daily at Westport in Mayo, and Sligo Town in Sligo. The train station in Westport is on Altamont Street; about a 10-minute walk from the town center; in Sligo it’s on Lord Edward Street, next to the bus station.

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11. PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO ISRAEL

Robert Ullian FrommerMedia ePub

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PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO ISRAEL

Israel is a tricky country to visit even when it’s at its absolute best. Jewish, Christian, and Muslim holidays dot the calendar with accompanying high season crowds and prices. It’s also a very compact country in a politically sensitive part of the world. Whenever political tensions subside for awhile, the floodgates open and the country is awash with a backlog of travelers who have been waiting to visit. Because Israel is so small, hotel rates skyrocket during these times. The minute hostilities rise or an act of terrorism occurs, tourism dips and you have the entire country to yourself. This chapter helps you get the most out of your stay with a variety of planning tools, including information on how to get there, tips on where to stay, and quick, on-the-ground resources.

GETTING THERE

By Plane

Israel’s main international airport Ben-Gurion (TLV) is approximately 20 minutes by train or taxi from Tel Aviv and 45 minutes by private or shared taxi from Jerusalem. The other international airport is Eilat, at the southern tip of Israel, but it is mainly used for direct charter package flights from Europe and flights from inside the country.

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Regional Specialities

Michelin Michelin ePub

INDEX

A

Aachen 1

Dom (Cathedral) 1

Domschatzkammer 1

Rathaus 1

Accessibility 1

Activities For Kids 1

Adenauer, Konrad 1, 2

Admissions 1

Airlines 1

Albers, Josef 1

Albertinum 1

Allerheiligen 1

Allgäu, The 1

Allianz Arena Stadion 1

Almbachklamm 1

Alpirsbach 1

Altdorfer, Albrecht 1

Altenahr 1

Altenberger Dom 1

Alte Salzstraße 1

Altes Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg 1

Altona 1

Altötting 1

Ammergau, The 1

Ammersee 1

Amrum 1

Anabaptists, The 1

Anholt 1

Annaberg-Buchholz 1

Anti-Semitism 1

Architecture 1, 2

Arminius 1

Arnsberg 1

Art 1

Aryan 1

Asisi Panometer 1

Attahöhle 1

Attendorn 1

Augsburg 1

Basilika St Ulrich und Afra 1

Dom St. Maria (Cathedral) 1

Fuggerei 1

Maximilianstraße 1

Rathausplatz 1

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