Thursday, December 19, 2013

Online Spanish Translation

Whenever I've traveled to a Spanish speaking country, I take a small traveler's dictionary with me. Helps me out when I need to ask about a simple item. But isn't it frustrating when that hand held dictionary doesn't have the exact word or phrase you need? At times like those, it's helpful to be able to use an online spanish dictionary.

You can also get online help if you a require a more complex spanish translation, such as when trying to understand a document written in Spanish.

Isn't the Internet wonderful?


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Emigration Museum Antwerp Belgium

The new Red Star Line Museum located in the historic warehouses of the shipping company in Antwerp opened on September 28, 2013.

Mirroring the Ellis Island story, the museum brings to life the journey of more than two million people who emigrated via Antwerp to New York, among them iconic passengers such as Irving Berlin and Albert Einstein.

Wheelchair accessible, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online, at the information desk of Antwerp Tourism & Congress in Grote Markt and at the museum. Cost for adults 8 Euros, seniors are 6 Euros and 12 to 26 year olds are only 1 Euro.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Rainforest World Music Festival

The 3-day 2014 Rainforest World Music Festival takes place June 20-22 in the Sarawak Cultural Village in Borneo, Malaysia.

The 2013 festival featured concerts from 10 a.m. to midnight each day, with 21 groups performing, including local folk singing groups and groups from Jamaica, Korea, China, Australia and Japan. Throughout the festival, talks were given and workshops were offered in singing, dance, ethnomusicology and music --- everything from gamelan playing to Irish dance.

In 2013, a one day all event adult pass cost around $37 and a three day pass was around $101.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Special Events for Strauss' 150th Birthday

To celebrate the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss, the Gewandhaus Orchester in Leipzig, GErmany, will perform a series of Strauss works from April 3, 2014 until the special birthday concert on June 11.

The Leipzig OPera will perform the Strauss operas "Elektra," "The Knight of the Rose" and "The Woman Without a Shadow." Contact the Gewanhaus and the Leipzig Opera for tickets and more information.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Let's Go To Puerto Rico

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I've been to Puerto Rico. Unfortunately, the time I have spent there has been way too short. All it managed to do with instill in me a desire to go back for a full-fledged vacation.

With over 270 miles of coastline, Puerto Rico has a beach for everyone. (Actually, Flamenco Beach in Culebra, is often cited as one of the best beaches in the world.) Wandering Old San Juan and El Morro is taking a trip back in history. And the food! My favorite is mofungo and it doesn't make any difference to me whether it is chicken, beef, or shrimp ... I love them all. And let's not forget the rum!

Puerto Rico contains the only rain forest that is under the U.S. national park service. I did get to hike in El Yunque and it was a wonderful experience. Next visit I want to travel around the southern part of the island and spend some more time on the beach.

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