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Zagreb: 12 curious facts we discovered

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Zagreb, Croatia.

What our young, friendly, knowledgeable guide told me and my travel buddy about Zagreb was memorable. The highlights are worth sharing here, mixed in with a bit of what we learned from personal observation.

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Confusing, intriguing, surprising Minsk

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Minsk, Belarus. (Photo: public domain)

“It surpassed all my expectations and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone for a city break, not even just to a communist history geek like myself.”

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Memories and ghosts in a Prague hotel

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Ghosts come to visit our author in dreams in a Prague hotel. Photo: public domain

“They welcomed me and then oddly warned me the hotel was haunted, especially my room, then wished me a good night.”

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How much do you know about Iran?

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A journey through Iran’s present and past, and its future hopes, from the perspective of a Leipzig-based Frenchwoman.

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Bread & games: In Brazil, football is politics

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Football and politics in Brazil: a marriage.

To say that football in Brazil is a religion is an understatement, but it is also at the heart of its politics.

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Travel black: Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2018

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WGT 2018 preview feature photo maeshelle west-davies

As more and more goths begin to descend from the unseasonably darkening skies above Leipzig airport, anticipation in the city rises to a level that may actually be tactile. Leipzig is about to be rocked once again by alternative music’s most famous summer holiday.

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