Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775
Beauty in the eyes of the beholder? Watch out, women!
By:
Monica Perry, JE Feature
"We pass now under the bridge of Casanova. It is tradition to kiss the man who is in the boat with you for good luck. Since I'm the only man here," the gondolier tells us, abruptly halting the boat and lurching forward, "I will be your Casanova." It was cute. A good laugh. But, it turned out, he was serious...
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By:
Silke Schmidt, JE Feature
What would you do if you were a sheep and living in Wales? Quite likely, you'd be roaming the hills of Brecon Beacons National Park, as sheep are far more common there than people. And if you had a sense for beauty, you might stand on top of some steep cliff every now and then, enjoying the scenery while munching...
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By:
Janet Darbey, JE Feature
Like the proverbial Phoenix rising from the ashes, the Jewish Quarter of Corfu of Greece is again being returned to its once proud and flourishing state of being. Corfu governors -- keepers of the rich heritage of this verdant, historic island in the Ionian sea -- have applied for World Heritage status for the old town, which includes the ancient...
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Cator Sparks, JE Feature
I have never had a more complicated conversation than when I tell people that I spent a week on the Isle of Jersey. Most people think I am making fun of New Jersey, then they seem perplexed when I say that Jersey is an actual island in the Channel Islands between France and Spain. It finally sinks in when I...
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By:
Silke Schmidt, JE Feature
Westerners may never understand why Malaysians call the green soccer ball-sized durian the "Queen of Fruits." Its outer shell is as huggable as a hedgehog and, piled up in pyramids under the hot Malaysian sun, the fruits tend to develop an unpleasant odor. "Tastes like vanilla," the young durian seller at the market in Terengganu at Malaysia's East Coast says,...
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