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Maison Georges Larnicol in Paris, France Culture & Cuisine / Travel

When it comes to pastries, chocolates, and macarons, there are an endless numbers of shops to choose from in Paris. But when it comes to the Breton pastry kouign amann and its bite-size companion, kouignettes, there’s one particular spot that comes to mind – Maison Georges Larnicol. The location on Boulevard Saint-Germain is one of three Paris locations, but the original family owned business was...

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Laduree in Paris, France & A History of Macarons Culture & Cuisine / Travel

Macarons, delicious meringue-based cookies that come in a variety of flavours, are a staple item in French bakeries despite their 8th century Italian origins. So how did an Italian treat find its way into French hearts? Via Catherine de Medici. Upon her marriage to Henry II of France, Catherine de Medici brought along a few of her Italian pastry chefs in 1533. At this time,...

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How to Ring in the Chinese New Year (with a recipe for Spring Rolls) Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History / Language Resources / Travel

The following is a post from Hanbridge Mandarin. You can learn more and enter their red envelope lottery by visiting their website. As a side note, Chinese New Year starts today – February 8, 2016! How to Say Chinese New Year in Chinese Chinese New Year 中国新年 Zhōnɡ Guó Xīn Nián Spring Festival 春节 Chūn Jiē Lunar New Year 农历新年 Nónɡ Lì Xīn Nián When...

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La Galerie Vivienne | Things to Do In & Around Paris Travel

Les Galeries, or covered passages, are something that are tucked away all across Paris. And while I’m sure I’ve unknowingly wandered past quite a few in my time there, it was really only on this last trip with my belle belle soeur that I had the opportunity to discover and explore a few of these gorgeous endroits. The one that captured my attention most on...

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Hole in Wall Box | San Diego Unboxing Culture & Cuisine / Travel

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to explore local restaurants and shops, trying out foods and products that I might not find anywhere else in the world. These discoveries, to me, are a huge part of what makes travel so incredible and memorable. And now, I can bring a little bit of that experience home with me. I recently had the...

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Christmas in the Philippines with Ron Gullekson | 12 Days of Christmas Day 12 Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History / Language Resources / Travel

About the Author // Ron Gullekson is a ‘language enthusiast’ with a background in German, Spanish, Arabic, and English. He runs Language Surfer where he shares his advice to language learners and his progress with the languages that he studies. Christmas in the Philippines The Long Tradition of Christmas In the 16th century, Spanish colonizers brought Catholicism to the Philippines. Now 85% of the Philippines’ 98...

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Christmas in Korea with Esther Julee | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 10 Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History / Language Resources / Travel

About the Contributor // I want to extend a huge thanks to Esther Julee of Local Adventurer for helping me research this post! Esther is a photographer and blogger currently based in San Diego, California where she writes about her travels along with her husband Jacob. A History of Christmas in Korea Korea began celebrating Christmas as a holiday in the year 1949. Since the...

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