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Peek behind the Screens of Florida – Chocolate Factory

Whetstone Chocolate Factory

What surprises most Europeans when they first visit the USA is that “everything is just like it is on TV”. From the shopping malls to the whitened smiles and from the way people talk to the cars they drive, – it all seems terribly familiar, yet “much bigger than I had imagined”. Interestingly, even when it comes to “the making of”, the USA is just…

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Turkish Travel Tip: Drive

Turkish Travel Tip: Drive

There are many advantages to combining your flights to Bodrum with renting a car. Not only is it very convenient to get from the airport to your villa or hotel and back, it also allows you to discover the numerous other beaches and resorts in the wider area, and get to know sides of the Turkish country side that remain hidden…

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“God could not be everywhere so he created mothers”

mothers

This Jewish proverb summarizes beautifully how important motherhood is for the Jewish and Christian tradition. It’s to be expected that a culture that regards mums so highly has a special day to celebrate them: the 4th Sunday in Lent, better known as Mothering Sunday. Though it’s originally a Christian festival, people of the most varied backgrounds are keen to join in on this tradition because, as Thackery put it: “Mother is…

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The landscapes of Lanzarote

The landscapes of Lanzarote

When the architect Cesar Manrique, born on Lanzarote, recognized the tourist potential of his island, he successfully argued for strict measures to protect Lanzarote’s fragile environment and culture, resulting in the law that all new buildings on the island must be low rise and traditional in design. That means that the walls must be white, the exterior woodwork green or plain varnished wood or…

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Turkish tee-hee: Scapegoat (2011)

Turkish tee-hee: Scapegoat (2011)

In 2011, Turkish porn-star Sahin Ka made his mainstream cinema debut. His role: ex-porn-star Sahin K, who leaves Berlin for Bodrum in an attempt to start a new, better life. The plot: some dangerous people in the dubious industry don’t want to let this important source of income go. It turns out to be very difficult for Sahin to be incognito in his home…

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