Author: Dan Morey

6 Historic Buenos Aires Cafés

Historic Buenos Aires Cafés Buenos Aires is known for its historic cafés and bars. These are the places where Jorge Luis Borges charted the course of Argentine literature over coffee; where Carlos Gardel crooned tango tunes; where Ernesto Sábato scribbled novel chapters in notebooks. They’re also the social centers of neighborhoods, the equivalent of a corner bar in the U.S. or local pub in Britain. Establishments of particular cultural significance are listed as bares notables, a designation that protects them from gentrifying developers. At least that’s what I thought. It turns out, however, that bares notables don’t last forever....

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Rome: 7 Things to do in Piazza di Spagna

BEST THINGS TO DO IN PIAZZA DI SPAGNA All roads lead to Rome, goes the old saying; and all Roman streets lead to Piazza di Spagna, the city’s favorite meeting place. Shops and cafés surround the iconic Spanish Steps. There’s a museum dedicated to a Romantic poet, and a theater spotlighting satire, burlesque, and jazz. Here are 7 fun things to do in Piazza di Spagna. SPANISH STEPS This baroque stairway, built in 1725, is a great place to chat with fellow travelers. You’ll meet people from all over the globe, as stylish Romans strut by on their way...

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7 Amazing Tombs in Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

Best tombs in Recoleta Cemetery Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires is full of famous corpses. There are Argentine presidents, poets and Nobel Prize winners. Napoleon’s granddaughter is here. So are boxer Luis Firpo and Eva Perón. Evita is the big attraction, but her memorial isn’t particularly interesting—just a series of plaques on the Duarte family vault. Her preserved remains are sealed deep in a subterranean crypt. Recoleta’s mausoleums were decorated by some of Argentina’s finest sculptors. This City of the Dead is an open-air art gallery, brimming with masterpieces in styles ranging from Art Nouveau to Neo-Gothic. A day...

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How to Spend a Day in Eastbourne, England

How to Spend a Day in Eastbourne, England BESIDE THE SEASIDE IN EASTBOURNE The coast of Victorian England was studded with resort towns and pleasure piers. There were attractions designed to appeal to every class of vacationer, from bawdy music halls to refined tea rooms. Now, thanks to package tours and cheap flights to sunnier climes, many of Britain’s coastal resorts have fallen into a state of neglect. Half of the historic piers are gone. Luckily, there are survivors. For a taste of what the seaside was like in Queen Vic’s heyday, hop a train to Eastbourne, in Sussex,...

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10 Inspiring Things to do in Rye, England

Best Things to do in Rye, England In his novel Miss Mapp (1922), E.F. Benson writes: “There is not in all England a town so blatantly picturesque as Tilling.” As Benson fans know, Tilling is actually the ancient Cinque Ports town of Rye, East Sussex (an hour by train from London), where the author lived while writing his Mapp and Lucia series. Rye’s charm has attracted writers, artists and musicians for centuries. Jacobean playwright John Fletcher, American novelist Henry James and ex-Beatle Paul McCartney are just a few of the creative luminaries who’ve called Rye home. And for good...

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