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Top Draws in the Art World During the Last Months of 2010

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Art lovers still have a few more months to finish this year with a blast. You still have enough time to catch the great works of different masters of the arts. Check out the list and see where you can go next.

Cleveland

For a more spiritual fare in terms of art, the Cleveland Museum of Art will feature different kinds of relics and religious art this coming October 17 to January 17). The museum will fete the bones of St. Eustace and show off stones from Israel. The exhibit will be dubbed as Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe. Visitors can likewise catch the other exhibits in the newly redecorated galleries of the museum.

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Melbourne beyond the Australian Open

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Tennis lovers have their eyes on Australia now as one of the major tennis circuit series, the Australian Open is being held in Melbourne. It is the only grand slam event for the sport being held done in the southern hemisphere.

Melbourne in the southeastern portion of Australia and is considered as the cultural capital and sport capital of the country. It boasts of a vibrant fashion and cafe scene and a lot of peple call it the Paris of Australia.

In case you are going to Australia soon or you are already in Melbourne, there is a lot more to this city than tennis and its big stars.

Melbourne is one of the cities in the world which is best explored by walking around. The Australian Open is being held at Rod Laver Arena which is just a few minutes from the city proper and is really worth it if you are planning to burn some calories. If you plan to do some retail therapy, you can check out local and international brands along the Collins Street.


Writing beyond being read: An interview with Christopher Elliott

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Every writer has a purpose. Every time you tickle the keyboard, you will be giving birth to phrases, to sentences, to an article that will help you preserve memories, share your experiences, impart wisdom, or help people in need.

Writing is a journey and as we go along the rough dealings of life, we find our voice through words. In this age of information, it is very easy to connect with people regardless of distances and it is very easy to reach out to seek help or help out. We discover ourselves through our journeys, through the people we meet, and through the travel destinations we see. Writing about it is another story. There will be times when we come up with a page full of words in matter of minutes but there will be moments of struggle as a writer.


Barcelona And The Foods Of The Catalan Region Of Spain

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Barcelona is a city known for its diversity of people and cultures. Barcelona’s cuisine is also very diverse, with creative influences from all over the world. Because of its unique geographical landscape and weather, fresh and seasonal ingredients are available year-round.

Barcelona is in the Catalan region of Spain. Recently, the Catalan region has become known for producing some of the best-trained chefs in the country. The legendary restaurant El Bulli, located just a few hours outside Barcelona, has been regarded as one of the top three restaurants in the world. Its head chef, Ferram Adria, has been able to take his small restaurant into the culinary spotlight and put Catalan’s cuisine on the map.

One of the staples of Catalan cooking is its use of many sauces for its meat and fish dishes. The traditional “Allioli”, an oil and garlic based dressing is very common ingredient that can be found in nearly every restaurant and kitchen in Barcelona


Top 10 adventures with beautiful but dangerous creatures

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Do you have an illogical fear of wild cats? Most of us would say, “But that’s not illogical. That’s very smart.” However, for most risk takers, facing that natural, prey-to-a-predator fear is the point of traveling. Otherwise, travel would be very dull. If you’re one of those fearless globe trotters, and you’re willing to come face-to-face with the fiercest beasts in the planet, then these trips are for you.

Paddling in South America


Night paddles through the Pilchicocha’s Lake which is at the heart of the Amazon Rainforest can be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of your life. While it’s pretty calm at night, you’d wonder if the calmness is because you’re being watched by these wild animals like a very hungry human would watch his food as it cooks.


Samsung Unveiled Android Powered Samsung I7500

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Samsung is the leading provider of mobile devices all over the world. Recently they have unveiled their new Android powered phone known as the Samsung I7500. The new Samsung Android phone features a full 3.2 inch touch screen display along with 5 Megapixel camera with LED flash and an array of Google services. These services promise better user experience based on Google’s Android Platform.

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Vice President and Head of Mobile Communication Division in Samsung Electronics explains that Samsung is among the earliest members of the Open Handset Alliance and has been actively moving forward to introduce the most innovative Android mobile phone. With Samsung’s accumulated technology leadership in mobile phone industry and consistent strategy to support every existing operating system, it is believed that the new Samsung I7500 will provide the better choices and benefits to their consumers.


Language Survival Guide for Americans

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Before you board that plane for parts unknown, it pays to spend a few hours learning as much as you can about the local laws and customs of the countries you’ll be visiting. The world may seem like a global village, but there’s a world of difference between Kalamazoo and Kazakhstan.

If you first learn as much as you can about the country you’re going to visit the people and their customs and taboos you’ll be better able to cope with situations in which you find yourself. Bone up on the names of the leaders of the country: the president, prime minister, and royal families. Learn a bit about the local cuisine. The more you can do to distance yourself from that image of the “Ugly American” who doesn’t know anything about any country other than the U.S.A., the better.


Argentina Vacations

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Argentina is a great destination for a vacation, because it offers such a diverse range of landscapes from wild tropical forests through to vast open grass plains complete with herds of cattle and modern day cowboys (gauchos). Argentina also has some great cities landscapes as well, that combine the rich heritage of its colonial settlers with the passionate soul of South American culture. If you like dancing, eating out and generally having a good time then the capital of Buenos Aires is perfect for you, with its glamorous promenades, vibrant nightlight and excellent coffee shops and restaurants.

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If you fancy adventure then there are also plenty of Argentina vacations to suit you. Here are some of the activities you can choose from during your stay: