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I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder

Happy Poetry Day

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Poetry in Action

UNESCO has declared that Monday March 21, 2016 is World Poetry Day. To commemorate the event, more than 1,000 coffeehouses around the world will offer customers a chance to purchase the beverage of their choice with a poem. The video … Continue reading

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Every Night for A Moment

Last month we shared a story on designer Daan Roosegaarde’s wonderful solar powered bike path in the Netherlands. Now he has worked his magic with a stunning installation at Amsterdam’s historic Central Station. Developed in collaboration with scientists from the … Continue reading

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Reading In The Mobile Era

This week UNESCO released a fascinating report on Reading In The Mobile Era in the developing world. Based on over 4,000 surveys, completed in seven nations—Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nigeria , Pakistan, Uganda and Zimbabwe—the report provides a detailed snapshot of how … Continue reading

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Start Saving Your Pennies

VeryFirstTo is a British upscale product and experience website whose motto is “Be the very first to know about and have newly launching luxury products and experiences”. Now they are offering the world’s most expensive vacation package: a £990,000, two-year … Continue reading

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Books Nights and Day

April 23rd is a big day (and night) for book lovers and bibliophiles around the world. Since 1995 the day has been designated by UNESCO as World Book and Copyright Day in honor of the birth and death of Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Sinking Buddha

While attention has been focused on the recent flooding in and around Bangkok, an endangered UNESCO World Heritage site has been overlooked: the ancient Thai temples of Ayutthaya Historical Park, which have survived centuries of severe tropical weather, have been … Continue reading

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Dublin Has The Write Stuff

This week Dublin has become only the fourth city to be designated an “UNESCO City of Literature”. Joining Edinburgh, Melbourne and Iowa City, Dublin now shares the coveted distinction and honor. Mary Hanafin, Ireland’s Minister of Tourism, said that the … Continue reading

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World Heritage Sites…update

Yesterday, the World Heritage Committee began its annual meeting to consider requests for the inscription of new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The session is being held at Brasilia, Brazil, and runs until August 3rd. During this year’s session,35 … Continue reading

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Why Not Armenia ?

This post was sent to us by Nellie Malkhassyan of Yerevan, Armenia. Nellie is a travel guide, consultant and specialist on Armenian travel and culture.    I am pleased to invite you to visit Armenia and discover fully the hidden … Continue reading

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