Monthly Archives: September 2010

Cherry blossom forecasts weather change in Japan

By Yoko Nishikawa and Hyun Oh TOKYO | Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:15pm EDT TOKYO (Reuters Life!) – Japan’s countdown to spring traditionally began with a government announcement on when the cherry blossom season will start, but this year, the … Continue reading

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If you go out in the woods today

If you go out in the woods today you’re likely to find a lot of people there with you. And if you’re lucky you’ll find mushrooms, lots of them. Starting in July and peaking in September, foraging for mushrooms in … Continue reading

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Irena

When Irena was 13 years old, she and her family were among an estimated 400,000 ethnic Lithuanians who were rounded up and deported to Siberia in 1941. Forcibly removed from their homes and sent to labour camps. Punishment for the … Continue reading

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High-speed in Old Towns

Picture yourself in a medieval city in the Baltics, surrounded by ancient city walls and gates, church spires and onion domes dotting the skyline and cobble stone streets and alleys everywhere. A lovely place to imagine what life was like … Continue reading

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Coming home

Coming to Europe is like coming home for me. That’s easy to say for somebody whose parents are from Europe and who took liverwurst on rye sandwiches to school, but there’s more to it than familiarity. It would be easy … Continue reading

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