Motorists on both sides of the zebra crosswalk on London's Abbey Road scowl as they give way to those who clamber to walk in the footsteps of The Beatles, with visions of mop tops and yellow submarines in their kaleidoscope eyes.
Three of London’s numerous and colorful markets are among my favorites. They give me the best of both worlds: They allow me to do one of my favorite things — meet and mingle with local artists while also doing a very touristy thing by shopping for souvenirs and gifts. All three markets are an easy walk from Tube stations. Here are my picks.
Huge crowds packed London’s Chinatown, Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square on Sunday to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which officially began three days earlier. The London Chinatown Chinese Association claimed 500,000 people attended the events in central London.
Sankt Goar, a sleepy little town nestled at the base of Burg Rheinfels, once noted as the largest fortress along the Rhine, is roughly 45 miles from Wiesbaden and an easy 50-minute drive on the B9 highway — just enough time for a game of “I spy a castle.”
At a time when much of the ground-level U.S. role in Afghanistan is receding, medical evacuation crews continue to play a major part in the conflict, providing a service that Afghans appear incapable of fielding on their own.
Once a favorite destination for travelers on the Hippie Trail, this idyllic provincial capital high in the Hindu Kush mountains is now famous for what’s not there. Three glaring holes in the cliffs that rise over the town tell the story of what Bamiyan lost 12 years ago.
In Afghanistan, where conservation has taken a backseat to war for 35 years, a “national park” designation is largely conceptual: People acknowledge the place is beautiful and deserves preservation, but the details remain fuzzy.
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