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La Habana Vieja, Havana (Cuba) – Old Havana (extended version)

La Habana Vieja is the proper name for the central neighborhood Old Havana in Havana, Cuba. If you visit Havana for the first time, this is where need to go. If you’ve visited…

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Hotel Nacional + Plaza de la Revolucion (Vedado, Cuba) – In Another Minute (339)

The Hotel Nacional de Cuba and the Plaza de la Revolucion are two of the main sights worth visiting in the Vedado neighborhood of Havana, Cuba. In Vedado, you will also find the…

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Centro Habana, Havana (Cuba) – In Another Minute (330)

Centro Habana is one of the oldest quarters in Havana, Cuba. As the name implies, it’s located in the center of the city – just west of La Habana Vieja (Old Havana). Some…

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La Habana Vieja, Old Havana (Havana, Cuba) – In Another Minute (314)

La Habana Vieja (Old Havana) is the oldest neighborhood and the city center of Havana, Cuba. Old Havana and its fortifications are a UNESCO World Heritage site. La Habana Vieja was first established…

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Coney Island – In A Brooklyn Minute (Week 175)

Coney Island (which really was an island until the straight was filled with dirt) is one of my favorite places in the world – and I’m not even a big fan of amusement…

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Red Hook – In A Brooklyn Minute (Week 74)

Red Hook is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, where I went twice this past week: for the wonderful wedding of Karen and Kyle at St. John’s restaurant Fort Defiance and another day for shopping at…

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Bohemian Rixdorf (Böhmisch-Rixdorf) – In A Berlin Minute (Week 152)

Dorf Rixdorf (village Rixdorf) or Böhmisch Rixdorf (Bohemian Rixdorf) is a little Berlin neighborhood, which is now part or Neukölln. Originally it was founded in 1737 by Protestant refugees from Bohemia. The main…

Berlin Tram Through Mitte – In A Berlin Minute (Week 146)

The view out of the back window of the Berlin tram line M1/M12 zipping through Berlin neighborhood Mitte, from Friedrichstrasse to Zionskirchplatz – passing through Oranienburger Strasse (with Tacheles and the Synagogue) Hackescher Markt,…

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