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LUCERNE: WHERE MEDIEVAL MEETS THE MODERN

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STORY AND PHOTOS   //  BY RON STERN

 

Andre Dumas called Lucerne, located in the geographical center of Switzerland, “a pearl in the middle of the world’s most beautiful oyster”. The town is nestled between the Alps and the Swiss Plateau right alongside the dark blue waters of Lake Lucerne. Local residents are quite proud of their lake, which is enjoyed all year long and shared by paddle steamers, sailboats and water enthusiasts. 

Read more: Lucerne, Switzerland: Where Medieval Meets the Modern

BARCELONA: MAGIC BY THE MEDITERRANEAN

 

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STORY AND PHOTOS   //  BY AIMEE COLON

I arrived in Barcelona around seven in the morning just when its streets began to come alive, as cafes and shops started opening for the day and people began to fill the streets.  After settling in my hotel, a bit tired and jet lagged, I headed to one of the city’s many cafes in Las Ramblas, just a few steps from my hotel, to reenergize myself.

Read more: Barcelona: Magic by the Mediterranean

SWITZERLAND'S HEART

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STORY AND PHOTOS   //   BY RON STERN

 

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, the capital city of Bern is located right in the heart of Switzerland. Built around a hairpin turn in the river Aare, Bern is quite cosmopolitan with beautiful churches, bridges, the famous Zytglogge (clock tower), and even a bear park. Small wonder Bern has consistently been rated among the world’s top ten cities for quality of life and good living.

Read more: Switzerland's Heart

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