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This section of perpetualexplorer.com includes travel video and articles about tourist destinations in Europe.



Back to the USSR: Borscht, Blintzes, Ballerinas, and a Near-Death Experience

Back to the USSR: Borscht, Blintzes, Ballerinas, and a Near-Death Experience

thefisher March 24, 2014

by Dina Lyuber, courtesy of Yourlifeisatrip.com  My husband Roman and I were both born in the former Soviet Union. I moved to Canada when I was still in diapers; he spent his childhood in Leningrad before

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Iceland’s Phallological Museum

Iceland’s Phallological Museum

Stephanie Spavento February 24, 2014

From the outside, the Icelandic Phallological Museum looks not unlike an office building, sharp and neat; the only thing that might give it away is its logo: a giant penis standing tall in front

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The Sochi Sanitorium

The Sochi Sanitorium

Kirsty Kay February 24, 2014

 The Sochi Sanitorium: Regimented Relaxation or Resort? Although becoming known around the world as the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics, most people are not aware that Sochi has a much longer relationship

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Soviet War Memorial, Treptower Park, Berlin

Soviet War Memorial, Treptower Park, Berlin

Luci Westphal February 8, 2014

The Soviet World War Two Memorial in Treptower Park (Советский мемориал войны) Berlin is quite monumental – large in scale and meaning. The “Sowjetisches Ehrenmal in Treptow” was conceived by a collective of Russian

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Le Musée des Vampires, les Lilas, France

Le Musée des Vampires, les Lilas, France

Stephanie Spavento January 30, 2014

Jacques Sirgent is an expert on all things regarding Vampires and the lore of the undead; so much so that he has turned his private residence into a Vampire museum. He has one of

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Wild Haggis Spotted in time for Burns Night!

Wild Haggis Spotted in time for Burns Night!

Kirsty Kay January 30, 2014

Shocked residents of Scotland were reeling this past weekend after the first sighting in over 50 years of the  Wild Haggis, a notoriously elusive creature native to the Highlands that rarely makes an appearance

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Warming up the Winter: Festivals on the British Isles Pt.2

Warming up the Winter: Festivals on the British Isles Pt.2

Kirsty Kay January 28, 2014

England’s Haxey Hood The Haxey Hood is an annual festival that takes place on the 6th January in the village of Haxey, North Lincolnshire, England. It can best be described as a kind of

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Multicultural Minute: Catalonia’s Caganers – The Nativity’s Dirty Little Secret

Multicultural Minute: Catalonia’s Caganers – The Nativity’s Dirty Little Secret

Stephanie Spavento January 20, 2014

Most traditional Nativity scenes include the usual cast of characters: the baby Jesus, of course, Mary and Joseph, the Three Kings, sheep, and livestock; but in Catalonia, Spain, there is one additional figure—the Caganer.

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Multicultural Minute: Kakslauttanen Igloo Village, Saariselkä, Finland

Multicultural Minute: Kakslauttanen Igloo Village, Saariselkä, Finland

Stephanie Spavento January 11, 2014

About 1000km from the capital of Helsinki, the tiny village of Saariselkä, Finland is home to one gas station, one main supermarket, and one liquor store, the entirety of which can be walked on

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Warming up the Winter: Festivals in the British Isles Pt.1

Warming up the Winter: Festivals in the British Isles Pt.1

Kirsty Kay January 10, 2014

With the holidays over and seemingly nothing much to look forward to until spring, you might not think the British Isles would be the best destination in January. But these small islands in the

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