Sneaking Into Spreepark

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I freeze, at what could have been the slight sound of a twig snapping. Was it just my imagination? Sweat beads on my brow. As I wait, I sense the clincher: the woodland noises have all stopped and I can hear, in the distance, guttural German voices drawing closer. My hand goes up, signaling Iris, …

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Rocking It Out In Budapest

Travel

Budapest is a pretty city – straddling the Danube, it grew up as two separate cities: hilly, rich Buda and flat, poorer but more artistic Pest. This state of affairs remained until the denizens of the city built the first of many bridges – the Chain bridge – across the Danube and united the two …

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Street Art In Brooklyn

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Hip hop culture was born in New York, specifically the Bronx and Brooklyn. It’s a very fluid coming together of 4 basic elements: rapping, DJing, breakdancing, and street art. This culture has had such a vast impact on the whole world that there have been books and essays and studies done on it. It’s one …

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