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EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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EMILIA-ROMAGNA

In Emilia-Romagna the pleasure had from food and wine is part of the local culture. There are many delights to be enjoyed: filled handmade pasta following traditional recipes, tasty charcuterie, and cheeses known around the whole world, among others. And of course to accompany these delicacies only wine will do, with those from the region often refreshing, sparkling and easy to drink. The region has fully 20 appellations. Heading towards the sea you come to the vineyards of the Colli Piacentini, followed by the Colli di Parma, then the Colli di Scandiano and the flat lands of Lambrusco (Modena and Reggio). Climbing again you reach the Colli Bolognesi, the Colli di Imola and Faenza, then the Colli di Rimini, and finish your trip in the other areas of Romagna planted to vine.

Hills under vine around Forlì

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The terroir

With regard to wine production, there are many differences between Emilia and Romagna. To begin with, in Emilia Barbera, Croatina, Lambrusco and Fortana are some of the black varieties cultivated, while Malvasia di Candia, Montu, Ortrugo, Moscato Giallo, Pignoletto and Sauvignon are among the whites. In Romagna, on the other hand, you find Sangiovese and Montepulciano for the reds, while the whites include Albana, Trebbiano Romagnolo, Chardonnay and Bombino Bianco. In addition, the two areas differ by the fact that in Emilia the wines are predominantly sparkling, whereas they are still in Romagna.

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LIFESTYLE

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Music and Dance

The many traditional performing arts all share the common base of shamanism, which, over time, has absorbed numerous influences. Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism have also shaped the arts in various ways, depending on where and for whom they were performed: in a slow, stately, precise manner in front of the court, or more freely and evoking the magical in front of ordinary people. Now, of course, these traditional forms have been pushed out of the mainstream by western styles of dance and music, as well as by K-pop, Korea’s own take on popular music.

COMMON GROUND

Dance, theater, music, song: all of these traditional arts have their origins in shamanism, the Asian religion in which the shaman or mudang—a mixture of priest, sorcerer, magician and seer—serves as an intermediary between humans and spirits. So it is not surprising that the roots of these traditional performing arts lie in the kut (or gut) rituals that allow the shaman to enter the spirit world and intercede on the behalf of mortals.

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LITERATURE, CINEMA AND TELEVISION

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Literature, Cinema and Television

Literature and cinema are among the most important keys to understanding Korea today. Korean cinema has become particularly popular, winning a number of major awards overseas. Original and profound, yet sometimes wacky or disconcerting, many films draw a great deal of inspiration from the literature that questions the war between North and South, the years spent under dictatorship and the country’s rapid economic growth. Korean television series are less concerned with this critical dimension, but they have attracted record audiences in Asia since the early 2000s.

Mokpo Museum of Literature, Jeolla-do

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LITERATURE

For centuries Korean literature lacked its own alphabet and borrowed Chinese characters for its different writing systems—a classical system used by literary scholars for official documents, and a popular system for the vernacular. Only fragments of these texts remain, most having been lost as a result of censorship, rewriting and the ravages of war.

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ANGUS AND DUNDEE

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Central Scotland

■ Angus and Dundee

■Stirling and Argyll

■Kingdom of Fife

■Perthshire

ANGUS AND DUNDEE

Described in marketing parlance as Scotland’s Birthplace, after the Declaration of Independence at Arbroath in the 14C, the 21C visitor may sometimes wonder if anything much else has happened in Angus since then. Certainly anyone strolling in the more remote parts of the beautiful Angus Glens could quite happily imagine themselves many centuries in the past. And even the main city, Dundee, is associated more with comic book characters and rich fruit cake than with historical interest or modern day visitor attractions. It is nonetheless becoming a tourist centre in its own right, with some cutting-edge attractions and a lively social scene to match.

Highlights

1 Reliving Captain Scott’s voyage aboard RSS Discovery

2 Hiking far from the madding crowds in the Angus Glens

3 Smelling the roses in the gardens of Edzell Castle

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MONSERRAT

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discovering

BUENOS AIRES

Ñ MONSERRAT

Ñ Plaza de Mayo and Around

Ñ Avenida de Mayo

Ñ South of Plaza de Mayo

Ñ CENTRO

Ñ Microcentro

Ñ Congreso

Ñ Tribunales

Ñ RETIRO

Ñ Plaza San Martín and Around

Ñ Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco

Ñ SAN TELMO AND PUERTO MADERO

Ñ Plaza Dorrego and Around Walking Tour

Ñ Parque Lezema and Around

Ñ Puerto Madero

Ñ LA BOCA

Ñ El Caminito and Around

Ñ RECOLETA

Ñ Avenida Alvear

Ñ Recoleta Cemetery and Around

Ñ Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA)

Ñ Outskirts of the Neighborhood

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