A major trend has taken off in tourism in recent years. Modern day barter systems like house swaps, or couch surfing are all the rage. They put you in contact with the locals and can give you a more realistic impression of the city you are visiting!
While pictures by Van Gogh are instantly recognizable, pictures of him are apparently less clear-cut. A famous photo thought to show the shy impressionist artist known for "The Starry Night" actually isn't of him.
From African cultural treasures to artworks and even human remains, calls have been growing louder to return goods appropriated by colonial powers during their often brutal reigns across Africa. But is it mostly talk?
Bulgaria's second city has been inaugurated as European Capital of Culture 2019, an honor it shares with the Italian city of Matera. Under the motto "Together," Plovdiv kicks off a yearlong celebration of culture.
Soldiers shaking hands or shared cultural heritage are part of the ongoing diplomatic rapprochement between South and North Korea. A Berlin exhibition celebrates this idea.
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