Is there anything more alluring than the smell of freshly baked bread or cookies that are still warm from the oven? These intoxicating scents take on an extra power in cities, where bakeries provide respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life and offer a moment of sweet reprieve. Whether you’re sipping on mint tea while enjoying a cookie at a tiny bakeshop in Charleston, or indulging in a croissant at a San Francisco café, these are spots where you can have your cake and eat it, too. Here are our picks for 10 of America’s best bakeries.
by Emily Wassermanby rivwadmin
Hatley Castle is one of the most beautiful and haunted places in all of Canada. The breathtaking Edwardian castle and gardens were built in 1908 by James Dunsmuir, former Premier and Lt. Governor of British Columbia. It was used as a family home, and named Hatley Park.
Spooky stuff began to happen in 1930 when a new family moved in. They claimed to see the ghost of their son, a young war hero who had died in WWI. He’s often seen walking near this pool:
At the outbreak of WWII, the British Royal family had intended to move into the castle to keep safe, but ultimately decided against it.
In the 1940s the castle was repurposed as the Royal Road Military College. Cadets claim to have been haunted by the ghost of Mrs. Dunsmuir, who pulls cadets onto the floor when they’re sleeping.
Over the years, visitors have noticed a white figure who floats past the winows.
If the castle looks familiar, it’s because it was used as the filming location for The X-Men, as Professor Xavier’s School for the Gifted Youngsters.
Interiors were also shot for the 1979 horror film The Changeling.
Today you can visit Hatley Castle and walk around the gardens.
I’ve lived in a lot of states, ten to be exact, all over the East Coast and Mid-West. But a majority of that time has been spent in what can technically be defined as the South. That is the 16 states that the U.S. Census Bureau defines as the Southern United States. Culturally southern is a different matter though, and even then I mostly identify with my southern roots, no matter how tenuous. That’s why I find myself defending the south pretty often, from good friends and even my partner. I understand the reasons why the south gets a lot of ill will thrown at it, and a lot of it is its own fault, but there are many other qualities that make it a great place to call home, maybe even the best place in the country.
It’s often said that southerners are the nicest people in the country, and I think that’s mostly true. Or better said, we’re more civil. We may think that you’re a complete ass, but we won’t necessarily say that to your face. We say it with a smile and perhaps a hint of southern sarcasm and a glint in the eye. That’s a southern attitude at its worst! On good days visitors are welcomed with incredible kindness by residents who are eager to show off their slice of the region. I remember when I first moved back to the south in high school. I was awkward and felt out of place. I had no friends and it was frankly really hard at first. But almost immediately both my family and I made not just good friends, but lifelong friends. My best friends are all from the south and I consider the mother of my best friend to be my de facto parent. While kids will generally make it work when they move, the same can’t be said for their families and I remember plenty of moves where we didn’t receive nearly as nice a welcome. But never in the south. In the south we were made to feel like family almost immediately.
Our Melodious Speech
I first decided to write this post when I caught myself answering a question with a slight accent. I don’t have a classic southern drawl, instead I have what I call a Virginia lilt. Certain words and sounds get the southern treatment, and there is copious use of the word y’all. But I won’t be mistaken for an extra in Deliverance anytime soon. Still, it is one of our most notable trademarks, but one that hurts us the most. Most countries have regional divisions, one making fun of the other. And oddly enough many are fractured along north-south lines. Industrial versus agrarian, perceived levels of intelligence attributed to both. Stereotypes exist for a reason and much of the ill will attributed to the south may have indeed been warranted, but times change. People change, entire regions change and the south of 2014 is not the south of 1914 and it’s time for these regional prejudices to go the way of the dodo. So when you hear a southern accent, be careful what you think of that person, I guarantee your perceptions won’t be accurate.
Beauty and History
I personally think that the south is one of the most interesting regions of the United States. Reaching from Maryland to Florida, Texas to the Carolinas, there is a little bit of everything to be found. The major cities are a draw, no doubt there, but some of my favorite small cities in America are found in the south. Lexington, Virginia tops the list, a quiet town north of Roanoke, it’s home to both VMI and Washington and Lee University and perhaps more bookstores and coffee shops per capita than any other in the country. It’s a lovely little place to visit and enjoy a slower pace of life. The south is also about natural beauty of course, including the best beaches in the country and some of the most amazing mountains you’ll find anywhere in the world. The famous Appalachian Trail starts in Georgia, before winding its way north and ending in Maine. As a high school student I spent a fair amount of time on the AT where it runs along with the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the best drives in the country. American history also got its start in the south; Jamestown was the first American colony and our most important founding fathers were all southerners, most notably Washington, Jefferson, Tyler, Madison and Monroe.
Finally, I love the south because it really is the only part of the country that has regional pride. Sure, lots of folks are proud of their city and state, but there isn’t a movement for regional pride as exists in the south. New England exists as an entity, but I don’t see “Proud to be a New Englander” bumper stickers around and I highly doubt many songs have been written expressing the joys of living in the Northeast. But in the south pride abounds. Granted, it’s been augmented by the sense that other people around the country don’t like us very much, but that’s as good a reason as any I guess. It’s nice that even a quasi-southerner like myself can be accepted with open arms, because that’s just the way it is. In comparison, my grandparents lived in Maine, the latest in a line that goes back three centuries. They constantly referred to their nearest neighbors as “the new people,” for the sole reason that they were only 1st generation Mainers. Never mind they lived there for 50 years, they were still “new.” The same bizarre occurrence simply doesn’t exist in the south, especially now that so many people are moving to cities like Atlanta, Nashville and Charlotte from all over the country and even the world. These new people aren’t treated as outcasts, they’re welcomed warmly and taught the ways of college sports and properly executed BBQ. They WANT the new people to feel like they belong, to feel like they themselves are southern.
New South Isn’t The Old South
Which leads to my next point. The south portrayed in movies and TV is not the south of 2014. Sure, pockets of a more old-fashioned way of life can be found, but cities in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and certainly Florida are amongst the fastest growing cities in the United States. Why? Access to good jobs, lower real estate and a general high quality of living. Cities in the south routinely top the lists for Best Locations to Retire, and my own home city in southwestern Virginia is undergoing a renaissance of sorts; a fact that still boggles my mind. All of this means that the South has and is continuing to change. Its more urbane, metropolitan and culturally sensitive, while retaining the great qualities that drew people there in the first place. So don’t cast aspersions until you have visited and seen for yourself what we mean by the New South.
So you see, there are a lot of reasons to be proud of the south, and I didn’t even go into our legendary food, the kind of nibbles that define American cuisine around the world. The fact that I wrote this is also emblematic of how great the south can be too. I’m not a real southerner, just a sort of southerner. I’ve lived in Virginia, sure, but most true southerners wouldn’t count Maryland as part of their tribe and yet here I am. I feel as if I am. I feel connected to the south in a way that I don’t connect with any other part of the country, though I’ve lived in many. The south has done this, they have made me feel welcome, housed me, educated me, fed me and made sure I was doing ok. The south has made me the person I am today and for that I am eternally grateful.by rivwadmin
For nervous fliers, it’s the part of the trip where you’re reminded of everything that could possibly go wrong in the air. For everyone else, it’s when you’re supposed to stop reading your book, playing “Words With Friends” or turn off the music and listen to the flight attendant tell you about the emergency exits, oxygen masks, etc.
But for Southwest passengers lucky enough to have a flight attendant named Marty, the pre-takeoff safety speech is three minutes of pure joy.
“In the highly unlikely event that the captain lands us near a hot tub, everybody gets their very own teeny weeny yellow Southwest bikini,” she says at one point, referring to the life preservers used for emergency water landings.
The video’s title suggests the flight attendant is hoping to do more than just make her passengers laugh: “Hilarious SWA Flight attendant- In Mid Life Crisis MUST meet Ellen and Jimmy Fallon!!”
With the attention she’s getting now, it just might happen.
The “Today” show identified the flight attendant as Martha “Marty” Cobb.
Southwest has a history of letting its flight attendants show some personality and humor. Check out a few of our favorites below.by rivwadmin
When designers first started planning the massive Orlando Power Station in Soweto, Johannesburg’s largest township, they had no idea that it would become one of the most recognizable landmarks in South Africa. Originally intended to meet the massive electricity demands of the controversial township, the two large cooling towers that came to define it were for more than 50 years white and drab. It wasn’t until after the plant was decommissioned that this important site came to life.
Biking around Soweto, I could see the two towers in the distance, rising more than 300 feet into the air. They were beacons, an urban lighthouse as I navigated around the massive township. I didn’t learn about their true importance though until much later.
The plant was decommissioned in 1998 after 56 years of service and in 2002 the First National Bank rented these austere towers to use as advertising space. More than a simple ad though, the bank commissioned a massive mural, the largest in South Africa with the instructions that it resonate with the local residents. They had no idea just how powerful an image these towers would become.
The mural was carefully researched and the bank and local residents finally decided on images that represented the past, present of future of Soweto through the faces of its people. On the towers you’ll find a smiling Nelson Mandela, a picture of the Madonna and even the iconic township taxis. The images aren’t just something pretty to look at, they are a mirror of the community over which they have served as guardians for so long.
Today it’s turning into more of an entertainment center with thousands of people visiting every year to bungee jump from the top of the towers. While it was closed the day I visited, I did take the elevator to the top of the towers for one of the best views in the area. Below me I saw the Soweto township expand in every direction, I heard the sounds of daily life and sensed what it was the towers are supposed to represent. The beauty of the township was obvious and I got an inkling, just the slightest one, of the pride people have for their community that is so well seen in the images on the massive towers.
So when you do visit Johannesburg, include a visit to both Soweto and her towers, not just to sightsee but to really understand what this area is all about.
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Finding the right hotel is essential for a great vacation, and this week, we’ve rounded up some of the best options around the world to help you plan your next unforgettable trip. Stroll the grounds and admire the breathtaking landscaping at these hotel gardens, or stay at a castle hotel fit for a king. If you’re looking for an aquatic adventure, escape to Hawaii at a bargain price or paddle over to one of America’s great lakeside hotels. Whatever kind of accommodations you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered with Fodor’s Week in Travel.
You don’t have to pockets as deep as a royal to book a room at one of these palatial estates. Step back in time, with the added luxury of 21st-century amenities, at one of these 10 castles you can actually afford to sleep in.
Looking for something different than the usual beach vacation? Stay close to the water, but add some adrenaline to your vacation with Jet Skis, kayaks, water trampolines, parasailing, wakeboarding, and many more activities offered at these lakefront lodges. Relive your summer camp days (with much better accommodations) at one of the 10 best lakeside hotels in the US.
A vacation on this island getaway can quickly break the bank, but not if you know where to look. Try one of our affordable Hawaii hotels and book your trip to this Polynesian paradise guilt-free.
Bedecked with everything from lily pad ponds and Baroque gardens to waterfalls and wildflower meadows, these hotel gardens will make you never want to leave the property. The landscaping in any of the world’s 10 most beautiful hotel gardens will make a stay well worth it.by rivwadmin
Given the fact that Europe is a favorite travel destination of mine, I’m a little embarrassed to say that I have spent practically zero time in Germany. That’s right, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and arguably the most important country in Europe and I have spent barely three nights there. Frankfurt and Munich are the sum total of my travel experience there, but that is an oversight I’m about to correct.
Starting tomorrow I’m leaving for ten days in Germany, where I can use my poor language skills and hopefully eat lots of schnitzel. The first part of my trip will be focused on Berlin, a city I’ve long wanted to visit, but to which I just haven’t made it before now. While in Berlin I’ll be seeing the normal tourist sights, from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie, but that’s not all. I’ll also be exploring the quirky aspects of the city as well as discovering its incredible foodie side. Currywurst – I have you in my sights!
After Berlin I travel to Leipzig for a special event, The Social Travel Summit. The summit, which is hosted by an organization I’ve long been involved with – Iambassador – is a chance to bring professional travel bloggers together with key members of the travel industry. Through presentations and workshops, some of the top bloggers in the world along with innovative thought leaders in the travel and tourism industry will share best practices, ways of doing business and ideas for the future. It should be an energetic, fun-filled experience and I can’t wait.
The conference is co-hosted by the German National Tourism Board and involves several post-conference trips, during which time I will travel to Hamburg; another new city for me. Hamburg may be the second largest city in Germany, but there’s a lot more to discover than just a big city. Hamburg has an incredible history and is well known for being a world-wide leader in the arts and culture. I’m really looking forward to seeing what makes this famous city tick for myself.
Berlin – Leipzig – Hamburg – all great cities for me to explore and I can’t wait to share photos and stories from these beautiful German destinations.
Do you have any tips for me before I leave for my German adventure?by rivwadmin
When I updated the look and feel of this website, there was a lot of work to do. Part of that is this FAQ, a way to not just find out a little more about me, but to hopefully answer some common questions. So read through it and let me know if anything else should be added!
Where do the photographs on LandLopers come from?
From the very start of this website I wanted everything to be a reflection of me, my words and my photos. And so it is. With only a few notable exceptions, which are clearly marked, every photo on this site is one that I took. It was a rocky start, no doubt there. Looking back at the original posts and photos, it’s safe to say that they weren’t my best work. But over time I’ve learned and practiced and the photos have definitely improved. In fact, I’d say that they’re one of the most important aspects of the overall site experience. I also really enjoy sharing them, photography as an amateur has become a true passion.
How did you get started?
It’s hard to pinpoint one reason why I started writing this site. I wasn’t satisfied at work, it had become too boring and I desperately needed a creative outlet. Travel has always been a big part of my life and my partner and I have taken many great trips around the world. I guess I just wanted to share those experiences, to show how a typical suburban professional could make travel a big part of his life while still owning a house, having a significant other and even three dogs. Of course it eventually grew into something much more and it gives me no small amount of pride to say that this is now my fulltime job.
How do you make money?
Ah yes, the one question everyone wants to ask professional bloggers. It all sounds great, but at the end of the day, how does one actually afford to live? Well, it’s a complicated answer. The truth is, we all do it in a variety of ways and there is no one path that everyone can follow to do this fulltime, otherwise a lot more people would. First and foremost, it absolutely has to be your passion. It takes a long time to start up a business, which this is, and without that passion living through years of zero income is impossible. But I think that’s true of anything. Find something you love doing, do it as well as you can and everything else will follow.
How often do you travel?
Given the fact I have a house, partner and three dogs, I’m very mindful about how often I travel. On the one hand, I love being on the road but I also relish time at home. Overall, I tend to travel about 25% of the time, although this year it’s trending towards the 1/3 mark. My trips are usually a week in length and sometimes 10 days at most. I never, ever exceed two weeks for a few reasons. One, I don’t like being away from home that long and it’s a lot of stress on my partner, which isn’t fair. Second, I share travel experiences for people who have only a week or two of time off a year and it wouldn’t be useful to anyone to share experiences that are a month or longer in length.
What’s your favorite place?
This is by far the most common question I get and it’s not an easy one to answer. In fact, it’s so hard that I wrote a post to help explain my answers. But in brief, I don’t have any one favorite place. Instead there are favorite destinations for specific reasons. So my favorite city is Paris, my favorite food is found in Jordan and my favorite adventure travel destination is New Zealand. But the truth is I love to travel and with few exceptions I truly and honestly enjoy visiting any place I haven’t been before.
What place do you want to visit that you haven’t yet?
Well the short, and some would say cop-out, answer is anywhere I haven’t been. Hackney I know, but it’s true. To drill down to specific locations, I’ve always had a fascination with the South Pacific but haven’t yet had an opportunity to explore it. Other than that, I’ve had the opportunity to explore some of Africa, but there’s so much more to see. It’s a huge continent though and can be difficult to get around, so time is needed to tackle that one. Finally, I have recently realized that I should spend much more time exploring my own country, the United States. I love my country and yet there are huge swathes of it I haven’t yet explored, most notably in the western part of the country. A great dream of mine is to drive across country, exploring the sites along the way.
I hope this answers some of the questions you might have, please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any others you might have.by rivwadmin
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Get the best travel news here curated by Lonely Planet Destination Editors, who use their expertise to bring you the stories that matter from all over the world. In today’s edition: London gears up for the London Marathon, which takes places this Sunday, New Year festivities in Southeast Asia over the weekend and an unexploded bomb has been found on a beach in Puerto Rico.
11 April is…
Bisket Jatra in Bhaktapur, Nepal
Dirt & Dust Festival, Julia Creek, Australia
Experts warn of Norway avalanches
Holidaymakers planning to head out skiing in Norway in the coming weeks have been warned of the high risk of avalanches. The risk is especially great in Northern Norway, and experts claim that even areas usually deemed safe for skiing carry a high risk due to unique weather conditions. Five people were killed in avalanches in the country last year. Read more: norwaypost.com
London gears up for marathon
Around 40,000 runners will take part in the London Marathon this weekend. The 26.2 mile race, which stretches from Greenwich in the east to Buckingham Palace in the west, features world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya as well as British Olympic medal winner Mo Farah. The event is popular with spectators, and several key roads along the Thames will be shut. Read more: virginmoneymarathon.com
Semana Santa kicks off in Spain this weekend
Semana Santa starts in Spain on Sunday, with the country’s biggest celebrations taking place in Seville. Every day from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday (13–20 April this year), large, life-sized pasos (sculptural representations of events from Christ’s Passion) are carried through the streets from Seville’s churches to the cathedral, accompanied by lengthy processions. Read more: telegraph.co.uk
Bisket Jatra festival underway in Bhaktapur
Marking the start of the Nepali New Year, the Bisket Jatra festival is underway in Bhaktapur, Nepal. During the celebrations, a revered idol of Bhairab is paraded through the streets in a wooden chariot, before a huge wooden pole is erected in a stone yoni (vagina) in Khalna Tole square, representing the union of male and female power. The pole is then torn down in a vigorous tug of war. Read more: thehimalayantimes.com
Swiss pilot arrested after flying into Indonesian airspace in homemade plane
A Swiss pilot attempting to fly around the world in a homemade plane has been arrested after accidentally entering Indonesian airspace. Heinz Peier was en route from Sri Lanka to the Philippines when he strayed off his flight path and was escorted to the ground by Indonesian fighter planes. Read more: www.dailymirror.lk
New Year festivities in Southeast Asia
Traditional New Year celebrations begin this weekend in parts of Southeast Asia. Known as Songkran in Thailand, Pi Mai in Laos, Thingyan in Myanmar and Chaul Chnam Khmer in Cambodia, New Year is observed with Buddhist religious activities, cultural events, processions and traditional games, and is best known for the traditional Water Festival, during which revellers splash water on each other. Read more: songkran2014.com
New Australian app invites travellers to become ‘wildlife witnesses’
Spearheaded by conservation experts from Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, new app ‘Wildlife Witness’ empowers travellers to record evidence of suspected illegal wildlife trade and send the data to global monitoring network TRAFFIC. It’s hoped the free app will be used by travellers to Southeast Asia – one of the world’s fastest growing animal tracking regions. Read more: smh.com.au
Cyclone Ita hits Australia, downgraded to category 3
The Queensland coast of Australia was suffering the effects of tropical Cyclone Ita on Friday evening local time. Although the storm was downgraded from a category 5 on Friday afternoon, destructive winds of 230km/hr hit the coast at 9pm, leaving most people in the Cooktown area without power and flood warnings in place. Read more (and live updates): abc.net.au
Singapore festival celebrates the region’s best film
The fourth instalment of Singapore’s annual Southeast Asian Film Festival opens at the Singapore Art Museum tonight, with plenty of tickets still available. Each of the 20 films screened over the next four weekends will be making their Singapore debut. Read more: singaporeartmuseum.sg
Melia to open hotel in Mongolia
Spanish hotel chain Melia will open its first property in Mongolia in 2017, the company announced on Thursday. The 150-room Gran Melia Ulaanbaatar will be the 13th worldwide location of the luxury sub-brand and will feature a spa, a rooftop restaurant and a helipad. Read more: travelmediadaily.com
Underwater explosive found near Puerto Rico beach
An explosive military device has been discovered underwater near a beach on the popular Puerto Rican island of Culebra. This comes just a few days before the beach was due to be flooded with campers and visitors for holy week. Police say the beach will be temporarily evacuated and the explosive detonated. Read more: news.yahoo.com
California legislators target sugary drinks
Officials recently took a step towards forcing soft drinks companies to warn drinkers of the risks their products pose. Senators in the state capital, Sacramento, want labels on fizzy drinks to mention the dangers of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. The move follows a ban on sodas and junk food in state schools introduced in California in 2005. Read more: huffingtonpost.com
Death Valley blooms despite the drought
With the state of California suffering its driest spell in decades it’s reassuring to see that nature can still be resilient. There had been fears that the drought would have a negative effect on the famous wildflowers that appear at this time of year in Death Valley National Park, but officials have reported a good display so far and expect it to get better as temperatures rise. Read more: latimes.com
Strong earthquake strikes Nicaragua, no major damage reported
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake shook western Nicaragua on Thursday. No fatalities or injuries have been reported, but the quake caused power outages and broken phone lines in the capital city of Managua. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake was shallow with a depth of 6.2 miles and some witnesses experienced aftershocks. Read more: news.yahoo.com
Floating boat bar coming to Manhattan
From June, Sherman Zwicker, a 142-ft wooden schooner, will sail its way up the Hudson River and dock at Pier 25, New York City, for the summer. It will host a series of lectures and exhibitions and serve oysters, cod toast and other fishy delights from its raw bar, Grand Banks. The boat will be open for business until October. Read more: gothamist.com
Brewery opens in Hawaii
Honolulu Beerworks officially opens on Friday in Hawaii. Nine beers are available for craft beer connoisseurs, including Shelter Bay IPA, South Shore Stout and Kakaako Kolsch, with new beers appearing every two weeks. The space includes a bar with a window into the brewery, as well as a beer garden outside. Honolulu Beerworks will be open between 4pm to 11pm, seven days a week. Read more: honolulumagazine.com
Papyrus scroll mentioning Jesus’ wife is ‘genuine’
An ancient piece of papyrus mentioning the wife of Jesus Christ has been verified as genuine by scientists from Harvard University. Written in Egyptian Coptic, the fragment has been carbon dated to between AD 659 and AD 869, the same age as the gospel of St John. Theologists have been quick to point out that while the study proves that the fragment is ancient, it does not prove that Jesus was married. Read more: uk.reuters.com
Tembe’s treasured tusks go missing
Tembe Elephant Park in KwaZulu-Natal recently suffered the loss of its famous bull elephant Isilo. The 58-year-old, who was believed to have the largest tusks in South Africa, died of natural causes. However, both of his 3m-long 60kg tusks that were scheduled to take pride of place in Durban’s King Shaka Airport, have gone missing. A R100,000 reward has been offered. Read more: news24.com
Tourism Offences Amendment bill passes in the Gambia
Gambian lawmakers passed a new law this week that toughens penalties for offenders in the tourism industry. It’s hoped the bill will limit the social impact of tourism in the Gambia, namely in relation to unlawful sexual advances, sex abuses of a child, child pornography and child trafficking. Read more: allafrica.com
New Singapore tourism video ‘so bad’ it’s gone viral
Singapore’s tourism board has removed a YouTube video designed to promote the city-state to the Philippine market following a wave of criticism from Singaporeans – but it’s already gone viral. The three-minute clip set to cheesy music concludes with a Filipino woman presenting her husband with a gift box containing a pregnancy test. “I knew Singapore always had a surprise waiting for me!” he exclaims. Read more: news.com.au
Turkish city prepares bid for record-breaking breakfast
The city of Van in northeastern Anatolia, Turkey has announced plans to hold the world’s largest breakfast on 1 June. Van is famous for its breakfasts, which consist of at least 20 different ingredients, including a herbal cheese unique to the region. It plans to invite 30,000 people for the record attempt, and concerts and other festivities will follow the meal. Read more: hurriyetdailynews.com
Chinese beekeeper wears a coat of bees
A Chinese beekeeper has broken the record for wearing the heaviest ‘coat of bees’, by donning a 45kg ‘bee dress’. The Chóngqìng man put 28 beehives’ worth of bees (some 456,500 bees) on his body wearing minimal clothing – a stunt that took around 40 minutes and caused more than 20 stings. Read more (and see photos): theguardian.com
German company apologises over Hitler mugs
The German furniture store Zurbrüggen has apologised after it unwittingly sold 175 mugs featuring an image of Adolf Hitler and a swastika. The Chinese designer apparently didn’t know whose image he was using, and no-one questioned the mug during the design process. The Haus der Geschichte museum in Bonn has shown an interest in displaying the mugs, saying they highlight ‘the complications of a globalized world’. Read more: thelocal.de
Good Old Fashioned Hand Written Code by Eric J. Schwarz