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David Paul Appell's Blog – February 2017 Archive (4)

A Fungus Among Us! Truffles Rising in Northeast Spain



Highly coveted as far back as ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, the mushrooms known as black truffles remain a major object of desire of foodies and gourmets across the globe. But while many think of them as typical of Italy and France, most of the world’s supply of the…

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Added by David Paul Appell on February 27, 2017 at 12:18pm — No Comments

8 Best Cities for Exploring Islamic Spain



Back in the 1960s and 70s, a famous and persistent Spanish tourism tag line proclaimed: “Spain is different.” And one of the things that does indeed make this country different in a key way from the rest of Europe is the fact that only the Iberia…

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Added by David Paul Appell on February 17, 2017 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment

Recife Is an Exciting Brazil Original



While Rio de Janeiro understandably attracts and enchants millions visitors from abroad, this ginormous country – nearly the size of all of Europe – overflows with other remarkable regions and cities. And its ninth largest – sometimes dubbed “the Venice of Brazil”…

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Added by David Paul Appell on February 16, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

16 Top Orlando Draws Beyond the Theme Parks



Back in the mid-1960s, the Orlando region of central Florida was lake-dotted but also unappealing to most people - a hot, swampy, mosquito-ridden backwater. Then came “The Mouse” – Disney’s Magic Kingdom – and lo, these 45 years later, Greater Orlando is now a…

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Added by David Paul Appell on February 5, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

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