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Copenhagen, Denmark: Classic Hippie Commune At Christiana PDF Print E-mail

Your travel4seniors.com editor always enjoys visiting the Danish capital. Great food, friendly people, lush parks and historic sights make the city one of the world’s happiest destinations. Senior visitors who want to relive some old memories there should spend a day in the hippie past.

Freetown Christiania is Copenhagen’s living reminder of the fads and indulgences of the 1970s. Wandering through what was once a Danish army camp, you’ll encounter hippie-dressed celebrants, brightly-painted houses, art workshops, galleries, intimate music cafés, organic dining and many other reminders of those years of freedom and excess.

Visitors can enjoy the vitality of the neighborhood, including guided tours that emphasize Christiana’s hippie history. For more info, go to www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/culture/alternative-christiania

Black Rock Desert NV: 2019 Burning Man Festival PDF Print E-mail

The event runs from Sunday, August 25 thru Monday, September 2. The location is about 100 miles northeast of Reno, with many options for transportation to the event. This year’s theme is Metamorphoses, as in Ovid’s “Omnia mutantur, nihil interit” (Everything changes, nothing perishes). To prepare for your visit, check festival websites with info on schedules, prices and personal on-site needs. burningman.org/event/brc

Avignon, France, Voted World’s Best Cruise Destination PDF Print E-mail

The historic city on the banks of the Rhone River in France's Provence region, was top listed by Cruise Critic's fourth annual Cruisers' Choice destination awards. The city’s annual mild weather makes it popular with tourists from all over the world.

Some 140 miles southeast of Paris and 50 miles north of Marseille, the city’s early history includes serving as the home of Catholic popes during the Middle Ages when Rome was occupied by the Muslims. In addition to many popular historic sites, Avignon is famous for its restaurants, shops and fresh products brought in daily from nearby farms and orchards. www.cnn.com/travel/article/cruise-critic-destination-awards-2019/index

Philly PA: Reading Terminal Market Fantastic Fall Foods PDF Print E-mail

Your travel4seniors.com editor grew up in the historic city. I fondly recall visits to the downtown train station market and enjoying its great food stalls, restaurants and more. One annual fall attraction for more than 125 years has been the freshly harvested foods brought in from nearby Pennsylvania Dutch farms.

If your autumn wanderings take you to downtown Philly, be sure to allow a delicious hour or two for the Reading Terminal Market. And don’t miss fasnachts, shoe-fly pie, schnitzel un knepp and spaetzle. readingterminalmarket.org

Amsterdam Tries For Less Misbehaving Tourist Mess PDF Print E-mail

Of course, the Dutch capital’s hotels, restaurants, retail stores and hookers will continue to grab as much moolah as they can from visitors. However, the city fathers are trying to reduce crime, heavy traffic, wandering druggies, littered streets and noise.

They want to return the iconic city to its past genteel reputation. There will be more police on duty, added electronic camera locations and other updated security measures. So, if an Amsterdam visit is in your plans, behave yourself while there, and expect to be able to wander the day and night cleaner streets in total safety.


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