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How The Skagen Painters Entered My Life

A Guest Blog Hello, my name’s Juliette, but I blog as Helsinki-Budapest because right now that’s my life. I moved to Budapest from Helsinki, and am now ready to move back to Helsinki before the end of the year. I’m what is known as a Cross Culture Kid: French passport, Hungarian heritage on my father’s side, identify as French-American-Hungarian. I […]

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A Huge Rescue Action We Don’t Talk About

In the early spring of 1945, The Red Army was quickly approaching Berlin from the East. That created 10-12 million German refugees seeking towards the West. Imagine that you have to leave your dead child in the snow beside the road and continue or get apart from each other on the way to an unknown destination? The world’s most significant rescue […]

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Ordrupgaard, a Danish Art Museum

Outside of Copenhagen, we have an excellent art museum called Ordrupgaard. It was initially a private home for an art collector and now a private art collection. The art is French Impressionism and Danish Golden Age art. The museum is undergoing reconstruction, and the art is out on travels to other museums. The French paintings are travelling abroad, and the […]

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Semper Fidelis

  This morning I woke up with the words “Semper Fidelis”, and I had the picture in mind of the Marine who is faithfully guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Military Cemetry. He will be there day and night in all kind of weather always faithful to his oath. Here is more on the voluntary sentinels who […]

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Grace Cathedral and Surroundings

To get a grasp on how to get to know San Francisco, Henry and I got on one of these circulating tourist buses that are available in most big cities. After a while we got places and headsets to hear the information about the city. Suddenly this huge beautiful Grace Cathedral in Gothic style stood high above in the street. […]

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Experiencing Amtrak

My husband was convinced that he didn’t want to rent a car and travel from San Francisco and down the coast towards Los Angeles. He is no novice in driving in the United States but his voice told me that he meant it. I had never driven anywhere in the United States so it was out of the question that […]

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