Category: Issue 2: Winter 2015

WELCOME TO ISSUE TWO OF THE QUARTERLY FWT MAGAZINE: FOOD WINE TRAVEL

In this issue you will visit Cologne; Salzburg – where we will will find out about the filming of The Sound of Music; be welcomed in Albania; enjoy the culinary delights of Italy, Spain and France; see Vienna, of course. We interview the Marketing Director of Costa Brava, Girona, Tourism and find out what makes Catalunya such a draw for tourists. Then we follow the route of Alexander the Great from Greek Macedonia (and check out the wine while we’re there) to Athens, through the islands of the Aegean Sea across to Turkey, then – still with Alexander – down into India. And, in our Gear Column we share the road warrior’s secret for staying connected abroad. I hope you enjoy this issue and send us letters!

Cheers, John Lamkin, Executive Editor

FWT Magazine Issue Two

In this issue you will visit Cologne; Salzburg – where we will will find out about the filming of The Sound of Music; be welcomed in Albania; enjoy the culinary delights of Italy, Spain and France; see Vienna, of course. We interview the Marketing Director of Costa Brava, Girona, Tourism and find out what makes Catalunya such a draw for tourists. Then we follow the route of Alexander the Great from Greek Macedonia (and check out the wine while we’re there) to Athens, through the islands of the Aegean Sea across to Turkey, then – still with Alexander – down into India. And, in our Gear Column we share the road warrior’s secret for staying connected abroad. I hope you enjoy this issue and send us letters!

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Cologne’s Cathedral: You Really Can’t Miss It

Known as Holy Cologne during the Middle Ages for its high number of churches and relics, the city became a pilgrimage of sorts and led Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden in 1248 to commission the building of a new structure worthy of these trips. To accomplish this, a momentous decision was made not to construct the new church in the Romanesque architecture of Germany, but to instead turn to the “modern” Gothic style of French cathedrals.

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Salzburg, Austria: Half a Century Later Secrets from “The Sound of Music” Revealed

It is hard to believe that fifty years have passed since “The Sound of Music” premiered. This movie culminated in elements of suspense, showcased the talents of Julie Andrews, and dazzled us with the beauty of Salzburg. It was based on a Rogers and Hammerstein musical, included their music, and continues to capture people’s hearts.

Most of us know that the book on which the story is based, “The Story of The Trapp Family,” written by the real Maria von Trapp, depicts a far less romantic, glamorous and dramatic life than depicted in the film. Salzburg, however, is everything the movie showed it to be — and more.

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A Visit to the Greek Aegean Sea: We Explore Three Enchanting Islands

Haven’t we all heard about the beauty of the Greek Islands, the deep blues of the Aegean reflecting the blue of the sky? There are more islands than we can ever hope to visit, so choosing a few means a little bit of research. There’s lots of information about the larger, well known islands like Crete, Mykonos or Santorini , but investigating some of the others can be rewarding.

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