“Do not go gentle into that good night.”
“Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
The famous and notorious poet Dylan Thomas died at the age of 39 in 1953. He was a beloved poet in Wales, born in Swansea on Oct. 27, 1914. If you are traveling to Wales in October, particularly Swansea, his name will come up often. There are birthday celebrations every year with some years marked by a Dylan Thomas Festival that allows young writers from across Wales and beyond to compete for glory.
There is also International Dylan Thomas Day May 14, the anniversary of the publication of Under Milk Wood.
If you are in Swansea, visit the Dylan Thomas Center, rich with events, especially in the fall and winter. It has an exhibit space that celebrates the poet’s life. You can also wander around town and take a self-guided tour of Thomas’s life in his native city complete with his childhood home, as well as many pubs including the Upland Tavern, Salubrious Passage and No Sign Wine Bar.
Dylan Thomas died unexpectedly in New York Nov. 9, 1953, after collapsing at the Chelsea Hotel.
Do you like fireworks? If you do, then you may have to check out Germany’s ultimate celebration of pyro-technics. European countries are known for their love of fireworks on New Year’s Eve, or any anniversary celebration, in fact. Fireworks are more accepted as a casual pastime in Europe than they are in the United States. That said, there is nothing like the unbridled celebration that is the Berlin Pyronale.
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Durango, Colorado, is a hotbed of outdoor adventures, bringing in travelers from all over the world to experience its abundance of adrenaline-fueled activities. Whether you’re a fan of hiking or biking, there’s something to keep you busy in this exciting little town.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
When visiting Germany you will want to throw yourself into the land’s traditional cuisine. And why not? Try the sauerkraut and dumplings, the cheese spaetzle and beer. Go for it! But while you are there you will also want to sample some of the foods that made in-roads into Germany over the last decades. The variety is pretty amazing and involves a good amount of Turkish food, as well as Japanese. Depending on the city or region in which you find yourself, signature dishes will vary and this is by no means an exhaustive list, but stay with us because the German food scene is pretty diverse.