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Live the Russian Experience Issue Date: 09-06-1998

Cool Spots imageFrom the Rurik Dynasty to Glasnost, you'll experience Russian culture and history like never before at PBS' The Face of Russia Web site. This fascinating journey through 10 centuries of art, architecture, music, dance and cinema reveals the events that shaped Russian culture. Take a troika ride out to www.pbs.org/weta/faceofrussia and visit sacred monasteries, magnificent churches, the grand palaces of St. Petersburg and great architectural masterpieces that dot the shoreline of the Baltic Sea. Visitors can view the Cyrillic alphabet and find out about its origins or sit in on the Russian ballet. The Russian timeline will take you to such events as the launching of Sputnik, Napoleon's invasion and the rise of the Bolsheviks. Plus, you'll meet personalities like Ivan the Terrible, Czar Nicholas II and Boris Yeltsin. It's time to meet the Russians on their home turf!

Visit: www.pbs.org/weta/faceofrussia
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See Some Royal Lifestyle Issue Date: 08-23-1998

Cool Spots imageYou would like to go to France, oui? Well, maybe you won't be jumping on a plane anytime soon, but you can jet to a French palace right this minute via a click of your mouse! Just knock on the door at http://en.chateauversailles.fr/homepage for admission to the grand halls of the Versailles palace, one of the world's most famous historical sites. See what it was like to live like a king in centuries past. The royal art collection will knock your beret off! And you're sure to be surprised to find out which famous people visited the palace in past decades. Don't depart without taking in the full view through fabulous panoramic shots of the palace grounds. Au revoir!

Visit: http://en.chateauversailles.fr/homepage
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Make a Run for the Border Issue Date: 08-09-1998

Cool Spots imageIf you think pyramids exist only in Egypt, then grab your boots and head south of the border. Inspiring photographs of ancient ruins, tropical jungles and pristine lakes await you in Thresholds at www.thresholds.net. You can almost hear the exotic sounds of the jungle's parrots and monkeys as you click through the rivers and roads of backwoods Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. Be sure not to miss the author's hair-raising tale that will take you through a long series of glittering cascades coursing over miles of verdant valleys in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountains. Take in the scenery and enjoy the adventure!

Visit: www.thresholds.net
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Northern Exposure Issue Date: 06-21-1998

Cool Spots imageYou've probably pictured the wilds of Canada as covered in snow or forests, but there are also vast mountain ranges, endless prairies and thousands of lakes found there. Photographer William DeKay takes you into the Canadian heartland to meet the people living against this backdrop. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and hike out to www.nationalgeographic.
com/media/photography/dekay
. From the fishers of British Columbia to the miners of Quebec, these are a rugged and hard-working people. During this scenic photo essay, you'll catch glimpses of the Northern Lights and rustic farms. It's time to take off to the Great White North!

Visit: www.nationalgeographic.com/media/photography/dekay
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Boogie in Belgrade Issue Date: 06-14-1998

Cool Spots imageOne of the great cities of Europe, Belgrade is a place that transcends time and politics. The capital of Yugoslavia is an exciting city, full of history and culture. The official Belgrade Web site offers everything from weather reports to outstanding architecture. Head due east to www.beograd.rs/cms/view.php?id=220 to visit with the Yugoslav people and their dynamic home. Walk the city's streets, which are alive with age-old monuments, statues and fountains. The site takes you through several of Belgrade's 22 museums, as well as the 130-year-old National Theatre. Next, swing by the Belgrade Zoo. Don't forget to indulge in "Krsna slava," the Serbian Orthodox family feast. There are also news features, audio and video clips, and cool photos. And if you're planning a trip here, this site has information on sporting and cultural events, as well as hotels and restaurants. Tradition and sophistication await you in Belgrade.

Visit: www.beograd.rs/cms/view.php?id=220
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