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Curious Oslo

Why are you encouraged to walk on the rooftop of the Oslo Opera House? Why did Vikings live here, and why are their ships shaped like that? Why was the Oslo National Theatre built, and what's that secret staircase? What is the troll legend, and why did it happen here?

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Curious Southern Wales

We get curious about the stunning natural landscape of Wales. We visit Brecon Beacons National Park, Pembrokeshire National Park, St. Davids (the smallest city in Britain), Hay-on-Wye (Wales' Town of Books), the Victorian seaside resort town of Tenby, and lots and lots of curious castles.

  • 2020-11-03T23:30:00-08:00
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  • 2020-11-04T11:30:00-08:00

Curious Bruges

Who were the Flemish Masters, and how did they leave their mark on art history? Who stole Michelangelo's Madonna of Bruges? And who rescued her? Why does Bruges look the same as it did in the Middle Ages? What is a Beguinage? And 'Blind Donkey Alley'? And why are all the colorful buildings surrounding the Markt the same width?

  • 2020-11-10T23:30:00-08:00
  • 2020-11-11T06:30:00-08:00
  • 2020-11-11T11:30:00-08:00

Curious Dublin Pubs

Why is Dublin known worldwide for its pubs? Where did traditional Irish music come from? Why are there always flowers decorating a pub? What does the word "pub" mean? What is a "snug?" A Brian Boru harp? And how did a fella named Arthur Guinness become so important?

  • 2020-11-17T23:30:00-08:00
  • 2020-11-18T06:30:00-08:00
  • 2020-11-18T11:30:00-08:00

Curious Ghent

Who stole the famous Ghent Altarpiece, and who recovered it? And who is restoring it? What is Prinsenhof, and why is it so pretty? Where did the famous Ghent Dragon fly in from? Why is Ghent so famous for its lace? Why is St. Peters Abbey so important to Ghent history?

  • 2020-11-24T23:30:00-08:00
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  • 2020-11-25T11:30:00-08:00