Red paper lanterns adorned with elegant gold characters have always been a Chinese symbol for hopes and dreams. In December, the hope of strengthening ties between Europe and China became reality when a little piece of Beijing came to life, first in Munich in Germany and then in Bucharest in Romania
For Northern-Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance, visiting Santa Fe in New Mexico was an unforgettable experience. It was also the location of the highlight of his Notes from the USA trip: riding a horse on the Rocky Mountains.
Nestled in the corner of Alabama, Muscle Shoals was originally known for being the location of the Wilson Dam across the Tennessee River… that is until the music industry catapulted this sleepy Alabama town of just over 13,000 inhabitants into the limelight.