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The Radar: Eclectic Eastern Market, Challenging Communication, Winterthur’s Bag Balloons

  • Exploring a local market is one of the best ways to get a sense of place while traveling. Take Washington, D.C.’s Eastern Market, for example, which captures the city’s international flair. [Twenty Something Travel]
  • Remember that time you couldn’t order dessert in Paris, or lost in Tokyo and couldn’t ask for directions? Language barriers can make traveling tough, unless you learn to embrace them. Here’s how. [World Hum]
  • A new exhibit outside a museum in Winterthur, Switzerland puts a new spin on recycling. Check out ever-changing art from an “anonymous artistic group” from Madrid that will change the way you see plastic bags. [WeHeart]

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