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The Arts: MusicYou've memorized the CD and seen the movie, but if the Buena Vista Social Club isn't in town when you visit Havana, where do you go for... Read More

One grim winter morning, Kurt Wallander—the cop hero of Henning Mankell's Faceless Killers—gets the news that an elderly couple has been murdered... Read More

"I imagined the interiors as the physical expression of the food," says London-based design luminary Ilse Crawford of her latest project, restaurant... Read More

Just what is it with Scandinavians?Blessed with an innate neophilia, they embrace the avant-garde with uncanny ease. Provocative forms and ideas are... Read More

The Baltic Sea was formed at the end of the last Ice Age, so it's fitting that most of the 24,000 islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago feel... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk... Read More

In the past year, Stockholm's slightly haughty image as the epicenter of minimalist design has been shaken up by a new generation of trendsetters. In... Read More

This month, three exhibitions display fashion as cultural artifact. "High Style and Hoop Skirts: 1850's Fashion," at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts (465... Read More

LONDON Nigella Lawson, author of Forever Summer and host of her own show by the same title on the Style Network.• MARKET Borough Market 8 Southwark St.;... Read More

PragueHilton Old TownDesigner Alexandra Champalimaud introduced a contemporary vibe to the 305 rooms, while David Collins used a graphic motif inspired... Read More

9:00 A.M.I plot my day over a complimentary breakfast of homemade yogurt and knäckebröd (crispy bread) at Hotel Anno 1647 (3 Mariagränd; 46-8/442-1680;... Read More

It wasn’t quite Project Runway for Swedish designer Daniel Ostman. A cabinetmaker by training, he made his name serendipitously a few years ago with a... Read More

WHERE TO STAYThe 367-year-old Grythyttan Inn (2 Prästgatan; 46591/63300; grythyttan.com; doubles from $170, including breakfast; dinner for two $177) is... Read More

Francewww.autoroutes.frUnusual Traffic Rules Police have the authority to collect fines of up to $455 on the spot. Drivers going more than 24 mph over... Read More

You’re sitting in a hip Tokyo cafe, having a fish cake and sake. Your server has been especially attentive, so when the check arrives, you think nothing... Read More

MexicoAt midnight, those who hope to travel run in and out of the front door 12 times, suitcase in hand.PhilippinesVillagers bang loudly on pots and... Read More

See our Eco-Friendly Guide to Paris, London and Stockholm slideshow.With some of the most progressive capitals in the world, Europe makes eco-travel... Read More

GermanyHefeweizen may be the national mainstay, but the 1809 Berliner Weisse is no ordinary German wheat beer: it has a tart and ultra-tangy flavor. Dr.... Read More

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