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Brunch with a Literary Twist at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC

October 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Calling all poets, artists, vegans, activists, students (or all of the above!): Washington, DC may be a town full of sleek restaurants and bars geared for the after-work Capitol Hill scene, but Busboys and Poets is a haven for those who’d rather challenge the status quo… (more)
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The Hunt – Favorite Wifi Spots

April 5, 2012

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be in at that time. We wanted to share with you, our readers, some of our finds from around the world. This week, we scoured our… (more)
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The Hunt: Bookshops

November 17, 2011

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be in at that time. We wanted to share with you, our readers, some of our finds from around the world! This week’s theme was bookshops,… (more)
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Beating the teahouse blues at the Bookworm

January 17, 2011

BEIJING, CHINA – Forget the zen tea ceremonies and tranquil gardens of Hollywood lore–Beijing’s traditional teahouses are not a spot to get your meditation on. These famously “renao” (a traditional concept describing an ambiance that’s waaaay beyond boisterous) establishments are known for their raucous entertainment (like live Peking Opera performances)… (more)
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Writing Contest Winner Series: The Independent Spirit of Inman Square

December 6, 2010

If you have been following the blog carefully, you know that we ran a writing contest last month. Among other prizes, the winners were awarded a short writing series on our blog! Below find the first post in the winners’ series. —- CAMBRIDGE, USA- I spent the last seven years… (more)
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Hollandaise with your Hemingway at Kramerbooks

November 19, 2009

WASHINGTON DC, USA – I love brunch, love love love it. The fact that at brunch I can acceptably order a Diet Coke, fried potatoes, and food smothered in Hollandaise sauce and call it a meal appeals to me. Washington DC is not short of incredible brunch places (the Tabard… (more)
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Seafood, Starbucks, and the Space Needle: a day of Seattle icons

November 29, 2008

SEATTLE, USA - As we contemplate a move overseas, my husband and I aim to take advantage of all that North America has to offer. Having never been to the Pacific Northwest, we planned a 10 day journey beginning with Seattle. We only had 1.5 days to spend in the… (more)