Program 465: German Christmas Markets; Andy Steves' Europe; Seoul
Release Date: 12-03-2016
Get into the holiday spirit by hearing about Germany's many outdoor Christmas markets, then listen in as Rick's son Andy Steves describes what kind of low-cost weekend adventures young travelers are looking for in Europe. Plus, find out why Seoul's nightlife and pop culture are attracting a worldwide crowd to South Korea, and experience the "hard sell" at a street market in Cairo.
- Iris Andre, tour guide from Berlin
- Fabian Rueger, tour guide from Berlin
- Andy Steves, Rick's son and author of "Andy Steves' Europe" (Avalon)
- Euny Hong, author of "The Birth of Korean Cool" (Picador)
- The English-language web pages for the Nuremburg Christmas Market.
- Enjoy Berlin list five of its favorite Christmas markets in Berlin, starting with the Gendarmenmarkt, which Fabian also likes best.
- Rick spoke with a Christkind at a Christmas market in Bavaria in his Rick Steves' European Christmas special. Rick's European Christmas special is also available in a gift pack, with an accompanying book and CD of Christmas music from the show.
- Andy Steves' guidebook for budget travelers to the major cities of Europe is called "Andy Steves' Europe" and is published by Avalon.
- The tour company Andy Steves operates is called WSA Europe.
- Trip Advisor lists the most popular "escape games" in Budapest.
- Sandy Bell's is a popular pub for Celtic folk music in Edinburgh.
- Andy recommends hostelworld.com to review choices for different types of hostel accommodations. Among those Andy likes are St. Christopher's Inn in Paris and the Flying Pig in Amsterdam.
- Information on the Bundestag cultural exchange between young professionals and students in Germany and the U.S., in which caller Allison participated in, in Leipzig.
- A student writing in the British newspaper The Telegraph applauds Malia Obama for taking a gap year before starting university.
- Euny Hong's "official bloody website" includes links to her recent magazine articles and Wall Street Journal editorials.
- Euny Hong's book "The Birth of Korean Cool" was reviewed by the New York Times and by The Guardian.
- Wikipedia describes the importance of the city of Seoul, South Korea, the influence of Korean TV dramas, and Korea's most popular drink, Soju.