Program 483: Russia Grand Tour; London This Year; What Europeans Think of Americans

Release Date: 05-06-2017


Author Lisa Dickey describes her recurring travels around Russia, where she explores how life keeps changing for the average local citizen. Then we'll get up to date on the newest and not-to-be-missed sights in London as a tour guide highlights the special exhibits and events luring visitors to the city this year. Plus, tour guides from Hungary, Germany, and Greece discuss how US pop culture has influenced their lives…and their views of Americans.


  • Lisa Dickey, author of  "Bears in the Streets"  (St. Martin's Press)
  • Jeanie Carmichael, tour guide based in London
  • Holger Zimmer, tour guide from Berlin
  • Anastasia Gaitanou, tour guide from Thessaloniki,  Greece
  • George Farkas, tour guide from Budapest 

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More with Holger Zimmer - Tour guide Holger Zimmer from Berlin describes the discomfort many American travelers encounter when confronted with nude sunbathing in public in Germany, where people are trying for an "even tan." (runs 2:20)