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Buenos Aires generates remarkable energy

Reportedly, Albert Einstein found Buenos Aires "boring" when he visited Argentina in 1925. But Hemispheres finds it safe to assume few modern tourists would share his opinion. Often described as the most European of Latin American cities, Buenos Aires exudes an energy that’s hard to forget.

Greece faces dismal summer as economic downturn worsens

According to Financial Times, many hotels on Greece’s most popular islands, including Rhodes, Corfu and Crete, did not open for the Easter weekend, the traditional kickoff of the summer season. "Many hotels will stay closed in April and May and hope to break even over the peak months," said Nikos Angelopoulos, president of the industry group SETE. The summer is shaping up to be pretty grim for Greece’s tourism industry, with bookings down as much as 30%.

Germany’s Hiddensee draws visitors with its peace, quiet

Most seaside resorts in Germany feature interesting hotels, shops and eateries along with a scenic promenade, but the island of Hiddensee has resisted commercialization. Instead, as Financial Times reports, it offers tourists peace, quiet and a way to relive life the way it was decades ago.

Canoe trip down France’s Vezere River offers glimpse into past

Explorers have been combing over France’s Dordogne area for centuries. Today’s adventurers witness not only the beauty of the region but traces of those who came before. Evidence of prior visitors includes engravings and paintings of animals made by people who lived there thousands of years ago. The New York Times suggests taking a canoe or kayak down the Vezere River as an interesting and active way to get a feel for the Dordogne.