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Germany: Lock Your Love in Cologne

Open your heart to me, baby
I hold the lock and you hold the key
Open your heart to me, darlin’
I’ll give you love if you, you turn the key

This Valentine’s Day, let Cologne hold the lock and the Rhine hold the key.

Join the Köln tradition by engraving both your names on a padlock and locking your love along the pedestrian pathway of the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge.  Then throw the key in the Rhine River.

In addition to connecting east and west Cologne, the Hohenzollernbrücke also symbolically links thousands of lovers.

(To learn more about Cologne, Germany… read my article on Travel Squire or listen to my radio segment on Proud FM)

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Dissatisfied Valentine?

Are you dissatisfied with Valentine’s Day?

The Bible teaches us to “turn the other cheek.”
Polite behavior suggests we “take the high road.”
Mom advises us to “kill them with kindness.”

Traveling IQ recommends you find the joy in “giving.”
Let him/her know how you feel with a bottle of delicious, red wine.

This South Australian Grenache is imported by The Grateful Palate and can be purchased online or at your neighborhood wine store.

Because sometimes actions speak louder than words.


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Cold-Hearted Valentine

This Valentine’s Day, look into that icy heart.  Look at it.  Look through it.  Take pictures of it.  Watch it melt, change, drip, harden.

Photo by Bjorn Wallander

Starting today, a team of sculptors and engineers will create a 10-foot tall Ice Heart in Times Square.  Built of masonry-scaled blocks of ice, the sculpture will attract visitors and New Yorkers alike to Duffy Square on 46th Street and Broadway.  According to designer Granger Moorhead, “The Ice Heart will constantly change as its crystalline form picks up the lights, colors and chaos of Times Square—we look forward to the kaleidoscopic effect…”

Weather permitting, the Times Square Alliance expects to display the Ice Heart until February 22nd, allowing visitors the opportunity to see its sharp edges transform and round.   Can’t make it to Times Square?  Send your loved ones an electronic Valentine at www.theiceheart.com.

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