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I was working at CNN as a field producer on Sept 11, 2001. In disbelief, I watched smoke pour out of the enormous gash in the World Trade Center. Soon after, the building started to fall. The next few weeks were filled with bomb scares. New Yorkers’ days were filled with crying friends, heroic firefighters […]
Civitavecchia & Rome, Italy Masada Siegel, Special to USA TODAY 3:16 p.m. EDT July 1, 2013 (Photo: VINCENZO PINTO AFP/Getty Images) Rome wasn’t built in a day, but if you just have a day and are a first time visitor to the eternal city the must-see places are the Colosseum, the Forum, the Vatican, the […]
By: Masada Siegel Special to the Star, Published on Fri May 24 2013 HONG KONG—From high to low, here’s how to see and stay and play in Hong Kong. Accommodations: High The Peninsula Hotel built in 1928 is Hong Kong’s oldest hotel and is a mix of colonial and classic, but with all the modern […]