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Links We Love: 9/22/2018

by Team Fathom
Merci Photo courtesy of Merci Marcel.

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The latest short film from our friends at Jungles in Paris tells the sweet story of eight-year-old Dulce and her journey to learn to swim in her coast Colombian town, where the skill is practically a livelihood. It's 100 percent worth the fifteen-minute investment. – Daniel, Fathom editor

Two thumbs up for Rita Konig’s stance on souvenir shopping. Couldn’t agree more. – Berit, senior editor

Creative Time, my favorite organization dedicated to presenting art in the public realm, is hosting a summit in Miami from November 1-3 for "thinkers, dreamers, and doers" in art and politics. –Jeralyn, editorial director

Singapore's Parisian-chic Tiong Bahru cafe Merci Marcel has a new outpost in the heart of the city on Club Street. Somehow, it's dreamier than the original. – Daniel

For those who wander into plant stores everywhere they go, this flower market in the heart of Mexico City is a wonderland of medicinal plants, bonsai and cacti. – Cris, Spotted by Locals

Everything you need to know about Hong Kong's eleven-billion-dollar bullet train to China. – Berit

Inca Rail, the luxury train that runs to the base of Machu Picchu, just rolled out programming for kids. In addition to their normal high-end services, they're giving little ones coloring books, entertainment kits, and a kids menu with Andean eats. So much for roughing it.– Amelia, WordSmith

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