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Let’s say you have only two or three days in Rio. You want to experience a little real Brazilian culture and don’t want to restrict yourself to the obvious tourist stops, overhyped bars and restaurants or usual “gringo” nightlife spots. Our recommendation? Spend a night or day – or both even – at Feira de São Cristóvão. Continue »
A few weeks ago we wanted to get out of bustling Mexico City, but we only had one day free, so we decided to look for a place where we could see some sights, eat, enjoy ourselves and still be back before the day was over. We found not just one, but two gorgeous towns that fit the bill in the state of Hidalgo, just over an hour north of Mexico City. Continue »
Last week we had our last meal at the iconic Beşiktaş kaymak shop Pando. The framed news clippings were all boxed up, the marble-topped tables that lined the blue and white walls of the tiny place were in the storage space of a friend somewhere in the neighborhood. All that was left was a space heater, soon to be taken away. Continue »
Shanghai is famous for its swampy summer weather, and although this August has been the coolest in 14 years, it’s still hot and humid out there as we head into Indian summer. Staying hydrated against the rising mercury is crucial if you’re out hunting a meal of street food, so here are the best sips to keep your yin and yang balanced this season. Continue »
Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? In fact, over at Gastronomika, a new Istanbul culinary project, the food is served not only free of charge but also with an intriguing – and ambitious – backstory. Continue »
It’s not unusual for travelers from Mallorca, Menorca or Ibiza to land in Barcelona (just a one-hour flight away) with an ensaimada in hand. The delicious, sugar-dusted spiral of dough is one of the Balearic islands’ typical pastries and a sweet reminder of one of Spain’s most touristed and celebrated destinations for summer trips or weekend getaways. Continue »