Japan’s Spectacular Takayama Matsuri Festival

October 9, 2017 - Sin comentarios

We arrived before 10 am, and our VIP group was hastily ushered to seats arranged right in front of one of the main yatai – a festival float on wheels, presented before Sakurayama Hachiman shrine, the main protector of the city since its enl...Leer más

Another, Classic Side of China in Guilin

September 26, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Timeless889 This vast country is of course packed with fascinating, often beautiful sights and experiences. But few are more lovely than this pocket of southernmost China, two hours 45 minutes by air or 90-minute bullet-train ride from Shanghai. Thi...Leer más

In Buenos Aires, i Latina Is a Pan-Latin Foodie Phenom

September 15, 2017 - Sin comentarios

i Latina Beyond tango, cafés, culture, exciting nightlife, and parrillada (classic barbecued beef), Argentina's capital has been sprouting an impressively diverse foodie scene, with fine dining running the gamut of world cuisines. But in this div...Leer más

Barbecue in the USA: A Quick Primer

August 10, 2017 - Sin comentarios

vwcampin In the USA, barbecue is a year-round treat, and many regions of the country – mostly in the American South – have their own particular slant on the art of roasting, smoking, and saucing meats on a nice hot grill or in a smoker or pit....Leer más

A Cool Weekend in Shanghai

August 9, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Marita Acosta It's so great having a local friend who can get you right to the coolest stuff in town - especially when that town is a sprawling, enormous city like Shanghai. And these days, creative Shanghai has a lot of cool to go around. On a rece...Leer más

Urban Japan Through the Eyes of a Polish Photographer

May 25, 2017 - Sin comentarios

mtmjolnir/YouTube He could be a poster boy of post-Cold War artistic globalisation. At age 31, Lukasz Palka, from Tarnów, Poland by way of Chicago, has been based in Tokyo for the past decade and specialises in gritty urban (and especially noct...Leer más

8 Extraordinary Old ‘Water Towns’ Near Shanghai

May 10, 2017 - Sin comentarios

David Paul Appell China’s largest city is unquestionably an amazing, fun, and fascinating place to visit - a mix of ancient and cutting-edge culture/architecture, along with fabulous dining, shopping, and entertainment. But on weekends, many Sha...Leer más

Spain’s Castille-León Region a Tasty Food World Unto Itself

May 9, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Culturally and politically, Spain is made up of 17 "autonomous communities", and the largest is Castilla y León, stretching north of Madrid nearly to the Bay of Biscay, westward to Portugal, and eastward to Aragón. With deep historic and tradi...Leer más

10 Cool Coffee Shops of Málaga

May 2, 2017 - Sin comentarios

all photos | José Luis Bravo Coffee has been beloved in Spain for centuries since its introduction from the Middle East/North Africa. But until fairly recently, it has hewed to the classic brews of time immemorial, primarily café solo (black ex...Leer más

The Winning Personality of Brazilian Cuisine

April 19, 2017 - Sin comentarios

While Brazil does have many dishes popular across the country, such as the iconic bean stew feijoada (top), its geographical enormity and diversity comes with a complex, intensely savoury, and generally impressive variety of cuisine. It’s a var...Leer más

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