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

Spain’s Scrumptious Easter Treats

April 14, 2017 - Sin comentarios

I admit it: I'm one of those Spaniards who's been looking forward to Semana Santa (Easter week) not just for the time off but also the chance to indulge in the treats, both savoury and sweet, associated with this time of year. (more…)...Leer más

Quito Eats: 10 Delish Dining Spots at 2,800 Metres

April 10, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photos: David Paul Appell Way up in the Andes, Ecuador’s capital city – the word’s highest official capital – is something muy especial indeed, its bustling modern precincts surrounding a historic old town dating back to 1543 that is not ...Leer más

Chinese Opera: Compelling, Fascinating, But an Acquired Taste

March 30, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Hung Chung Chih When I first witnessed a performance of Peking opera (the best-known form of Chinese opera, with Peking by the way being the traditional English spelling of Beijing) years ago in Beijing’s ornate, early-19th-century Hugua...Leer más

Chicago’s United Nations of Yum

March 27, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Naeblys The USA’s second largest city, like most of the country’s most vibrant cities, derives much of that vibrancy from its immigrants. And one of the tastiest legacies of all those generations of immigration is a spectacular array o...Leer más

On the Art Deco Trail in Shanghai

March 15, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | chuyuss Especially in the 21st century, Shanghai is more than ever a city of contrasts - from its traditional corners to its hypermodern skyline, especially embodied in the Pudong district. Perhaps less familiar to many, though, is that Ch...Leer más

‘Queen of Nuts’: Spain’s Marcona Almonds

February 27, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | MSPhotographic Spain has an impressive number of foodie favourites associated with it - cured Serrano and Ibérico hams, olive oil, saffron, and so on. One that's less well known but prized by nut connoisseurs (as opposed to nutty connoiss...Leer más

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