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Quito is South America’s underrated capital of cool

Quito is South America’s underrated capital of cool

For most travellers, Quito is simply a necessary stopover on their way to the Galapagos. And as one of the smaller South American capitals, it can easily become overshadowed by the European flair of Buenos Aires or culinary delights of Lima. Those that are lucky enough to spend some time...
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In photos: The hidden ghost signs of NYC

In photos: The hidden ghost signs of NYC

Visiting New York is like drinking water out of a fire hydrant. So much is happening every minute of the day that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. One of the things that visitors (and sometimes even locals) frequently miss are the city’s ubiquitous ghost signs. These are old advertisements that...
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This Kenyan social venture is taking people from slums to sales

This Kenyan social venture is taking people from slums to sales

When you’re walking through the dusty Nairobi slum of Kawangware, the general bustle of the place overwhelms you. But local woman Grace Njeri lives in the neighbourhood and she’s got work to do amid the chaos. She recently signed on as a sales rep for the social enterprise LivelyHoods and...
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Cornflakes on your sundae: How to cool off in Chiang Mai

Cornflakes on your sundae: How to cool off in Chiang Mai

When you first walk into Pinky Milk (or Nom Chomphoo in Thai), you’d be forgiven for thinking you had stumbled into a cartoon-like alternate universe. The name is appropriate — everything is bubble gum-hued, from the walls to the tables to the massive strawberry milks being served up. It’s also...
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Best snacks to bring back from Taiwan

Best snacks to bring back from Taiwan

As any true traveller knows, the best souvenirs are of the eating variety. On my recent trip to Taipei, after indulging in high-end restaurants and rubbing shoulders with locals at night markets, I decided some Taiwanese treats needed to be at the top of my souvenir shopping list. If you’re similarly...
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The ultimate guide to Czech cuisine

The ultimate guide to Czech cuisine

If you’re anything like me, then food is not only one of the highlights of travel, but also one of the joys of daily life. Growing up, where eating for my family was more of a pastime than a nutritional necessity, so it’s no wonder that food was often the highlight...
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A second bite of The Big Mango

A second bite of The Big Mango

I was already pretty well travelled by the time I first arrived in Cairo. I’d spent a month in Morocco, time in Turkey when Sultanahmet still had dirt streets, and nearly a year in Central America. Yet somehow I think Cairo was the first (and maybe only) time I’d really experienced culture...
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Holiday celebrations around the world

Holiday celebrations around the world

‘Tis the season to celebrate! It’s that time of year when we start thinking about Christmas, New Year’s, Hannukah, King’s Day, the solstice, and how we’re going to fit into our pants after all those holiday dinners. But because we realise that all around this great big world of ours no two celebrations...
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Photo of the week: Street art in Rio

Photo of the week: Street art in Rio

This month’s Local Mission is all about appreciating the art beyond gallery walls! Street art in Rio de Janeiro is more than meets the eye. It tells a story of the community, of the people. It provokes thought and dialogue. Since its decriminalization in 2009, street art has become ubiquitous...
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These South American cities are calling your name

These South American cities are calling your name

Tourism in South America has grown a lot in recent years. The cities are safer, the economy is developing, and the infrastructure is growing. Events like World Cup last year have put the continent on the travel wish lists of anyone who is interested in history, nature, and, of course,...
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