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It’s no secret that beer is one of the world’s oldest and most consumed alcoholic beverages. It holds third place for general refreshments after tea and water, and, in many cultures, beer is the most popular alcoholic drink. And of course, various social traditions and activities are associated with beer...Read more
Latvia’s capital has a lot going for it no matter where your travel interests lie. The largest city in the Baltics is over 800 years old was named a European Capital of Culture in 2014. It’s not hard to see why once you start exploring the city’s winding streets. Museums...Read more
There are some basic rules that follow travellers around wherever they go: watch out for pickpockets in tourist zones; negotiate a taxi rate before you get in the cab; when in doubt, don’t drink the water. But then there are some specific rules for each country, and even each city....Read more
Over the past half-century, we have seen a major shift in society — mass rural to urban migration. Across the world, in almost every single country, significant portions of the population have left farmlands, villages, and small towns for bigger towns and megacities, in hopes of better prospects. Europe, for...Read more
So you’ve landed in Bangkok bright-eyed and ready for adventure. Perhaps you’re on a layover, or heading north in a few days to Chiang Mai or south to the islands after checking out the sprawling mass of skyscrapers that make up the skyline of Thailand’s capital city. While the obvious...Read more
English is a wonderful language. In its nearly one million words there are endless subtle gradations of meaning, folded up tight like oRead more
rigami. Surprising synapses fire between leftover Latin suffixes, ancient Greek verbs, and odd detritus from French, German, and even Arabic. And we add to it all the time,...
Vilnius is definitely a city that flies under the radar and shies away from the top of people’s ‘must-see’ lists. It’s good, really, because it means a true local experience is more accessible to the average visitor. And one of the best ways (in our humble opinion) to get a...Read more
As the World Cup comes storming into Rio this year, 2014 is going to be a pretty big one for Brazil. If you’re lucky enough to be heading to this vibrant, passionate South American country this year, we think there are a few things you should before you head out....Read more