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Discovering Johannesburg, a city of contrasts

Discovering Johannesburg, a city of contrasts

Johannesburg is a city of contrasts. South Africa’s commercial center—and one-time gold rush boomtown—is a sprawling city of both immense wealth and extreme poverty. While apartheid-era townships are transitioning into middle income communities, there are still many informal settlements of shacks that lack water and electricity. The leafy green suburbs...

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The best ethnic restaurants in Moscow

The best ethnic restaurants in Moscow

One of my tourists recently asked what makes Moscow really special. My answer was the country’s diversity – especially when it comes to food. Visiting Russia isn’t just about Russian cuisine. What makes us so unique is that you can try food from different Russian republics and from the former...

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The art of pottery in Mallorca

The art of pottery in Mallorca

Although pottery and ceramics are a world still to be discovered by many visitors that come to Mallorca, pottery has been linked to the tradition and craftsmanship of the island since ancient times. Products made with clay are still a faithful representation of the gastronomy, culture, and life of Mallorca...

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How to make Puerto Rican rice and beans

How to make Puerto Rican rice and beans

Many New Yorkers identify by their ethnicity first, as a New Yorker second, the borough they come from (Brooklyn, Queens, etc.), and then, maybe, American after that.  So I can’t say I cook anything particularly “American.”  I cook Italian, Mediterranean, a little Egyptian lately, and most often, Puerto Rican. My...

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Walking NYC’s High Line with Samuel Hubbard shoes

Walking NYC’s High Line with Samuel Hubbard shoes

Urban Adventures has partnered with Samuel Hubbard so you can experience the Best. Day. Ever. in some Ridiculously Comfortable Shoes. It’s a match made in heaven, like wine and cheese or the birds and bees — your parents can tell you about both — so read on and learn how...

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