Things to do in: Punta Arenas

Things to do in: Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas is the southernmost city in Chile and is often referred to as the gateway to Antarctica and other bucket list-worthy trips. But this small and welcoming city is well worth a few days of your time. Here are our local city guides’ top picks for what to do...

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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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Best street food in Mexico City: Huaraches Ramoncita

Best street food in Mexico City: Huaraches Ramoncita

The annual #streetfood50 Awards recognise the top street food vendors around the globe, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ own local guides-in-the-know. Local food stall Huaraches Ramoncita received top accolades from our Mexico City tour guides for the best street food in Mexico City in 2018, for their huaraches. One hundred years...

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Things to do in: Sao Paulo

Things to do in: Sao Paulo

Do you know what the coolest things to do in Sao Paulo are? Even though Sao Paulo is one of the largest cities in the world, this is a question that even those who are from the city will ask. There are so many worthwhile sights and attractions here, that...

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The complete guide to: Sao Paulo travel

The complete guide to: Sao Paulo travel

The city of Sao Paulo may be, at first sight, enormous, intimidating and perhaps a bit rough around the edges. But look just a little closer and you’ll be rewarded with incredible cultural diversity, unparalleled cuisine, hundreds of museums, quirky urban art, beautiful parks and such a welcoming environment that you may not...

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There’s a tear in my mojito: On second chances in Havana

There’s a tear in my mojito: On second chances in Havana

I’ve been to Cuba several times. Four, to be precise. And like most Canadians, I initially didn’t go in search of culture; I went seeking cheap rum and good times when the February blahs had taken hold of my sanity. I landed in resort zones like Varadero and Cayo Guillermo...

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Uncovering the real Rio… in just one day

Uncovering the real Rio… in just one day

I went to Rio while on my first ‘360’ around the world. I had spent a few weeks in Ecuador and Peru, and wanted to visit my family in Germany on my way back home to Australia. It would have been silly not to stop anywhere else along the way,...

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Taking a ride through Castro’s Cuba

Taking a ride through Castro’s Cuba

“He’s not Castro to us,” said Rolando. “He’s Fidel.” Rolando, my friend Whitney and I were seated around a small table on a sun-drenched terrace, overlooking the Malecón, the main seaside strip in Havana, Cuba. The terrace was on the sprawling, manicured grounds of the Hotel Nacional, one of the...

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How to make feijoada

How to make feijoada

(Our Urban Adventures tour, Hidden Feijoada, offers a new, unexpected take on the feijoada — check out the video above for a sneak peek!) If you know Brazilian food, you’ve probably heard of feijoada, the country’s national dish. One of the most typical foods in Brazil, it is a black...

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Local guide Kevin is a keeper of Panama City’s secrets

Local guide Kevin is a keeper of Panama City’s secrets

“Every day for 12 or more years, I always made sure I was somewhere for sunset and almost always got up for sunrise. Whether leading a group tour or travelling alone, watching the sun was a great way to start and end each day. Always peaceful, spiritual and different every...

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