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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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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A local’s guide to Cuba’s Afro-Cuban religion

A local’s guide to Cuba’s Afro-Cuban religion

Cuba’s Afro-Cuban religion is a colourful mix of local customs, folklore and beliefs, with roots in African-derived religious practices. As a result of colonialism, these practices went through a long process of adaption, as millions of African slaves were brought to Cuba to work at the sugar cane, tobacco and...

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24 hours in: Punta Arenas

24 hours in: Punta Arenas

While many travellers use Punta Arenas, known as the gateway to Antarctica, as a jumping off point for adventures further afield, it would be a mistake to skip over the city entirely. Whether you’re on your way elsewhere or happen to find yourself in the area, Punta Arenas is worthwhile...

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The complete guide to: Punta Arenas travel

The complete guide to: Punta Arenas travel

This small but vibrant city is the most southerly in Chile and sits facing the Straits of Magellan. Punta Arenas is known as the gateway to Antarctica, and makes for the ultimate jumping off point for exploring the epic natural surroundings. But before you go further afield, take some time...

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