How to make Polish pierogis

How to make Polish pierogis

Without a doubt, pierogis are the most famous Polish dish. In many restaurants they’re often called Polish dumplings as an English translation, but, to be honest, it’s difficult to compare them to anything else. The best way to explain, is that pierogis are pierogis – and nothing else. Pierogis are...

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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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24 hours in: Santorini

24 hours in: Santorini

While there’s a pretty good chance you’ll want to spend more than 24 hours in sun-soaked Santorini, if you only have time for a quick trip you can still make the most of your time with the help of our expert local guides. Read on for everything you need to...

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Things to do in: Santorini

Things to do in: Santorini

If there was ever a destination that embodies the description of “postcard perfect,” it’s Santorini. Beautiful beaches, epic sunsets, towering cliffs, and Instagram-worthy views nearly everywhere you turn don’t usually disappoint even the most seasoned of travellers. But if you’re wondering what to do besides staring blissfully at whitewashed villages...

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The complete guide to: Santorini travel

The complete guide to: Santorini travel

Planning a visit to Santorini? You’ve made an excellent choice! From beautiful beaches and dazzling sunsets, to charming villages and amazing food – Santorini packs a pretty alluring punch. Whether you just want chill out for a few days of aimless wandering and beach-hopping, or get more active with an...

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See Nairobi through the eyes of its resilient women

See Nairobi through the eyes of its resilient women

For many travellers, the people of Kenya have been whittled down to iconic images: extravagantly beaded Maasai dancing across the pages of National Geographic, and impoverished women and children featured in appeals for donations. But who are these people, really? Urban Adventures’ Resilient Women of Kenya tour offered us the...

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The most traditional dish and drink in Denmark… and where to get it in Copenhagen

The most traditional dish and drink in Denmark… and where to get it in Copenhagen

Denmark may be home to over 30 Michelin Stars and numerous noteworthy restaurants to choose from in Copenhagen and beyond, but that’s not what we’re here to talk about. Rather, let’s delve into the country’s national dish and the national spirit of Scandinavia. Because what’s travel without making time to...

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