How to make traditional Mexican huaraches

How to make traditional Mexican huaraches

Historically, corn was an important source of food in Mexico. Together with beans, chili and Nopal cactus, corn was a stable in the majority of Mexican diets. Huarache (meaning ‘sandal,’ because of its shape) is a traditional dish in Mexico. The story began in 1895 when Mexico City was once...

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How to make Uzbek plov

How to make Uzbek plov

Plov is the most classic dish of Uzbekistan, consisting of rice, onion, carrots and meat, all cooked slowly in layers in a traditional cast-iron kazan (essentially, a cauldron). If you don’t have a kazan lying around, you can sub it for a cast-iron casserole dish. For Uzbeks, plov represents hospitality...

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How to make Venetian-style sardines

How to make Venetian-style sardines

Reasonably priced and plentiful at the local fish market, sardines are a staple ingredient in Italian cuisine. A popular way to serve sardines is Neapolitan style, with fresh tomato and basil, or sarde in soar (sweet and sour sardines). In this dish, wine marries with the sweet taste of white onions, and...

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The best summer festivals in Europe

The best summer festivals in Europe

If you’re visiting Europe this summer, go beyond the typical tourist attractions and catch some of the amazing festivals taking place. From theatre and design, to techno music, to celebrations of dragons or wine, these cultural events will show you another side of Europe. Krakow, Poland There are so many...

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Meet: Sergiu, our local expert in Bucharest

Meet: Sergiu, our local expert in Bucharest

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On how he became a tour guide… It all started three years ago when Bucharest Urban Adventures...

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Tips for travellers during Ramadan

Tips for travellers during Ramadan

Travelling to a Muslim destination during Ramadan and not sure what to expect? We’ve got you covered with all the basics you’ll need to know about the holy month. Let’s start with the basics. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the holy month of the Islamic calendar, when all Muslims dedicate...

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Local guide Dre will make you fall in love with Houston

Local guide Dre will make you fall in love with Houston

Some people immediately give off a cool vibe. They simply seem like someone you could talk to for hours. That’s Dre, a Houston-raised, knowledge-sharing tour guide for Houston Urban Adventures. As both a former stunt man and an experienced hypnotherapist, he is certainly filled with a lot of interesting stories....

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Meet the nominees for the 2018 #streetfood50 Awards

Meet the nominees for the 2018 #streetfood50 Awards

Big-name, high-end, fancy-pants restaurants may have their place, but for us, we prefer to take it to the streets. We’re more into slurping noodles from nameless shops, grabbing tacos from street corner carts, and snacking on all things served on sticks, served piping hot from a sidewalk grill. The inaugural...

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How to celebrate Venice’s Vogalonga regatta like a local

How to celebrate Venice’s Vogalonga regatta like a local

Venetians are taught to drive a boat or swim before they can even walk — that’s the saying here in the city. We love this part of local Venice life so much that as soon as the first rays of spring sunshine come out, we take our boats out into...

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Meet: Anita, our local expert in Bucharest

Meet: Anita, our local expert in Bucharest

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On what it means to be a native Bucharestian… I was born and raised in Bucharest, and...

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