2611, 2015
  • Varadero Beach, Cuba

El Malecón: Paradise by the Sea

By |November 26th, 2015|Beach, Cuba, Drinks, Food, Outdoors, Tips|

The Malecón is a five mile long seaside esplanade that stretches from Havana Harbor in the east to the western edge of Vedado. It’s cordoned off from the ocean by a crumbling, mildewed seawall that overlooks jagged, barnacled rocks swimming in the surf below. Interestingly enough— though not in the least surprisingly— the Malecón serves as a microcosm that represents Havana as a whole. In fact, pretty [...]

2511, 2015
  • Katzrin winery

Five European Beverages Guaranteed to Make Your Head Feel Funny

By |November 25th, 2015|Drinks, Tips|

Delirium Tremens -- This beer is named after the hallucinations that occur during severe alcohol withdrawal. Tasteless name, sure, but it’s been hailed as the best beer on the planet by beer drinkers the world over. Plan for around 6 euro from Le Grand Cafe de Lyon. Rose -- It's only logical to drink wine in France. However, a bottle of red on a hot summer night [...]

2411, 2015
  • Dublin Street

Top 5 Places to Get Your Vintage Fix in Dublin

By |November 24th, 2015|Dublin, Fashion, Ireland, Shopping, Tips|

Harlequin, 13 Castle Market. With stock that changes daily, Harlequin will always keep you guessing. Maybe you’ll opt for the floral dress from the sixties, or perhaps the Baltimore Police Uniform. The infinite variety, coupled with reasonable prices, makes it a top stop for vintage shopping in Dublin. Tahiti Vintage Dublin, George's Street Arcade. There are only about 100 square feet in this vintage shop, but somehow [...]

2311, 2015
  • Phoebes Mycenae View

“Old Stuff”: A Day Trip to the Ruins of Mycenae

By |November 23rd, 2015|Athens, Outdoors, Tips|

If nothing in Athens is old enough for you, make a day trip to Mycenae. As a city that was ancient even to the ancients themselves— and only about 90 minutes to two hours away from Athens— Mycenae is worth a visit. Lovers of the Iliad or Brad Pitt will remember that Mycenae was the stronghold held by Agamemnon, brother of Menelaus. If you haven’t heard of [...]

2211, 2015
  • European club

Top 5 Nightlife Destinations in Palermo

By |November 22nd, 2015|Drinks, Italy, Nightlife, Tips|

Via Candelai. Your visa into Twerkopolis. With deafening beats and flashing lights, its streets are packed with discos where you can shake your ass all night even if everyone else would rather just drink. Vucciria. Market by day, bar and streetfood central by night, this place is just always packed. Come by on a Friday night if you can't find anywhere else for noms. Loud music plays [...]

2111, 2015
  • France Marche Forville

Farmville to Forville

By |November 21st, 2015|Food, France, Outdoors, Tips|

Le Marché Forville is a giant open market full of vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, etc. The market takes place in the morning until about mid-day everyday but Monday, when it’s replaced by the Brocante Market next to Le Palais des Festivals.  The venue itself is a large, open-air pavilion that somewhat resembles a train station (except for the fact that it's missing trains). It's [...]

2011, 2015
  • Barcelona Market

Ten Free-ish Things to Keep You Busy in Barcelona

By |November 20th, 2015|Barcelona, Culture, Food, Outdoors, Spain, Tips|

· Park Guell. Park Guell features some of Gaudi’s most impressive designs. Until recently, admission was free; however, the park surrounding the area is still open to enter and has promises great views of the city. · La Rambla. La Rambla is a long walkway packed with shops, street performers, restaurants, bars, and wide-eyed foreigners— just like you. Although it is a tourist trap, it's definitely worth a [...]

1911, 2015
  • Italian Pizzolo

It’s Not a Pizza, It’s Not a Cannolo: Introducing the Pizzolo

By |November 19th, 2015|Food, Italy, Tips|

In order to be considered a true pizza master, you gotta try ‘em all. So if you’re in Syracuse, you just have to go get yourself a pizzolo. For the sake of research, of course. A typical style of pizza in Sicily and especially famous in Syracuse, this is essentially pizza that has two crusts. A little crispier and somewhere between a pizza pocket and a pizza [...]

1811, 2015
  • Liverpool Chinatown

Around the World in Chinatowns: Liverpool Edition

By |November 18th, 2015|Culture|

Quick—which European city has the oldest Chinese community? Is it London? Paris? Rome? No, as a matter of fact it’s Liverpool. Didn’t see that coming, did you? Since the 1830s, immigrants from China have come and settled in Liverpool. Though the physical area occupied by the Chinatown is fairly small—if we’re being honest, Liverpool is pretty small in general— and immigration rates have recently tapered down, there [...]

1711, 2015
  • Souvlaki: Greek "fast food"

Souvlaki: A Greek Fast Food Staple

By |November 17th, 2015|Athens, Food, Tips|

Living in Athens on a budget? Let souvlaki become your best friend. Who needs burgers and fries? The Greek fast food equivalent is so much better. But still with fries. Made with skewered meat—usually chicken, beef, or pork— tomatoes, garnishes, a special sauce, and french fries all wrapped in pita bread, it’s pretty much heaven in your mouth. And all for about €2. The best part of [...]