2506, 2016
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Burning Up in the Burnt City

By |June 25th, 2016|Culture, Food, Hungary|

I’ve spent the last day wandering around Győr, a city in northern Hungary that often serves as a weekend getaway for residents of Budapest. I can see why. [...]

2406, 2016
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Eats, Hams, and Cheeses: How to Comer Like a Madrileño

By |June 24th, 2016|Food, Madrid, Spain|

After a few days in Madrid, many of which I spent perpetually hungry for some delicious ham and sangría, I’ve learned that I had a [...]

2406, 2016
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Silly Sausage

By |June 24th, 2016|Food, France|

I walk in without a reservation. “Hi,” I say. “I don’t have a reservation.” The host gapes in shock, eyes wide, nostrils flared into perfect tiny O’s. “Vous…” [...]

2306, 2016
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Muy Muy Hip with the Kids

By |June 23rd, 2016|Drinks, Madrid, Nightlife, Spain|

So even crazier than the extreme heat of a totally abandoned mid-siesta Madrid, is the sudden 20 degree (centigrade, suh European) drop that necessitates evasive [...]

2306, 2016
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Public Urination in Europe: An Update

By |June 23rd, 2016|Outdoors, Paris, Sports, Uncategorized|

We’re not in Brussels anymore. We’re in Paris—and do you know what that means? A lot of really, really drunk German and Irish people, apparently. [...]

2206, 2016
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Top Five Couples Loving it Up in Venice

By |June 22nd, 2016|Tips, Venice|

Sure, there’s the standard tour group of old people made practically asexual by age, sporting identical fanny packs and crisping bald spots, or the odd loner nursing a [...]

2006, 2016
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Mt. Olympus: The Story of How I Got Sweaty and Naked

By |June 20th, 2016|Athens, Greece, Outdoors|

Thessaloniki I know what you’re thinking, but don’t let the title fool you. Zeus may have wanted to show me his thunderbolt, but I told him I’m not [...]

2006, 2016
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Certain Higher Signatures

By |June 20th, 2016|Art, Budapest, Hungary|

…so that a long moribund symmetry among this vastness might appear in the lost glance of some higher being, at the center of which, naturally, there would be [...]

1706, 2016
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Sing About Us, We’re Winning At Sports

By |June 17th, 2016|Budapest, Culture, Hungary, Sports|

The soccer chant is a peculiar specimen. In the world of club football, supporters’ chants are often tongue-in-cheek and defiant (see Millwall F.C.’s exquisite “No one likes us, [...]

1706, 2016
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Teenagers, Casual Violence, and Being a Damn Lady

By |June 17th, 2016|Dublin, Ireland, Nightlife|

My night last night began with a casual stroll down the River Liffey to the Ha’Penny Bridge in search of the best pub that Temple [...]