Summer 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

Summer 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

June is a month that anticipates summer vacations in Spain. It is a season of warmth, sun, and blossoming — and brings a few festivals and events with it just around the corner. Popular festivities in San Sebastián are the locals’ way of celebrating their identity and forgetting about troubles...

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Meet: Lukas, our local expert in Prague

Meet: Lukas, our local expert in Prague

Meet Lukas, our local guide in Prague, who has plenty of tips for where to go, what to eat and drink, and how to make the most of your time in the city. Read on for his top tips plus a bit of history about who he is and how...

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How to make ayam masak merah (Malaysian spicy tomato chicken)

In Malaysia, the breaking of the Ramadan fast is called berbuka puasa (you probably know it as iftar), and in Kuala Lumpur, the mosques around the city put out berbuka puasa spreads. They’ll normally have something simple, like a sweet drink, and maybe some dates and kuih, which are Malaysian...

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How to make bubur lambuk (Malaysian spiced congee)

How to make bubur lambuk (Malaysian spiced congee)

The month of Ramadan can be a testing period. With fasting from dawn to dusk, it’s a time of sacrifice, says Farah, our local guide in Kuala Lumpur. “You feel what hunger is like, what thirst is like. It’s reminding you that there are lots of people around the world who...

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How this Lima tour guide helped children in rural Peru to become bookworms

How this Lima tour guide helped children in rural Peru to become bookworms

“It was one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life,” Paula says, sipping her hierba luisa tea at a café in Lima, Peru. “It impacted me completely. It opened my third-eye.” Paula, a local guide for Urban Adventures in Lima, is more than your average explorer. She...

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May 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

May 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

Spain has a lot of public holidays — almost as many as the countries that have ranked as having the most days off in the world. Even if we are beaten by India, Colombia, Thailand, and seven others, Spanish public holidays might seem abundant when Easter and the long weekend...

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How to make Easter panades (Mallorcan empanadas)

How to make Easter panades (Mallorcan empanadas)

For Easter in Mallorca, we locals follow the old tradition of gathering with family members (typically at our grandparents’ house) to cook empanadas or, as they’re called in Mallorca, panades. We spend the entire festive day around the table and the oven, cooking, eating, and just gossiping about life. Panades are a...

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April 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

April 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

After a month of marathons, locals in San Sebastián can finally stop training for races and take it easy. Thankfully, April brings lots of events to satisfy other interests, from shopping to arts and culture, and more. Here’s what’s happening in San Sebastián in April. Moonshine Fair Date: March 31, April...

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March 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

March 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

Once the crazy Carnival celebrations have ended, locals in San Sebastián like to take it easy and go back to their regular daily habits: feasting on delicious food, wandering through markets, and getting social with friends — especially because this is when cider season begins. March is a great time...

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A local’s guide to the best Argentinian cuisine in Buenos Aires

A local’s guide to the best Argentinian cuisine in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is one of those cities you can easily fall in love with. The late night tango shows, art around every corner, palm trees swaying along the streets, the flavour-packed asados (BBQ), friends lounging in the park as they sip on mate — it’s a city for dancers, nature...

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