I am recently back from celebrating Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, particularly in Port of Spain, the two-island nation that calls the claim to fame of being the “Home of Carnival.” I spent a close-to-sleepless (couldn’t miss anything!) week there, partaking in all the Carnival revelry I could. It was a crazy week packed with cultural “fêting,” or partying/celebrating as they call it there. The Trinidadians know how to Carnival, and this is coming from someone who spent Carnival 2012 […]Continue Reading →
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The 1992-1995 war in Sarajevo is a not-so-distant past. It took over 11,000 lives including countless childhoods, and still very much affects day-to-day life. We had two tour guides with very different attitudes to postwar Bosnia. One is getting his masters in International Studies and writing his thesis about how Bosnia’s three ethnic groups have been even further segregated after the war by the Treaty of Dayton, but is more positive that in the future they’ll be able to live […]Continue Reading →
The editors at the online magazine The Culture-ist contacted me to pen the Buenos Aires installment of their “Get Cultured” city guides. For this, I was on the other side of the interview, answering rather than asking, and you can check out the full piece Get Cultured: Buenos Aires – A Guide to Exploring the Best of the City on their site. Below is what I had to say. On your first day here, seeing this is a must: Buenos […]Continue Reading →
Pizza’s history may seem simple. It starts in Italy and migrates to NYC, right? Turns out, it’s far more complicated and fascinating!Continue Reading →