10Mar
2013

A Traditional Turkish Breakfast

A Traditional Turkish Breakfast

To the granola bar-eaters in the subway, the Starbucks scone-chompers on the sidewalks, the gym-baggers with your smoothies… it’s time to take a lesson from the Turks in happy breakfasting. 

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22Feb
2013

Carnival in Trinidad Party Report

Carnival in Trinidad Party Report

As promised, my coverage of Carnival in Trinidad continues. Below is my “Just Back From” post I penned for Fodor’s Travel that details the Carnival highlights, from whining, liming and feting to everything in between. Also, you can learn what exactly those Trinidadian English terms mean in the Fodor’s post linked here: Just Back From: Carnival in Trinidad I talked a bit about high-energy, have-to-move-your-body, soca music in the post. In the video below you can hear more of the […]

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19Feb
2013

Images from Trinidad Carnival 2013

Images from Trinidad Carnival 2013

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 […]

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January 29, 2013

Walking the Walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Walking the Walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Psst… in case you find these images a little familiar… did you know Game of Thrones is filmed in Dubrovnik’s old town? -Tara

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December 29, 2012

Remnants of the 1992-1995 War in Modern Sarajevo Life

Remnants of the 1992-1995 War in Modern Sarajevo Life

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 […]

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December 21, 2012

Shot of the Week

Shot of the Week

In October I traveled to Mexico City for the first time. I met my father there and spent time getting to know family members I had never met, as well as touring the sprawling city. I loved it — the size, the energy, the food — and this building, the Palacion de Bellas Artes, was my favorite of all the impressive architecture in Mexico D.F. –Karina  

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October 19, 2012

Shot of the Week

Shot of the Week

It’s been too long since I posted a Shot of the Week, but I recently returned from the vivid, friendly country of Colombia and was inspired to share some images I snapped while there. The above photo is from right inside the walls in the old city center in the coastal city of Cartagena. –Karina

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October 16, 2012

A local guide to Buenos Aires

A local guide to Buenos Aires

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 […]

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September 6, 2012

Shot of the Week

Shot of the Week

Time for another jaunt through the TKGO photo archives (there are a lot). Today takes us to an intersection in Prague, where cable car wires dangle overhead. -Tara

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