Archive for April, 2011

Cuisine and culture of Mexico

Mexican cuisine

Food is a wonderful window into a country’s culture. If you enjoy learning about a place through its cuisine then you’ll love this Frommer’s piece that takes a look at popular dishes in Mexico by region.

Myths, legends and travel destinations

Tibetan castle and landscape

Shambhala, Timbuktu, Zanzibar. The names roll off the tongue like poetry, but the stories and legends are so ingrained in the popular imagination that we sometimes can’t remember whether they are real destinations or myths. That’s why I enjoyed this recent Lonely Planet piece about “10 places of myth and legend.”

Photo essay – Temples of Angkor in Cambodia

Angkor Wat

Cambodia is home to some of the world’s most spectacular ancient temples. Get a glimpse of this centuries-old world in this photo essay on temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park.

Poetry of travel: Dawn in Kenya

Kenya landscape

I stand outside at daybreak as a frosty breeze dances through the Masai Mara National Reserve. Steam rises from my mug and slowly melts away into a misty violet-colored dawn.

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