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7 secrets for eating like a local

7 secrets for eating like a local

Cuisine is intricately woven into the tapestry of life the world over.FOOD IS JUST AS much a part of culture as language. Eating local is a big commitment for travelers, but it can serve to make any journey more memorable and unique.Sadly, traveling can sometimes be an excuse to eat quick and easy food, to walk between those ubiquitous golden arches for just one little cheeseburger.

Learn to travel [TEDx talk]

Learn to travel [TEDx talk]

TED Talks are about spreading ideas. It says so right in their tagline: “Ideas worth spreading.” This is what resonated with me — and I think with the audience — the most from Robin Esrock’s TEDx talk in Vancouver (the largest in TEDx history, it’s worth mentioning) about travel. It wasn’t travel advice.

A quick after-dark guide to Chapinero Alto, Bogotá

A quick after-dark guide to Chapinero Alto, Bogotá

This story was produced via the Bounty Board at MatadorU.WHEN I FIRST GOT TO BOGOTA, my Colombian friends took me out to the popular neighborhoods of Zona H on 72nd Street and the posh Andino area on 82nd. Over the course of a year, I learned that my own quiet neighborhood of Chapinero Alto actually held my favorite spots, with food and drink options devoid of the drunken tourist crowd.

Chibuku: An homage to the Southern African homebrew

Chibuku: An homage to the Southern African homebrew

We sat on a log doubling as a bench in a friend’s garden in Emerald Hill, Harare. I exuded the detectably false confidence of any underage drinker: that suspicious overeagerness to be cool that manifests itself as an awkward silence flecked with blurts of mistimed, unfunny interjections. In the rest of the circle were the silhouettes of my seniors, backlit by the dying orange floodlights of a tennis court.

9 signs you’re not in Kansas anymore

9 signs you’re not in Kansas anymore

1. Tornado sirens catch people off guard.Or you cringe because you find out your new locale is in fact so unprepared that they’ve neglected to install the life-saving horn blasters at all.You’re accustomed to a routine, and you’ve learned not to stray from it. Sirens sound, check date and time to determine if it’s a monthly test, take a peek at the sky, head to the well-stocked mini-fridge and entertainment system in your basement with a flashlight, and turn on the news.

30 apocalyptic images from the protests in Kiev, Ukraine

30 apocalyptic images from the protests in Kiev, Ukraine

30 apocalyptic images from the protests in Kiev, Ukraine - Our SiteEditor’s note: Ilya Varlamov is a photographer covering the protests and riots occurring in the Ukraine via his livejournal. His ground-level photojournalism captures the emotions of citizens reacting to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s rejection of trade agreements with the European Union.