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Simit street food in Istanbul in front of the Hagia Sophia

12 incredible street foods you must try in Istanbul

Istanbul street food blew me away! It's really bizarre how the food tastes different on two different continents despite being in the same city. Don't cheat yourself by sticking only to restaurants; street food is a great way to try many different dishes without breaking the budget.

Gorgeous and Dreamy Marrakech Riads

If you are going to Marrakech anytime soon, you have to stay in a riad! A quintessential Moroccan experience that’s unlike any hotel, bed and breakfast, or AirBNB I’ve ever stayed at. Marrakech riads are often historical buildings that have been renovated to become boutique...

Carnivals from around the world - Venice and Rio de Janeiro

10 unique Carnival traditions around the world

10 unique carnival / masquerade traditions around the world Lent is coming up quickly, and with it the colorful Carnival celebrations around the world. Also known as Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, masquerades, and bacchanals, Carnival is traditionally an indulgent and hedonistic holiday...

Bulgarian Troyan Pottery for sale outside Bachkovo Monastery

History of a craft: traditional Bulgarian Troyan Pottery

Bulgaria is a country full of surprises. I wasn’t expecting to find much of an art scene there, but I was pleasantly surprised, particularly by Bulgarian pottery. I was enchanted by the tradition Troyan pottery. Dazzling patterns in soothing colors dance across solid oven-ready ceramics...