Best Offbeat Destinations to Celebrate Carnaval

“Like Mardi Gras and Halloween rolled into a public party at the Playboy mansion, Rio during Carnaval is like no other place on earth. And the freak-flags fly like the color guard of an invading army.” – James Schannep, “Murdered*” In a nutshell, that is pretty much the image that comes to everyone’s mind when

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5 Offbeat Christmas Traditions

Despite our inevitable cultural differences, is there a common ground to all Christmas traditions, even the offbeat ones?

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What’s Up With the Sardines in Lisbon? And Other Useful Advice

It’s mid-June, you have just arrived in Lisbon and you can feel the city is on party mode. But what exactly is happening? And what’s up with the sardines in Lisbon?

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