December 2011

Fruit in São Paulo, Brazil

City Wars: Rio de Janeiro vs. Sao Paulo

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Comparing Rio and São Paulo is like trying to choose between two vastly different types of fruit, each with a different flavor, texture and color.

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Modernity at Uetliberg Party

Is Switzerland a Boring Place to Visit?

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If you can deal with sky-high prices and the occasional cold-shouldered local, you’ll be surprised at how stimulating an experience traveling in Switzerland can be.

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Tourists on a felucca Nile river sailboat in Egypt

Sailing the Nile the Old School Way

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If you visit Egypt and don’t spend at least one night aboard a felucca as it sails up the Nile, you will have missed out on one of the most euphoric, relaxing experiences in the world.

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Why I Miss Living in Asia So Much

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In spite of the difficulties and headaches I encountered during my first weeks and months in Shanghai, I look back on the time I spent living in Asia fondly. In fact, I consider returning there more seriously with each passing day.

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