Rotterdam: A thriving and innovative city you need to check out

Introduction Rotterdam is a city that was reborn after the second world war. After much of it was destroyed during the war, it regained its position as a port hub and reimagined itself as a modern city, built into the leftovers of old Rotterdam. Some of the country’s most iconic contemporary buildings, such as the Cube Houses and the Central Library, are in Rotterdam. Popular … Continue reading Rotterdam: A thriving and innovative city you need to check out

Culinary Adventures in East L.A.

Los Angeles (L.A.) is an epicentre of cool. The L.A. vibe is reflected in culture, fashion, politics, sports, and lifestyle. It’s exerting itself as an influential hub for art, culture, food, and design next to heavy-weights like New York, Tokyo, Paris, and London. However, the urban sprawl leaves something to be desired, which is arduous if you are used to high-density cities with well-connected transit … Continue reading Culinary Adventures in East L.A.

Jiufen – A Mesmerizing Mountain Labyrinth

A town set high up in the mountains, in the northeast of Taiwan, Jiufen has a folkloric reputation. The winding road up provides incredible viewpoints of the surrounding lush tropical forests, with temples and houses nestled deep within them, with only the tops of their roofs poking through the canopy. If you’re lucky, you can see down to the ocean below. A breath-taking view of … Continue reading Jiufen – A Mesmerizing Mountain Labyrinth

Taipei – A Cultural & Culinary Adventure

The city is bustling, dense, and cultured. A beautiful blend of old and new as the city modernizes its cosmopolitan roots. Despite the concrete jungle that is a compact city of 2.6 million people, the side street culture is mesmerizing; different areas will yield concentrations of different foods, shops, bars, and markets. While green space offers respite from the city and the thick humidity that … Continue reading Taipei – A Cultural & Culinary Adventure

Taichung – Street Food Heaven

City Overview The second-largest city in Taiwan, Taichung is spacious despite being a growing metropolitan center, with ample green space and walking paths throughout the downtown core. Although considered a slower pace to Taipei by locals, it felt both fast-paced and sleepy at the same time, with many of the same offerings as its bustling and dense neighbour Taipei. If you are driving to the … Continue reading Taichung – Street Food Heaven

Mexico City – Beautiful Chaos

Mexico City is bursting at the seams. There is an energy in the city, a groundswell of change happening, re-shaping the city through restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and art. These shifts are placing Mexico in the spotlight on the world stage, showcasing a heightened degree of pride and ownership in its culture as it is reimagined in a contemporary setting. The coffee culture has exploded looking … Continue reading Mexico City – Beautiful Chaos

Mexico City – Museums

You could spend your entire time in Mexico City just focused on museums, galleries, and cultural institutions. There is an incredible offering for a variety of tastes. I’ll be highlighting the ones that I went to as well as the ones I wanted to go to but didn’t have the time. It’s worth noting that the museums in Polanco are surrounded by Chapultepec Park, which … Continue reading Mexico City – Museums

Neighbourhood: Centro Histórico, Mexico City

The Centro Histórico in Mexico City is a lively and dense neighbourhood, bustling with street vendors selling all manner of things. It has a mix of museums, parks, cultural centers, restaurants, and major shopping districts. It is also the site of the Zocalo, the major plaza in front of the government building. There is a historical charm to this neighbourhood that drew me in; I … Continue reading Neighbourhood: Centro Histórico, Mexico City

Neighbourhood: Coyocán, Mexico City

Coyoacán takes you back to another time when the skyline was low, the houses big, and the streets intimate and lively. It has a colonial aesthetic that is charming and inviting. The roads are small and packed with shops, restaurants, and bars. The parks are grand and welcoming, sharing the space with vendors, families, friends, strangers, and lovers. It is well-known because of Frida Kahlo’s … Continue reading Neighbourhood: Coyocán, Mexico City