Swing by this Convivial Café in Valencia’s Old City

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By James Killin To describe El Mercat as the heart of Valencia’s Ciutat Vella, the muscular hub of the Old City, would belie its own venous intricacies. Its centrepoint is, naturally, the lustrous Mercat Central, but stray down any path and you surrender to an egalitarian irregularity, by which you might just as easily stumble […]

Exploring Malaysia’s States Through Coffee


By Amanda Slavinsky Walking into Calanthe Art Cafe, the first thing you notice is the colorful artwork that adorns the walls — painted murals of nature; a tile mosaic that forms the shape of the sun; framed works of local artists; and a large map of Malaysia. This cafe, located on a side street off […]

Food That Heals in Phnom Penh


By Amanda Slavinsky Food and the act of eating gives sustenance to the body, providing the means for people to survive. By eating at one particular restaurant in Phnom Penh, diners can give sustenance to not only themselves, but to the local community as well. Romdeng, part of the global Tree Alliance, opens its doors […]

Cultures and Landscapes of Southern India, a Stunning Photo Essay

Cultures and Landscapes of Southern India

By Kimberly L Bryant Exploring southern India thoroughly could easily take years upon years; the south is filled with numerous cultures, cuisines, dialects, and landscapes. Moving from one state to the next sometimes feels like traveling to different countries altogether. In Kovalam, I often went down to the beach and played in the water with […]

In Turkey, Wine Hop Between Fairy Chimneys

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By Anna Frisk In Argentina, I hopped between vineyards on bike. In Australia, it was in a car. In Turkey, I can now tell you, it was on foot. In queue for a flight to Istanbul, another passenger approached me. “Are you going to Turkey, too?” It seemed highly obvious, but I took the welcome […]

In Cappadocia, French Jeweler Reshapes Turkish Style with Meteorites and More

Shooting Star jewelry Cappadocia

By Anna Frisk For an artist, the curious and otherworldly landscape of Turkey’s Cappadocia landscape can offer an instant zing of inspiration. For Leonie Zikos, a French artist turned jeweler, it was exactly that. “I’m a painter and the first time I came here I felt really inspired. I found myself coming back as often as I could, until I […]

Tiong Bahru: Where Past and Present Cross Paths in Singapore

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By Victoria Milner Singapore hardly springs to mind as a cool and undiscovered destination for most people. In part, that is true. The high-rise metropolis is visible for miles, over 5 million people call this small island home and visiting behemoth shopping malls on the weekend is a national past time. Look beneath the shiny […]