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Where to Find Great Vegetarian Food in Barcelona

I recently came to a happy realisation: I’ve spent over five of the past ten months in Barcelona. Shockingly, though, I’ve devoted almost no time whatsoever to writing about it. I decided to try and fix that, and what better place to start than with vegetarian food? I’ll make it clear from the outset: vegetarians…

A Few Thoughts on São Paulo

When I tell people that I’m going to Brazil they tend to get pretty excited. In the popular imagination Brazil seems to conjure up images of beautiful people enjoying beautiful sunshine on beautiful beaches. “So, you’re going to Rio?”, they ask. Well, actually, no. I’m going to São Paulo. São Paulo, which tends to be…

How to Make the Most of Work Trips Abroad

I typically think two things when my employers advise me that I’m being sent on a business trip abroad, each in rapid succession. My first thought: “Yes! I’m going travelling!” My second: “Wait. I have to work.” Over time, I’ve discovered some ways to balance the work side of a work trip while still enjoying the travel side. Do…

What to Drink in Mexico City if You Don’t Like Beer or Tequila

Sometimes I truly wish I could like beer. I’m sure it would make drinking a lot easier. But alas, I don’t. Nor do I like tequila. This latter statement caused some raised eyebrows and shocked exclamations among many an Uber driver. (Yes, I do love a good conversation with Uber drivers. Why the conversation often…

Mexico City, You Beast

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: Mexico City is truly a beast. Chaotic, noisy, colourful. These are some words you could easily throw around when describing Mexico's capital city. But despite the chaos and the mess and the craziness, Mexico City holds an immeasurable charm and allure for me. OK, I…

Best Museums to Visit (and Avoid) in Barcelona

Barcelona remains a popular European destination, and for good reason. It caters to most tastes, combining big-city entertainment and culture with sun, sea and sand. What it also has in strong supply are museums and galleries. During the two months I spent in the city this summer I had ample opportunity to check some of…