This Mediterranean island is (still) far from massive tourism
After spending a few days in Athens and Donoussa, one of the tiniest and nearly inhabited of the Cyclades Islands, we headed to Amorgós, perhaps one of the most charming pieces of land in the Aegean Sea. Amorgós was recommended by Greek friends as an island out of massive tourist reach and that still keeps the traditional Greek lifestyle, yet with lively bars, cozy cafés and restaurants, and good hotels. That is exactly what we found. Continue reading “Amorgós, the most charming non-touristy Greek island”
Fun things and travel tips in the craziest city in the world
This is the fourth article of a series about Japan and Tokyo. We already provided you with a complete guide about your first hour in the country just even before leaving the airport. We also gave 24 tips about food, restaurants, and groceries and we crafted a whole piece about Japanese culture, customs, and life.
But then you think: what about Tokyo? What Tokyo attractions I can’t miss? What fun things can I do there? Which are the essential tips if I’m going to the Japanese capital?
So here go a bunch of tips and recommendations if you are visiting Tokyo, things to see and advice to make your trip to Japan unforgettable. Continue reading “What to do in Tokyo”
Samba parades and ‘blocos’ are a must-see in the biggest show on Earth
By Ana Beatriz Marin
Officially, the Carnival is celebrated on Tuesday, exactly 47 days before Easter, and ends the next day, on Ash Wednesday. That is, it lasts two days. But in a city like Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), whose festival is known worldwide, we ignore the calendar. The mobilization is so great that, jokingly, it is often said that in Brazil the year only begins when this holiday comes to an end. It is an exaggeration, of course. Continue reading “How is Carnival celebrated in Rio?”
Anecdotes about Japanese culture, customs and life
Japanese culture is often taken as mysterious and contradictory for Westerners. In Japan some values are obvious at first sight: order, organization, hierarchy and privacy. The Japanese psyche however is much more complex than that, especially regarding human interactions and sexuality.
Following our previous posts on about what to know in your first hour in Japan and tips about Japanese food, we now write about interesting facts about Japanese everyday life, customs and culture. Continue reading “Things to know before going to Japan in 2020 [part 3]”
24 Tips about eating out, groceries and food
Japan has an exquisite relationship with food. Japanese learn since childhood and school to have a nutritious and varied diet, that is based on fish, seafood, seaweed, rice, soy, fruit, and vegetables alongside small amounts of other animal products (chicken, beef, eggs). Japanese food is not restricted to sushi or ramen and it invites travelers to know the culture through flavors and textures that might sound strange at the beginning but that end up being delicious. After our first post about essential things to know before leaving the airport in Japan, we crafted 24 tips about food and dining out to help travelers enjoy Japanese gastronomic options. Continue reading “Things to know before going to Japan in 2020 [part 2]”