food / travel

Turkey

Trump, Erdogan, Merkel: What Price For A Free Press?

-Analysis- Donald Trump, the world’s biggest cyberbully, has issued another Twitter threat. The target this time wasn’t North Korea’s “Rocket Man,” but another favorite: the media. Yesterday, ...

Colombia

U.S. Should Stop Blaming Colombia For Its Drug Problems

-OpEd- BOGOTÁ — After more than half-a-century of fighting, Colombia's FARC guerillas have surrendered their weapons and officially transformed themselves into a formal political party. But ...

United States

If Washington Kills Iran Nuke Deal, Europe Will Be Furious

—Analysis— WASHINGTON — More than any other issue that has threatened transatlantic cohesion this year, President Donald Trump's decision to decertify Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal ...

Romania

Wouldn't It Be Nice

The setting and timing of this shot coincide perfectly with the release, half-way around the world, of the seminal surfer album Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys. But this summer in Romania was also ...

Chile

Why Empanada Dog Is The Perfect Metaphor For Chile

Chile, not chili! A national deconstructing of that viral video of the hungry Latin American cani...

France

Going For Broke, One Woman's 320-Euro Trip Around The World

LAUSANNE — First you notice all the tattoos, including one drawn with bamboo by members of a Fillipino tribe. But Sarah Gysler is far from the archetypal modern trend setter. The 23-year-old ...

United States

How A German Architect Became The "Kebab King" Of NYC

Erkan Emre's occasional cravings for Berlin-style döner kebabs led to an unexpected care...

Switzerland

Embracing The Sounds Of Silence In A Swiss Abbey

Guests come to the Hauterive Abbey, outside of Fribourg, to get away from it all, take a few days...

France

Take 5: Vromageries And Other Restaurants Turning Traditional Cuisine Vegan

Restaurants around the world take the meat and dairy out of food to make traditional food trendy.

Germany

System Rotten To The Core? Man Sues Town In Bid To Become "Apple Queen"

Take a bite out of this juicy scandal. In eastern Germany, there's a contest for an “Apple Queen”, where the title goes to a lady who poses with the produce. For years, the town of Guben has ...

United Kingdom

Costume Curiosity

As the conductor of a traditional French choir, I was invited several times to the international music festival in Llangollen, in Wales, where I got to see costumes from around the world. Here, a ...

United States

Mike Pence Is Dull And Conservative And He's Still Our Best Hope

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Donald Trump's presidency has produced a proliferation of Eeyores. It's not their (our) fault. However dismal one's view of current American politics, Trump is sure to expose ...

South Africa

MOCAA: This Cape Town Museum Is Africa's Answer To The MoMA

Africa’s largest museum is set to open in Cape Town next month, backed by a former Puma CEO...

Switzerland

Interlaken, The New Swiss Mecca For Rich Muslim Tourists

The boom from Gulf countries is the direct result of a promotional campaign that features halal m...

Germany

A German Butcher's Grosse Idea: Meat Smoothies

*Note: grosse (große) means great in German...

Spain

North Korea Turns To Spain For Tourism Inspiration

In between nuclear tests, Pyongyang is investing massively in its tourism infrastructure. A deleg...

Spain

Tourist Hell Is My Hometown, Living In A Vacation Destination

PALMA — You live in one of those special places where people travel from all around the world to visit. A dream? More like a neverending tourist hell, says Venice resident Elisa Crepaldi. “Some of ...

France

Museum-Worthy Art Planted In Vineyards In The South Of France

AIX-EN-PROVENCE — Here, the vineyard traces the pathways of art. It usually is the other way around, whereby a well-known vineyard expands its activities (rooms for rent, a restaurant, ...

Egypt

Flight Of The Nile, The Pigeon-Keepers Of Cairo

CAIRO — “It’s a hobby, but it’s also more than that,” Ahmed Shaloufa says, as we climb the final ladder to his pigeon coop in the working-class district of Sayeda Zeinab. “It’s a passion.” Once ...

Switzerland

Beyond The Baby Carrot, A Growing Demand For Mini Vegetables

GENEVA — It's a sight that would have pleased Pantagruel, the 16th-century giant dreamed up by French writer François Rabelais. A horde of mini-vegetables, more numerous and diverse, are taking ...

United States

I Support Trump But Firing FBI Chief Comey Was Wrong

-OpEd- I’m a Donald Trump supporter. I voted for him and — 112 days in — I’d vote for him again. As a former member of Congress, I found his call to “drain the swamp” in Washington particularly ...