FROM SECRET WATERFALLS to abandoned sanitariums and hidden sea caves, this is the Costa Rica your guidebook won’t tell you about. So whether you’re looking for rejuvenation through adrenaline-fueled encounters, or secluded and peaceful respite, Costa Rica’s got the remedy so you can ponerse las pilas (replace those batteries).
You can never eat just one fig.You can use this whenever you’re referring to pleasure, whether its stealing, making the most of something, eating something, etc. If you don’t want the rest of that delicious Bacalhau com Natas, give …read more
The word invite takes on a whole new meaning in Israel. To invite someone means you are volunteering to pay for them. When you say “I am inviting” to an Israeli, they hear “I am paying.” Even if you are prepared to treat your friends often, be …read more
About one month after moving to Kyoto, Japan, I had the strangest physical sensation. What was that peculiar feeling, like a thick liquid slipping down off my body and flowing away? What accounted for my remaining lightness of spirit?
JUST AS THE 19TH CENTURY was drawing to a close, a penniless 22-year-old explorer and author named Isabelle Eberhardt left an unhappy life in Switzerland to roam Algeria, join a Sufi Muslim sect, and dress as the male Arab …read more
We’re all familiar with the significant differences between the English spoken in Australia, Ireland, Britain, New Zealand, etc. but it’s important to note that even within the United States, the English used varies greatly.
1. Sample your way through an English ale brewery, stumble outside in the blinding daylight, get in a fight with your best mate because they want Wales to win the Rugby World Cup and then find yourself hugging them on the pavement scoffing cheesy-chips at 5am. …read more