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La Vía Poética

Pablo Neruda celebrated lemons, socks, artichokes, bees, broken things. He filled his odes with clocks and memory, thread and temptation, wine and dreams...

Yucatán Cuisine- Regional Mexico At Its Finest
Yucatán Cuisine: Regional Mexico At Its Finest

The Yucatán region of Mexico is one of adaptation. It is a remote region, home to people who nevertheless absorbed the influences of the cultures that passed through, culminating in a cuisine that blends Caribbean, Dutch, Lebanese, Spanish, and ancient Maya recipes....

The Dishes of Morocco: A Cuisine of Crossroads

At the tip of Northwest Africa, Morocco embodies a confluence of cultures — Mediterranean, Arabic, and Berber, to name a few. It’s a cultural mix distilled over millennia of trade, migration, and empire, resulting in the legacy of Moroccan cuisine....

A Buddhist Boudhanath Glow

A golden pinnacle and four sets of hypnotic eyes crown the Boudhanath Stupa, a 2,000-year-old Tibetan Buddhist holy site in Nepal. Visiting the stupa in full moonlight is believed to be a high act of Buddhist practice — so I went when both the moon...

5 Migrations You Won’t Want to Miss

Millions of butterflies cluster; centuries of cultures congregate; snowmelt thunders to the coast; caribou dash through the tundra; wildebeest run for their lives. The jaw-dropping phenomenon of migration is around us — don’t miss it...

The Hidden World of Ajanta, India

This UNESCO World Heritage site, comprising 30 rock-cut Buddhist prayer halls, meditation chambers, and monasteries that dated from the 2nd century BCE to the 5th century AD, had remained hidden by jungle, dirt, animals, and brush for more than 1,000 years...