Month: September 2011

  • Weather in Taiwan

    Going to Taiwan in the summer? Better stuff your suitcase with t-shirts and shorts. As soon as you walk out of the airport in Taipei, you’ll understand why. Even late at night, the humidity and heat can be surprisingly intense. For first-time travelers, it can be hard to understand how anyone could live here, much…

  • Weekend Drive in Moscow

    As one of the largest and oldest cities in the world, Moscow has lots to see and do. Catch a glimpse of Moscow in this two-part video. To the throb of British house and Russian rap, the videographer takes us on a driving tour through the center of Moscow, along the Moscow River front and…

  • Vous avez des frères et des sœurs?

    Who used to kick you under the dinner table? Whose clothes did you borrow for a night out? In other words, do you have any brothers and sisters? Listen as these French men and women respond.

  • How To Scoot Around Taiwan

    Congratulations! You’ve landed in Taiwan. Now what? If you hope to travel around the island (or between Asian countries), keep these tips in mind.

  • Pirozhki Galore

    Did your grandmother sit at the kitchen table for hours each Sunday, rolling dough and crimping the edges? If not, you’ve been missing out. Pastries and buns, called pirozhki (пирожки), are one of the most traditional and tastiest Russian baked goods. They come with all sorts of different breads and fillings.

  • 6 Rad Places to Visit While You’re in Taiwan

    There are many locations in Taiwan that allow you to both enjoy the island’s beauty while also learning about its culture. From the huge retail outlets (like the Eslite Bookstore in Taipei) to the fun and kooky theme restaurants (our favorite: the Modern Toilet restaurant), Taiwan offers plenty of attractions. Here are our top picks.

  • Indispensable Guide to Paris

    We asked French people how to get around in France, and particularly in Paris. One piece of advice that we heard over and over: buy this book.

  • Rich and Famous… or Maybe Broke?

    The Russian rock band DDT (ДДТ) has recently caught the attention of Forbes magazine. The magazine placed DDT’s lead singer Yuri Shevchuk number 45 on their list of 50 most influential Russian celebrities.