5 Hidden Moscow Bars You’ll Never Get Into

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Moscow does hidden bars right. There’s no pretense of secret doors hidden behind a bookshelf, or phone booths where you dial just the right number. No. Moscow speakeasies do not want to be found. They conceal themselves well — behind unmarked metal doors and dingy alleyways that smell like cat piss and warm garbage water. These places […]

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Travel Tips: Yokohama

Yokohama doesn’t have the crowds of Tokyo, the quiet charm of Kyoto, nor the frenetic buzz of Osaka. But it does have the sea. There’s a beautiful port and the remnants of Yohokama’s former past as the window into Japanese trade. There is also ramen and beer, which makes it the perfect place for a […]

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Travel tips: The Winter Olympics

We flew to Seoul on the 15th of February and spent four days in Gangneung during the second weekend of the Winter Olympic games. South Korea is the country that brought us the 10-step skin care routine, Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’, and soju served out of a watermelon. This year, they were also the host of the […]

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Travel Tips: Harbin

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I just came back from a frigid, yet incredible weekend in Harbin, where I flew to visit the ice and snow festival. Harbin is a must-do in the winter in China. The Ice Festival is Disneyland meets Elsa’s castle from Frozen. Except, instead of “Let it Go”, there are giant speakers blasting Russian folk classics […]

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