Posts Written OnOctober 2012

Macchu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the ancient Inca city discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911 in Peru. Known as the City of the Incas, Machu Picchu sits 7,000 feet above sea level and is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Alright, now that we’ve knocked out all the things you already knew about Machu Picchu, it’s time to dig a little deeper (something Bingham himself might have appreciated.) Let’s take a look at five things you probably didn’t already know about Peru’s most popular tourist destination. 1. Hiram Bingham Was A Kept…

Bull Fight in Spain

That awkward moment – you know the one – when everybody at the dinner table knows all about the current economic or political climate in some foreign country except you. Lately it’s Spain. Everyone nods knowingly and murmurs assent when its simply referred to as, what’s going on in Spain these days. Look, there are a lot of countries in this world and subsequently a lot of political, economic and social movement to keep track of. As a traveler, one of the worst things you can do is arrive to a new country with no idea about the general state…

Washeur

H. L. Mencken once wrote, “…there are more different sausages in Germany than there are breakfast foods in America, and if there is a bad one among them then I have never heard of it.” With over 1,500 different kinds of sausages – called wursts – Germany puts the American hotdog to shame. If you’re headed that way, here are a few of the best wursts Germany has to offer. Bratwurst Bratwurst is Germany’s closest equivalent to the old fashioned American hotdog, and can be made using veal, pork or beef. As Germany’s most classic wurst, the bratwurst boasts over…