In the newly independent Czech Republic of the 1990s, cheap comfort food—such as goulash, pork knuckle, and dumplings—dominated every eatery. For the most part, tourists loved Prague in spite of the food rather than because of it. But Czechs didn’t understand the criticism. After 40 years of communism, the culinary splendor that once dominated Czech culture was a distant memory.
Savvy travellers want to live like locals, and that means looking beyond the sights and finding the coolest neighbourhoods to stay, eat, drink and hang out in. But what gives an area that indefinable cool factor? That’s what we asked ourselves when we started to rank the areas that should be on everyone’s travel bucket list right now. And since Time Out is 50 this year, we decided to go big and find the 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world.
Ethnic enclaves showcase the food, traditions, and culture of its inhabitants’ mother country. For tourists, they offer the chance to learn about the overall destination through a different lens. Plus, they provide a nice change of pace from an itinerary full of similar meals and activities. From London and Paris to Prague and Amsterdam, discover some of the vibrant European neighborhoods where you can embrace Asian culture.
Since coming to power last May, President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly emphasised the importance of combating and mitigating the effects of climate change. Southern European countries are following closely behind as he leads the EU – and the world – towards a greener future. But how did Macron earn this role, and what is France doing to retain it?
Long considered a grim stopover en route to mystic Machu Picchu or the wild and winding Amazon Jungle, Lima is experiencing a gastronomic revolution that gives visitors a reason to stay.
Approaching border control, my muscles tense involuntarily. To my left, a horde of Chinese tourists snap smartphone pictures of the concrete path I hope to cross. Fumbling to fetch the passport from my little black tote, I hand my documents to the officer and avoid eye contact. After little inspection, she waves me through to the next line. I’m officially in limbo between the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, as Nicosia has been for 44 years.
Artist Olaf Breuning’s Instagram account takes food out of a familiar cooking or dining setting and challenges viewers to stretch their idea of what food art can be. He’ll post an eggshell cracking a smile or a sugar snap pea strategically placed on his cat’s backside one week, and candy eyes on his pregnant wife’s stomach the next. But this isn’t just a collection of funny faces on onions and banana peels. The Schaffhausen-born, Zurich-trained artist is using social media as an artistic experiment.
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Black women have two glass ceilings to break, and employers can help by addressing the unique obstacles they face.
Americans get the least sleep of the year on Super Bowl Sunday. The night we get the second least? The night of the N.C.A.A. football championship. If sports are keeping spectators up at night, imagine what it’s doing to the players. That’s exactly what Cheri Mah, research fellow at U.C. Human Performance Center and professional sports advisor, works to find out.
Dublin is often described as a collection of villages, which seems fitting as it incorporates more and more so-called suburbs as it expands. These distinct neighbourhoods range from high-end to hipster; so whether you’re hoping to soak up the buzzing nightlife, hit the most famous attractions, or sample the culinary specialties, there’s a place for you. In most cases, you won’t even have to choose.
Starbucks and Pret may work in other cities, but it would be near sacrilege to enter either in Paris. For Parisians, cafés represent a way of life. An extension of the living room, it’s a place to read, write, gather, discuss. The café is where you go to watch and be watched. It makes no difference if you like your café serréor or au lait, the ambiance is as important as the food and drink, and while the city is infamous for weak, bitter brews, things are starting to change.