• Berlin might not have Paris’s travel mystique, but it’s achieved certifiable diamond-in-the-rough status. This blogger explains the perks of visiting the German capital. [Bohemian Trails]
  • Did you know traditional Mexican food was named a UNESCO World Heritage Cuisine? If you’re looking for the real deal, Puebla is the place to go. Check out these recommendations and start salivating. [Matador Network]
  • If you want to get up close and personal with wildlife, a kayak safari may be your ticket. Take a page from the Expert Vagabond who took to the water in South Africa. [Expert Vagabond]

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