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Local Food in Panama: A Global Rainbow

  • Mathilde Grand
  • 12 March 2013

It is said that you can experience a culture through its food. This is no less true in Panama, where the local food, history and culture blend together. In fact, food in Panama is also directly connected to the history of the Canal. Any traveler that really wants to “go local” should start with a traditional Panamanian menu.

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Tropical Foodies: What to Eat in an Ethiopian Restaurant

  • Linda Dempah, Tropical Foodies
  • 24 October 2012

Going to an Ethiopian restaurant is an interesting experience. It is not just about the food, which is delicious. It’s also about the surroundings, the community and the touch-and-feel rhythm of eating food with your hands. Do make sure that you go with people you actually like, as you will share the dishes with them.

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The Zikra Initiative Helps the People of Ghor Al Mazra’a, Jordan

  • Rabee' Zureikat
  • 22 July 2011

In 2007, after I learned that the government of Jordan had declared a poverty pocket in the community known as Ghor Al Mazra’a (Jordan Valley), I founded something called the Zikra Initiative, an ‘exchange tourism’ program through which city-based people can immerse themselves in the uniqueness of a rural area through workshops led by locals. It seems like we have come so far since then, and yet there is still so much to be done.

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Celebrating Christmas in Athens, Greece

  • Charles Berthault
  • 8 December 2010

With Easter as the most festive holiday on the Orthodox Church’s calendar, Christmas is not as widely celebrated in Greece as in the rest of the Christian world. The people of Athens, however, do take pride in some of the celebratory trappings, including their Christmas tree in Syntagma Square, some colourful local traditions, a rich table full of great sweet treats and attention given to Saint Nicolas (patron saint of sailors) and Saint Basil, also known as Santa Klaus.

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Top Five Picks for Mouthwatering Street Food

  • WHL Group
  • 6 October 2010

Forget ritzy restaurants and fine gourmet dining. If you want to taste the real essence of a place, you need to hit the streets and see what’s cooking. These eats are more than just for locals and budget travellers, they’re also a sure-fire way to get straight to the heart of a country and its people. Just look for the busiest pushcart, stall or street hawker you can find and say hello to the tastiest and cheapest, although not necessarily healthiest, grub of your trip.

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The Inside Word… on Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Ia Kverghelidze
  • 23 June 2010

With so many destinations in the WHL Group’s ever-expanding network, we have an incredible wealth of local travel information at our fingertips. Through the Inside Word, our local partners – all travel experts – share their top tips. Here we lift the lid on the Georgian city of Tbilisi, one of Eurasia’s most important social, cultural and industrial centres, located in the Southern Caucasus Mountains.

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Responsible Tourism in Marmaris-Datça, Turkey

  • Ashley Hiemenz
  • 4 August 2009

The port city of Marmaris, set in southwest Turkey, is one of many of the country’s summer hotspots. Although little remains of the original fishing village, further down the Datça Peninsula, there are nine traditional villages found on the peninsula, all inhabited by people whose livelihoods depend on local resources. Grassroots projects are now also bringing travellers together with the local community, connections that are helping to preserve local traditions.

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Inside Uzbekistan: Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara

  • whl.travel
  • 3 March 2009

Exploring Uzbekistan is like leafing through the pages of an Eastern fairytale. During your journey you come across ancient fortresses, emirs’ palaces, tall minarets, noisy bazaars, fragrant cuisine and myriads of legends. But beyond some of the more better-known highlights there are distinctive aspects of each place that should not be overlooked.

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