There we were in Berlin. We’d been in the city for less than five hours and I was hovering over two frying pans cooking scores of Swedish meatballs. As people poured into a party thrown by the owner of the apartment we were renting, the question echoed: “Now, how did you end up here again?”
How do you do what you do? How do you find an awesome short-term apartment in Berlin?
The answer in this case: One-part Facebook, another part flesh.
Both were necessary, neither was sufficient. Continue Reading »
Have you ever wondered which UNESCO World Heritage site is the least visited?
When we heard a rumor calling out the Jesuit ruins in the towns of Trinidad and Jesus in Paraguay as the least appreciated UNESCO World Heritage site, we figured they were worth a visit.
Open the panorama below in fullscreen (tilt up) and then consider the back-story of a community founded on the ideals of education, sustainable agriculture and integration — almost 300 years ago. Continue Reading »
Bad luck in Berlin takes us on a flashback to southern India.
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Andy has been a street performer for over fifteen years. He’s originally from Britain, but he’s called Berlin his home for the last four of those years. We watched his show at a festival in Berlin’s Westend neighborhood this past weekend. In his performance, Andy combined juggling, balance and slapstick – all suffused with his dry British humor. His finale: fire juggling on a tightrope held by members of the crowd.
While I enjoyed the wit, the feats, and the crowd reaction, it was a post-performance chat with Andy that really left an impression. Continue Reading »
Earlier this summer, Uncornered Market celebrated its third birthday. So, it’s no longer a toddler; it’s beyond the “terrible twos.”
While the layout of Uncornered Market has remained the same all this time, we and the nature of Uncornered Market have evolved. So it’s time to spiff up the virtual home we’ve built and bring it up to date.
And we’d like to get your help.
First step: we’d like to hear your thoughts on how we can improve and grow Uncornered Market. Continue Reading »
Ear cleaning, mahjong, and ladies gossiping: just another ordinary day at a tea garden in Chengdu, China.
Pick up a tea cup with your favorite type of tea leaves inside, grab a seat at a table and enjoy the scene of life playing out in the tea garden. Men with large copper kettles filled with hot water make the rounds to ensure your cup is never empty. Continue Reading »
This is the first in our series about wine in Argentina. Next up: Cafayate, Mendoza, and how to choose a bottle of Argentine wine.
Patagonia: the home of otherworldly landscapes, uplifted granite, glaciers, unrelenting wind, and the toughened skin of a Pinot noir grape. At the region’s northern reaches, where fabled mountains yield to desert flatlands, there are wineries.
We couchsurfed and hitchhiked our way to find them, and when we did, we were pleasantly surprised to find that we had them virtually all to ourselves.
Adventurers, read on. For those of you interested in the details of do-it-yourself wine touring in this area, read Patagonia Wine Tasting, a How To. Continue Reading »
How do you fit a thousand words on a business card?
This is the story of how we did it. Continue Reading »
When you hear “German wine,” what comes to mind?
For many it means “Riesling, white wines, sweet.” With the help of VDP (Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) and their 100th anniversary celebration, we aimed to better understand what German wines are all about.
The roster: 200 of Germany’s best wineries. The backdrop: 70 of Berlin’s trendiest art galleries. Continue Reading »
“I haven’t traveled much. Where should I go?”
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