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19 Books That Will Fuel Your Wanderlust

They say reading takes you places. So do plane tickets.

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Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica by Zora Neale Hurston

Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica by Zora Neale Hurston

What It's About: Anthropologist and all-around badass Hurston tells of her experiences as a newcomer in the communities of Jamaica and Haiti in the 1930s, particularly the spiritual and commonplace role of Voodoo in everyday life.

Why You'll Want To Travel: Hurston's total integration into the lives of the people she writes about is so authentic, you'll be convinced no good travel story can be told until you stop being an observer and start participating.

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39 Museums Around The World You Need To Visit Immediately

“The first time I was there, I @#*%ing cried.”

Experience Music Project Museum

Where: Seattle, WA

“Incredibly immersive and amazing — instruments to learn about, instruments to play, instruments playing themselves, a level about horror movies, a section on music videos, indie video games…I could spend days there.” —alisony

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Newseum

Where: Washington, DC

“The ONLY paid museum in DC that I've truly thought was worth it. You wouldn't think a museum dedicated to news would be so fascinating, but I spent hours there poring over everything.” —Susan Fry, Facebook

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The Mütter Museum

Where: Philadelphia, PA

“It’s little, but filled with ALL THE CREEPY BODILY THINGS. Like the Soap Lady and part of Einstein’s brain.” —catherinea4bad3ee55

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12 Beautiful Works Of Art Offer A Vivid Glimpse Into Japan’s Past

In 19th-century Japan, the tradition of woodblock prints flourished and offered a vivid glimpse into the daily lives of its nation's people.

Japan Journeys, a new book written by art historian Andreas Marks, brings together a gigantic selection of these beautiful and historic prints to show a stunning look into Japan's rich cultural heritage.

The Sensō-ji Temple

Asakusa is home to the Sensō-ji Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, founded in the year 645 and dedicated to the Kannon Bodhisattva.

Keisai Eisen, circa 1830s / Gift of James A Michener, 1957 – All Captions and Images via Tuttle Publishing.

Since the year 941, its entrance has been dominated by the Kaminarimon — or the thunder gate — featuring a massive paper lantern painted red and black.

(left) Utagawa Hiroshige, circa 1856. / Pub: Sakanaya Eikichi / The Margaret McMillan Webber Estate; (right) Kasamatsu Shiro, circa 1934 / Pub: Watanabe Shozaburo – All Captions and Images via Tuttle Publishing.

The Nio Gate of the Sensoji Temple is flanked on either side by two imposing guardian deities. Like the Main Hall which is directly behind it, the gate was destroyed in World War II and rebuilt in 1964.

Utagawa Kuniyasu, circa 1815 / Pub: Enshuya Matabei / Bequest of Louis W. Hill Jr. – All Captions and Images via Tuttle Publishing

The Ikaho Spa

Ikaho is a hot spring resort in the center of Gunma Prefecture, located near the foot of Mount Haruna. In this 1883 print by artist Toyohara Chikanobu, foreigners share a festive meal with a bath house visible in the background.

Toyahara Chikanobu, circa 1883 / Pub: Yamamura Kojiro / Gift of Dr. Leslie Wilbur, 1994 – All Captions and Images via Tuttle Publishing

Tokyo's Grand Fundraising Sumo Tournaments

Ryogoku has been the site of Tokyo's sumo hall only since 1909, but sumo is said to have started over 2,000 years ago. This 1859 print by the artist Utagawa Yoshiiku shows the grand pageantry of the events.

Utagawa Yoshiiku, circa 1859 / Pub: Maruya Tetsujiro / National Diet Library – All Captions and Images via Tuttle Publishing

Shops and Trades

In the seventeenth century, cities like Edo and Osaka developed specific areas that were related to a certain trade. The print on the far left depicts a night view of Saruwaka-machi, where the government ordered all Edo kabuki and puppet theaters to relocate after a fire in 1841. On the far right, Manzai dancers, traditionally part of New Year's festivities, are passing a dry goods store in the Suruga District in Edo. The middle picture shows a line of stores belonging to Mitsue Echigoya, a successful textile business and money broker.

(Left) Utagawa Hiroshige, circa 1856 / Pub: Sakanaya Eikichi / The Margaret McMillan Webber Estate; (center) Utagawa Hiroshige, circa 1856 / Pub: Sakanaya Eikichi / Gift of Louis W. Hill Jr.; (right) Utagawa Hiroshige, circa 1858 / Pub: Tsutaya Kichozo

The Musashiya Restaurant In Ushijima

The customer seated in this famous Ushijima restaurant is believed to be the artist himself, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858). He's playing a popular parlor game of the time called Ken.

Utagawa Hiroshige, circa 1838–40 / Pub: Fujiokaya Hikotaro / Gift of Louis W. Hill Jr. – All Captions and Images via Tuttle Publishing

Tokyo's Takanawa Station

Today's Shinagawa Station used to be called the Takanawa Station until 1924 when it was renamed. This 1872 print by artist Ikkei, depicts a steam train arriving at the station as a horse-drawn carriage passes over the bridge above the tracks.

Ikkei, circa 1872 / Pub: Tsutaya Kichizo / Collection of Paulette and Jack Lantz — All Captions and Images via Tuttle Publishing.

The Kawachiya Restaurant at Yanagi Bridge in Ryogoku

This famous restaurant was known as a venue for literati and art gatherings. It was also widely revered for its breathtaking view of the Sumida River from its second floor.

Utagawa Hiroshige, circa 1838–1840 / Pub: Fujiokaya Hikotaro / Gift of Louis W. Hill Jr. – All Captions and Images via Tuttle Publishing.

To view all of the cultural landmarks featured in Japan Journeys, be sure to pick up your copy at tuttlepublishing.com.

This Is What Junk Food Looks Like In 25 Different Countries

Live every day like it’s fry-day.

Coxinha, Brazil

This delicious Brazilian street food has everything a late night indulgence needs: warm, savory filling, flaky buttery pastry, all rolled in breadcrumbs and fried to perfection. Dip it in fresh salsa for a final touch.

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Nutella Snack and Drink, Italy

If you though the typical Nutella Snack & Go was everything you needed in life, you were wrong. Italian supermarkets offer a level up: the Nutella Snack & Drink, which features the regular breadstick and Nutella helping, plus a built in iced tea.

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Pizza-La, Japan

This Japanese pizza chain is undeniably epic, offering such gems as the “Sausage Rim Bacon Potato” and “Wild Salmon and Cream Cheese” pies.

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Patatje oorlog, Holland

The name means “war chips” in Dutch, so you know this greasy delight is serious. Holland has a decent list of chip-cased dishes, but this combo of fried potato, onion, mayo, and peanut sauce has to take the cake.

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The Best Guilty Pleasure Food In 25 Different Countries

Live every day like it’s fry-day.

Coxinha, Brazil

This delicious Brazilian street food has everything a late night indulgence needs: warm, savory filling, flaky buttery pastry, all rolled in breadcrumbs and fried to perfection. Dip it in fresh salsa for a final touch.

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Nutella Snack and Drink, Italy

If you thought the typical Nutella Snack & Go was everything you needed in life, you were wrong. Italian supermarkets offer a level up: the Nutella Snack & Drink, which features the regular breadstick and Nutella helping, plus a built in iced tea.

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Pizza-La, Japan

This Japanese pizza chain is undeniably epic, offering such gems as the “Sausage Rim Bacon Potato” and “Wild Salmon and Cream Cheese” pies.

instagram.com

Patatje oorlog, Holland

The name means “war chips” in Dutch, so you know this greasy delight is serious. Holland has a decent list of chip-cased dishes, but this combo of fried potato, onion, mayo, and peanut sauce has to take the cake.

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14 Street Foods Everyone Must Try In Cambridge

Cambridge used to be The Land That Food Forgot. Not any more. Get your head around these amazing street food offerings.

Steak & Honour

Steak & Honour

The best burgers in Cambridge by a street. Two vans popping up all over the city. Where are they today?

Follow them on Twitter.

Image by Michael J. Sim – @mikeysim – michaeljsim.squarespace.com

Jalan Jalan

Jalan Jalan

A little van serving up huge South East Asian flavours. Regulars at Foodpark lunch markets.

Find them on Twitter.

Image by Michael J. Sim – @mikeysim – michaeljsim.squarespace.com / Via Twitter: @JalanJalanUK

Taste of Cambridge

Taste of Cambridge

Gorgeous fresh veggie falafel served in a wrap in the middle of the historic city centre. Find them Tuesday-Saturday on Market Street. And be quick: they sell out!

More here.

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Guerrilla Kitchen

Guerrilla Kitchen

With phenomenal meaty and veggie options available (and crack pie to follow), these guys truly are rich in bunly goodness.

Go drool over this review and then feel the #bunlove on Twitter!

Twitter: @GuerrillaKitch


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