Dancers in colorful dresses at the Feria de Cali.

The Feria de Cali: An Extravaganza for Everyone

The Feria de Cali (December 25-31) is an end of year homecoming festival for Caleños, or Cali natives, the world over, and it has everything a Colombian party should: parades, concerts, and plenty of dancing. While for Caleños the Feria might be about reuniting with family and old friends, for visitors, this is the best time to get to know Cali. The Feria takes over every barrio of this sizzling city of sugarcane and salsa, from the Bohemian San Antonio to chic Granada to the Parque la Loma de la Cruz, and ushers out the year in style.

Istanbul and the Turkish Coast.

Discover Istanbul and the Turkish Coast

Istanbul not only delineates the continental divide between Asia and Europe, it serves as a lively meeting point of the modern and traditional, and of Western, Eastern, and Middle Eastern cultures.

View of mountain range in Colombia

Ten Surprising Facts About Colombia

From its rich biodiversity to its stunning natural landscapes, Colombia, where the Andes meet the Caribbean, has a lot going for it as a tourist destination. Here are ten things a first-time visitor should know about this culturally and ecologically diverse South American country before booking that ticket.

If there’s one popular snack that is emblematic of Mexico City, it would be tacos al pastor.

Capital Tastes: Popular Garnachas and Street Snacks

While Mexico City boasts food from across the republic, it also has its own distinctive flavors, including a rather serious taste for tacos and other garnachas (simple snacks). In fact, these quick bites, sold in parks and on street corners, might be the most distinctive aspect of the capital’s food scene.

A tortería in Mexico City.

Dining Options in Mexico City

Throughout the city, in any neighborhood, you’ll find a plethora of puestos, or street stands, often crowded around areas where there’s lots of foot traffic, like outside a Metro station. A step up from balancing your plate in one hand and taco in the other, taquerías are simple sit-down eateries (sometimes with a bar and barstools only) that serve tacos and other snacks, while a tortería is the same, but for tortas.