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If wine, rather than beer, is more your jam, here are 10 wine regions to watch, just in time for grape harvest. Two places I didn’t expect to see on the list? Michigan and Moldova, although now that I think about it, this former Soviet republic was one of the major wine suppliers to all of USSR, alongside Georgia and Crimea.
In America, fall is synonymous – at least for me, but I think for many others too – with gorgeous New England foliage. This slideshow features the most foliage-tastic spots all over the US, and will dazzle you with a kaleidoscope of colors. I am suddenly itching to go on a road trip…
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For a different kind of exotic traveler (come on, The Baltics are TOTALLY exotic), here is Expat Edna with the 5 best things she ate in Azerbaijan. Even for a Russian who’s supposed to be somewhat familiar with Central Asian cuisine this was a really interesting post. My ideas about Azeri food are grounded in Moscow’s street-food stands, which combine Azeri, Uzbek and Georgian influences, and deal mostly in savory pastries and shwarma.
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USA – NEW YORK
Last week I put together a guide for seeing all of New York in a day, for my friends who were in the Big Apple for work, barely had any free time, and for whom it was the first time in America, too! I also included some recommendations what to eat while there, but I kept them very general and stuck to a mix of NYC and American classics that can be had on the go. Now I need to go and update that post with this totally awesome list of 33 great (and cheap!) places to eat in The City, by TravelFreak. Yes, my timing sucks!
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And finally, some food for thought: why do we keep going to “overrated tourist attractions” even if we know beforehand that they’re overrated, and will probably bitch about them being overrated afterwards? Discuss.