The History of Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Montreal‘s St. Patrick’s Day parade has been held since 1824. The parade is named after St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, whose feast day falls on March 17. Born in the late 4th century in Roman Britain, Patrick showed little interest in Christianity until he was kidnapped and spent six years in Ireland as a […]

Paris’ Famous Steak Frites at Le Relais de l’Entrecôte

Opened by Paul Gineste de Saurs in 1959, Le Relais de l’Entrecôte, is a popular Parisian bistro focused around a single dish, steak frites. Upon entering the restaurant, which is overseen by an all-female waitstaff dressed in traditional black and white servers uniforms, you will be seated, presented a sliced baguette and a wine list […]

Japan’s Finest Water

Its no secret. Japan is hot in the summer.  And the further south you go, the hotter it gets. The perpetual heat-wave transforms the plethora of vending machines into one of the country’s greatest conveniences. The brutal humidity also turns the Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist temple complex into a surprisingly appealing destination over the countless temples and […]

The Philippines: Cock-Fighting Tradition

Cock-fighting remains a popular local sport throughout the Philippines, a hotbed of gambling and death.  Fights are held in a variety of venues, from the largest sports arenas (Araneta Coliseum seats approximately 15,000 people) to local coliseums to the most unassuming places in the barangays.  Gamblers will continuously point fingers and shout at anyone nearby, […]

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