Sunday papers: Tango, stone soup and Chinese cinema
I can’t promise I’ll do this every week, but most weeks when time permits, I’ll post links to my favourite recent newspaper travel stories. They’ll generally be stories where people get under the skin of a place, do something offbeat or go off the beaten track. You know: travel like locals. Here are my votes this week.
Find out how you can volunteer with a non-profit organization to offset all or part of the costs of studying batik art in Germany, meditating in New Zealand or learning the tango on an Argentine island.
I enjoyed this essay by Bruce Kirkby on the benefits of planning less, staying longer, challenging yourself and generally shaking things up on vacation.
There’s more to Mexican cuisine than tacos–like pumpkin-flower quesadillas and stone soup in Oaxaca.
Technically, this isn’t a travel story. But if you really, really want to immerse yourself in another culture, you could try becoming fluent in Mandarin and then becoming a movie actor in China, as one Californian has.
Photo: Can Stock Photo.