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I love Los Angeles. Being born and raised here, I appreciate everything that this city has to offer. The sun, the beach, the weather, the food and of course, Hollywood, make this city what it is. Although many tourists venture out west to sight celebrities or visit Disneyland, I’m here to warn you otherwise. And while I understand the allure of seeing where the rich and famous live or appeasing your kids with Micky Mouse, I strongly believe there are much better ways to experience this unique and rich city. Below I’ve listed 5 travel tips for Los Angeles.
Superstitions are a large part of many cultures around the world. Primarily in Asia and Southeast Asia, superstitions are used to teach lessons, conduct rituals, and maintain cultural practices. Japan is a country that is heavily superstition based. The Japanese base most of their daily lives around various rituals and cultural practices. Before you book a trip to the lovely country of Japan, keep these superstitions in mind to avoid looks and whispers in Japan (and bad luck if you believe in it!) Of course, here’s also a list to our Japanese short term rentals!
The number “4″
This week’s listicle, unfortunately, is a bit of a sad one. As most of us know, increases in temperature, air pollution, deforestation, tourism and rising sea levels are threatening to destroy some of earths most beautiful and cherished places. Below, I’ve listed just five that you must visit before it is too late.
Traveling in a different country as a twentysomething could be as exhausting as it is amazing. Aside from the language and cultural differences, you can hear your wallet constantly screaming your name as you are traveling on a budget. Here are some facts and tips to help you work your way around of one the most bustling countries of Southeast Asia without having to consistently check your bank account! Also, don’t forget to book a short term rental for your stay there!
Bargain, bargain, bargain!
The city of love and romance, paris is easily the most romanticized places in the world. Growing up, you’re told that love is in the air and that there is no city more beautiful, romantic and charming. After visiting multiple times, it is safe to say that the rumors are true. While a list of things to do in Paris could go on forever, below I’ve attempted to narrow it down to five of the most essential.
1. Eat at Entrecote
Anyone who knows New York, knows that it has a little bit of everything, and whole lot of food. From Indian, to Italian, Filipino to Mexican, anything you could possibly want, you will find. Certain meals however, are staples of the city, meals that every New Yorker knows, and almost all love. Below I’ve listed my 5 picks:
Started in 1973 by Paul Gray, Gray’s Papaya is home to some of the best hot dogs in the world. For five bucks you get 2 franks and a drink. And while the hot dogs are by no means massive, considering its open 24/7, it does the trick for a 2AM snack. Beware though, there are only two Gray’s Papaya’s, one in the West Village and one on the Upper West Side. The other restaurants donning similar names (Mike’s Papaya & Papaya King) are not the same.
If you’ve ever been to New York, met anyone from New York, or have just been on the internet, chances are you’ve heard of Mamouns. In the small chance that you haven’t, let me tell you a little bit about this fantastic establishment. With two locations in downtown Manhattan, Mamouns is famous for its incredible falafel sandwich. At only $3, this delicious slice of heaven is filled with falafel, hummus, lettuce, tomato and whatever else they put in it to make it so darn good. Quick warning though, the hot sauce is no joke, so use sparingly.
Established in 1905, Lombardi’s is widely recognized as the first pizzeria in the United States. Although it shortly went out of business in the 70’s, in 1984, Gennaro Lombardi’s grandson, Gennaro III reopened the business just a block away from the original location. These delicious pies are all cooked in a stone over. And contrary to most NY Pizzeria’s, Lombardi’s does not sell pizza by the slice. If you’re looking for an authentic New York spot, this is the place to check out.
4. Parisi Bakery
Another old time New York spot, Parisi bakery is so old that they used to deliver their food via horse and carriage. Although the means of transportation have changed, the food remains the same. These deli sandwiches are easily some of the best in the city, and their massive portions make them a steal at $10. If you’re ever in the Nolita area, you must make the stop! I promise it will be worth it.
5. The $1 Slice.
Nothing epitomizes New York more than the $1 slice. Whether you’re broke, starving, in a rush, or just craving a slice of cheese, the $1 slice always does the trick.
Questions? Email the author of this post, Andrew Wagner-Trugman, at [email protected].