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Come back on Wednesdays for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. In Locals Know, I explore a new city through the tours of Urban Adventures.

Somewhere back in my lineage, some of my ancestors came to New York from Hungary. Unfortunately, their stories and where they came from in the country has been lost to time. But when I visited Budapest last summer, I certainly felt a strong connection to the energy and the history of the city. I can’t imagine it had anything to do with all that goulash and strudel.

Food obviously plays a big role in the Bites & Sights Food tour that is featured on the newest episode of Locals Know. For this episode, Livia from Budapest Urban Adventures is my guide who helps me navigate both the Hungarian language and its wide reaching cuisine. We wind our way from the historic Central Market to a Communist-themed bar into the old Jewish quarter and to a traditional Hungarian strudel house. Of course, stopping to sightsee and eat along the way.


Category: Travel, Video

Come back on Wednesdays for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. In Locals Know, I explore a new city through the tours of Urban Adventures.

One of my favorite cities in the world recently suffered a horrific terrorist attack. When these terrible things happen, sometimes tourism dips. But we have to resist giving into fear and letting the terrorists win. That’s why it’s more important than ever to go visit Barcelona. They need us and if you didn’t know, we need them.

The latest episode of Locals Know explores this beautiful city through its world-famous cuisine. Dago from Barcelona Urban Adventures knows the traditional tapas bars in areas like Poble Sec and the Raval that are away from the tourist heavy neighborhoods. From pintxos to tinto de verano to croquetas, we take a tasty and eye-opening Tapas Tour “en el Barrio”.


Category: Video

Come back on Wednesdays for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. In Locals Know, I explore a new city through the tours of Urban Adventures.

Most people think of Athens and they think of history – the Acropolis, Parthenon, and other ancient ruins. And when you visit Athens, you have to see those. But the city is full of modern secrets that is difficult to discover on your own.

On the next episode of Locals Know, award winning guide Nikoleta from Athens Urban Adventures, took me to secret coffee shops, through alleys decked with street art, up to a surprising rooftop bar, and around the modern side of this very vibrant city all while revealing the Bohemian Tales of the City.


Category: Video

Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. In Locals Know, I explore a new city through the tours of Urban Adventures.

Along the Danube River sits a great capital with stunning architecture and hidden surprises. I’m not talking about Vienna or Budapest. Everybody knows about those cities. Bratislava is a somewhat undiscovered gem that has all these things and more. And because it is much smaller than the others, it feels much more manageable and quaint.

But like most cities, the tourists gather in the main part of town. I got to see so much more of Bratislava than most visitors ever do because I met up with Lukas from Urban Adventures who let me in on the Local Secrets of Bratislava. We visited a modern brewery run by punk rockers, had a picnic with incredible sites, and took a trolley to a beautiful neighborhood that I never would have discovered if it wasn’t for my local guide.


Category: Travel, Video

Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

When a dish comes out of the kitchen glowing red and spiked with peppercorns, I’m expecting some heat. The only thing that hinted at the spice level for this clear green fish soup was the name “spicy” and the two pepper symbols on the menu. It was a unique floral, numbing spice and was one of the most exciting dishes I’ve tasted at a Chinese restaurant.

Price: $25

HAO NOODLE AND TEA BY MADAM ZHU
401 Sixth Avenue (between Waverly Place and Greenwich Avenue)
Greenwich Village
(212) 633-8900
madamzhu.com

Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. In Locals Know, I explore a new city through the tours of Urban Adventures.

You’ll be hearing a lot more about Bucharest soon, trust me. The tourism industry in the capital of Romania is growing and before you know it, you will understand why it is often called “Paris of the East.” Its stunning architecture is a cornicopia of different styles and eras. Its food is satisfying and rich. And there is plenty of romantic plazas and gardens to rival the City of Love.

On the Urban AdventuresBohemian Bucharest tour, I got to really get a local sense of this ever-growing and vibrant city. We rode on the tram past some fascinating Communist buildings, visited abandoned mansions that are now young, hip bars, and explored a local market where we were the only ones who didn’t speak Romanian.


Category: Travel, Video

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