What subjects appealed most to our readers? Qatar, a love den in Delhi, jinns, wellness, tapas, guacamole, a Peruvian vampire, a Fès restaurant and Trump. Lots of Trump.
It must be love.
As we reviewed our best-performing posts of our inaugural year, we noticed that you share our same diverse interests. You appreciate our quirky sensibilities (like our post on a garden filled with amorous couples finding release in a repressed society).
But you’re interested in politics, too — from what it’s like to live in a Middle Eastern country to the global effects of our controversial new president.
You also appreciate good food, whether it’s a recipe you’re looking for or restaurant suggestions on your travels.
Finally, you’re interested in folklore, be it the jinns of Islam or a fat-sucking vampire you sure don’t want to run into along the Inca Trail.
What’s it like living in a Muslim country that fasts for an entire month and limits the sale of booze? What do Qataris think of Americans? And how the heck do you pronounce Qatar?
Not a typical tourist stop, the Garden of Five Senses is a whimsical sculpture park worth visiting. It’s also popular with local couples escaping societal judgment against PDA.
Black magic in Islam is a serious concern — and the holy writings offer numerous ways to negate magic jinn.
Yoga on the Mexican beach, hikes to Machu Picchu, Pilates in Morocco — the best health tourism adventures.
Famous for its empanadas and other tapas treats, this neighborhood bar has many a story to tell.
Spoiler alert: From Europe to Asia to Latin America, the outlook isn’t very optimistic.
Es la verdad. Wally’s famous guacamole never fails to please. Just make sure you get a molcajete.
Is there any country that’s pleased with the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election? (Besides Russia, that is.)
Why one of the world’s creepiest vampire legends lingers to this day.
A magical, secret spot with great Moroccan food, friendly servers, quirky décor and kitty companions.