Postcards tagged: First Impressions
CUBA – Fathom editors went to Cuba for a look around and returned with a newfound appreciation for old cars, air conditioning, and quality butter.
ST. PETERSBURG – If you’re turned off by aggressiveness, you’ll miss out on the conversations and experiences that lie on the other side of this rough exterior.
ISTANBUL – My new favorite city. Imagine New York and San Francisco going away on a drug-induced weekend of lust and giving birth to an Argentinean Muslim.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Fathom's assistant editor explains the hygge phenomenon, the 7-11 phenomenon, and why Danes love their badass queen.
Australians are unflappable. Nothing fazes them: not killer sharks, treacherous ocean currents, poisonous snakes, fatal jellyfish, or monsoons. Not even kangaroo boxing. (What the...?)
KYRGYZSTAN – I spent an afternoon with the glamorous, sausage-selling Russian ladies. We toasted my visit with vodka, which they keep in large vats stored beneath the counter.
MEXICO CITY – Two bites into the tuna tostada, Julie declared Contramar, "oh my god, the best restaurant in the world right now."
HOLON, Israel – Architectural marvels, new museum wings, and the next generation pop-up shop.
MEXICO CITY – What should have been a 45-minute stroll took two hours, even with my detailed map. (Okay, two maps.) But the hunt made the finds that much better.
MEXICO CITY – But I wanted to see piles of food, and I'm stubborn and intrepid and a New Yorker and I beat altitude sickness and really how bad can it be? So in I went.