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News and tidbits from the travel industry

Month: May 2022

Small city, big drinks scene: Why Vancouver’s flourishing cocktail culture is world-class

Even though I’m clearly drinking in an area that verges on tourist trap territory, every cocktail I sample, from the espresso Manhattan at Pourhouse to the bespoke drinks served from a teapot at Guilt & Co., is pretty darn good.Christine Sismondo (Toronto Star)

In Europe, It’s Planes vs. Trains. For Many Travelers, Rail Is the Way to Go.

While passenger traffic was growing steadily through 2019, it was starting from a low base: Before the pandemic, only 8 percent of all passenger travel in the European Union was by train.Paige McClanahan (New York Times)

Isso vade: The spicy snack that unites Sri Lanka

Isso (prawn) vade (pattie) are beloved throughout Sri Lanka, and their popularity can perhaps be attributed to their deeply familiar and simple ingredients: lentils and prawns, along with onions and curry leaves. Topped with a spicy sambol – made of chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies and lime juice – plus chilli sauce for extra punch, each fritter has the perfect balance of crispy texture, zesty aroma and spicy flavour. And at Rs 50 to 70 (12p to 18p) each, they are an inexpensive, tasty treat for the masses.Demi Perera (BBC)

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