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A city entirely dedicated 24/7 to cookies? Sounds like something out of a fantasy novel, but in the seemingly quiet Andean town of Cayambe, nestled at the foot of its eponymous volcano, bizcocho, the town’s famous biscuits are the primary focus... Read More >>

Posted: 7/14/2017 10:25:54 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Dana Yue cherishes an ambitious goal to read ten thousand books and travel ten thousand miles. She’s getting the miles in helping Alexander + Roberts’s clients discover her native China... Read More >>

Posted: 7/7/2017 3:10:10 PM by Alexander + Roberts
The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist shrine. Somerset Maugham called it "...a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul." The British, who tried at stages to loot, destroy, it, and occupy the pagoda, called it... Read More >>

Posted: 6/19/2017 11:31:07 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Winston Churchill asserted, “...The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.” And it’s true: the gin and tonic was in many ways the origin of the... Read More >>

Posted: 6/9/2017 11:58:07 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Rich is one of our busy local experts in Thailand.  We caught up with him in Bangkok recently to find out what he thinks are the most important aspects of visiting his native land... Read More >>

Posted: 6/2/2017 10:16:49 AM by Alexander + Roberts
South Africa’s literary tradition is impossible to sum up in just a few crisp lines. Diverse language, heritage, and traditions, a turbulent history, and a multi-cultural society still adjusting to new norms are some of the major strands that are woven into... Read More >>

Posted: 5/25/2017 1:33:38 PM by Alexander + Roberts
Since ancient times, Sri Lanka has been the world’s go-to destination for precious gems; particularly the enigmatic and symbolic sapphires that are one the island nation’s best known calling cards. Although we associate this hard gemstone with... Read More >>

Posted: 5/18/2017 11:07:04 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Experienced travelers understand that you can’t hope to get under the skin of a nation until you leave its capital behind and explore what lies beyond. This is particularly true of Cuba. As this fascinating island nation takes... Read More >>

Posted: 5/4/2017 12:37:45 PM by Alexander + Roberts
They are high up on any serious travelers’ bucket list, but unlike those monuments to mortality, the Great Pyramids of Giza or that breathtaking tribute to eternal love, the Taj Mahal, the Northern Lights are far more... Read More >>

Posted: 4/28/2017 10:52:41 AM by Alexander + Roberts
India's beloved poet Rabindranath Tagore famously called the Taj Mahal, "...a teardrop on the cheek of time," and visitors to this new Wonder of the Modern World and UNESCO World Heritage site are quickly entranced not only by its... Read More >>

Posted: 4/18/2017 11:31:45 AM by Alexander + Roberts
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