Love and tradition are key ingredients in the food — and drink and music — of Colombia’s rainy Pacific Coast region. This port city of 400,000 is at the center of it all. [Click headline to read full article.]
I wrote my first Travel piece for the Times in 2004 and soon ended up with a column called Weekend in New York; I was the travel writer who didn’t travel. I moved to Brazil in 2008, and it was two years into my stint as a freelance foreign correspondent that Stuart Emmrich, the Travel editor, called me up.
Saporè DownTown is an intriguingly experimental contemporary pizzeria that is easy to miss — but make sure you don’t.
Ronnie Von receives the “gringo friend”: the American journalist Seth Kugel. In Brazil, he became known for his videos of tips on English for Brazilians.
In an interview with the Morning Show on Seth Kugel speaks about the distinctions between Brazil and the United States.
Chaotically refined, verdantly concrete, intimately gargantuan: The most populous metropolis in South America was but a middling coffee city until the mid-20th century, when an influx of northeastern migrants set off a growth spurt that shows no sign of stopping.
Amigo Gringo made the New Yorker’s Talk of the Town section this past week. Now more people than ever know that I am using my fancy degrees to their utmost, spilling yogurt on people in the subway and explaining English curse words to Brazilians.
As the guest Getaway columnist, I write about when children (like my nephew Leo) take over family trip-planning. (Disaster does not ensue.)
I offer some advice from veteran Olympics fans on how best to take advantage of the games, and travel to Rio to see how to put their advice into action.
The “Programa do Jô” is Brazil’s Tonight Show, hosted by Jô Soares under one name or another since 1988. I had the honor of appearing in this, his final season, to talk about Brazilian food, Brazilian people, and Amigo Gringo.