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In Bogotá, Prudencia makes its own rules
On a peckish, food-driven walk through the La Candelaria neighborhood in Bogotá, I came across two tall, sturdy wooden doors. The type of doors that are asking for a knock. So I did. When the doors of Prudencia opened, the staff greeted us and asked if we had a reservation.
In Chile, progress might have to come from chefs
It was the most rain the city had seen in weeks, maybe months. It was unrelenting, but so was my hunger. Braving the downpour, we make our way up and down the network of hills on which the city of Valparaíso, Chile, is built. Just about every street is lined
Re-Defining Grain to Glass in the San Juan Islands
Recently I took a trip up to the San Juan Islands, northwest of Seattle in the Salish Sea. Despite growing up in the Pacific Northwest, a journey to the islands has eluded me over the years.
An Interview with Snorri Jónsson of 64° Reykjavík Distillery
A conversation with Snorri Jónsson about Iceland, drinking culture, and the environment.
Lems Waterproof Boulder Boot Review 
Summary Lems Waterproof Boulder Boots are a great option for minimalist travelers or barefoot enthusiasts looking for a barefoot hiking boot. Buy Now at LemsBuy Now at Backcountry.com ProConFully waterproofNot great tractionLook like regular boots for the most part.Weird rash happened on my leg near the top of
The Ultimate Ultralight Packing List 
Designed for indefinite travel across all climates.
TDG #018: The Guatemalan Hangover Cure
One of the best damn hangover cures around.
TDG #017: Death by Francesinha
The best thing to do in Porto is to walk. Though I think the best thing to do in most cities is to walk. But Porto is one of those cities exceptionally well equipped for bipedal meandering. And I do mean just walk. Walk aimlessly, without intention, sans agenda, absent
City Guide: Porto [Updated: 2023]
A field guide on where to eat and drink around Porto, Portugal.
TDG #016: A Photo Walk through San Cristóbal de las Casas
Welcome to another edition of The Daily Grog newsletter. We're taking a photo walk through San Cristóbal de las Casas this week. Typically I'd start with a few establishing pictures of the city and attempt to weave a narrative through the imagery. But this time around, I think two images
TDG #015: A conversation with Prudencia in Bogotá
Hey folks, This is Skylar and The Daily Grog newsletter. Last week I was out sick again. But this week, I have something special for you. During my trip to Colombia last summer, I got to talk to Mario and Meghan, chefs and owners of Prudencia restaurant in Bogotá. Prudencia
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