Colombia’s Isla Grande

Editor's note: What a magical story by Sam Spector, the wandering rabbi. For more of his writing, click here to visit his index. And if you enjoy it, please help support The Royal Tour via our Patreon page. In case you are not aware, September and October are the months when rabbis reconsider all their…

How to Lunch in Lima Like a Local

Editor's note: Another incredible post from Kathryn's South American adventures. Read the rest of her articles here! Centuries before fusion food was a culinary trend, the Peruvians had been combining flavours and ingredients to create a unique local cuisine. Even today, Lima, the country's capital city, boasts an outstanding reputation for innovative cuisine with two…

When the Traveler Can’t Go Home

Editor's note: This piece by staff writer Kathryn Kneller is meant to be a companion to my "When the Traveler Can't Travel." For more of Kathryn's writing, visit her index. In December 2019 I set off on a year-long odyssey which would see me spending a month in each of twelve different world cities, beginning…

The Baha’i Temple of South America

Nestled in the foothills of the Andes mountains, the Baha'i Temple of South America is one of the most unusual-looking buildings I've ever laid eyes on. It's at once organic and otherworldly; it reminds me of the papery exterior of a physalis, or an intergalactic ship from a 60s TV show that crash-lands on earth…