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How to make the perfect caipirinha

How to make the perfect caipirinha

ONCE a boozy secret for South American travelers, Brazil’s potent cocktail has become “the new mojito.” Here’s how to make one in the privacy of your own home.There are multiple variations on the Caipirinha but we’re going straight down the middle for the classic recipe. The most important thing to remember in Caipirinhaland is to search for the best ingredients – there are only three, so don’t panic.

Singita: The best safari lodges in all of Africa

Singita: The best safari lodges in all of Africa

Singita: The best safari lodges in all of Africa - Our SiteIN THE FALL of 2013, Matador traveled to South Africa to learn more about one of the most successful safari brands on the continent: Singita.In addition to spearheading massive conservation projects across Sub-Saharan Africa, Singita now runs 12 super high-end safari lodges and mobile tented camps in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania, and is building three new projects in Mozambique and Rwanda.

The most cliche-filled travel review of all time

The most cliche-filled travel review of all time

Matador reviews Lake Jaundice Resort, Pennsylvania’s best-kept secret.Visit MatadorU to learn more about Matador’s online travel journalism courses.Nestled in the majestic Pocono Mountains, Lake Jaundice Resort is a marvel. This off-the-beaten-path destination is paradise if you’re looking to get away from it all.

You’ll never stare at a woman’s ass the same way again [vid]

You’ll never stare at a woman’s ass the same way again [vid]

NOT ONLY IS this prank beyond hilarious, but it is totally a social commentary call-out on the objectification of the body. It made me think about how I react when I see a bodacious booty on the street — and honestly, I’m no better than some of the people in this video.The reactions of the passerbys, when confronted by the prankster, were the most surprising part of this video for me.

A quest to seek the sublime in the spiritual

A quest to seek the sublime in the spiritual

A Quest To Seek The Sublime In The Spiritual by Our SiteSurveys show religious people are happier than the secular. Why is this? Is it — as an atheist friend quipped — that “ignorance is bliss?” Not long ago, that’s what I would have concluded. Like many people of my ilk — cerebral East Coaster, highly skeptical and, yes, latte drinking — I reflexively viewed the religious as less sophisticated.

Ganges River, Varanasi, India [postcard]

Ganges River, Varanasi, India [postcard]

Varanasi, IndiaOnce in every lifetime, an observant Hindu hopes to make a pilgrimage to the holy city of Varanasi. Some come to wash away sickness and sin in the Ganges River. Others bring their dead to be burned or come to live their last days here, because to die and be cremated in Varanasi guarantees eternal release from the cycle of birth and death.