Collected by John Newton, AFAR Contributor
John Newton′s Wishlist
28 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
The Sketchbook Project lives within the Brooklyn Art Library, filling their entire left wall from floor to ceiling. Yes, leave it to a place as cool as Brooklyn to have an art library. Anyway, my friend and I stumbled onto this fascinating place...
95 Commercial St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
Here's how the waiter convinced us to order a *pitcher* of cocktails for brunch this past Sunday: "If you're going to have more than two cocktails, it's basically 4-5 drinks for the price of two and a half." And so it began. Actually, we didn't...
Favio Abelardo Paniagua 54, Barrio de Guadalupe, 29230 San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., Mexico
Taller Lenateros is a small workshop employing about twenty people full time. They make paper with new and recycled fibers, flowers and natural dyes, and even use recycled broken CDs embedded in paper for shiny book covers. They print blank books,...
Calle Dr. José Felipe Flores 36, Barrio de Guadalupe, 29230 San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., Mexico
Casa Felipe Flores provides an extremely pleasant and comfortable base for exploring San Cristobal, a beautiful colonial city in Chiapas which is the gateway to the spectacular Mayan ruins of Palenque, Tonina, Bonampak and Yaxchilan, as well as...
New York, NY, USA
With more than 250 acres of grounds, the New York Botanical Garden manages to fit a number of different landscapes and experiences into its garden walls. The garden was established in 1891, the inspiration of Nathaniel Lord Britton and his wife,...
10 Chiin-ri, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Who knows, you may achieve enlightenment during a visit to one of Korea’s Buddhist monasteries or temples arranged through Templestay. At the very least, you’ll get a better understanding of the country’s culture. Buddhism first arrived in Korea...
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Botswana’s most famous crafts are baskets woven from fan palm fibers. They are dyed with natural pigments: blue from fever-berry leaves, dark brown from magic guarri shrubs, and yellow from the roots of red star apple trees. Some baskets take a...
New Orleans, LA, USA
French Quarter Fest is billed as the largest free concert in the South and features local musicians of varied genres. Over the course of four days in April, you can experience all kinds of music, by over 100 performers scattered throughout the...
Japan, 〒101-0028 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Kanda Hanaokachō, 千代田区神田花岡町１−１
In the Akihabara neighborhood, giant anime billboards, towering Sega arcades, and electronics shops dominate the streets. The area’s denkiya, or electric appliance stores, boast an unparalleled selection of gadgets for gear geeks. The giant among...
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