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Things to do in: Quito

Things to do in: Quito

Ready to experience Quito, with it’s rich history, unforgettable mountain views, dramatic beauty and great food? That’s a choice you won’t be disappointed with (trust us). Quito is one of the highest capital cities in the world — the second highest, in fact, only after Bolivia’s La Paz. There’s so...
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24 hours in: Quito

24 hours in: Quito

Located high in the Andes, Ecuador’s capital stands at over 2,700 metres above sea level, and is one of the highest capital cities in the world. Quito’s historic district was also one of the first UNESCO World Heritage sites ever listed, which makes exploring it a highlight of any trip...
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The complete guide to: Quito travel

The complete guide to: Quito travel

Tucked amid a high Andean valley and flanked by majestic mountains, Quito is the world’s loftiest capital city, offering a UNESCO-listed old town of pretty squares and churches, a thrilling food scene and transport links to the world’s most spectacular scenery and wildlife. Get the most out of your trip...
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Quito is South America’s underrated capital of cool

Quito is South America’s underrated capital of cool

For most travellers, Quito is simply a necessary stopover on their way to the Galapagos. And as one of the smaller South American capitals, it can easily become overshadowed by the European flair of Buenos Aires or culinary delights of Lima. Those that are lucky enough to spend some time...
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How to eat your way through the streets of Seoul

How to eat your way through the streets of Seoul

My wife and I were sitting on an overcrowded and overly warm city bus, anxiously checking the time as we inched along a similarly overcrowded street towards our meeting point for our Urban Adventures Seoul street food tour. When we finally got off, we were standing on a busy street...
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Holiday celebrations around the world

Holiday celebrations around the world

‘Tis the season to celebrate! It’s that time of year when we start thinking about Christmas, New Year’s, Hannukah, King’s Day, the solstice… and how we’re going to fit into our pants after all those holiday dinners. But because we realise that all around this great big world of ours no two celebrations...
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There’s an art to craft beer in Costa Rica

There’s an art to craft beer in Costa Rica

We meet up with Eric Gomez and Hector Castillo just outside the Teatro Nacional in San Jose City. After all, Costa Rica’s national art theatre, which opened 1897, is a fine place to kick off our tour of the city’s more modern works of art: craft beers. San Jose has...
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In photos: The hidden ghost signs of NYC

In photos: The hidden ghost signs of NYC

Visiting New York is like drinking water out of a fire hydrant. So much is happening every minute of the day that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. One of the things that visitors (and sometimes even locals) frequently miss are the city’s ubiquitous ghost signs. These are old advertisements that...
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This Kenyan social venture is taking people from slums to sales

This Kenyan social venture is taking people from slums to sales

When you’re walking through the dusty Nairobi slum of Kawangware, the general bustle of the place overwhelms you. But local woman Grace Njeri lives in the neighbourhood and she’s got work to do amid the chaos. She recently signed on as a sales rep for the social enterprise LivelyHoods and...
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Cornflakes on your sundae: How to cool off in Chiang Mai

Cornflakes on your sundae: How to cool off in Chiang Mai

When you first walk into Pinky Milk (or Nom Chomphoo in Thai), you’d be forgiven for thinking you had stumbled into a cartoon-like alternate universe. The name is appropriate — everything is bubble gum-hued, from the walls to the tables to the massive strawberry milks being served up. It’s also...
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