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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...
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.Read more
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...
Tucked amid a high Andean valley and flanked by majestic mountains,Read more
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 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...
Johannesburg is a city of contrasts. South Africa’s commercial center—and one-time gold rush boomtown—is a sprawling city of both immense wealth and extreme poverty. While apartheid-era townships are transitioning into middle income communities, there are still many informal settlements of shacks that lack water and electricity. The leafy green suburbs...Read more
We arrived in Kyoto on one of the hottest days in the city’s history. The temperature crept up to 39 degrees Celsius every day for a week. So instead of venturing out in the blistering hot sun, we decided to take a night tour through Japan’s cultural capital. Our tour...Read more
If you’re anything like me, then food is not only one of the highlights of travel, but also one of the joys of daily life. Growing up, where eating for my family was more of a pastime than a nutritional necessity, so it’s no wonder that food was often the highlight...Read more
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...Read more
‘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...Read more
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...Read more