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The complete guide to: Riga travel

The complete guide to: Riga travel

Riga is a fascinating city to explore, the historic centre of which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. That alone makes it an enticing draw for travellers looking for a slice of Europe that falls slightly off the beaten track. However, there’s much more to the Baltic capital than history....
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The best places to go for a beer in Riga

The best places to go for a beer in Riga

It’s no secret that beer is one of the world’s oldest and most consumed alcoholic beverages. It holds third place for general refreshments after tea and water, and, in many cultures, beer is the most popular alcoholic drink. And of course, various social traditions and activities are associated with beer...
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24 hours in: Riga

24 hours in: Riga

If you’ve been to Riga, you know why we’ve had a crush on it for a while. Latvia’s capital city is a place you could spend a lot more than 24 hours, but if that’s all you’ve got, it’s well worth a quick visit. Being more than 800 years old, Riga...
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Things to do in: Riga

Things to do in: Riga

Latvia’s capital has a lot going for it no matter where your travel interests lie. The largest city in the Baltics is over 800 years old was named a European Capital of Culture in 2014. It’s not hard to see why once you start exploring the city’s winding streets. Museums...
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A veterans’ guide to touring Washington DC

A veterans’ guide to touring Washington DC

We all know that Washington DC is a treasure trove of tourism with amazing museums and memorials on every block. Choosing what to hit and what to skip can be stressful and can lead to feeling like you’re missing out on what makes this city special. This is especially the...
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How to be a responsible tourist in Lisbon

How to be a responsible tourist in Lisbon

Ah, vacations! That wonderful time of the year when you can just relax and enjoy yourself in a new place. But sometimes it’s not always so fun for the locals in your chosen destination. As tourism continues to grow everywhere, pressure falls on locals to take in more people (who...
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40+ things locals say you should know about their cities when you visit

40+ things locals say you should know about their cities when you visit

There are some basic rules that follow travellers around wherever they go: watch out for pickpockets in tourist zones; negotiate a taxi rate before you get in the cab; when in doubt, don’t drink the water. But then there are some specific rules for each country, and even each city....
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Ljubljana is the European Green Capital for 2016

Ljubljana is the European Green Capital for 2016

Over the past half-century, we have seen a major shift in society — mass rural to urban migration. Across the world, in almost every single country, significant portions of the population have left farmlands, villages, and small towns for bigger towns and megacities, in hopes of better prospects. Europe, for...
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How to travel around Bangkok like a king

How to travel around Bangkok like a king

So you’ve landed in Bangkok bright-eyed and ready for adventure. Perhaps you’re on a layover, or heading north in a few days to Chiang Mai or south to the islands after checking out the sprawling mass of skyscrapers that make up the skyline of Thailand’s capital city. While the obvious...
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How do you say? 16 untranslatable words from other languages

How do you say? 16 untranslatable words from other languages

English is a wonderful language. In its nearly one million words there are endless subtle gradations of meaning, folded up tight like origami. Surprising synapses fire between leftover Latin suffixes, ancient Greek verbs, and odd detritus from French, German, and even Arabic. And we add to it all the time,...
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