Top 5 things to eat and drink in Toronto

One of the best parts about going to any new city is trying out the local cuisine. According to the city of Toronto’s website, Toronto has no shortage of restaurants, with over 7,500 establishments to choose from. Two of the hardest questions I have to field as a tour guide...

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How safe is Bucharest?

How safe is Bucharest?

Bucharest is well known for its engaging personality, beautiful architecture, low prices, and charming contrasts between old and new. It’s not hard to see why Romania’s capital is among the most desired city break destinations, but many travellers may wonder how safe Bucharest really is. We’re here to share everything...

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Communism in Poland through the eyes of a child

Communism in Poland through the eyes of a child

During our tour of Nowa Huta, the communist district of Krakow, I’ve had tourists ask me about my memories from childhood. In reality, this question should be directed more to somebody from my parent’s generation, but on the other hand, there are definitely some things I remember about the communist era....

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24 hours in: Irkutsk

24 hours in: Irkutsk

If you ever find yourself in Irkutsk for a short visit, you can still get a good sense of what the city has to offer in just 24 hours. Located in eastern Siberia, Irkutsk may not be on your travel radar, but it won’t be hard to see why it...

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30 things you should experience in Europe

30 things you should experience in Europe

It’s impossible to ever grow-out of Europe. You may have experienced a flurry of European capitals on a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it, blurry-eyed coach tour in your early 20’s, then perhaps ventured back a few years later for a more adventurous solo trip through The Balkans, and maybe you were invited to your...

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Urban Adventures Multi-City Explorer Passes. 30 days. Unlimited travel.

Urban Adventures Multi-City Explorer Passes. 30 days. Unlimited travel.

Planning an extended trip to Europe, Asia or North America? Want unlimited local adventures for one low price? Get your hands on the best value travel pass under the sun! Whether you’re taking that once-in-a-lifetime road trip across North America, exploring the best of Indochina during your gap year or...

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How to make Polish pierogis

How to make Polish pierogis

Without a doubt, pierogis are the most famous Polish dish. In many restaurants they’re often called Polish dumplings as an English translation, but, to be honest, it’s difficult to compare them to anything else. The best way to explain, is that pierogis are pierogis – and nothing else. Pierogis are...

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Discovering Johannesburg, a city of contrasts

Discovering Johannesburg, a city of contrasts

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...

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The best ethnic restaurants in Moscow

The best ethnic restaurants in Moscow

One of my tourists recently asked what makes Moscow really special. My answer was the country’s diversity – especially when it comes to food. Visiting Russia isn’t just about Russian cuisine. What makes us so unique is that you can try food from different Russian republics and from the former...

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The art of pottery in Mallorca

The art of pottery in Mallorca

Although pottery and ceramics are a world still to be discovered by many visitors that come to Mallorca, pottery has been linked to the tradition and craftsmanship of the island since ancient times. Products made with clay are still a faithful representation of the gastronomy, culture, and life of Mallorca...

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