Unravelling Raval, Barcelona’s most colourful district

Unravelling Raval, Barcelona’s most colourful district

El Raval may be far from your radar when it comes to checking out the well-known hot spots of Barcelona, but skip it and you’ll miss out on experiencing one of Catalonia’s most unique districts. Saying adios to its once sketchy past, El Raval has emerged to become a vivacious...

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How to eat like a local in Marrakech

How to eat like a local in Marrakech

There are so many reasons why Morocco is a popular destination for every type of traveller. It could be the beautiful architecture, the beaches, the rich culture or the super affordable flights from Europe — or all of the above. However, another reason travellers are coming to Morocco in doves...

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10% off our favourite Christmas Markets tours

10% off our favourite Christmas Markets tours

Wherever you’ll be this Christmas, you can enjoy the holiday season the local way. We’ve put together the best Christmas tours from around the world for you to experience the festive season. Delve into delicious treats, winter wonderlands, merry markets, local produce, traditional snacks and the brightest of lights, all...

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How to spend a perfect Christmas vacation in Russia

How to spend a perfect Christmas vacation in Russia

Coming to Russia in winter may sound a bit scary. I’ll be honest with you; when I run our Moscow tours in winter, I usually check on my tourists every 15 to 30 minutes, asking whether it’s too cold and whether we should we go inside somewhere. Usually, only Canadians...

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Christmas traditions in Greece

Christmas traditions in Greece

Christmas is celebrated in many different ways depending on where you travel. Traditions vary, as does food and types of celebrations. If you happen to find yourself in Greece over the holidays and want to dive into some traditional festivities, we have you covered. Our local tour guides in Greece...

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4 must-dos in DC to celebrate the holidays

4 must-dos in DC to celebrate the holidays

If you’ve been to Washington, DC, you know the city does the holidays up right. We’re known for the massive trees in front of the White House and Capitol Building and you’ve probably seen at least 15 Instagram photos of the giant wreaths hanging in the entrance of Union Station....

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Why dusk is the perfect time to explore Kyoto

Why dusk is the perfect time to explore Kyoto

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...

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Must-try Mallorcan baked goods — and where to find them

Must-try Mallorcan baked goods — and where to find them

The origin of Mallorcan pastry goes back to when the Christians conquered Mallorca in 1229. At that time the island was inhabited by Muslims, and when the Christians arrived, they forced the Arabs to convert to Christianity or be exiled. The same was then done with the Jews. To demonstrate...

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Best street food in Kuala Lumpur: Murtabak by Daniel Adi, Pantai Dalam

Best street food in Kuala Lumpur: Murtabak by Daniel Adi, Pantai Dalam

The annual #streetfood50 Awards recognise the top street food vendors around the globe, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ own local guides-in-the-know. Local vendor Daniel Adi not only received top accolades from our Kuala Lumpur tour guides for the best street food in KL, but was also named the grand-prize winner in...

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Best street food in Chiang Mai: Som tam by Toy Rose Sab

Best street food in Chiang Mai: Som tam by Toy Rose Sab

The annual #streetfood50 Awards recognise the top street food vendors around the globe, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ own local guides-in-the-know. Local vendor Toy received top accolades from our Chiang Mai tour guides for the best street food in Chiang Mai in 2018, for her som tam recipe. Mali Chaiya, who...

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