Best cities for showing your Pride

Best cities for showing your Pride

There are some cities that just know how to do Pride right. We’re talking going far beyond hanging a few rainbow flags in windows, and instead throwing the biggest, baddest parties to celebrate who you are — from sexual orientation to gender to race to age. Because while Pride started...

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Cocktails, pigs’ feet and a modern man in Hanoi

Cocktails, pigs’ feet and a modern man in Hanoi

Late afternoon, the Lake of the Restored Sword, Hanoi, Vietnam. Three days of heat, humidity and sunshine have given way to grey skies and that invisible rain that doesn’t seem to be there until you’re soaking wet. Georgia and I are dashing between raindrops to meet our guide for our...

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Community tours changing lives in rural Myanmar

Community tours changing lives in rural Myanmar

The ancient city of Bagan is one of the biggest tourist draws to central Myanmar. Visitors spend their time meandering around the sandy landscapes on e-bikes, exploring temples and ruins of former glory, and climbing up to vantage points for stupa-dotted sunrises and sunsets. It’s an epic travel experience that...

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How to do Korean barbecue

How to do Korean barbecue

We asked Jamie, our local guide at Seoul Urban Adventures, how to properly experience Korean barbecue, from picking your meat to wrapping your ssam. For me, as a Korean, going out for Korean barbecue is easy-breezy — but if you are trying it for the first time, you might need...

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What to do beyond the beach in Goa

What to do beyond the beach in Goa

The seaside region of Goa may be famous for its beach parties and wild nightlife, but there is much more to see here besides waves, hangovers and haze. Goa is a slice of paradise offering everything from serene beaches to a lively cultural scene, architectural delights, bustling bazaars and plenty...

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What to see and do in Amritsar beyond the Golden Temple

What to see and do in Amritsar beyond the Golden Temple

Amritsar, a city seeped in history, is most famously known as the site of the Golden Temple — but there is much more to explore than just the temple grounds. The golden city offers rich cultural heritage, awe-inspiring temples, scrumptious food, historical and beautiful lanes, local bazaars packed with souvenirs...

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Things to do in: Shanghai

Things to do in: Shanghai

Shanghai is so very cool, but it’s also a little overwhelming. Thankfully, you’ve got us to make it easier for you! You can hop on one of our Shanghai city tours to experience real local life with a friendly guide by your side; then afterwards, strike out on your own...

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Things to do in: Luang Prabang

Things to do in: Luang Prabang

Time slows down in this laid-back city in northern Laos, which also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage site. Luang Prabang is a cultural hot spot home to temples aplenty, French colonial architecture, and picturesque tree-lined riverbanks. This is a city known as a must-see for a reason —...

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Meet: Jeswin, our local expert in Delhi

Meet: Jeswin, our local expert in Delhi

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On how his family came to Delhi… My family is from southern India but I was born...

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Where to eat and drink in a yokocho like a Tokyo local

Where to eat and drink in a yokocho like a Tokyo local

When it comes to Japan, many people think of Tokyo as the ultra-modern capital and Kyoto as the ancient one full of all things traditional. But what many people don’t know is that behind Tokyo’s tall buildings and neon lights are little pockets of former times living on despite their...

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