Our local expert: Amy in Chiang Mai

Our local expert: Amy in Chiang Mai

For International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’re talking travel to some of our female guides around the world. Today we head to Chiang Mai, to talk to our local expert, Amy.  What is your best travel memory? It’s definitely travelling in my own country of Thailand. which I can...

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The artisans behind the Venice Carnival masks

The artisans behind the Venice Carnival masks

Did you know that when Carnival (or Carnevale) was held during Venice’s Golden Age (about the 18th century), it was much longer than the few weeks it lasts today? Or do you know the significance of the “Plague Doctor” mask? No? Well, if you step into Giancarlo Tamburini’s shop, he’ll tell you...

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Where to find the best panettone in Venice

Where to find the best panettone in Venice

Food, as you probably know, is something Italians take very seriously — especially when it comes to Christmas desserts. So, instead of talking about birds and stuffing and seafood, let’s dig straight into the last course, where a very rich variety of Christmas cakes are good for all flavours and tastes! In Italy,...

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Chocolate tasting tips from Adil of Chocolátl Amsterdam

Chocolate tasting tips from Adil of Chocolátl Amsterdam

Amsterdam Urban Adventures went on a chocolate journey to interview one their city’s confectionery experts to find out more about the sweets industry of Amsterdam. We talked to Adil, owner of Chocolátl, to learn more about his work, passion, and leadership in the chocolate industry, and came away fascinated by...

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Home Cooked Delhi: Connecting locals and travellers with food

Home Cooked Delhi: Connecting locals and travellers with food

Last year, we launched our Home Cooked Program, in which travellers can meet with a local family in their home and enjoy a meal with them. We started with Delhi and Istanbul, and grew into other cities around the globe: Bucharest, Merida, Krakow, San Jose, Lima, Cairo, and more! As...

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Should you feel badly about taking a favela tour?

Should you feel badly about taking a favela tour?

Note that due to current government warnings from Australia, the UK and the USA, our favela tours are currently on hold. Our Rio tours are still available, but the routes and itineraries have been adjusted to accommodate these warnings and ensure traveller safety. There are tours, and then there are...

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