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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Portugal’s sweet sounds of Fado

Portugal’s sweet sounds of Fado

Portugal is a harmonious place to be. Soothing sounds of the sea can draw your thoughts to adventures beyond the Atlantic Ocean, and then there are tender sounds to gently draw you right back in, like fado. Fado has been the soundtrack of Portugal for over 200 years and was...

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A local’s guide to Letná, Prague

A local’s guide to Letná, Prague

With its beautiful views of Prague and fabulous beer garden, the area of Letná is slowly making its way into the guidebooks. So, after you have checked off all the must-dos in the historical part of the city, spend your afternoon in Letná, soaking up the views with a beer. Trust us...

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How locals really celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico

How locals really celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico

Dust off your sombrero, find a bar and celebrate with tequila or margaritas and a joyful mariachi band! It’s Cinco de Mayo, Mexico’s most famous holiday. But is that really how Mexicans celebrate the day, and what does Cinco de Mayo really represent? Here are five facts about Cinco de Mayo...

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A local’s guide to Petworth/Park View, Washington, DC

A local’s guide to Petworth/Park View, Washington, DC

No one knows local life like our guides. That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. If you like Rob’s tips, hop on Washington, DC tour with him and his team! Petworth, as most...

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A local’s guide to Old City, Philadelphia

A local’s guide to Old City, Philadelphia

No one knows local life like our guides. That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. If Old City sounds like your kind of place, local Philadelphia guide Ben and his team can show...

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A local’s guide to Exarchia, Athens

A local’s guide to Exarchia, Athens

Exarchia (also spelled Exarcheia) is one of Athens’ oldest neighbourhoods and full of life, largely due to the presence of the nearby University of Athens and the Technical University of Athens. But despite its youthful energy, it isn’t a touristy district, and rather has become associated with protests and anarchists...

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A local’s guide to Žižkov, Prague

A local’s guide to Žižkov, Prague

No one knows local life like our guides. That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. If Žižkov sounds like your kind of place, local Prague guide Tomáš and his team can show you...

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