A local’s guide to Petrin Hill, Prague

A local’s guide to Petrin Hill, 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 Petrin Hill sounds like your kind of place, local Prague guide Kača and her team can show...

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A local’s guide to Stromovka Park in Prague 7 (Holešovice)

A local’s guide to Stromovka Park in Prague 7 (Holešovice)

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 Stromovka sounds like your kind of place, local Prague guide Silvie and her team can show you...

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Find real souvenirs at Chiang Mai’s new artists’ collective

Find real souvenirs at Chiang Mai’s new artists’ collective

Our vacations are often among the most vibrant experiences in our lifetimes, and a trip to Thailand would be at the top of anyone’s list, since the land of smiles and sun works its way deep into your heart. Would cheap trinkets bought at some touristy shop do your memories...

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The 100-year-old bakery that serves Tokyo’s best ningyoyaki

The 100-year-old bakery that serves Tokyo’s best ningyoyaki

As you exit the subway in Ningyocho, a town once home to doll makers and puppeteers, the smell of something sweet lures you to the shop next door. This is Itakuraya. A bakery whose doors opened in 1907, has been family-run ever since, and over the years has earned a...

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This Cretan artist is preserving tradition with his own hands

This Cretan artist is preserving tradition with his own hands

A few minutes away from the Old Harbour of Chania, close to the beautiful port of Souda, there’s a unique place that was created with one simple purpose: to show visitors to Crete some of the most authentic crafts of the region. This place is the Verekinthos Arts and Crafts...

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Meet the designer behind Budapest’s first sustainable clothing shop

Meet the designer behind Budapest’s first sustainable clothing shop

On one of the corners of Budapest’s cosy Újlipótváros (New Leopold Town) neighbourhood, you can stumble into a beautiful little shop, with white clouds around the windows and a tree inside. This is the shop for Kamorka, a local fashion brand that makes high-quality organic children’s and women’s clothing (and...

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How one man made Chiang Mai the centre of blind massage

How one man made Chiang Mai the centre of blind massage

Thai massage is famous the world over, in all its varying forms. But in Thailand, lesser-known Thai blind massage has yet to spread globally — and it should. Chiang Mai is the centre of blind massage, where it became established and where many got their start. Today, blind massage thrives...

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The souvenir company employing deaf women in Rio

The souvenir company employing deaf women in Rio

Tucked away in Rio’s bustling city centre is a remarkable organisation. To get there, I meet my Made In Rio de Janeiro tour guide, who steers me through the Saara Market, a famous outdoor market in the city’s downtown. The warren of stalls brims with clothes, Carnival fancy dress and...

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A Cretan olive oil producer’s tips for buying the good stuff

A Cretan olive oil producer’s tips for buying the good stuff

Not far away from the old town of Chania, hidden in the western mountains of Crete, there is an endless extension of lush olive grooves, surrounded by the scenes of the Cretan Sea. It’s a Protected Denomination of Origin Area, called Kolymbari. Here, the weather conditions give origin to a...

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The NYC bike shop that’s also a chilled-out hangout

The NYC bike shop that’s also a chilled-out hangout

At a table by the window on a sun-drenched corner in Industry City, Brooklyn, I’m sitting with Manuel Mainardi, originally from Milan, Italy, and founder of Maglia Rosa NYC. It’s early on a Thursday afternoon, and it occurs to me that we’re doing exactly what he has hoped people will...

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