Discover Mauerpark, Berlin’s biggest flea market and best karaoke party

Discover Mauerpark, Berlin’s biggest flea market and best karaoke party

While the local nightlife is world-famous, truth is Berlin isn’t just about hard-hitting parties. Seek and you shall find a more low-key way to spend your weekend. You can catch some sunshine, feel the city’s open-minded community spirit, and collect odd trinkets at Berlin’s biggest flea market, Mauerpark. Located in...

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Meet: Elena, our local expert in Bucharest

Meet: Elena, our local expert in Bucharest

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 she came to live in Bucharest… My hometown is the small, wonderful and peaceful Drobeta...

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24 hours in: Paris

24 hours in: Paris

It’s impossible not to love Paris. It may not be off the tourist track, but it’s still packed with hidden gems that could take days, weeks, months or even years to explore. (#localsknow hint: if you want to get the fast-track on seeing the best of the city, we can...

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Things to do in: Istanbul

Things to do in: Istanbul

Tucked between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a reflection of the Greek, Roman and Ottoman empires that once ruled in this part of the world. As a bi-continental city, influence from both Eastern and Western cultures is evident, as this city is distinct in its mixture of sights, sounds, smells...

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Forget the folk songs; in Poland, locals dance the tango

Forget the folk songs; in Poland, locals dance the tango

On any given night in Krakow, there’s a milonga happening somewhere. The sultry tango may have its roots in Argentina and Uruguay, but at some point the dance worked its way from South America across the Atlantic, and landed in the most unlikeliest of places: Communist Poland. And while most...

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How to play pétanque: The rules of boules

How to play pétanque: The rules of boules

If you’ve yet to experience the joys of playing French ‘boules’ (or as the French call it, pétanque), then we suggest you get yourself some balls straight away. Oh yes, and learn the rules of the game. We promise it’s super easy. So easy that even after a few glasses...

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24 hours in: Venice

24 hours in: Venice

Is it even possible to see Venice in 24 hours? Barely! But these tips just might help you make the most of a short trip and lead you on your way to a pretty perfect day — and of course, we can also help you to make that perfect day...

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Prague’s hopping craft beer scene is more than just pilsners

Prague’s hopping craft beer scene is more than just pilsners

In Prague, the pilsner flows in beer gardens, bars, and restaurants where this brewing style was born. But the brewing scene is experiencing a revolution in the past decade, with tastes expanding to welcome new styles. Yes, craft brewing is hot even in the Czech Republic, regarded by many as...

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How to have a perfect day at the Redentore Festival in Venice

How to have a perfect day at the Redentore Festival in Venice

Summer in Venice is known for two things: being hot and crowded. But even with the sometimes frustrating conditions, summer is also the best time to catch some amazing festivals and to visit the not-so-touristy areas of the city. Our favorite event by far is the Redentore festival, held in...

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There’s more than just NOMA for a Michelin-starred meal in Copenhagen

There’s more than just NOMA for a Michelin-starred meal in Copenhagen

Anyone who knows food knows NOMA — the Michelin-starred restaurant that has raised the standards for Copenhagen restaurants to an unprecedented level, thanks to its boundary-pushing Nordic cuisine. With 50 employees serving only 12 tables, it’s no wonder René Redzepi and his team have been able to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences...

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