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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Ketchup, cheese and liberty: The legend of Poland’s zapiekanka

Ketchup, cheese and liberty: The legend of Poland’s zapiekanka

The zapiekanka (a long, open-face sandwich) was a beloved piece of my childhood. But not only mine — it was a miracle treat for a whole generation of Polish children who discovered it at the end of ‘80s (and who still buy one from time to time for sentimental reasons)....

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24 hours in: Brighton

24 hours in: Brighton

The seaside city of Brighton makes for an ideal quick trip thanks to its compact size. There’s enough here to keep you busy for several days, but if you’ve only got 24 hours you can still squeeze in a lot without feeling too rushed. Ready to explore the sights and...

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The complete guide to: Mexico City travel

The complete guide to: Mexico City travel

Welcome, amigo, to Mexico City! This city is full of culture, colours, music and delicious food, and to help you enjoy the best of “CDMX” (as the locals call it), we’ve got all your must-have info right here — straight from our local tour guides in Mexico City. From how...

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Conquering Rethymnon, from seaside to countryside

Conquering Rethymnon, from seaside to countryside

One of my most fascinating days in Crete was when my family and I toured Rethymnon with a local guide. We walked through the city (and out of the city) on the Rethymnon Conquered and Bygone Crete Adventure tours, learning the region’s history and secrets, and hearing incredible stories about...

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Things to do in: Paris

Things to do in: Paris

Sure, you probably already know to see the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. But if you really want to see authentic Paris life, you need to escape the typical tourist haunts and check out where the locals go. (Hint: hop on one of our Paris city tours, which are entirely...

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This Roman wine tasting pairs local wines with a good cause

This Roman wine tasting pairs local wines with a good cause

It was a typically hot June evening in Rome as our taxi pulled up alongside the imposing ruins of the Trajan Forum, one of the last forums built in ancient Rome. Soaked in late afternoon sunlight, the ruins were absolutely beaming and I couldn’t think of a more spectacular location...

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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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The complete guide to: Paris travel

The complete guide to: Paris travel

If you’re travelling to the city of love and are in need of some help to plan your trip, read on! Our local Paris tour guides have the lowdown on all the necessary information you need to get around and see the sites, so that you don’t fall out of love...

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Top 7 places to grab a beer in San Francisco

Top 7 places to grab a beer in San Francisco

A wise man once said, “Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.” That wise man was Henry Lawson, a 19th-century Australian writer. And while we’re not sure if he ever had the privilege of visiting San Francisco, his sentiment is universal. So whether you’re looking...

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