Cities

15 things to do in Toronto

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Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the whole world, which is one of the many reasons why I fell so hard for it - so many cultures to explore, people to talk to, things to see and places to discover. Having lived there for more than a year I always longed to return, both to catch up with old friends and to explore the city itself and the beautif[...]

13 Awesome Things to do in Hong Kong

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When I was a child I was fascinated by the exotic lure of Hong Kong. This ‘Fragrant Harbour’ consisting of a series of islands and a peninsula, brings together an exciting cultural blend of east-meets-west. Formerly populated mainly by fishermen, it is now one of the world’s global financial centres and flaunts its impressive mix of skyscrapers, colonial bui[...]

A Craft Beer Crawl in East Vancouver

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Vancouver was not only recently ranked the third most liveable city in the world by the Economist, it is also a craft beer lover's paradise. Vancouver’s craft brew scene has exploded in the past few years. In an area that used to be littered with used needles, frequented by prostitutes and unsafe to walk through alone, the stretch east to west between Main S[...]

8 Awesome Coffee Shops in Toronto

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When I travel to a new city and decide to spend an extended time there in order to get a better feel for it, finding awesome coffee shops is an absolute essential on my list of things to do. As a blogger, writer and almost-location independent PhD student I can literally work from anywhere, and often combine play with work. My laptop is always there when I t[...]

A Layover in Japan: How to Spend 8h in Tokyo

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So, you're transiting through Narita International Airport in Japan and have a long layover; this makes you instantly roll your eyes, let out a hefty sigh and start to wonder what to do with all that time deemed wasted. But fret not, Tokyo is one of the best cities to spend a layover in. Most nationalities do not require a transit visa when visiting Japan[...]

The Perfect Long Weekend in Lisbon

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There are often places that catch the 'buzz'. Places which suddenly, out of nowhere, everyone seems to be talking about. Lisbon, capital of Portugal, can be described in this way at the moment; the internet is currently brimming with advice of what to do and see in this city - and with good reason. As I found out last weekend, Lisbon is one of Europe's mo[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Tokyo

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Nothing quite prepares you for Tokyo. Not for the neon lights or the back-alleys buzzing with Yakitori grills, not for the city-sized fish markets or the ancient temples, the anime crazes or the constant smell of sushi. You can compare it to other cities, yet none are really quite like it. Tokyo is one of a kind, a blizzard of sights, smells and sounds. A th[...]

A Foodie Guide to York, England

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York may be a city best known for its crumbling walls and exquisite Minster but those who know it a little better know it for its food too. For a city of its size, it’s punching well above its weight for choice of independent restaurants, cafes and bars. York is a must stop on your UK itinerary, whether you are into chocolate, sweeties, English ales or Yo[...]

How to Spend 48h in Barcelona

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Ever since I moved to Italy - and undeniably before that too - I have developed a growing fascination with Southern European culture. My curiosity and passion probably stems from all the amazing food I’ve been eating, or simply just the way I spend hours walking around and people-watch in each place I visit. The vibe of this area is truly intoxicating. Anoth[...]

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