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  1. Things To Do In London

    Borough Market

    One of the oldest and largest food markets in London is an amazing experience. It can be pretty busy with tourists on a weekend but there is plenty of food and produce on offer from all over the world. It's a great place to spend an afternoon. Great for foodies and anyone looking to sample some interesting cuisine. There are also plenty of quality pubs, restaurants and coffee shops in the area.

    Where: 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL
    Nearest Tube: London Bridge
    Opening hours: Saturday/Thursday 8am - 5pm, Fri 12pm - 6pm, Sun - Closed, Mon-Wed 10am - 3pm
    June 13th 2013
  2. Things To Do In New York

    Hell's Kitchen Flea Market

    Flea market fan? Then how about heading to Hell's Kitchen Flea Market on the weekend? There is all-sorts on sale her such as jewelry, vintage clothes, antiques, art and furniture. It's a great place to spending a few hours browsing and there's many fascinating items on sale just remember to bring your bargaining skills.

    Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm

    Website Hell's Kitchen Flea Market
    June 18th 2013
  3. Things To Do In New York

    Stare in awe at Grand Central Station

    Scene of many a movie, Grand Central station is a beautifully crafted masterpiece of a train station. It's worth visiting just to gaze at the neoclassical architecture, marble floors, gold plated chandeliers and stunning sky ceiling.

    It's a great place to people watch and there are plenty of shopping opportunities too. Food options range from the gourmet (such as a Oyster bar) to the more budget fast food.

    You can wander the station for free from 5:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

    Website Grand Central Station Website

    June 19th 2013
  4. Things To Do In New York

    Gangster Mafia Walking Tour

    Explore Little Italy and the East Village through the eyes of the 20th century mobsters on this walking tour. You'll find yourself at of haunts such as former social clubs, homes and meeting points of some of the most influential members of the Mafia.

    Take a look at the Italian immigrant experience and the conditions that lay the ground for organised gangster crime to profiteer in the New York slums.

    Website Mafia Walking Tour
    June 21st 2013
  5. Things To Do In London

    Warner Bros Studio London

    When London is mentioned there are many things that may come to mind but perhaps not Warner Bros Studio. This is one of the greatest tourist destinations that you can find as a film fanatic. Warner Bros Studio London offers you a unique opportunity to learn abut the great actors and actresses legends of this country. Harry Potter Studio Tour is also a great place to visit for any Potter fans and should also be entertaining for those who aren't.
    June 23rd 2013
  6. Things To Do In Barcelona

    La Champañería - Cava Bar

    If you're looking for a full on loud, busy, energetic, bustling, lively, cheap and eclectic experience then you should look for this place.

    They used to give out free sandwiches with each bottle of Cava but unfortunately they've stopped being so generous. It's usually packed, offering freshly made food and of course some quality but cheap Cava. It's a superb place to spend an afternoon with friends nibbling on tapas

    Twitter Cavascanpaixano

    Website http://www.canpaixano.com

    Address
    Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 7
    08003 Barcelona - Spain
    T. 93 310 08 39

    June 24th 2013
  7. Things To Do In Madrid

    Enjoy Spanish Cuisine at El Tigre Bar

    When you're in Madrid and looking to try a bit of Spanish cuisine then Tigre Bar is a good choice. It's a busy and lively place, a little shabby but full of character. It's a great bar to start the evening with a bite to eat and drinks with friends. Be warned, it does get quite busy so arrive early!
    June 26th 2013
  8. Things To Do In Riga

    Go Blonde in Riga

    The blonde parade or "Go Blonde" in Riga was first setup to lift the gloom around Riga's recession and with the aim of boosting tourism.

    I happened to be in Riga when it was on, it was certainly colourful, entertaining and cheerful. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the city and the parade is on.

    For the parade around 500 blonde (mainly female from what I could tell!) participants walk around the city dressed in a colourful combination of pink and white white some walking with their lap dogs.

    The organisers hope the annual event will grow each year, judging by what I saw it was pretty popular.

    Website Wikipedia Go Blonde Festival

    Blog Post Blonde Parade To Beat Recession In Latvia

    July 22nd 2013
  9. Things To Do In Milan

    Sample the atmosphere at the San Siro Stadium

    Milan is passionate about football, if you're lucky enough to be in the city when there is a game on you should try to get a ticket as the San Siro is an experience in itself, its a cathedral of Italian football.

    Home to both AC Milan and FC Internazionale the 85,000 seater San Siro is open for guided tours where you'll have the chance to visit the stadium museum, shop and get behind-the-scenes commentary.

    Website San Siro Official Website

    July 31st 2013
  10. Things To Do In York

    Be Scared & Laugh at The York Dungeon

    If you're after a bit of scary fun whilst in York then the dungeons might be the place to go. Enthusiastic actors are employed to play various different roles to scare and amuse visitors with haunting tales from York's past.

    Not recommended for those with a nervous disposition!

    Website The York Dungeon Website

    July 1st 2013
  11. Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

    In Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square) you'll find Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, the perfect place to start off when you're visiting the city. It's a great place to learn all about the city's history and where it's going in the future, the gallery will give you a good idea of the layout of the city and how it's developed over time.

    The KL City Gallery also displays numerous photos, prints and also has an impressive miniature model of the city. Entrance is free and it is open from 9.00am to 6.30pm daily.

    Website www.klcitygallery.com

    July 1st 2013
  12. Things To Do In Barcelona

    The Wine of El Garraf

    For the more adventurous amongst us who want to get out of the city, the lesser known wine area of El Garraf has some excellent wines and cavas.

    El Garraf area is less know than El Penedés, but it has excellent wines and cavas. You can easily spend a full day here so plan ahead.

    Garraf

    July 5th 2013
  13. Things To Do In Brighton

    Get Your Vintage On - North Laine

    A great place to head for if you're looking for fashion, gifts, arts & crafts but you'll also find a mix of pubs, bars and cafes amongst the shops on the North Laine. It's a unique and independent spot that's perfect for strolling and browsing without hitting the usual high street chains. If you're a bargain bric-a-brac hunter you'll be in dreamland here. The three main street that make up this vibrant area are Sydney Street, Kensington Gardens and Gardner Street. Check out the website for more details.

    North Laine
    July 5th 2013
  14. Things To Do In York

    Smell the Jorvik Viking Museum

    Jorvik Viking Museum entertains and educates at the same time. Largely thanks to it's Viking ride that takes you on a slow journey around various different scenes recreated from viking times. Even the smells have been recreated to give you a sense that you're actually there. There's also on-board commentary to help you understand how people lived and went about their day lives.

    For those that don't find reading about history in museums that compelling, Jorvik's mixture of entertainment and educational aspects could be the perfect mix.

    WebsiteJorvik Viking Centre

    July 15th 2013
  15. Things To Do In Madrid

    Mercado San Miguel

    Mercado San Miguel is a perfect stop off to take a break and sample some of the local cuisine. With plenty of great tapas and fine wine on sale you can find yourself spending much longer here than you expected.

    There's a wide selection of meat, sea food, wines and cheeses on offer here.
    June 17th 2013
  16. Things To Do In New York

    The Manhattan Skyline

    Worth viewing in the daytime but especially at night, there is something magical about the Manhattan Skyline when it's all lit up. You can view it from various different spots from the Hudson River, (free) Statin Island ferry or by water taxi. You'll also get a great view from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
    June 17th 2013
  17. Things To Do In Barcelona

    Museum De Erotica

    Featuring the history of eroticism via sculptures, films, paintings and other artefacts, The Museu de l'Erotica is worth a visit if you're looking to kill an hour or two. You'll find lots of interesting facts and quotes scattered around the museum that will keep you amused. The museum is pretty easy to find Just off La Rambla.

    Address: La Rambla, 96, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
    June 17th 2013
  18. Things To Do In Barcelona

    Tapas Bars for the foodies

    If you're a bit of a foodie that no doubt you'll find yourself testing out some of Barcelona's tapas bars. These assorted delicious nibbles are usually eaten late in the evening along we a glass of wine.

    June 17th 2013
  19. Things To Do In Barcelona

    Mercat Del Encants - Flea Market

    The Mercat Del Encants is Barcelona's biggest and most well known flea market, if you enjoy sifting through the bric-a-brac lookingfor a bargain then this could be the place to visit. It's a mixture of old vintage items plus plenty of random tat such as old jewelry, DVDs, and VHS videos. You name it and you can probably find it at Mercat Del Encants. Best visited early in the morning as the traders tend to pack up in the afternoon.
    June 18th 2013
  20. Things To Do In Barcelona

    Montjuic's Magic Fountain

    Montjuic's Magic Fountain is a show comprising of water, music and lights. It's free and very entertaining.

    Jets of water are synchronised with music and illuminated in various different colours. The show is on from 7pm to 9pm - Friday to Sunday (October to April), lasts 15 minutes and is on every 30 minutes.

    Nearest Metro: Plaça d'Espanya
    June 18th 2013
  21. Things To Do In Barcelona

    Montjuïc Cemetery

    If you fancy something a little alternative whilst in Barcelona you could head to Montjuïc Cemetery. The cemetery is up on a rocky hill facing the sea and is made up of many high-rise graves and monuments in classic and Gothic influenced styles as well as some Art-Nouveau. There are over a million burial plots including the Commonwealth war grave of a British soldier of WW2.
    June 19th 2013
  22. Things To Do In New York

    Finding DUMBO

    Down Under the Manhattan Brooklyn Overpass (you actually thought you'd be looking for DUMBO?) is a cultural area of Brooklyn where the culture vultures tend to drift towards after being priced out of Manhattan.

    There's a community full of shops, galleries and has great views of Manhattan, it's a great place to spend an afternoon.

    Website DUMBO wikipedia

    June 19th 2013
  23. Things To Do In New York

    New York Botanical Garden

    If you're looking to escape the buzz of the city head to the Botanical Garden where a lush green landscape of flora awaits.

    The gardens house some of the oldest trees in the city and it showcases many varying exhibits throughout the year. There's 48 gardens spread across 250 acres. It's a great place to escape to and then to get lost in.

    Twitter NYBG

    Website NYBG Website
    June 20th 2013
  24. Things To Do In York

    The Shambles

    Named after butchers shelves that held overhanging meat, the Shambles is a lane full of character and wonderful quint buildings. Stroll down the area that was once home to numerous butchers shops and previously named "The Great Flesh Shambles".

    These days there is only one butchers in the area and the shops on the Shambles tend to sell gifts and produce geared towards tourists.
    June 20th 2013
  25. Things To Do In Madrid

    Learn About Spain In Palacio Real

    Spain being one of the renowned countries in Europe for its history and Palacio Real (other wise known as Royal Place) is a perfect example. Here you'll find the history of Spain in the form or art and artifacts in its museum. There is a lot to learn but also to see, so allow plenty of time on your visit.
    June 23rd 2013
  26. Things To Do In York

    The Evil Eye

    Always recommended by locals, the Evil Eye serves up some exceptional cocktails and food. From the outside this bar looks pretty small, but don't be put off, it's definitely worth a visit. Be warned though, the cocktail menu is pretty massive and they do a great roast on a Sunday. What more could you want?

    Twitter EvilEyeBar
    June 24th 2013
  27. Things To Do In Riga

    Enjoy White Sand in Jurmala

    About 25 kilometers west of Riga is Jurmala, a resort with some great beaches. There are also some great accommodation options if you do want to stay longer than a day trip. During the summer Jurmala is a great place to escape to from Riga, to relax in the sun with an amazing view of the sea. History fans can also learn also about the Germans occupation before the First World War while touring this city.
    June 23rd 2013
  28. Things To Do In Copenhagen

    The Famous Little Mermaid

    Ever heard the little mermaid in Copenhagen? This is a historical statute that is 3 meters tall and was created by one of the ancient leader of the country. You'll find the Little Mermaid on the waterfront with a great view of the harbour, but be warned, it's a little bit of a walk. There is also a similar statute like this one in Kastellet.
    June 23rd 2013
  29. Things To Do In Copenhagen

    Copenhagen Zoo Is a Must Visit

    When touring Copenhagen one of the best places to visit is the zoo. There are many different species of animals here and a tropical climate where you can find the zoos crocodiles. This is a great place to bring kids as they will have an opportunity to see many different species of birds. The zoo, whilst being pretty large retains a certain charm about it, there is plenty to see and do here.
    June 23rd 2013
  30. Things To Do In Copenhagen

    Enjoy the Botanic Garden of Copenhagen

    If you're looking for a relaxing experience in Copenhagen then you should find time to visit the botanic garden. This is a great place to relax and to take a romantic walk with your other half. The garden also is a wonderful sight and park with plenty of benches if you need a rest and take in the lovely view of the lake.
    June 23rd 2013
  31. Things To Do In Barcelona

    View The City from Montjuic

    Get a view of Barcelona from up on the hill at Montjuic. The hill looks out over the city from the south-west and you can visit the national art gallery here. Also near by is the Olympic Stadium and the Joan Miro foundation. To get to the top you can take the cable car or if you fancy a bit of exercise you can go on foot.
    June 25th 2013
  32. Things To Do In Barcelona

    Look out over the City, Tibidabo

    North of the city you'll find Tibidabo, a mountain with a great panorama view of the city and the coastline.

    At 512 meters high the view at the top gives you a good birds eye view of Barcelona. There is also a beautiful church and an amusement park, you can take the Funicular to and from the top.
    June 25th 2013
  33. Things To Do In London

    Get Your Voice Heard At Speakers Corner

    If you fancy a bit of open-air public speaking head over to Speakers Corner in Hyde Park. It's in the north-east corner of the park and speakers come along to speak on any topic as long as it's lawful.

    You'll see some colourful characters venting their opinions here and more often that not you'll see a good old heated debate going on between the crowd and speaker. Free and interesting, what more could you want?
    June 25th 2013
  34. Things To Do In Copenhagen

    Learn How Beer is Made in Carlberg Brewery

    Ever wondered why Denmark is one of the worlds leading beer producers? Well your answer is in the Carlsberg brewery. This is a must visit while you are in Copenhagen, you will learn a lot about the beer making process and how this industry has survived for such a very long time. There is no doubt that you will learn to appreciate the hard work that is done to come up with the beer that so many people love to drink.
    June 26th 2013
  35. Things To Do In Copenhagen

    NY Carlsberg Glyptotek

    If you are visiting Denmark and specifically Copenhagen then you must visit one of the best museums in this area. The NY Carlsberg Glyptotek will take your breath away through with its wonderful scenery and historical artifacts. The museum contains art that was created Ancient and Medieval Era. This is a great place where you can learn the history of this region.
    June 26th 2013
  36. Things To Do In Copenhagen

    Shopping in Copenhagen During Wondercool Festival

    If you want to learn more about the fashion of the people of Denmark then the Wondercool Festival is the perfect spot for you. There's some eye catching fashion and designs on offer for those looking for a bargain. The Wondercool Festival will give you a good idea of why Denmark is renown for fashion.
    June 26th 2013
  37. Things To Do In Copenhagen

    See Why Stroget is Called The Longest Runway in The World

    When visiting Copenhagen then you can’t afford to miss paying a visit to the world famous area of the city, Stroget. You'll find the street in the centre of Copenhagen and it is the longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe and a carfree zone.
    June 26th 2013
  38. Things To Do In New York

    Get A View From The Rock

    Some argue that you get the best view of New York from the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Center, one thing is for sure, you'll get a great view of the Empire State Building. There are stunning views out across Manhattan of Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and Central Park. If the weather isn't too good they also have an indoor viewing deck too. It's open daily from 8am - 11pm

    Website www.rockefellercenter.com

    June 26th 2013
  39. Things To Do In Copenhagen

    Beautiful Architecture In Copenhagen, Christiansborg Palace

    Christiansborg Palace is one of the oldest buildings in the city and it is home to the workings of government in Denmark. It houses the ministry of state as well as the Supreme Court and not to mention the parliament of Denmark. This is an important place to visit not only for its political associations but because of its stunningly beautiful architecture.
    June 26th 2013
  40. Things To Do In Paris

    Opera Bastille

    Paris is one of those fascinating cities that you can visit and has a mind boggling amount of attractions. Opera Bastille (Bastille Opera House) is one of those attractions, it was designed by Canadian-Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott. There is a guided tour on offer or if you're a bit more advantageous you could catch the opera or ballet. There's traditional opera, symphony concerts and both classical and modern dance.

    Website Opera Bastille Website

    June 26th 2013
  41. Things To Do In Paris

    Eiffel Tower

    When visiting Paris there is no doubt that one of the best places that you can visit is the Eiffel Tower, obvious, but for very good reason. This is not only a French treasure but it was once the tallest building in the world with at over 1000fts high. You can get a good view of Paris at the top and a glimpse of river Seine.
    June 26th 2013
  42. Things To Do In Paris

    Learn About The Mona Lisa at Louvre

    When you are in Paris your trip will not be complete if you don’t pay a visit the Louvre. This is where (some say) the greatest painting of all time, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo De Vinci resides. Why should you be told the tales about this painting while you can find out more for yourself whilst standing right next to the painting?

    The Louvre is a massive museum, you could easily spend a few days browsing all the exhibits on display so do leave yourself plenty of time if you are planning a visit.

    Website Louvre Website

    June 26th 2013
  43. Things To Do In Paris

    Be Entertained At Pompidou Centre

    If you looking to be entertained on your visit to Paris you should take time to check out the Pompidou Centre. This is great place where you can learn and see modern art that is done by the French people. The centre is suitable for both young and old and therefore a perfect spot to visit for anyone. You don’t need to be an artist yourself but you may leave being inspired by creativity.

    Website Centre Pompidou Website

    June 26th 2013
  44. Things To Do In Madrid

    Learn About Bullfighting at Museo Taurino

    Museo Taurino is a bullfighting museum in Madrid. There's no entrance fee you and the museum gives you a history of bullfighting and its cultural significance in the city. The museum contains the death costume of Manolete, the traje de luces (suit of lights), the exact costume that he was wearing when gored to death in the ring in 1947.

    Museo Taurino is worth visiting if you want to get a bit of background to the sport before attending a real bullfight.
    June 26th 2013
  45. Things To Do In Madrid

    Take Captivating Photos at Espana Plaza

    When in Madrid then you should pay a visit to this wonderful square, Espana Plaza. You can take great shots in this area and but you'll also find hundreds of other tourist doing the same. The Plaza also features the towering monument, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Espana Plaza is also a great place to watch the world go by or for a spot of people watching.

    Nearest Metro Station: Plaza de España
    June 26th 2013
  46. Things To Do In Barcelona

    Learn About Marine Life at L’Aquarium De Barcelona

    When travelling to Barcelona especially with kids there is no better place to visit than the L’Aquarium De Barcelona which one of the finest aquariums in Europe. It ha been constructed to resemble the Mediterranean which it resides next to.
    June 26th 2013
  47. Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

    Shop & Eat on Petaling Street

    If you're after bustling market stalls selling everything from satay to cloths and pirated DVD's then Petaling Street would be the place to head for. Haggling around here for your purchases is a must and there is some delicious street food on offer with hawkers and food stalls dotted around.

    Try to avoid the more touristy restaurant spots along the street to find the best food.
    June 28th 2013
  48. Things To Do In York

    Clifford's Tower

    Right next to the Castle Museum in York, on top of a hill you'll find Clifford's Tower. The well kept tower is steeped in history and is in many a York ghost story. Visitors can wander the ruins for some great views of York. It was originally built by William I as a statement of power in the area, but it's also been the scene of some gruesome massacres, battles and burials over the years.

    Website English Heritage - Clifford's Tower, York

    July 15th 2013
  49. Things To Do In Riga

    Pop up Markets in in Kalnciema quarter

    The Kalnciema quarter is one of the most bohemian areas of the city, it's away from the normal touristy spots but worth the effort for the experience.

    Every Saturday there are pop up markets with food, wine and gifts, it's a great place to browse around whilst sampling some local delicacies.

    Website www.kalnciemaiela.lv

    August 5th 2013
  50. Things To Do In York

    Cold War Kids - Yorks Nuclear Bunker

    Described as a "spin-chilling" property by English Heritage, York's Cold War Bunker is an intriguing place to visit. The bunker was in service from 1960's - 1990's and was design to be the monitoring centre for fall-out during a nuclear attack.

    Beyond the bunkers bomb-blast doors you'll get a fascinating guided tour plus a introductory film and the opportunity to visit the decontamination room.

    It's an interesting place to visit, especially if you are into your cold war history. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable

    Website English Heritage - Yorks Cold War Bunker

    August 6th 2013
  51. Things To Do In York

    Dig into Archaeology

    Right next to the Jorvic Viking Centre is DIG, situated in an old church this place is perfect for educating kids on archaeology. It's both fun and educational.

    DIG helps visitors understand York's history through archaeology beginning with the Romans to the Vikings, through the Medieval period and finally the Victorian era.

    Blog Post DIG Jorvik, York

    August 27th 2013

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