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A Remarkable Rail Journey Into the Horn of Africa’s Past, and Future - The New York Times
A new train from the Ethiopian capital to the Djibouti coast offers a desert journey into parts of East Africa that have been off the tourist track.
train  railways  tourist  personalaccount  Djibouti  Ethiopia  Africa  NYTimes  2019 
8 days ago by inspiral
The 23 best things to do in Athens if you love design
Here’s what to see and what to skip in the vibrant, teeming Greek capital
guide  tourist  architecture  Athens  Greece  Curbed  2019 
10 days ago by inspiral
A local’s guide to Munich: 10 top tips | Travel | The Guardian
The Bavarian capital is famous for its parks, history and beer halls, but its underground music and neighbourhood restaurants are worth checking out, too
tourist  guide  Munich  Germany  Guardian  2019 
24 days ago by inspiral
A backpacker’s guide to Uzbekistan: a one-month itinerary | Travel | The Guardian
Explore Silk Road heritage, deserts landscapes, Tashkent’s metro and the cities of Samarkand and Bukhara in a country encouraging tourists with new, relaxed visa policies
Uzbekistan  guide  travel  tourist  Guardian  2019 
10 weeks ago by inspiral
It’s a Theater, With Craft Beer and D.J.s Until 6 a.m. - The New York Times
The Yard opened in 2011 in a warehouse in Hackney Wick — a district of East London that was once run-down but has recently gentrified. The theater venue, with a 110-seat, purpose-built auditorium inside a former warehouse, was meant to be temporary; eight years later, it still has a rough-and-ready feel, all recycled wood and corrugated roofing. Beyond staging some of London’s most avant-garde theater productions, there is a large bar that hosts club nights for as many as 250 people.
TheYard  Hackney  HackneyWick  review  tourist  guide  London  NYTimes  2019 
10 weeks ago by inspiral
Wandering Through Georgia, the Eden of the Caucasus | Travel | Smithsonian
There is beauty and drama at every turn in the country’s rugged landscapes, at its feast-laden tables, in its complex history
tourist  guide  food  culture  Georgia  Smithsonian  2018 
january 2019 by inspiral
High society: El Alto, Bolivia, steps into the spotlight | Travel | The Guardian
After landing at El Alto, canny travellers don’t go straight to La Paz but soak up the exuberant architecture, culture and women’s projects of Bolivia’s second city
guide  tourist  ElAlto  Bolivia  Guardian  2018 
october 2018 by inspiral
From dusk till dawn: in search of old-school Bangkok | Travel | The Guardian
Lawrence Osborne revels in the anarchic spirit of a Thai city that is Blade Runner made real and where mobile bars and food vendors pop up overnight
Bangkok  guide  tourist  Thailand  Guardian  2018 
february 2018 by inspiral
A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal | Travel | The Guardian
On the steep banks of the Douro, Portugal’s northern jewel gleams with culture, buzzing restaurants, bars and artisan shops, plus cool places to visit and stay
Porto  guide  tourist  Portugal  Guardian  2018 
january 2018 by inspiral
A cycling tour of the Balkans: two wheels, three countries, four days | Travel | The Guardian
Our writer and his friends recapture their youth and the joy of cycling, with a challenging trip taking in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro
cycletouring  cycling  tourist  BosniaHerzegovina  Montenegro  personalaccount  Guardian  2017 
october 2017 by inspiral
High and mighty: a cycling break on Senja island, Norway | Travel | The Guardian
Peaceful pedalling, majestic peaks and fjords are the order of the day on a four-day trip around an area as picturesque as the Lofoten Islands … but less busy
cycling  tourist  guide  Norway  Guardian  2017 
august 2017 by inspiral
Toulouse city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels | Travel | The Guardian
In France’s sunny ‘pink city’, ancient palaces show world-class art and crowds sip pastis and eat cassoulet and top-notch tapas at lively food markets
Toulouse  guide  tourist  France  Guardian  2017 
august 2017 by inspiral
Is Dali, Yunnan the very best place in the world to visit right now? - Marginal REVOLUTION
It has just that right mix of exotic and comfort, and is mostly unfrequented by Western tourists.  You can spend a day in the center of town and not see ten of them.  Here are a few points:
tourist  review  guide  Dali  Yunnan  China  author:TylerCowen  MarginalRevolution  2017 
july 2017 by inspiral
How to Have Your Dream Vacation in Iceland
Writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner headed to Iceland in search of puffins and peace. Along the way she encountered different versions of the land of fire and ice.
tourist  tourism  guide  travel  personalaccount  Iceland  Afar  2017 
june 2017 by inspiral
Brussels city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants | Travel | The Guardian
Ignore the cynics, Brussels is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities, with hip bars and cafes, vintage markets and a fine line in the ‘9th Art’
tourist  guide  Brussels  Belgium  Guardian  2017 
april 2017 by inspiral
Look, no cars! Riding the closed-road Etape Loch Ness | Environment | The Guardian
Peter Walker takes in stunning views and steep climbs on one of an increasing number of UK cycling sportives that take place on routes shut to motor traffic
cycling  EtapeLochNess  tourism  tourist  Scotland  UK  Guardian  2017 
april 2017 by inspiral
10 of Bilbao’s best pintxos bars | Travel | The Guardian
The city’s many bars are piled high with pintxos, the Basque country’s take on tapas, which are a great way of sampling regional specialities for a few euros. Or string a few together to create a brilliant bar crawl
restaurants  food  tourist  guide  Bilbao  Spain  Guardian  2017 
april 2017 by inspiral
Rethinking New Zealand: Cramped and Crowded and Not For Cycle Touring –  At Least Not in Summer | The Wandering Nomads
took this week: us at sunrise enjoying the mountains and momentarily quiet roads (at the top of the page), a photo (no added color) which shows one of the amazing sunsets we got to witness, and a random mountain who happened to get his photo taken.
cycletouring  cycling  NewZealand  review  critique  tourist  2017  TheWanteringNomads 
march 2017 by inspiral
Facebook adds a travel-planning feature called ‘City Guides’ | TechCrunch
Facebook has been busy with the app updates, as of late. In recent months, it has added new sections for finding nearby Wi-Fi, meeting new people, checking the weather, and more. Now, it’s rolling out yet another addition to the “More” menu inside the Facebook app: City Guides. A potential challenger to Foursquare, Facebook’s guides will show you a list of cities and which of your friends visited, along with various recommendations of places to go and things to do.

When you click into an individual city, you’ll see a row of rounded profile icons of your friends who have visited there. Tap on each one, and a list of the places they’ve been – like hotels, restaurants, attractions, and other businesses – will appear. This data is presumably being extracted from users’ check-ins and Facebook posts.
FacebookCityGuides  Facebook  tourist  launch  travel  Techcrunch  2017 
march 2017 by inspiral
The best new budget hotels in London under £100 | Travel | The Guardian
With smart tech and sharp design, a new wave of budget hotels is sweeping away grisly memories of dull functionality. We review a selection of the latest openings across London
hotels  guide  review  tourist  London  Guardian  2017 
march 2017 by inspiral
10 of the best market restaurants in Barcelona | Travel | The Guardian
The restaurants and stalls around Barcelona’s markets use fresh produce, often direct from the vendors – and are some of the best places to eat in the city
food  drinks  tourist  guide  Barcelona  Spain  Guardian  2017 
february 2017 by inspiral
10 of the best things to do in St Petersburg | Travel | The Guardian
It is 100 years since the Russian Revolution started in St Petersburg. These tips from The Calvert Journal’s new app explore the city’s fascinating history as well as its contemporary youth culture
guide  tourist  StPetersburg  Russia  CalvertJournal  Guardian  2017 
february 2017 by inspiral
Bangkok city guide: what to do plus the best hotels, restaurants and bars | Travel | The Guardian
Skipping the temples and the backpacker hub of the Khao San Road, our writer focuses on the food, drink and arts scenes in the city’s vibrant neighbourhoods
tourist  guide  food  drink  Bangkok  Thailand  Guardian  2017 
february 2017 by inspiral
Rouleur Roadbook: a road cyclist's guide to Ghent - Journal
From gastronomy, bike shops and the best coffee to where to find the most unmissable roads, Trek-Segafredo rider Edward Theuns shares his insider tips on the perfect cycling trip to Ghent.
Ghent  Belgium  cycling  guide  tourist  Rouleur  2017 
february 2017 by inspiral
Moscow nightlife: how a new wave of DIY club is breathing life into the capital’s party scene — The Calvert Journal
Russia's recent economic hardships have had an energising effect on Moscow's clubbing scene, as lower rents and fewer international artists have created the perfect conditions for a homegrown scene to thrive
music  dancemusic  clubbing  tourist  Moscow  Russia  CalvertJournal  2017 
february 2017 by inspiral
10 of the best things to do in Hamburg | Travel | The Guardian
The recent opening of the stunning Elbphilharmonie concert hall put the port city in the spotlight, but there is a host of other attractions, plus great cocktails, design hotels and totally delicious fish sandwiches
Hamburg  tourist  guide  Guardian  2017 
february 2017 by inspiral
Aarhus, Denmark: what to see, plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels | Travel | The Guardian
The 2017 European Capital of Culture has cool museums and galleries, and a wide range of modern Nordic food and drink, all within a compact walkable city centre
Aarhus  Denmark  tourist  guide  Guardian  2017 
february 2017 by inspiral
I'm a Tourist in Lagos. You Have a Problem With That? - Bloomberg View
Visitors should avoid the mistake of judging living standards through appearances alone, because that tends to overweight the value of infrastructure. Prague in the late 1980s looked pretty splendid, largely because of its historic buildings, but good consumption opportunities were hard to come by. South Korea impresses with its roads, bridges, ports and trains, but the widespread poverty of the country’s elderly is harder to see. As for Lagos, its infrastructure appears mediocre to Western eyes, and so we probably underrate its prosperity. But if you are arriving from the Nigerian countryside you might be impressed by the tall buildings and road network and thus overrate the wealth of the place.
tourist  economy  personalaccount  Lagos  Nigeria  author:TylerCowen  Bloomberg  2016 
december 2016 by inspiral
The alternative city guide to Newcastle | Travel | The Guardian
A stubborn desire to make things happen in this great northern city has led to vibrant arts, food and drink scenes. Whether dining, drinking or dancing, the experience will come with real Geordie camaraderie
tourist  guide  Newcastle  Guardian  2016 
december 2016 by inspiral
10 top tips from our Moscow correspondent | Travel | The Guardian
The Russian capital is full of cultural high points, from galleries and parks to its restaurants, bars and baths. Our writer picks the must-sees plus his own favourites
tourist  guide  Russia  Moscow  Guardian  2016 
november 2016 by inspiral
10 of the best luxury hostels in Europe | Travel | The Guardian
It is possible to enjoy a budget city break without compromising on comfort and facilities, as this selection from a new guide by Kash Bhattacharya shows
hostel  accommodation  tourist  guide  Paris  Venice  Amsterdam  Berlin  Seville  StPetersburg  Prague  Porto  Ljubljana  Rome  Guardian  2016 
october 2016 by inspiral
Beirut’s art scene: a top 10 guide | Travel | The Guardian
As the city prepares for the Beirut Art Fair, we take a tour of new galleries, museums, shops and restaurants popping up in its bohemian neighbourhoods
tourist  guide  Beirut  Lebanon  Guardian  2016 
september 2016 by inspiral
Night tube: top 10 London clubs – chosen by the experts | Travel | The Guardian
London’s long-awaited night tube is a gift to the capital’s clubbers. As the Victoria and Central lines start a non-stop weekend service – with other lines to follow in the autumn – we asked the cream of London’s club scene to point us to the party
clubbing  London  guide  tourist  Guardian  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
Sunrise to sundown, Mumbai is a vegetarian’s paradise | Travel | The Guardian
Speciality dishes from all over India are showcased at the street food stalls and cafes of Mumbai. Here, food writer Meera Sodha spends a whirlwind 24 hours sampling as many vegetarian ‘greastest hits’ as she can
vegetarianism  food  restaurants  tourist  guide  Mumbai  India  Guardian  2016 
july 2016 by inspiral
61 Glimpses of the Future — Today’s Office — Medium
In the last five weeks I’ve travelled 7,000km overland through Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan’s GBAO region and China’s western provinces. After a year of working flat out the journey was part vacation, a desire to fill in few gaps of my knowledge of the region and a client assignment.
For those that don’t know, the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) is a remote, sparsely populated, mostly Pamiri, Kyrgyz-speaking region of Tajikistan. The home to the Pamir mountains, it has decent argument for calling itself the “the roof of the world”.
I thought about separating this list into tech & behaviour, but they’re way more interesting mixed together.
Without further ado:
China  Tajikistan  Kyrgizstan  Tibet  tourist  anthropology  personalaccount  author:JanChipchase  Medium  2016 
july 2016 by inspiral
The alt city guide to Manchester | Travel | The Guardian
Beyond the shiny, high-profile regeneration projects, independent, left-field Manchester is still thriving, as our guide to its vibrant bars, restaurants, music venues and creative arts scene proves
Manchester  tourist  guide  Guardian  2016 
july 2016 by inspiral
8 things I’ve learned since moving to San Francisco — Medium
From unpopular nicknames to disconcerting toilet design, here are some friendly words of warning for anyone arriving from outside of the USA
It’s been six months since I moved to San Francisco from London and it’s been wonderfully disorientating. While the language and weather make the city feel familiar, there are many aspects that seem either strange or completely alien to me as a Brit. Here’s a round-up of the most important* lessons I’ve learned so far.
SanFrancisco  review  personalaccount  tourist  author:OliviaSolon  Medium  2016 
april 2016 by inspiral
Why I love package holidays | Travel | The Guardian
Two weeks on a Greek island for £150 including flights? Don’t mind if I do, says Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, who’s addicted to package-holiday bargains. Plus the best websites to find them
tourist  holidays  packageholidays  guide  Guardian  2015 
december 2015 by inspiral
The best record shops in Europe – chosen by experts | Travel | The Guardian
The UK has been covered, so here musicians and record industry insiders choose their favourite European destinations for buying vinyl ... and just hanging out
music  recordstore  vinyl  Warsaw  Brussels  Copenhagen  Hamburg  Barcelona  Madrid  Dublin  Glasgow  Stockholm  Cologne  Belgrade  Amsterdam  tourist  Guardian  2015 
november 2015 by inspiral
Top 10 craft beer pubs in east London | Travel | The Guardian
Amid the waterways and warehouses of east London are the breweries and pubs that give the area its reputation as the epicentre of the UK craft beer movement
brewery  pub  London  Hackney  guide  tourist  Guardian  2015 
november 2015 by inspiral
Five of the best scenic bike rides in Wales | Travel | The Guardian
The back roads of Wales’ national parks make for stunning cycling routes. Jack Thurston picks five from his new book Lost Lanes Wales: 36 Glorious Bike, each with a downloadable route and GPX file
cycling  Wales  guide  tourist  author:JackThurston  Guardian  2015 
september 2015 by inspiral
The alternative city guide to Gothenburg, Sweden | Travel | The Guardian
The fourth in our series of guides to Europe’s alt cities takes us to Gothenburg, which has spruced up its once rundown neighbourhoods and reinvented itself to show off the best of cutting-edge Swedish design, food and music. Local people immersed in the city’s creative rebirth offer their highlights
Gothenburg  Sweden  tourist  guide  Guardian  2015 
august 2015 by inspiral
European Bikepacking Routes | gypsy by trade
Transiberia, Camino de Santiago, Camino del Norte, Transcantábrica, Via de la Plata
bikepacking  cycletouring  Europe  tourist  GypsybyTrade 
july 2015 by inspiral
Club culture: a guide to Bristol's nightlife by DJ Shanti Celeste | Travel | The Guardian
Bristol likes to party and DJ Shanti Celeste knows the best places to get your groove on. As the Red Bull Music Academy continues its UK tour of top clubbing cities, she gives us the lowdown on the West Country’s party capital
clubbing  music  tourist  guide  Bristol  Guardian  2015 
april 2015 by inspiral
Club culture: a guide to Glasgow's nightlife – by Optimo | Travel | The Guardian
In the first of a series of nightlife guides to coincide with the Red Bull Music Academy’s UK tour of top clubbing cities, JG Wilkes from DJ duo Optimo reveals the secrets and sounds of the Glasgow scene
Glasgow  tourist  clubbing  guide  Optimo  author:JGWilkes  Guardian  2015 
march 2015 by inspiral
Welcome | Road Trip - Discover Your America with Roadtrippers
While there’s no shortage of ways to plan a long trip by car, Roadtrippers makes it easy. You plug in your route, and the site will point out what you should do and see along the way. Roadtrippers caters to lots of interests, from sightseeing to eating, and includes curated descriptions of your path’s hidden gems. When you’re done planning, you can load the app on your phone for quick access from the road.
automotive  tourist  guide  roadtrip  USA  utility  Roadtrippers 
august 2014 by inspiral
Rides - Café du Cycliste
Nice, the home of Café du Cycliste, is a great base for exploring the Côte d'Azur and the Alpes Maritimes region. The city has a beach, world-class art galleries and hundreds of bars and restaurants, and it's easy to get out onto quiet scenic roads that will keep you exploring for weeks. Although it's the fifth-biggest city in France, it's easy to get in and out of Nice by bike, thanks to the seafront road and cycle path to the south and the hills to the north. If you want to climb out of town the quickest escape routes are via the Boulevard de la Madeleine or the Col de Bast. Also on the map is a selection of bike shops, including places to hire good road bikes. The city traffic can be hectic, but once you're on country roads, drivers are generally considerate, and the Tarmac is good. There are cafés and boulangeries in most villages, and many also have water fountains – we've included some on the map.
cycling  France  guide  tourist  CôtedAzur  Nice  AlpesMaritimes  CafeduCycliste 
june 2014 by inspiral
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