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Things to do in Manchester

There’s a lot of stuff going on in Manchester that is impossible to melt down in to one thing. Manchester is built on football, education, and honest northerners who have proved to have each other’s back on so many occasions. If you visit Manchester, the first thing you will notice is how welcoming the place …

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Things to do in Bracciano – Italy

Just go a few kilometers out of Rome to get out of the chaos of the capital and find yourself suddenly immersed in the countryside between nature and characteristic villages.

There are many beautiful places. Bracciano is a pretty town halfway between Rome and Viterbo. It is surrounded by history and nature, famous for its lake …

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Things to do in Podgorica – Montenegro

Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, resembles a teenager in its spirit: cheerful and pleasant to hang out with, but a little confused about its identity. It has difficulties in accepting and celebrating its past.

As the city has been destroyed to the ground several times over the centuries, the historical sights of Podgorica can hardly …

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Accounts and Observations of First Week in Mexico

This article is from the Travelodium archive and was first published in 2010

I had been staying at a place called ‘Mexico City Hostel’ on the street Republica de Brazil just north-west of the Zocalo (main square in downtown Mexico). The Hostel offered a few different combinations in the way of sleeping arrangements.

The cheapest of …

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Walking the Great Wall of China

This article is from the Travelodium archive and was first published in 2010.

As the mist dispersed and the snaking, seemingly endless form of the wall appeared I could almost see the Mongol hordes charging over the hills. And it wasn’t just the eerie weather that was making for such an atmospheric Great Wall experience – …

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Under the Sea with Pineapples, a Northern Okinawa Tour Tale

This article is from the Travelodium archive and was first published in 2010

On my first day in Okinawa, my friend and I had signed up for a bus tour of the Northern part of the Okinawa mainland The tour stopped at Ryukyu Mura, Cape Manzamo, Okashi Goten (a sweets shop), Ocean Expo Park, and Pineapple …

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This is my City / This is my City - Asia

Things to do in Kolkata – India

Kolkata, still popular by its former colonial name – Calcutta, is known as the ‘Cultural Capital’ of India. Once the headquarters of the British Indian empire, today, its soulful embodiment of culture, art, history, architecture, literature and the enthusiasm and cheery friendliness of its locals will melt visitor’s hearts for sure. Kolkata, the capital of …

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Teaching English in Rural Korea

Editor: From the Travelodium Archive this article was first published in 2009.

When we told our friends about our adopted hometown, they were horrified. “There’s no cinema! No nightclubs! Not even a museum! What on earth do you do for entertainment?” They were living in Seoul, possibly one of the world’s most hectic capitals. We on …

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Pyongyang – More Grey than Green

Editor: From the Travelodium Archive this article was first published in 2009.

It’s Sunday in Pyongyang – the day of 10,000 steps, when each citizen shuns wheels and takes to the streets on foot. The official line is that this is an eco-friendly initiative designed to help save petrol. The pessimistic (or perhaps realistic) view is …

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This is my City / This is my City - Europe

Things to do in Zagreb

Zagreb is a capital of Croatia. Located in the continental part of the country, underneath the Medvednica mountain, Zagreb is becoming more and more popular as a tourist destination.

The old city center and its historical buildings are a wonderful place to get lost in the crowd, or enjoy a relaxed afternoon in some of …

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Things to do in Manila

Manila, the Philippines’ capital city. It actually serves as the country’s center of economy, culture, education, and government. It is kind of a crowded city but composed mostly of the friendliest locals you will ever meet. We may consider that it does not always make the best and brightest news for the right reasons, but …

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This is my City / This is my City - North America

Things to do in Chicago – United States

Must Do

Any visitor to Chicago must go up into the Hancock Building (rather than the Sears Tower). The views are spectacular and instead of paying an admission fee, you can sit in the Lounge and enjoy a cocktail while gazing out at the city.

Chicago from the lake Source Flickr

What do you like best about your city?

Chicago has the perfect mix. We …

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This is my City / This is my City - South America

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Must do

Life in Rio revolves around the beach, and no visit to the cidade maravilhosa is complete without visiting the famous sands of Ipanema and Copacabana. On Sundays the beachside road is closed to traffic from Leblon, at the far end of Ipanema, to Leme, at the far end of Copacabana, allowing visitors to stroll …

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Things to do in Ioannina – Greece

Greece is a destination that satisfies both mountain and sea lovers. It has hundreds of islands, each with its unique beauty, but it’s also a country of many highland cities and villages, that will definetely amaze their visitor.

One of the mountainous cities, that usually doesn’t make it into the international travel guides, is the city …

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Things to do in Heraklion – Crete

Greece is a world-famous travel destination, that is host to millions of tourists every year. One of the country’s most visited destinations is the island of Crete.

Crete is the largest island in Greece, and it is known for the great bravery its inhabitants have shown, during critical times of history, thus the name “Levedogenna” which, …

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Things to do in Rome – Italy

Rome, known as the Eternal City, is a mix of captivating ancient ruins, inspiring art, vibrant picturesque streets, cuisine known for its delicious dishes and a lively atmosphere. And those who choose to visit Rome quickly understand why this is one of the most romantic and charismatic cities in the world.

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The historic centre of …

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Things to do in Custer – South Dakota

Custer is one of the small towns in South Dakota that everyone should travel to and explore. It is surrounded by the Black Hills National Forest, which has many great attractions. This town has various attractions, such as the Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Forest, the Jewel Cave National Monument, and Mount Rushmore.

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Visiting …

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Things to do in Los Gigantes – Tenerife

Los Gigantes is a town situated in the South West of Tenerife, the largest and most populated of the Canary Islands. The skyline is dominated by the “Acantildados” the “cliffs of the giants” that stand at an extremely impressive 500 meters above sea level. The Canary Islands are undoubtedly the warmest place in Europe winter, …

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Hotels in Sheffield – United Kingdom

Here is a short guide to the more popular hotels, bed and breakfast and backpacker accommodation in Sheffield. This certainly isn’t an extensive list but appears to be the most popular accommodation in the city.

I have tried to include mainly hotels that are close to the centre of the city which enables you to visit …

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Things to do in San Juan – Manila

I am always in love with my city; San Juan. It’s the best spot to live in you can ever think of. If anyone would ask me.

I will gladly enlighten you about my city town, San Juan- Manila. The San Juan you know is the capital of Puerto Rico, a well-known vacationer goal island in …

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Easy way to make 1000 Velocity Points

Plenty of people have got some extra time on their hands at the moment so why not make some quick Velocity Points. As for whether Virgin will be around to use them might be another story.

The way you can make these 1000 points is by signing up with e-Rewards and then completing one of their …

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Things to do in Bondi – Sydney

Everything you need to do and the places you will visit are nearby, the city, the Harbour and the beaches all within 5 K and accessible by bus, train and ferry. Sydney is Australia’s second oldest city, and East Sydney is one of the first settlements, the architecture was made up of lots of cramped …

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How to use Public Transport in Adelaide

The public transport system in Adelaide is divided into 3 parts.

TramBuses plus the O-Bahn systemTrains

Buying Tickets

To buy a ticket for the tram, train or bus system (you use the same tickets for all systems) you need to buy it from a newsagent where you see the Adelaide Metro sign or at the Adelaide Train Station.

You …

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Things to do in Tenerife – Spain

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the western Canary Islands. A small but captivating city filled with culture, history, and entertainment. Santa Cruz is a coastal city located in the middle-top eastern side of Tenerife. Its port constantly welcomes many visitors from cruise ships and connections with other islands.

The Canary Islands themselves have become …

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