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Things to do in Madrid – Spain

It may come as a surprise to most people what it is actually like to live in Madrid. Most people not from here think it’s just like the rest of Spain; completely relaxed, leisurely, and everybody has siestas at lunch. However, that is not the case and at peak times it can be as busy …

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Things to do in Berlin – Germany

Berlin is one of the most historic and cultural cities in Europe. Everyone has heard of the Berlin Wall and Adolf Hitler’s acts in the city from the past 100+ years but now the city is known as one of the most welcoming and exciting cities that travelers return to visit every opportunity they get. …

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

Things to do in San Diego

California’s 2nd largest city is also the United States’ 8th largest. With 18 beautiful towns, plus incredible neighborhoods, it is renowned as America’s finest. You can never miss out on exploring some of your best activities around San Diego. It has pleasant weather with warm and cool days almost the entire year. The city is …

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Things to do in Cadiz – Spain

From all cities around Spain, Cádiz is just the icing on the cake! Being the oldest city in Europe, history is everywhere, as well as the sea, no matter where you look. I couldn’t be more delighted when I discovered this place. Friendly people, amazing food, beautiful places along the coast and the most important thing, …

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Things to do in Sydney – Australia

From all cities around Australia, Sydney is quite a gem! The city itself is modern and contemporary, full-on with technology, beautiful skyscrapers and a brand new light rail that goes all around it. Besides, we have the famous Sydney Harbour with the unique Sydney Opera House and the gigantic Harbour Bridge, I’m sure you know …

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This is my City / This is my City - Asia

Things to do in Qatar – UAE

Located in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar is one of the best countries to live life in with a lot of opportunities. I had lived in Qatar for the last ten years, and I love every single bit of it where my family and I can have a great time, great friends, and enjoy the …

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Things to do in Nafplio – Greece

Nafplio is admittedly one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. It is about an hour and a half drive from Athens, has tourist traffic all year round and many choices in accommodation, food, entertainment.

To get to know Nafplio, you need to leave the car. At the port, there is an ample outdoor municipal parking …

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Things to do in Belgrade -Serbia

Belgrade is the capital city of Serbia, a city with a very turbulent history, one of the oldest in Europe. The first settlements on the territory of Belgrade date back to 4,800 BC.

Emerging at the confluence of the Sava and the Danube, Belgrade has an extraordinary geographical position.

The rivers have divided the city into three …

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This is my City / This is my City - United Kingdom

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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