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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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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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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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Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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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 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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Things to do in Rhodes – Greece

Greece – the country of democracy, history and culture. Known, mainly, for its islands, Greece is a worldwide destination for travelers of all ages and certainly for every “taste”, with more than 100 inhabited islands to explore. Following this cliche’, Rodos (or Rhodes), is an island in southwest Greece, close to the marine borders with …

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Things to do in Swakopmund – Namibia

NAMIBIA – many people have never even heard of this place. It is a big desert country located in Southwest Africa. Us locals like to think of Namibia as a hidden treasure in this big world. You probably read “desert” and “Africa” and now you’re wondering why on earth you should travel here. Well, I’ll …

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Things to do in Thessaloniki – Greece

Greece, is undeniably one of the most famous travel destinations worldwide. It provides the traveler with unique landscapes and experiences. Although Greece is mostly famous for its islands, there are also mainland cities showing absolutely no lack of beauty.

Thessaloniki, is the second largest city of Greece (following Athens) and is known as the co-capital among …

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Things to do in Pittsburgh

Don’t worry if you’re not sure what to do while travelling to Pittsburgh.

Just because it’s not as infamous as Chicago or NYC, doesn’t mean it isn’t a fun, exciting city which is bound to take you by surprise. The truth is there’s something for just about anyone in this sports-loving, historic, nature-filled, artful Steel …

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Things to do in Kowloon – Hong Kong

Kowloon is one of the major administrative towns in Hong kong. It is economically empowered and it has lots to offer especially for tourists. It is known for its high number of a skyscraper. The UN Department for human development ranked Hong Kong as the fourth developed city. Therefore, most tourists are finding it worthwhile …

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Top tourist attractions in Bahrain

Bahrain is a tiny island in the Persian Gulf,
located off the east coast of Saudi Arabia. It was perhaps the first Gulf State
to open its doors to tourism and expatriates. Originally Bahrain was dependent
on pearl and fishing trade due to the shallow waters that surround the shores,
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