This is my City / This is my City - Asia

Things to do in Qatar

Located near the United Arab Emirates, Qatar is one of the best countries to live 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 weather. …

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This is my City / This is my City - Europe

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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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 40 kilometers out of Rome to get out of the chaos of the capital and you find yourself suddenly immersed in the countryside between nature and character laden 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 …

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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

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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

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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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This is my City / This is my City - Europe

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.

The main things to do in Heraklion include:

visit the past at the Heraklion Archeological Museum.for history buffs check out Castello del Molo.go church hopping visit Cathedral of St Minas …

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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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