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Best Bars in Key West

Best Bars in Key West

Drinking is a way of life in Key West. Whether you want a perfectly poured Guinness or would rather sip frozen rum runners while watching the sun set, the Southern Most City has everything to offer. This guide will help you find the most popular bars and hidden local favorites on Duval Street and off the beaten...
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Parisian Must-Visit Cafés Guide

Parisian Must-Visit Cafés Guide

Paris is home to thousands of cafes; there is a café on practically every street corner you turn, in every square you stumble across, on every boulevard you stroll along. The age-old Parisian tradition of sitting around at rickety tables and shooting back espressos is a fundamental part of everyday life here. So yes, it’s easy to find a café in Paris, but it’s not always easy to find a good...
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Gastronomic Tour of Lima

Gastronomic Tour of Lima

Peruvian cuisine reflects a rich cultural and geographical diversity. During half a millennium of fusion, flavors from Europe, Africa, and Asia have mingled with Incan fare. Perú’s approximately 90 microclimates produce a startling repertoire of ingredients, many unique to Peruvian soil. A line-up of ace Peruvian chefs, headed by celebrity chef Gastón Acurio, has moved Peruvian food into the...
Frankfurt's Best Authentic Restaurants

Frankfurt's Best Authentic Restaurants

Frankfurt is a dynamic and popular city located right in the center of western Europe. More than 10,000 people move to Frankfurt every year; over the past decades, it has become a highly international city -- about half of all children born here had non-German parents. Being the main hub for the financial industries, and having the largest airport in Germany, Frankfurt is a city of jobs and of...
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Eclectic Bars of Tokyo

Eclectic Bars of Tokyo

Time to tap glasses and share laughs in Tokyo, a city of wondrous variety! In this app is an insider's guide to attractive drinking bars, and places nearby that are worthy experiences (theatres, shrines, shopping districts, etc). Each bar has been carefully chosen throughout this endless city, which offer unique vibes for all types of people. From a classic Japan ambience to an underground...
Places to Eat Local Food in Mumbai

Places to Eat Local Food in Mumbai

As its said, in a city like Mumbai, anybody wanting a good meal any time of the day, there’s always a rush and a stomach will always be fed. Whether its a quick bite or to indulge yourself, there is a plethora of tastes and flavours, 24/7, vying to satiate your taste buds. Multifaceted, contrasting and in constant pursuit, the city of Mumbai is constantly moving and so is the food, which acts as...
Milan's Fashion Restaurants & Bars

Milan's Fashion Restaurants & Bars

Milan is a city well known for luxurious fashion and shopping. With this guide your designer experience doesn't have to end at the stores and boutiques. Almost every major Italian fashion house (as well as a few foreign ones) has entered the food, beverage, or hospitality businesses in Milan, bringing tourists and locals alike the ultimate fashion experiences in dining, drinking and clubbing....
Florence's Pub Guide

Florence's Pub Guide

Florence, the city of art and beauty has no problem in mastering the art of the nightlife as well. Local pubs are very popular and appreciated among the Florentines and the tourists. Locals and native English speakers that study or live in the city cannot wait to welcome tourists in their cozy circle of friends and show them a great night time around. Most of them are easy to find and they are all...
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The Seafood Mile, Hong Kong

The Seafood Mile, Hong Kong

Cheung Chau is one of a cluster of Islands off the coast of Hong Kong. It has a fishing harbor to the front, which is lit up at night with tiny green, blue and white boat lights. The harbor is overlooked by many restaurants and street food can be bought from many vendors, who line up throwing an array of aromas into your senses as you pass them by. With Cheung Chau being a fishing harbor, you can...
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Buffets & Vegas Favorites

Buffets & Vegas Favorites

In 1941, Thomas Hull, the man behind the Strip’s first hotel the El Rancho Vegas, realized that even though he might lose a few dollars by offering an “all you can eat” buffet,” the reward of funneling thousands of hungry gamblers through his casino to get to the buffet would more than pay itself. He was right, and like any successful venture in Vegas, every hotel and casino adopted the...
Best Coffee Shops in Seattle

Best Coffee Shops in Seattle

Explore Seattle’s top coffee shops to get a real sense of the eclectic and culturally diverse caffeine buzzed city. Whether you desire a chic downtown coffee café with lots of windows and swanky décor or a dark coffee shop with mix-matched furniture, strong espresso, free wireless and lots of work room, this guide will help you find that perfect Seattle coffee...
Roman Gelaterias

Roman Gelaterias

For ice cream lovers and dabblers this guide is a treasure chest of Rome’s best gelato shops. There are gelaterias everywhere. Many visitors to Rome only have a few days to explore the city. You owe it to yourself to make the most of your time and find the gelato locals eat. Often the authentic stuff is just around the corner from a tourist trap. Why not take the recommendation of someone who...
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Pubs in Edinburgh New Town

Pubs in Edinburgh New Town

A guide to the pubs that make up the area that is called Edinburgh's New Town. A description about what you can expect from each of the locations in the directory. A fantastic directory if you are a tourist or even a...
Liverpool Pubs

Liverpool Pubs

In this fantastic city is a great selection of bars and pubs to have a drink or two. This directory can help you decide on where to go. Choose which part of the city you would like a drink then take it from...
Laguna Beach Restaurants

Laguna Beach Restaurants

Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Laguna Beach each year to enjoy the art festivals, plays, the prettiest coastline in Southern California, and the very best cuisine Orange County has to offer. This guide lists restaurants comprising Laguna's best and favorite establishments: diners, sushi bars, traditional, pizza, classic, and a few modern bistros. We also spotlight 6 must-sample...
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NY Villages Best Tea and Coffee

NY Villages Best Tea and Coffee

This is a guide to the best tea and coffee shops and houses in the East, West, Washington Square and Greenwich Villages of Manhattan. None of these are chains, so tourists looking to avoid Starbucks can find sanctuary in this app. All of these run the gamut between W and E 14th Streets, and down 1st to 8th Avenues, but not further than Houston...
Los Angeles Wi-Fi Cafes

Los Angeles Wi-Fi Cafes

Need to find free wireless connection AND a great cup of coffee? These charming cafes, hot-spots and writers’ hang-outs are scattered across LA but catalogued by neighborhood. These indie cafes cater to screenwriters, students and tourists who want to set up camp with their laptops for a few hours to write that book, take a meeting, or check email. Included: hours, the vibe, food, noise level,...
Best Thing I Ever Ate-LA!

Best Thing I Ever Ate-LA!

I love food. You love food too. And because we’re foodies, we want every meal to be as good as if it were our last. So for those few times us foodies sit at a table and unexpectedly strike gold, we must remember, honor and share that memorable meal. Here is a list of affordable LA area culinary creations that forever linger on this...
Amsterdam's Oldest Pubs

Amsterdam's Oldest Pubs

Amsterdam is a stunningly beautiful city, steeped in history, with hidden treasures and fascinating tales practically around every corner. Like all marvelous cities, Amsterdam has its share of dining and drinking establishments from the modern to the ancient. This guide will assist you in exploring some of the oldest pubs and bars that The Venice of the North has to...
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Sunset, Dinner & Drinks of Sarasota

Sunset, Dinner & Drinks of Sarasota

There is nothing like watching the sun set over the beautiful Gulf of Mexico on Lido Beach in Sarasota Florida. Once the sun sets the fun begins at several great restaurants. Whether you want dinner, nightlife or both St. Armands Circle will not...
Boston's Marblehead Eateries

Boston's Marblehead Eateries

With such a diverse variety of dining cuisines and styles, the little town of Marblehead has something to satisfy every budget and culinary palate. You won't find any neon here, none is allowed in town and there are no fast food or drive-thrus establishments either. Most are quaint and welcoming and usually owner operated. All are within easy walking distance of the town square and most...
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Lunch in South Bethlehem

Lunch in South Bethlehem

South Bethlehem features the most variety of restaurants in the Lehigh Valley. From ethnic to organic fresh cuisine, one can find a wonderful meal to suit any budget. South Bethlehem, once home to immigrants of over fifty different nationalities, was known for the enticing cooking aromas that emanating from their homes. Today, these old recipes are still used in local restaurants. In addition,...
Divine Artisan Chocolates in San Francisco

Divine Artisan Chocolates in San Francisco

San Francisco is home to the most delicious artisan chocolates! From the historic Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory to New American TCHO chocolates, there are many local chocolate boutiques and factories to visit where you might be treated to a few samples. From exotic flavors such as lavender-walnut and chili-orange-cinnamon confections to mango-basil pates de fruit dipped in chocolate ganache and...
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Coffee & Cake in Manchester

Coffee & Cake in Manchester

Heading up Oldham Street from Picadilly Gardens you arrive at The Northern Quarter; the ‘cool’ part of Manchester, think Brooklyn, Shoreditch, Le Marais; trendy young things with fancy haircuts frequent the coffee houses, boutique and vintage shops during the day and the bars once night-time strikes. This is the area where creative folk have gathered, and there is a great atmosphere, and buzz...
Vegetarian Dining in Paris

Vegetarian Dining in Paris

The French have a great respect for fresh and organic produce but France isn’t famous for its vegetarian food. That’s why it’s a good idea for vegetarian travelers in Paris to be prepared. This guide gives you places that serve vegetarian food and are located across the city. The guide includes detailed walking maps with GPS locators as well as the closest Metro stop. You will find places...
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Authentic Japanese Dining in Tokyo

Authentic Japanese Dining in Tokyo

Tokyo is home to literally a million eating places, so finding a truly authentic Japanese style restaurant with an English language menu can be rather tricky. We have compiled a list of easy to find Japanese style restaurants covering a range of culinary specialties to make your taste-buds tingle with delight. Whether you are looking for noodles, Tempura or Shabu-shabu there'll be a place for...
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Bars of De Pijp, Amsterdam

Bars of De Pijp, Amsterdam

Sitting to the south of the Centrum (city centre) De Pijp area of Amsterdam is a fascinating mixture of trendy urbanites, students, immigrants and Amsterdammers. De Pijp has a long history as the Bohemian part of town, which is reflected in the different cafés of the area. There truly is something for all here. This is a directory of a cross section of bars in the area and goes from the unique...
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Milan’s Best Pastry Shops

Milan’s Best Pastry Shops

Are you looking to satisfy your sweet tooth with genuine, locally-made Italian pastries and drink real “espresso”? This guide covers the best pastry shops/cafes in Milan, the capital of fashion and excellent northern Italian food. Places where one can drink coffee or tea and eat some of the great pastry specialties Milan has to offer. We’ll visit shops specializing in many varieties of...
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Best Food in Kreuzberg, Berlin

Best Food in Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg is known for having great cheap, street food, particularly of the Middle Eastern variety. On almost every corner you can find a kebab or falafel shop, although the trick is knowing which to choose! While you can typically get a good, tasty wrap for €2.50-4, the quality, quantity and content can vary quite significantly, not always in accordance with price. Would you prefer a simple...
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Best Cafes in Kreuzberg, Berlin

Best Cafes in Kreuzberg, Berlin

Traditionally, you may expect the cafes around Kottbusser Tor and throughout Kreuzberg to be dominated by ethnic Turks, particularly men, in rooms that do much to resemble the cafes of Istanbul. More recently, however, the ethnically Turkish and Arab communities that have typically inhabited Kreuzberg have been joined by a massive influx of foreigners from western Europe, across the Pacific and...
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Best Bars in Kreuzberg, Berlin

Best Bars in Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg and "Kreuzkölln" - the area where Kreuzberg and Neukölln meet, mostly along the canal in east Kreuzberg and north of Sonnenallée in Neukölln - has a constantly and rapidly evolving bar culture that makes it one of the trendiest alternative evening and nightlife spots in Berlin. The new spots draw lots of hip youngsters, both Germans and ausländer (foreigners). In general,...
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Sweet Shops of Milan

Sweet Shops of Milan

This guide will undoubtably make your trip to Milan a sweet one. Most locations are in the city centre, whilst others are set in older headquarters, that boast incredible landmarks and hidden beauties. Milan is habitually associated to fashion and business but has some exquisite examples of art history and architecture along with an important tradition in the making of sweet gourmandise. This city...
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Coffee Scene in Paris

Coffee Scene in Paris

Discovering the best coffee and cafes in Paris can be difficult. The city is filled to the brim with brasseries and cafes, but very few offer the Anglophone standard of a good cup of coffee. This is a guide to inform tourists and Parisians alike of the new and somewhat established cafes in Paris providing the best coffee available. The lacking qualities in taste of French coffee drinks can be...
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Authentic Singaporean Food

Authentic Singaporean Food

Food is a national passion for Singaporeans. Locals think and talk about food incessantly, often thinking nothing of travelling for miles across the island and queuing for hours just to taste one of their favourite dishes. Singaporeans abroad will bemoan being parted from their favourite foods, much of which is simple but delicious street food sold from the island’s many humble food centres and...
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Milan's Best Aperitivo Venues

Milan's Best Aperitivo Venues

Apéritifs usually are alcoholic drinks that are normally served before a meal. But in Milan the Aperitivo can actually become a fun, cheap (but not unchic) dinner with friends or (in a romantic venue) with a date. The all-you-can-eat formula allows you to buy just one drink and serve yourself with food as long as you like. After a hard day's work there's nothing better than having...
Best Cafés and Coffee Houses of Berlin

Best Cafés and Coffee Houses of Berlin

Cafes have a certain refinery and elegance that pubs lack; there is a mellowness that is rarely found in bars and clubs, and an ease and tranquillity that is not to be found in restaurants with their steaming kitchens, heavy plates, clattering cutlery, constant complaints and corrections and, ‘I’ll just check with chef …’ The first coffee houses were found in the Ottoman Empire, but...
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Florence's Tasty Coffee Shop Guide

Florence's Tasty Coffee Shop Guide

The caffe scene throughout Italy is an important factor of everyday life. People will pop in to their favorite bar on their way to work for a quick espresso breakfast with a pastry, they’ll grab a slice of pizza for lunch or drop by for an aperitivo before dining out and take a peaceful digestivo on the way home. For the tourist too, the caffe is central. Here you can find a refreshing drink, a...
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Best Bars in Madrid

Best Bars in Madrid

Madrid, the third largest city in Western Europe, is packed with an eclectic mix of bars that offer a scene for every style. In Spain’s Capital city, alcohol flows without end. Just take a walk down the streets of this vibrant city, and it seems as if every other building is a café or bar offering tinto de verano, a wine cocktail, or Mahou, the local beer. From traditional Spanish tapas and...
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Paris: Best Food Markets

Paris: Best Food Markets

That image you have in your head of Parisians strolling through a colourful market with a basket under their arm, chatting to vendors, and picking up the freshest produce, is pretty accurate. Most Parisians visit their local market at least once a week to stock up on the finest fruit, vegetables, cheeses, and cured meats that the city has to offer. When you first visit Paris, it can be difficult...
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Athens Coffee & Meze Culture

Athens Coffee & Meze Culture

While in Athens it is immediately noticeable that the local cafe culture thriving. Through this directory you will get a chance to visit very different establishments, ranging from "kafenia", to hip, modern coffee shops and get first hand experience of the diversity of contemporary Greek culture. Food and coffee are favorite local pass-times, and there is no better way in the...
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Enjoying Onces in Bogota

Enjoying Onces in Bogota

Elevenses, on the surface, seem to be a particularly British tradition, a break for something light and sweet between breakfast and lunch, a time to gossip, a time to catch up, a time just to be. Lo and behold, Colombia somewhere along the line adapted this tradition in a particularly Latin fashion. From 11 in the morning, elevenses in Colombia got translated to 5 in the afternoon. The mid meal...
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Popular Palermo Restaurants, Buenos Aires

Popular Palermo Restaurants, Buenos Aires

Although many visitors tend to think that Argentina is a meat and potatoes country, the rich cultural heritage from Italy, Spain, Portugal, and other European countries provide a veritable smorgasboard of dining options. Palermo is the barrio in Buenos Aires often referred to as 'The Restaurant Capital of Buenos Aires' because it seems as though there is a restaurant on every street...
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Pub Crawl of Toulouse

Pub Crawl of Toulouse

There are some really great little pubs in Toulouse. This guide helps you find a few of the local favourites, one pint after the other. Discover good craic at Mulligans and The Killarney; be amazed at what's on tap at Bar l'Ancienne Belgique and Bar La Tireuse; and put the English back in France with a game of darts at The George and Dragon Pub and The Melting Pot...
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Nagoya Station Pub Crawl

Nagoya Station Pub Crawl

This crawl takes you through the centre of Nagoya, locally known as Mei Eki. This is a very cosmopolitan area where drunken salary-men rub shoulders with drunken gaijin. On this list is a selection of different British pubs and bars, just in case you’re hankering for a Guinness and a decent spot to watch the...
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Fushimi - Sakae Pub Crawl of Nagoya

Fushimi - Sakae Pub Crawl of Nagoya

This crawl runs through Fushimi and Sakae, the down town area of Nagoya. It is a real mixed bag and every establishment has a different vibe and (more importantly) menu. All of the bars are gaijin friendly and each would be a decent place to have a...
Belgian Beer Tour of Brussels

Belgian Beer Tour of Brussels

Belgium is world-renowned for its beers and Brussels is the best city to sample the huge variety of flavors. We'll show you the best places to buy them and to drink them. We'll even show you a family brewery where the liquid gold is produced right in front of your eyes! This tour is meant for both the uninitiated and fans of beer. So if you are looking for a souvenir or want to know the...
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Chocolate Indulgence Tour of Melbourne

Chocolate Indulgence Tour of Melbourne

Melbourne has a reputation for cafés and fine restaurants, and lately a chocolate fever has taken over the city. This tour takes you through the alleyways and arcades of the city center whilst stopping at selected chocolate indulgence points. Take your senses on a unique experience through six of the best chocolate bars and shops. Become a Chocoholic and enjoy the sweetest day of your...
Knees-up Bar Tour, Zwolle

Knees-up Bar Tour, Zwolle

The city of Zwolle is, as yet, an undiscovered kingdom of fantastic bars and cafés varying from traditional and cosy Dutch watering holes to glitzy and glamorous cocktail joints. Being a student town, Zwolle has much to offer the young traveller seeking to party with the locals. As there are relatively few tourists at anytime of year, you can be one of the first to get a true sense of what real...
Bars of San Telmo, Buenos Aires

Bars of San Telmo, Buenos Aires

With its cobbled streets, colonial era buildings and vibrant music and art scene, San Telmo is a great place to soak up the eclectic nature of Buenos Aires’ nightlife. The area boasts dozens of bars and cafes, with some of the city’s oldest lying next to the more modern. Indeed, San Telmo contains many of Buenos Aires 'Bar Notables', a title given by the city government to cafes and...
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The Epic Toronto Pub Crawl

The Epic Toronto Pub Crawl

There is no better way to see Toronto’s many different neighborhoods and get a literal taste of the Distillery District, the Esplanade, downtown, the Entertainment District and Yorkville. Plus you’ll learn a little about the bar and get its highlights at your fingertips so you’ll be in the know when it comes to ordering the house specialty. So here's to the best night you'll never...
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A Taste of Oaxaca

A Taste of Oaxaca

Mexican food is world famous but what most people do not know is most of that distinctly Mexican food comes from Oaxaca. Many famous chefs come to this city to study the art of Mexican cuisine, including top chef Susana Trilling who now calls Oaxaca her home. This tour highlights the best Oaxaca has to off from food markets, to a tortillaria, restaurants, mezcal and...
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Pubs and Clubs of Oaxaca

Pubs and Clubs of Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a very artistic city, full of musicians and artists trying to get their revolutionary message out. It has a few salsa joints but Oaxaquenos would rather be heard. There are some fantastic funky little pubs that have live music or even at times poetry readings. Later on in the night you can check out live bands in night clubs or reggeaton in sweaty clubs that pour onto the...
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NYC Beer Tour

NYC Beer Tour

There are many great places to drink in New York City. Still, discerning connoisseurs are likely to find themselves awash in a sea of mediocre beer without first gaining a proper lay of the beer land. For those whose curiosity and taste buds urge them to venture beyond ubiquitious draft staples like Guiness or Stella Artois hop aboard, this tour is for...
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Bar Tour of Lower East Side, New York City

Bar Tour of Lower East Side, New York City

The Lower East Side has been described the most livable neighborhood in NYC. Unique and dynamic, LES has boutique shops, cafes and restaurants alongside great bars and museums.In this historic neighborhood, residents strive to preserve its roots. Here, you can find young professionals who challenge the norm through cuisine, mixology, and ideology. With “Bar Tour of the Lower East Side”, you...
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Best Bars in Gulfport, FL

Best Bars in Gulfport, FL

Though Gulfport, FL is referred to as "Mayberry with a liquor license," this small community nestled between St. Petersburgh and Tampa has a happening bar scene. This quaint town offers everything from beer pong tournaments and karaoke to quiet cocktails on outside porches and...
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Madrid´s Latin Quarter Tapas

Madrid´s Latin Quarter Tapas

This app is a description of bars and cafeterias of tapas and pinchos in the Latin Quarter of Madrid. Tapas and pinchos are generally bar snacks and finger foods, with pinchos generally originating from the Basque Country. The custom of tapas and pinchos-eating refers to eating at the bar, sometime standing, and not at the table where service fees are...
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One Day Walking Tour of Iasi: Glimpse into The Romanian History

One Day Walking Tour of Iasi: Glimpse into The Romanian History

The university city of Iași is quite often, and deservedly so, referred to as the "cultulral capital" of Romania. Located in the eastern part of the country, it was indeed once capital of the vast Moldavia region around which the unified kingdom of Romania was eventually formed in the mid 19th century. It is therefore seemed only logical to me to start a day tour of Iasi – renowed for...
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16 Unique Russian Things to Seek in St. Petersburg

16 Unique Russian Things to Seek in St. Petersburg

The "cradle of two revolutions", St. Petersburg bears cultural and historic significance for Russia that is hard to overestimate. Perhaps, nearly every stone in the downtown part of the city breathes history and can qualify as a memorable souvenir, although picking up them for such purpose is hardly a good idea. Especially, given the abundance of other things - just as representative of...
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Traveler's Choice: 15 Norwegian Gifts from Oslo

Traveler's Choice: 15 Norwegian Gifts from Oslo

The Norwegians are strict about gift making and believe that each gift must be equaled with a return one. For this reason, public holidays and birthdays are a very serious business in Norway, with everyone making and receiving gifts. In the spirit of this tradition, you might want to treat your dear ones back home with some tasteful, typically Norwegian presents to mark a special occasion or just...
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7 Ultimately Austrian Foods to Taste in Vienna

7 Ultimately Austrian Foods to Taste in Vienna

Once the center of the vast Hapsburg Empire, stretched from France in the West to Russia in the East, Austria has embraced many ethnic influences in its cuisine over the course of centuries. Many of the country's distinctive dishes reflect its multinational heritage. Coffee culture, for example, the inseparable part of the Viennese tradition, was introduced by the Turkish army invading...
Traveler's Guide to Top Ukrainian Gifts from Kiev

Traveler's Guide to Top Ukrainian Gifts from Kiev

In recent years, Ukraine has made the news rather distant from welcoming tourism. Still, despite some controversial publicity, the country - for the most part - continues normal life and retains its traditional hospitality. There are quite a few things in Kiev, distinctively Ukrainian, that a traveler would be happy to discover and bring home as a gift to remember... just like the ones listed in...
Food & Drink "Big 10" for Barcelona

Food & Drink "Big 10" for Barcelona

In the countries like Spain, food is a national heritage and cultural attraction in its own right. The latter is even more true of Catalonia in general and Barcelona in particular. Presented here are the 10 staples of Catalan food tradition, missing which would be a gastronomical...
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18 Uniquely Cuban Trip Mementos from Havana

18 Uniquely Cuban Trip Mementos from Havana

Rum, cigars and revolution have been, perhaps, at least until recently, the three most popular exports from Cuba. Luckily, with the embargo lifted (or soon to be lifted), those traveling to the U.S. might soon be able to pick up some of these (with the exception of revolution, perhaps) on their way from Havana. Apart from the big three, there are quite a few other things worth considering as a...
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19 Greek-Made Products to Bring from Athens

19 Greek-Made Products to Bring from Athens

A cradle of European civilization, Greece, in general, and Athens, in particular, have long been - from the days of the Roman Empire up until present - the lure for travelers and history buffs seeking to find and bring home something memorable. Today's Athens (much as its ancient self) offers a lot to choose from in terms of trip mementos. Here are some of the ideas worth considering when...
16 Unique Products from Luxembourg to Take Home

16 Unique Products from Luxembourg to Take Home

Let alone their products, what does the rest of the world know or hear, in general, about Luxembourg other than the Duke of Luxembourg or Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Garden) which is in Paris after all? Unless you live nearby (France, Germany or Belgium) and have frequently visited the country, you would need a great deal of advice to know where to look in search of a memorable...
16 Old & New Things to Buy in Jerusalem

16 Old & New Things to Buy in Jerusalem

Modern day Jerusalem is a mosaic of neighborhoods, reflecting different historical periods, cultures, and religions. The influx of repatriates in recent years has made the cultural and artisanal scene of the city even more colourful and diverse. To find your way through Jerusalem's intricate maze of shops and outdoor markets (shuks) in search of a memorable, authentic thing, and at a...
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12 Traditional Japanese Foods to Taste in Tokyo

12 Traditional Japanese Foods to Taste in Tokyo

Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Tokyo is complete without tasting the authentic, Tokyo-made Japanese food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Tokyo to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying some of the local culinary...
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15 Made In New York Trip City Mementos to Take Home

15 Made In New York Trip City Mementos to Take Home

In keeping with the song, one might think that, if they can make it in New York City, they can make it anywhere. Well, not always... Some of the things made in New York City aren't made anywhere else, and you'll definitely want to try or keep at least some of them to prolong your NYC experience. Whether you're a no-nonsense sophisticated urban lady, a soft-touch metro-sexual, a...
15 Purely Canadian Products to Explore in Toronto

15 Purely Canadian Products to Explore in Toronto

Toronto may well not be the whole Canada, but no Canada is whole without Toronto! By far too many things, quintessentially Canadian, associate with this bustling city, from Niagara Falls to Ice Hockey to... to mention but a few. To mention them all, check out the list of some not-to-be-missed Canadian products presented herein and enjoy your Toronto trip to the...
Traveler's Choice of 13 Unique Products from Riga

Traveler's Choice of 13 Unique Products from Riga

Reemerged after regained independence in the early 1990s, Latvia is anxious to reveal its beauty to the outside world. The country's capital Riga is a good showroom for the country's cultural riches and traditions. Here's the list of the unique Latvian products to look for while in...
Souvenir Shopping Guide: 16 Italian Goods Worth Buying in Milan

Souvenir Shopping Guide: 16 Italian Goods Worth Buying in Milan

Needless to say much about Milan and the things the city is famous for. From fashion and luxury to football and Berlusconi, the list is long. Still, some of the distinctively Milanese items may pass unnoticed to the eye of a stranger, if not caringly pointed in the right direction by a knowledgeable local. The presented here shares some insider knowledge on the things of distinction to look for in...
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Gifts from London: 20 Inspirational Ideas for Travellers

Gifts from London: 20 Inspirational Ideas for Travellers

Most visitors to London consider shopping as part of the must-do London experience. From street markets to Victorian arcades and from snobbish Sloane Square to busy Oxford Street, there are a host of shops selling items which typically depict this vibrant city. Whether you are shopping for souvenirs for yourself or gift for friends, here are a few ideas to give you some great...
15 South African Trip Mementos from Johannesburg

15 South African Trip Mementos from Johannesburg

One of the most fascinating cities in Africa, Johannesburg is a showroom for all things South African - a mixture of native and European trends, deeply rooted in local habits and traditions. To find your way around many of the delights Jo'burg has to offer and to pick up some as a remembrance of your South African adventure, check out the list of the most notable local products worth...
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15 Hong Kong Products A Traveller Shouldn't Miss

15 Hong Kong Products A Traveller Shouldn't Miss

The image of Hong Kong has been much popular with tourists since the late 1960s-early 70s, in large part due to the Bruce Lee movies, and has remained so after the city was ceded back to China in 1997. Still, despite such popularity, there're quite a few things, originally made in Hong Kong, that an outsider simply wouldn't know about, and would definitely regret to have missed. To make...
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Souvenir Shopping Guide: 16 Unique Products to Buy in Florence

Souvenir Shopping Guide: 16 Unique Products to Buy in Florence

Compared to other Italian "grands" like Rome, Venice, or Milan, Florence is relatively less-known to an outsider for any local products, save, perhaps, Florentine mosaics and Fiorentina FC. Fortunately, there are tonnes of locally-originated things that this Italian city is rightfully proud of. Knowledgeable insider will tell you, or best, study this list and see for...
20 Travel Mementos to Bring Home from Las Vegas

20 Travel Mementos to Bring Home from Las Vegas

You may have kept on the run, had some fun in Las Vegas and, unless it cost you the very last dime, you might want to pick up something memorable to bring home, other than a handful of uncashed casino chips. In fact, you might as well be surprised to know there is something else in Vegas, apart from the chips, worth picking up. To find out what exactly, check out the list of 20 Vegas-produced...
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Traveler's Guide: Buying Swiss-Made Products in Zurich

Traveler's Guide: Buying Swiss-Made Products in Zurich

Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city, and although it may feel like a bustling metropolis, the tranquil essence of the Alps flows fervently through the lively cobblestone streets, the buzzing train station, and the frenzied designer boutiques. Most shops in downtown Zurich open at 9 am and close at 8 pm during the week. Souvenir and chocolate shops, along with the shops located in the main train...
Washington DC: 16 Ideas for Traveler's Shopping

Washington DC: 16 Ideas for Traveler's Shopping

The capital of the United States is an attraction in its own right and many things that have originated here or in the nearby areas are of great cultural and historic significance. To decide which of them can make for an ideal souvenir for you to bring home, check out the proposed list of local items to help you memorize your trip to Washington,...
Top 15 Polish Goods to Discover in Warsaw

Top 15 Polish Goods to Discover in Warsaw

A country with a great deal of taste and turbulent history, Poland has a lot to offer those with the eyes to see and mouth to savor. And Warsaw is, perhaps, the best place to find all things Polish brought together. Here's the list of the most distinctive Polish goods, caringly drawn by a knowledgeable insider, craving to be discovered by a first-timer in Eastern...
16 Trip Mementos to Pick Up in Vienna

16 Trip Mementos to Pick Up in Vienna

Vienna stool, Viennese schnitzel, Viennese waltz, Vienna sausage, Viennese apple strudel... There's so much Vienna to it, that you might think you've heard it all. Luckily, chances are that you haven't and there's much more in store left to be discovered about this fascinating city. Here's the list of other distinctively Viennese items that make for an ideal memento to be...
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15 Unique Products to Bring Home from Venice

15 Unique Products to Bring Home from Venice

Venice has been a tourist mecca for over a century now, with millions of visitors flocking in every year to see this unique place on the face of the Earth. Many, if not all, of these people seek to obtain something memorable as a token of their stay in this city. By far, not all of them know which things are considered purely Venetian and how to tell a "real McCoy" from a cheap dud. The...
16 Distinctively Canadian Products to Seek in Vancouver

16 Distinctively Canadian Products to Seek in Vancouver

British Columbia, in general, and Vancouver, in particular, are among the top Canadian destinations worth being explored. The amalgam of aboriginal and western cultures, Vancouver is a treasure trove of distinctively Canadian delights that are not found anywhere else. Most of these items make for an ideal gift to take home and can be found easily with the help of this...
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Tunisian Shopping: 15 Items for Avid Traveler

Tunisian Shopping: 15 Items for Avid Traveler

A historic crossroads of many civilizations and influences, - Berber, Spanish, French, - Tunisia is a treasure trove of mementos waiting for a knowledgeable traveler to be picked up. The Medina market of Tunis (the capital city) is one of the best places to shop for local handcrafts. To help yourself with a choice, study the presented list of 15 most distinctive local...
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Souvenir Shopping Guide: 18 Japanese Items to Pick Up in Tokyo

Souvenir Shopping Guide: 18 Japanese Items to Pick Up in Tokyo

The list of the delights of Tokyo is long and being exposed to just some of them, at some point, can make one addicted (just as the Charles Winchester III character from the M.A.S.H. series). Still, you can always "prolong" the experience and enjoy the effects of it more, if bring home some carefully-selected, tasteful bits of the Japanese culture with you. Listed here are 18 such bits...
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Taipei: 8 Uniquely Taiwanese Products to Shop for

Taipei: 8 Uniquely Taiwanese Products to Shop for

Other than being an affluent Chinese state off the shore of mainland China, a non-Chinese foreigner might not know much about Taiwan, unless one has already been there. The island is a home to some truly unique things hardly found anywhere else. In Taipei - the country's capital with a great cosmopolitan feel, yet carefully preserved national identity - one can find lots of interesting stuff,...
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15 Aussie Goods to Explore in Sydney

15 Aussie Goods to Explore in Sydney

"You haven't been anywhere if you haven't been to Australia," they say, and you'd definitely want something tangible in hand to remind you of the g'days spent Down Under. In Sydney, you will find tonnes of distinctly Oz products that would serve this purpose beautifully...and tastefully, for that matter. Some of them are listed here for...
7 Spots for Superb Street Food in Bangkok

7 Spots for Superb Street Food in Bangkok

Eating is huge in Bangkok, and luckily for the famished, you won't be that way for long, regardless of the hour. You can find conglomerations of vendors selling five-star fast food (in the you-won't-have-to-wait-long-to-enjoy-it sense, not McDonald's style) for under 100 baht (roughly $3.30), beginning at the crack of dawn until well past midnight, pretty much anywhere within the...
Souvenir Shopping Guide: 15 Distinctly Swedish Products to Buy in Stockholm

Souvenir Shopping Guide: 15 Distinctly Swedish Products to Buy in Stockholm

If you come to Stockholm on the trail of Karlsson-on-the-Roof character (Swedish: Karlsson på taket), created by Astrid Lindgren, you're bound to enjoy yourself big time! Just don't forget to spare some time for gift shopping, so as to please your loved ones back home. In doing so, you may want to explore some major shopping destinations, like Västerlånggatan street (for shops:...
Sofia Shopping: 15 Things To Memorize Bulgaria By

Sofia Shopping: 15 Things To Memorize Bulgaria By

Increasingly popular tourist destination in recent years, Bulgaria has opened up to the outer world, revealing colorful identity, manifested in rich craftsmanship, culinary and cultural traditions and history. The country's capital city Sofia is a lovely alloy of Eastern and Western European styles (similarly to Bucharest, Budapest and other regional capitals). If you wish to stay submerged...
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Made in Singapore: 15 Shopping Ideas for Travelers

Made in Singapore: 15 Shopping Ideas for Travelers

Known as one of the Four Asian Tigers (or Dragons), Singapore is a thriving metropolis and one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in Asia. Home to multi-ethnic community, the city carefully preserves and proudly exhibits its colorful identity, manifested - among other forms - in the variety of traditional goods, foods and music commercialized for the benefit of the locals and numerous...
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Traveler's Guide to Seville: Top 16 Local Products

Traveler's Guide to Seville: Top 16 Local Products

Immortalized by Gioachino Rossini in his famous The Barber of Seville opera, the city of Seville is a major historic and cultural sight adorning the face of modern Spain. Much of the city's character is reflected in the locally-made products that can make for a great gift or trip memento reminding you of the days well spent in the hot land of...
Top 9 Drinking Spots in Upper West Side, NY

Top 9 Drinking Spots in Upper West Side, NY

With “Bar Tour of the Upper West Side” sample a cross section from NYC’s great gamut of drinking establishments, including a Belgian Brasserie, a wine bar, Irish pubs, and one dive — just for fun! These spots offer something a little extra, like craft beers, inspirational artwork, a chance to play the house DJ and super-friendly...
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17 Uniquely Korean Items to Buy in Seoul

17 Uniquely Korean Items to Buy in Seoul

Back in the mid 20th century, a certain gentleman once spoke of Korea saying, it won't be possible to grow a rose in a waste bin. Certainly, one would hardly subscribe to his point of view today in every respect, given the image of contemporary South Korea and its capital city of Seoul in particular. A bustling metropolis, Seoul is undoubtedly one of the few genuine places on Earth where the...
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15 Distinctively Seattle Things to Bring Home

15 Distinctively Seattle Things to Bring Home

With the penchant for coffee they have in Seattle, no wonder they go sleepless. Other than that, the Emerald City is renowned for quite a few "distinctively Seattle" things that make it stand out from the crowd of other major urban U.S. destinations. Here are some tips as to which they are and where to find them....
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Souvenir Shopping Guide: 14 Made-in-Chile Goods to Bring Home from Santiago

Souvenir Shopping Guide: 14 Made-in-Chile Goods to Bring Home from Santiago

Unlike the late 20th century, when Chile was largely associated with oppressive regime, today's Chile is known primarily for its premium wines and colorful crafts. If you're fortunate to visit the country's capital city Santiago de Chile, you will find yourself spoiled for choice with a variety of local stuff asking to find a place in your luggage en route back home. Indeed, you...
Traveler's Shopping Guide to San Jose, Costa Rica

Traveler's Shopping Guide to San Jose, Costa Rica

Not to be confused with San Jose, sunny California, San Jose, Costa Rica is the capital city of a wet (250 centimeters of rainfall per year) and colorful Latin American country, renowned for its diverse craftsmanship (courtesy of the numerous indigenous tribes), splendid coffee and rich cultural and wildlife scene. To memorize your trip to Costa Rica, you will definitely want to pick up something...
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15 Chinese Products Worth Buying in Shanghai

15 Chinese Products Worth Buying in Shanghai

Prepare a Shanghai surprise for your loved ones back home! Bring them a piece of exciting China from one of the country's most iconic destinations. Luckily, the choice of things fit to do the job is enormous. All you need is a knowledgeable advice on where to go to get a fair price and decent selection. Luckily again, this guide does just that. Take a look inside and enjoy your gift shopping...
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15 Puerto Rican Goods to Bring Home from San Juan

15 Puerto Rican Goods to Bring Home from San Juan

The uniqueness of Puerto Rico is partially associated with its political status as a part of the United States, but with a great deal of Latin twist. Other than the worldwide-acknowledged music talents, such as Carlos Santana & Ricky Martin, Puerto Rico is also rich in many other things. When in San Juan you will certainly appreciate the local food & drink scene, but also the colorful...
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Top 15 Food Destinations, Las Vegas

Top 15 Food Destinations, Las Vegas

Las Vegas has a long-standing history of great restaurants. The city has grown so fast in the last decades, seeing many celebrity chefs in the world of culinary setting up multiple craft food establishments in either mega-resort hotels or private entities off-the-Strip, that now it is practically impossible to select the very best restaurants from the hundreds of choices available. This guide...
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14 Tips on Perfect Trip Mementos from San Francisco

14 Tips on Perfect Trip Mementos from San Francisco

Home to many historic landmarks, such as Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown and Alcatraz, San Francisco is closely associated with many iconic images of the American culture, such as Levi's jeans, baseball, and hippie movement. Modern Frisco carefully preserves its legacy by keeping it alive (wherever possible) and, in some cases, even makes it available to buy a piece of for those who appreciate...
Souvenir Shopping Guide: 14 Gifts That Say San Diego

Souvenir Shopping Guide: 14 Gifts That Say San Diego

San Diego is known for its beautiful, temperate climate, but you can’t take the weather home with you. If you want a piece of San Diego as a souvenir, it’s best to shop with the natives. Whether it is made locally or just made famous locally, following are 14 perfect gifts that capture the essence of America’s Finest...
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Rio: Must-Follow Shopping Guide to Local Products

Rio: Must-Follow Shopping Guide to Local Products

Other than the sun, passion and football, for which Brazil is renowned and which cannot be fitted into one's luggage, picking a memorable gift from Rio is a tough job. And this is not because of the lack of suitable things to choose from, but because of their abundance. Indeed, there're tons of stuff in Rio - the showroom of all things Brazil - that one might crave taking home. Local...
16 Shopping Ideas for Rotterdam Vacation

16 Shopping Ideas for Rotterdam Vacation

Just as any other major Dutch destination, Rotterdam is associated with sea, excellent cheeses, marvelous beer, good food and, generally speaking, good taste. A set of gifts from Rotterdam will duly reflect any, if not all, of these qualities. Listed here are some of the items that might prove well up to your...
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15 Trip Mementos To Bring Home from Rome

15 Trip Mementos To Bring Home from Rome

Rome is the Eternal City and, as such, the list of gift options available here is countless. Whether it's something edible, drinkable, wearable or pleasing to the eye that you want - you will find it all here in abundance. However, if time or budget is the factor, perhaps you might want to benefit from some insider knowledge and save yourself some effort. If you do, feel free to utilize this...
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10 Chocolate Destinations in Washington D.C.

10 Chocolate Destinations in Washington D.C.

Let’s be honest, you hear the words "Washington, D.C." and you think politics, history, museums, etc. You can’t take five steps in the city without being surrounded by history. As important as all that culture is, it’s also a bit overwhelming. Make it fun by exploring Washington, D.C. through chocolate. The District has gotten hip in recent years, especially the bustling food...
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Prague Shopping: 16 Distinctively Czech Products

Prague Shopping: 16 Distinctively Czech Products

Previously known mainly for its beer and ice-hockey (both for a very good reason), today's Czech Republic - and, primarily, its capital city Prague - is seen among the top European tourist destinations emerged following the breakup of the Soviet Bloc. A shooting ground for some Hollywood blockbusters (like "Mission Impossible"), Prague is a lure for architecture and history buffs,...
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Philadelphia Shopping: Unique Gift Ideas from the City of Brotherly Love

Philadelphia Shopping: Unique Gift Ideas from the City of Brotherly Love

Looking for a great gift while visiting Philadelphia? Famous for its history, arts and culture, championship sports teams, and award-winning food and drink, Philadelphia is a top-rated shopping destination. Here, you'll find an amazing selection of items to choose from - something uniquely Philly for everyone on your shopping list. Here are some suggestions to get you...
Paris: 19 Shopping Ideas for Travelers

Paris: 19 Shopping Ideas for Travelers

You can hardly have enough money and luggage space to get all the takes your fancy in Paris. Luckily, with a little bit of tasteful advice and experience, you can save yourself some time and effort and pick up just about the right amount of things worth taking home. Listed here are some of the hints to the ones anxious to take away a chunk of Paris, sometimes at a bargain...
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16 Must-Buy Kenyan Goods from Nairobi

16 Must-Buy Kenyan Goods from Nairobi

Be it a quality read or a quality watch that you fancy most, either way you probably heard of the "Out of Africa" book (by Danish author Isak Dinesen) or the same title Oscar-winning movie, starring Meryl Streep & Robert Redford, shot in Kenya. And if you have, chances are that one day you might also want to prove yourself indeed having set foot on the African soil. In Nairobi, you...
12 German-Made Products to Seek in Munich

12 German-Made Products to Seek in Munich

The Bavarian capital Munich, much as the whole state of Bavaria, form an inseparable part of the German image, although a very unique part in its difference to the rest of the country, including the language. Bavarian beer occupies an important place in German heritage, from the infamous 1920s Beer Hall (Munich) Putsch to the annual Oktoberfest enjoyed by thousands of tourists and locals these...
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Mumbai Shopping: 16 Ideas for Travelers

Mumbai Shopping: 16 Ideas for Travelers

In India, a foreigner can't get far without insider knowledge, whether it's for souvenir shopping or something else. Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is by far the most popular and the largest of Indian cities, teeming with a plethora of things representative of India's millenia-long heritage. To decide what is suited as a gift and, most importantly, how to strike a bargain, check...
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10 Places for Food Delights in Lyon

10 Places for Food Delights in Lyon

The city of Lyon is famous for its contribution to the culinary arts. Here food lovers will find hundreds of specialty shops throughout the city offering some of the world's finest and award-winning products fit to delight any epicurean palate. Let your taste buds lead you on this voyage into the stronghold of French chocolate, cheese and spices, such as...
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Top 16 Russian Products to Buy in Moscow

Top 16 Russian Products to Buy in Moscow

While it's easier to list the riches Russia does not have, if there are such, the variety of authentic Russian stuff available in Moscow is truly mind-blowing. Some items are obscenely expensive, others - affordable, but both can make a memorable gift from the largest country in the world. To see what else is there - apart from diamonds, vodka, caviar and furs - to impress your friends &...
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Montreal Shopping: 15 Trip Mementos

Montreal Shopping: 15 Trip Mementos

The outpost of Frenchness in North America (and the world's 2nd largest francophone city after Paris), Montreal is the meeting point of the New and Old World styles, the collision of the French, English and Aboriginal cultures. The historical and ethnic uniqueness of the city is seen throughout and you will definitely be tempted to have a piece of that as a token of your visit to Montreal....
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Miami: 16 Shopping Ideas for Travelers

Miami: 16 Shopping Ideas for Travelers

One of America's most iconic destinations, Miami, Florida is a magnet for tourists, both inland and foreign, who come here each year in their millions. Each one of them is determined to pick up something memorable to revive the experience time and time again, that is well worth it. If you're a first timer in Miami, check out this list of gift ideas and see which one(s) of them appeal to...
Souvenir Shopping Guide: 17 Must-Buy Local Products from Mexico City

Souvenir Shopping Guide: 17 Must-Buy Local Products from Mexico City

Both historic and modern day Mexico's are worth each other in terms of cultural and artistic heritage. The country's capital Mexico City is a showroom of what the label "Made in Mexico" stands for in its entirety. Whether it's authentic food, drink or piece of craftsmanship that you're after, you'll find it all here in abundance. To ease your navigation through...
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Manila Shopping: 20 Filipino Goods To Bring Home

Manila Shopping: 20 Filipino Goods To Bring Home

An archipelago of 7,000+ islands, The Philippines is a diverse nation populated by different tribes, each having their own culture and traditions. In Manila, one can find a whole lot of things worth keeping as a Filipino memento; it just might take one a little while to figure out what's best and where to get it. To ease the task, we've come up with 20 souvenir ideas to address the needs...
Madrid Souvenir Shopping Guide: Top 15 Spanish Products

Madrid Souvenir Shopping Guide: Top 15 Spanish Products

They call Spain "magnificent" for a reason, as there're loads of fascinating stuff a visitor to the country might want to take home and share with family and friends. Luckily, in Madrid one can find nearly all that Spain is famous for - wine, food, fashion, arts, sports, etc. Good thing is that some of these can be neatly packaged and taken along on a plane. To find out what exactly...
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Los Angeles: 15 Shopping Ideas for Travelers

Los Angeles: 15 Shopping Ideas for Travelers

With some many celebrities per square mile, living or just visiting, practically any stone in LA could pass for a souvenir that one time or another was touched, held or walked upon by some of the movie or rock stars, or was filmed in one of the many movies shot in the City of Angels for almost a century. However, if you're in for something more substantial, reflecting the style and character...
A Guide to Cafes and Restaurants in Lisbon

A Guide to Cafes and Restaurants in Lisbon

Experience Lisbon as a local by enjoying typical Portuguese dishes at the best restaurants throughout the city at a price you can afford. Take away the overwhelming pressure of deciding where to eat in a city as dynamic and riveting as Lisbon by allowing this guide to suggest local restaurants with Portuguese charm and classic dishes. Each restaurant offers locally-sourced food, either prepared...
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20 Must-Buy Trip Mementos from Lima

20 Must-Buy Trip Mementos from Lima

Today's Peru is a basket of natural, cultural and historical riches manifested in the multitude of handicrafts that have flourished in the country for thousands of years and embraced Inca, Spanish and other influences. Local jewelry, wool, pottery, leather, music, food and drinks - all have a distinct Peruvian flavor. When in Lima, you will notice it with ease. This article is to help you...
18 Japanese Products To Bring Home from Kyoto

18 Japanese Products To Bring Home from Kyoto

The old capital of Japan, the city of Kyoto has once again been the talk of the world lately, thanks to the bestselling "Memoirs of a Geisha" book and the namesake Hollywood blockbuster movie. Renowned for its impeccable craftsmanship, Japan has so much to amaze a foreign eye with. Many of these things originated in Kyoto, the showroom of the old-time Japan as it was. Listed here are...
Lisbon Shopping: 17 Ideas for Travelers

Lisbon Shopping: 17 Ideas for Travelers

Formerly a major colonial power, Portugal has accumulated great knowledge in craftsmanship. While in Lisbon, you can treat yourself to a vast variety of quality things: wines, ceramics, jewellery, leather goods, books and many more. Most shops in Lisbon open at 9 or 10am, and close in the evening at 7pm. Shops located in the malls will stay open as late as midnight. In the center, you’ll find...
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16 Malaysian Products to Bring Home from Kuala Lumpur

16 Malaysian Products to Bring Home from Kuala Lumpur

"Malaysia, Truly Asia" is what you hear en route to Malaysia. Indeed, there's practically every bit of Asia to be found here, as the country's population is made up primarily of three groups: Malay, Chinese and Indians. Quite expectedly, the diversity of Malaysian handcrafts is reflective of this composition. This article is to help you find your way through numerous offerings...
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Jakarta Shopping Guide: Top 11 Indonesian Products

Jakarta Shopping Guide: Top 11 Indonesian Products

The world's largest Muslim-populated country, Indonesia is also a mecca for tourists, drawing millions each year to her thousands of volcanic islands scattered between the Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's ethnic diversity has given rise to the lavish and colorful arts and craftsmanship, manifested in rich variety of items craving to be picked up as souvenirs. Listed here are some...
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Pubs on 'n Around Royal Mile in Edinburgh

Pubs on 'n Around Royal Mile in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a vibrant city with abundant nightlife and no shortage of places to go after dusk. The Royal Mile alone, in the very heart of Edinburgh, is laden with character spots craving to be discovered by the first time visitors to the city. This is the highlight of some of the most notable bars and pubs on and around the Royal Mile. A fantastic array of places with their own atmosphere and...
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Istanbul Shopping Guide: 16 Turkish Items To Bring Home

Istanbul Shopping Guide: 16 Turkish Items To Bring Home

Istanbul, known throughout history as Byzantium and Constantinople, has been a major center of commerce and trade, a place where merchants and general folk would rush to regularly in search of exotic things. In our days, modern travelers to Istanbul are also bound to enjoy a truly magnificent shopping experience. The sheer number of shops, bazaars, goods and insistent shopkeepers here is, indeed,...
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16 Hawaiian Products To Bring Home from Honolulu

16 Hawaiian Products To Bring Home from Honolulu

Pineapples, surfing, flower garlands and colorful shirts are the most distinct things coming to mind in association with Hawaii. Still, when it's time to go leisurely-pleasurely in the remotest part of the United States, it is good to know what is there exactly worth picking up in Honolulu, as a gift, and where. Carrying a whole new surfing board might be a bit difficult but, luckily, there...
Frankfurt Shopping Guide: 15 Local Products

Frankfurt Shopping Guide: 15 Local Products

Home to the European currency (ECB) and namesake sausages, Frankfurt is undoubtedly one of, if not "the", most known destination in Germany. For this there are quite a few reasons. Listed here are some of the things behind those reasons, which now can be picked up as...
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Souvenir Shopping Guide: 15 Scottish Products to Bring Home from Edinburgh

Souvenir Shopping Guide: 15 Scottish Products to Bring Home from Edinburgh

The popularity of Scotland stretches far beyond its geographical borders, fueled, in large part, by Hollywood's interest in the Scottish theme - Sean Connery (as James Bond), "Braveheart", etc. Indeed, the cultural spectrum of this part of Britain is enormous and comprises great history, music, traditional fashion, craftsmanship, signature whisky, and much much more. When in...
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16 Irish Products to Buy in Dublin

16 Irish Products to Buy in Dublin

The birthplace of many artistic talents, such as Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde, Dublin is the show-window of Ireland, a small country renowned for its rich cultural scene encompassing music, writing, poetry, dance, craftsmanship and more. The food & drink scene of Dublin (much as the whole of Ireland) is just as rich which, in turn, makes it hard, yet exciting, to embrace it in its entirety....
Best Cafes in Palermo, Buenos Aires

Best Cafes in Palermo, Buenos Aires

The word "Palermo", believe it or not, may refer not just to Sicily, Italy, but also to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Indeed, this neighborhood (barrio) is largest in the city and is trendy and bohemian, renowned for its boutique shopping, cafes, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Oftentimes, it is compared to Greenwhich Village and Chelsea of New York, but it has a truly unique character of...
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Delhi Shopping Tips: 16 Indian Goods To Bring Home

Delhi Shopping Tips: 16 Indian Goods To Bring Home

Singling out a thing or two for a gift from India, in general, and Delhi, in particular, is a tough job indeed, for this part of the world is rightly reputed to be the treasure trove of all things exciting. Spices, exotic food, jewellery, objects of art, oriental fashion... The list can be long. Here are some gift ideas to help you make up your...
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Chicago Shopping: 15 Ideas on Distinct Local Products

Chicago Shopping: 15 Ideas on Distinct Local Products

One of the most fascinating cities in the U.S., if not the whole world, Chicago has no shortage of things closely associated with it, often due to their direct origin (blues, gangstership, etc.), so one might literally be spoiled for choice as to what to choose as a "piece" of Chicago to take home. To help you decide, we list some 15 not-to-be-missed items to keep your memory of the...
Shopping in Cape Town: Top 16 Trip Mementos

Shopping in Cape Town: Top 16 Trip Mementos

The many hopes pinned on this place (Cape of Good Hope) by passing-by sailors over the centuries must have done a good job for Cape Town, seeing it become a colorful cultural hub and prominent metropolis (3rd largest) in South Africa. Overlooking the meeting point of the two oceans (Indian and Atlantic), this place has no shortage of eager visitors and is well-prepared to offer them many...
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Copenhagen Shopping: 16 Ideas for Travelers

Copenhagen Shopping: 16 Ideas for Travelers

Denmark is renowned for simple, industrial and functional design, as well as bohemian and everyday fashion-wear for the individual urban living. The capital Copenhagen, home to Copenhagen Fashion Week twice a year and biannual INDEX: Design to Improve Life - the world’s biggest design awards, is the hub for fashion and designer gifts shopping, bound to please yourself and your loved ones alike....
Cancun Shopping Tips: 17 Local Products

Cancun Shopping Tips: 17 Local Products

Part of the Yucatán Peninsula, Cancun is a major tourist spot on the face of Mexico, drawing annually millions of tourists. Yucatan is a home to some of the Mexican delights, such as Xtabentún Liqueur, which makes it a true magnet for visitors looking to pick up something memorable and authentically Mexican. Look in here for more gift...
12 Cafes To Visit in Milan

12 Cafes To Visit in Milan

The industrial capital of Italy and one of the world's fashion and business centers, today's Milan is teeming with chaotic urban rush on a daily basis. Although it can't compete with Rome in terms of history, art and architecture, there are hidden gems in Milan well worth searching out - the places where the locals like to retreat from the hectic Milanese life for a while. Here are...
Brussels: 15 Shopping Ideas for Travelers

Brussels: 15 Shopping Ideas for Travelers

It's no secret that Brussels is not all about JCVD muscles and EU headquarters. Small country as such, Belgium abounds in signature items, such as beer, chocolates and... the peeing boy. All of these have made prime Belgian souvenirs for years. Now you can explore the Brussels gift scene in more detail and see what else you can bring home from a trip to the Belgian...
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Buenos Aires: 16 Shopping Ideas for Travelers

Buenos Aires: 16 Shopping Ideas for Travelers

Other than a cool place to be and a dream destination for many adventure-minded folk, Buenos Aires is a great culture hub where one can experience first-hand all that Argentina has to offer - great football, terrific wine, killer steaks, and much much more. This guide is to help you steer yourself in the right direction towards some of the most notable items closely associated with Argentinian way...
16 Romanian Goods To Bring Home from Bucharest

16 Romanian Goods To Bring Home from Bucharest

Nicknamed "Little Paris", today's Bucharest is the capital of a vibrant European nation, known as Romania, with lots of history and great cultural heritage - spanning from centuries-old rural traditions to New Wave cinema. Keen on rustic stuff, Romanians carefully preserve their traditional craftsmanship. Listed here are some of the things, distinctly Romanian, fit to make an ideal...
Berlin Mementos: 18 Souvenir Shopping Ideas for Travelers

Berlin Mementos: 18 Souvenir Shopping Ideas for Travelers

Too many people and for very different reasons strove to set their foot in Berlin over the course of the 20th century. Today, the city proves just as luring a destination for numerous travelers who want to come and enjoy themselves in this fascinating European capital and, perhaps, bring home something memorable. To see exactly what can serve this purpose well, check out this...
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16 Must-Buy Finnish Products from Helsinki

16 Must-Buy Finnish Products from Helsinki

Shopping in Helsinki for an extraordinary range of tasteful and distinctive products is made simple and easy with the creation of a design district in the heart of the city which has many department stores, shopping centers, and boutique shops bunched together. The Finnish capital is a good city for walking around, browsing and shopping with most stores staying open during weekdays until 8 p.m....
Best Cafes and Restaurants in Munich

Best Cafes and Restaurants in Munich

While there are many restaurants and cafes in downtown Munich for a visitor to choose from, by far not all of them are truly worth visiting. Here's the solid list of quality cafes and restaurants that will add greatly to your Munich experience. Each restaurant and cafe featured here offers something unique in terms of food and drink quality, history, ambiance, culture, or all of the above....
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Bogota: 18 Shopping Ideas for Travellers

Bogota: 18 Shopping Ideas for Travellers

To those who understand Russian, the word "Bogota" sounds very similar to the one translating as "rich". And, indeed, the city does live up to this name connotation in terms of peculiar things worth exploring in addition to coca, coffee and emeralds. Here's the longer list of...
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Barcelona Shopping: 17 Tips on Local Products

Barcelona Shopping: 17 Tips on Local Products

Spain, in general, and Barcelona, in particular, are a treasure trove of all things exciting. Set your foot in Barcelona and you'll be spoiled for the choice of things worth trying and taking home. Before your head starts spinning, check this guide out to put yourself in the right...
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10 Must-Try Mexican Foods in Mexico City

10 Must-Try Mexican Foods in Mexico City

While Mexico is a treasure trove in terms of cultural and artistic heritage (ancient history, architecture, etc.), the vast majority of visitors to the country are lured mainly by, let's face it, bodily pleasures. The latter are manifested in the form of sandy beaches, sun and, most importantly, Mexican food. Indeed, trying authentic Mexican fare in the country of origin is an experience in...
Chisinau Shopping Guide: 20 Moldovan Products to Take Home

Chisinau Shopping Guide: 20 Moldovan Products to Take Home

Once part of the Soviet Union, now independent Moldova is a small country sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, of which very little is known still... To mend this, the country has recently opened its borders to the outside world. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity and introduce yourself to the local wines, music, and many other wonderful things which make this part of Europe...
Casablanca: 15 Shopping Ideas for Travelers

Casablanca: 15 Shopping Ideas for Travelers

What's more to Casablanca than the famous 1940s movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman? Although "much water has flown under the bridge" since, there are things in Morocco still not fading away with time, just as those desert colors. Here are some of the items worth noting and picking up en route from Casablanca to have the feel of your stay in this magnificent town...
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Shopping in Beijing: 18 Travel Mementos

Shopping in Beijing: 18 Travel Mementos

Today, it is safe to assume that 9 out of 10 souvenirs worldwide (regardless of the country) are made in China, the workshop of the world. But how about shopping for souvenirs in China itself and Beijing, in particular? Presented here are some of the traditional Chinese-made goods, initially destined for Chinese users, but nowadays also seen as cool souvenirs picked by the Chinese experts for...
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Top 10 Food Markets in Rome

Top 10 Food Markets in Rome

Of all the things Italy is most famous for (cars, music, fashion, movies, etc.), food is, undoubtedly, top of the list. Rome may well not be the whole Italy, but no Italy is whole without Rome... And the Romans, much as all their fellow-Italians, like it "fresco", hence the abundance of street markets ("mercati") in Rome, some of which have been in place since ancient times....
Top 15 Thai Goods to Bring Home from Bangkok

Top 15 Thai Goods to Bring Home from Bangkok

Well-made, local products not only remind people of the trip they've had, but also make great gifts to bring home to family and friends. Following is the list of original and representative of Bangkok local specialties that you might wish to consider as a memorable...
Top 7 Dutch Cheeses to Try in Amsterdam

Top 7 Dutch Cheeses to Try in Amsterdam

Don't mind things turning a bit "cheesy" when in Holland. After all, this small country is renowned for its cheese manufacturing and successfully competes, in terms of cheese exports, with such economic giants as the United States and Germany. Amsterdam alone and its vicinities are home to some major types of cheese, e.g. Gouda, Edam, to mention but a few; one can even improve...
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12 Traditional Dutch Foods You Must Try in Amsterdam

12 Traditional Dutch Foods You Must Try in Amsterdam

Cool climate, closeness to sea, and sense of adventure have made the Dutch what they are – skillful farmers, industrious seafarers and, generally, people with the taste for life and good hearty meal, whether it comes from the sea they live by or the land they set their feet on. All of this has found reflection in the traditional Dutch cuisine. And what is the best place to find it all and have a...
Best Places to Eat French Desserts in Paris

Best Places to Eat French Desserts in Paris

If you have a sweet tooth and it wishes to "eat your way" through Paris, this guide will show you how! Featured here are some of the most famous and prominent dessert spots in the French capital, where you can grab something sweet to enjoy. With 20 listed recommendations, you should be able to find something nearby, from pastries to chocolates to ice cream to macaroons, whenever your...
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Most Popular Desserts and Drinks in Beijing

Most Popular Desserts and Drinks in Beijing

No meal is complete without a sweet touch and a proper drink to wash it all down. Beijing's food scene is rich and colorful in many ways, and the dessert & drink areas are no exception. Some of the signature Beijing delicacies have gained popularity across Asia over the centuries, whereas other "traditional" Beijing sweets have been "borrowed" from other countries....
Top 10 Foods to Try in Beijing

Top 10 Foods to Try in Beijing

Centuries went by and the regional Chinese, Manchurian, Mongol and Muslim cuisines boiled together to produce what's now known and loved as traditional Beijing cooking. Whenever you're in the Chinese capital, don't leave without tasting at least some of the key local meals or your trip will be a waste! Here are the top 10 considerations for your...
15 Must-Buy Traditional Products in Budapest

15 Must-Buy Traditional Products in Budapest

Other than standalone language and catchy Czardas tune, there's a lot more to memorize Hungary by. Here are some of the things you might want to carry from Budapest to your family and friends back...
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Shopping in Amsterdam: 20 Travel Mementos

Shopping in Amsterdam: 20 Travel Mementos

Tulips, red lights, weed... Other than these, there are plenty of good things to remember Amsterdam by. What's more, you can take some of these home. Look in here to see what to buy and where to find...
Top 15 Local Specialties to Seek in Dubai

Top 15 Local Specialties to Seek in Dubai

One big shopping center, such as Dubai, makes it easy and hard, at the same time, to stop one's choice on a proper souvenir to take home. A handful of gems, a Rolex watch, maybe, or a flying carpet... All of these may last in time, but come at a price. Here are some of the more traditional and, notably, more shopper-friendly Dubai mementos worth...
Best Street Foods to Try in Beijing

Best Street Foods to Try in Beijing

China's passion for food – long in history as The Great Wall of China itself – is clearly manifested in its street food culture. This is particularly noticeable on the streets of Beijing, teeming with numerous vendors and thick with aromas. Whether you're a vegan, vegetarian or a passionate carnivore, it surely takes a great deal of "talent" to stay hungry in this city....
17 Trip Mementos from Cairo

17 Trip Mementos from Cairo

A jewel, a rose... what else is there distinctly Cairo to bring home as a gift??? Feeling lost for ideas? - Look in here to generate some and expand your souvenir-shopping...
Souvenir Shopping Guide: 17 Kiwi Things to Buy in Auckland

Souvenir Shopping Guide: 17 Kiwi Things to Buy in Auckland

Although closer than it used to be, courtesy of “The Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy, New Zealand still remains below “Down Under” to many. If you're privileged to visit Auckland, make sure to bring home something memorable to “extend” your trip. Here are some ideas for signature souvenirs from this part of...
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