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These posts will be about the tours we do.

Exploring Angkor Wat and the Angkor Temples of Siem Reap

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Exploring Angkor Wat and the other Angkor temple complexes and archaeological sites that are remnants of the great Khmer Empire are the reason most travellers visit Siem Reap in Cambodia. And rightly so. Here's how to do it. We first visited Siem Reap just before the wet season began. We were here to find out what it was that ...

A Walk Along the Berlin Wall

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At the end of our street in Prenzlauer Berg lies sprawling Mauerpark or ‘Wall Park’, which the Berlin Wall once ran through and where a buzzy flea market is held every Sunday. Several beautiful books in our apartment comparing ‘before’ (the Wall) and ‘after’ (the Wall) photos, had us intrigued. We knew about the history ...

Alternative Berlin Street Art Tour – A Walking Tour of the Real Berlin

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Alternative Berlin is an edgy local travel company offering a Real Berlin walking tour that takes participants on a stroll around the city to absorb street art, urban art projects, squat houses, and communes. We tested it out for you and concluded it's a must-do in Berlin. Here's why... Alternative Berlin takes travellers on a walk through Berlin’s ...

A Bespoke Tour of Kraków with a Local

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Over the last year, as part of our quest to get beneath the skin of the places we’re staying in, we’ve been exploring the best ways to explore places. We’ve got two main interests when we do this… Firstly, we’re looking for things travellers can do to kick-start their stay in a place, experiences and ...

A Communist Tour of Nowa Huta, Kraków, with Crazy Guides

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We’d strolled Krakow’s historic centre so many times that it was time to get out of the old town and experience a different side of the city in the ‘new’ town, a district called Nowa Huta or ‘New Steel Mill’. A Communist tour of Nowa Huta, Kraków, with Crazy Guides was the perfect way to see ...

A Retro Walk Back in Time in Present Day Budapest

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“What period do you think we are speaking about when we talk of ‘Retro Budapest’,” my guide, Bálint Horváth from Unique Budapest asks me. “Um, the 1950s and ’60s…?” I suggest. “No. Not really… not for us. It’s the 1970s and ’80s,” he says. I take a retro walk back in time in Budapest. Oh dear, I think ...

Tasting Budapest on a Markets Tour

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After 11 months of our grand tour and ten foodie walks in London, Perpignan, Paris, Venice, Tokyo, New York, Mexico City, Cape Town, Istanbul, and now Budapest, we’ve concluded that a market tour with a local food expert should be the very first thing you do when you arrive in a place, especially if you’re ...

Spices, Pickles and Sweets on an Istanbul Market Tour

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No matter how well you know a destination, there’s always something to be gained by experiencing things with locals – which is how we came to do an Istanbul market tour with a local food writer. We’ve strolled through Istanbul’s markets countless times on trips before, but we’ve never really known which is the best ...

Istanbul Walking Tour, Strolling Cosmopolitan İstiklâl Caddesi

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An Istanbul Walking Tour in and around İstiklâl Caddesi, the main artery of cosmopolitan Beyoğlu, goes some way in satisfying our curiosity about this multicultural neighbourhood that is the lively downtown area of Istanbul. Our apartment in Istanbul is just a block from İstiklâl Caddesi, the main pedestrian street of Beyoğlu that we have found ourselves hiking ...

A Cultural Visit to Msorongo Village, Kenya

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“This is the graveyard of a young woman, eight months pregnant, who was killed by an elephant,” 55-year old Jane Mwamburi of Msorongo Village, Kenya, tells us through our guide and interpreter, Oliver. There are actually two graveyards, because the Taita people do not believe in burying a pregnant woman with her baby, Oliver reveals, ...

On Safari at Salt Lick — a Close Encounter with Lions

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While it might have appeared from our recent stories from the Masai Mara (such as this one), that the animals walk up to a picturesque spot and pose like supermodels, not all game drives will have you filling memory cards on your camera. Over the course of three days on safari at Sarova Salt Lick Game ...