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This post will be on our neighbourhood and include both practical info as well as reviews of the best the area has to offer.

Remembering Syria and Syrians — The Sculptor Mustafa Ali

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This is the fourth installment of a series reflecting on the Syria we knew and the Syrians we befriended in the years we travelled to the country before the Civil War. Parts one and two were on the Storyteller Abu Shady and Jazz Duo Rasha Rizk and Ghazwan Zerkli. The Old City of Damascus had ...

Funky Fremantle, Perth’s Hip Historic Seaside City and Cool West End

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Funky Fremantle, Perth’s hip historic seaside city makes a great day trip or, even better, a great base for exploring the Western Australian capital. Loft cafés, contemporary art galleries, unique concept stores, and vintage shops line the laidback streets of this cool beachside city. When locals in Western Australia’s capital Perth want to kick back ...

Our Guide to the Best Inner City Sydney Suburbs to Experience

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Like most great cities in the world, the most interesting inner city suburbs of Sydney each have their own distinct identity. Sydney, like Paris, New York and London, is a city of villages, with idiosyncratic neighbourhoods encircling the city centre that exude character, charm and cool. Over the years, we’ve lived in or kicked back ...

Our Guide to the Best Harbour and Ocean Swimming Pools in Sydney

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The best harbour and ocean swimming pools in Sydney should be high on your summer to-do list. Australia's most beautiful city is blessed with an abundance of alluring waterfront swimming pools in breathtaking settings. Go on! Take a splash! I could have been cheeky and called our guide to the best harbour and ocean swimming pools in Sydney ...

Exploring Phousi Hill for Golden Buddhas and Luang Prabang Vistas

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Exploring Phousi Hill, also known as Phou Si or Mount Phousi, is one of those must-do activities that travellers to Luang Prabang do, as much for the sweeping vistas of the sleepy town, the Mekong River and Khan River, and the surrounding mountains, as for the hidden temples, shrines, stupas, and golden Buddhas that dot the lush 100 ...

The World’s Most Fascinating City Neighbourhoods to Explore

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The world's most fascinating city neighbourhoods to explore include everywhere from off the beaten track quarters such as the Dorsoduro, Cannaregio and Castello in Venice. Our decision to not spend our time on our grand tour ticking off top ten tourist sights, saw us happily, and often aimlessly, exploring off-the-beaten-track neighbourhoods – 100% guilt-free. These ...

Sustainable Shopping: Guide to Stockbridge Charity Stores Edinburgh

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The first time we strolled down Stockbridge’s high street, we couldn’t help but notice the abundance of charity shops. There are literally dozens of the things. Here's our guide to Stockbridge charity stores. And these are no dusty old stores crammed to the rafters with junk either. They’re smart, and sometimes chic, shops, some with polished ...

Walking Edinburgh: from the Water of Leith to the Royal Mile

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From our elegant holiday rental in Edinburgh on St. Bernard’s Crescent in Stockbridge, it’s just a couple of minute’s stroll to the romantic Water of Leith and a picturesque walking path that runs by the waterway. Downstream – you have to take the stairs down to the path by the charming corner tower building that ...

Our Street: Oderberger Straße, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

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As you can see from our Berlin stories, they’re very much centred on our neighbourhood, Prenzlauer Berg, and are probably much more locally-focused than any other series of posts we’ve written on other destinations we’ve visited for Grantourismo this year. Boasting streets bursting with vintage clothes shops, vinyl record stores, atmospheric cafés, affordable restaurants, and ...