Archive | October, 2009

Atlas Obscura: Cemetery Edition

This month, Atlas Obscura leads us through the dark alleys of Highgate Cemetery in London, St. Sebastian’s Cemetery in Salzburg, and Merry Cemetery, Romania. Happy Halloween!

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October 30, 2009 by | 2 Comments

All My Roads Lead to Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, in Croatia, just keeps pulling me back in. For starters it’s beautiful; for another thing there are a few different ways to experience it. In the past I’ve always stayed in or near the old town (Grad). The walled old city is so spectacularly beautiful that to wake up in the morning and look […]

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October 27, 2009 by | 1 Comment

The Caribbean’s Most Underrated Islands


When it comes to the Caribbean, there’s a temptation to just head to whichever island is easiest to get to. After all, they’re all just beaches and cocktails, yes? But sometimes it pays to look beyond the usual suspects, island destinations such as the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. A connecting flight to one […]

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October 23, 2009 by | 2 Comments

Top Things to Do in Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, despite its tiny population, is a very cosmopolitan place for being tucked away in distant Iceland. The nightlife in Reykjavik is legendary. And when the sun is out, the mustards and crimsons of its corrugated houses sit in happy contrast with the Nordic blue of the summer sky. Reykjavik is an awfully pretty town […]

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October 23, 2009 by | 4 Comments

Things to Do in St Lucia

A crow taking a trip over St Lucia could be forgiven for having a good belly laugh at the idiots in their metal machines below. The straightest route from A to B simply isn’t an option and a key aspect of driving in St Lucia is winding round hillsides. It’s a spectacular island, but it […]

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October 22, 2009 by | Comments Off on Things to Do in St Lucia

Top 5 Madrid Day Trips

The Spanish capital, Madrid, isn’t exactly short of things to do. But for those who have got a little more time to explore, there are some awesome day trips from Madrid available. There are a series of interesting cities that are either a short distance away or can be reached in surprisingly quick times via […]

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October 20, 2009 by | 2 Comments

Jack the Ripper Tour of London. Boo.

It was a dark and blustery day in this dirty old town. Time was ripe to do something dangerous, weird and sinister. Well, perhaps I would just go and listen to something like that. I love all the crazy stories of London – if you have read Dickens you will know it have always been […]

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October 19, 2009 by | 1 Comment

Melbourne’s Tram Restaurant

It’s a cold late-winter Tuesday in Melbourne and I’m standing on a tramstop under the glare of the Casino’s neon. A brown shelter keeps the rain off but not the bitter wind out. Trams rattle past ferrying commuters home from work. A crowd builds. Then, out of the fading light comes a glow of soft […]

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October 14, 2009 by | Comments Off on Melbourne’s Tram Restaurant

Bizarre Germany: Odd Things To See & Do

So you’ve ticked off the wall in Berlin, the Oktoberfest, the Rhine cruise and all manner of stunning castles and cathedrals? Well, you’ve only just scratched the surface of Germany – and the way to get the most out of the rest is to make things a little weirder. We’ve picked out eight of the […]

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October 13, 2009 by | Comments Off on Bizarre Germany: Odd Things To See & Do

London’s Market Madness

As some kinda twisted stroke of luck would have it, turns out that all this time I’ve been disdaining large public gatherings of people and especially in those unseemly dives round London, I’d been sitting on some kinda gold. Got the word on the intramanet that these things called markets, and London – well, it’s […]

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October 12, 2009 by | Comments Off on London’s Market Madness