Archive | October, 2010

10 Reasons to Take a Football Tour in Rio

There’s no question that you have to see some football (soccer) when you’re in Rio de Janeiro. The issue is whether you go independently or on a tour. I went with a couple of other travelers on my first trip to Rio fifteen years ago and while it was fun and the atmosphere was wild, […]

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October 28, 2010 by | 1 Comment

5 Unusual Ways of Seeing New York City

If you ever want to be completely overwhelmed, then New York City is probably the place to go to. It is the ultimate intense metropolis, with images, sounds and smells bombarding you around every corner. The height and the density of the buildings can be intimidating as well as exciting. And there are two ways […]

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October 27, 2010 by | Comments Off on 5 Unusual Ways of Seeing New York City

Chicago: The Best-Looking Skyline in the World

Chicago has the world’s greatest skyline. Yes, it’s a bold claim, but it’s rare to find anyone who will manage to go to Chicago and not be wowed by the buildings that dominate its centre.

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October 26, 2010 by | 3 Comments

Review: The Lion King at Mandalay Bay

The Lion King show at Mandalay Bay is an identical rendition of the highly acclaimed 1994 Disney film and dazzles with its extraordinary cast, exceptional musical production and emotional storyline.

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October 25, 2010 by | Comments Off on Review: The Lion King at Mandalay Bay

Welcome to Tillicum Village, Seattle

Halfway through our scrumptious salmon dinner on the Tillicum Village Tour, my Darling said to me “this review is writing itself isn’t it?” OK, well I wouldn’t go that far but yes, this tour was easy to like. We found the starting point easily.

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October 21, 2010 by | 1 Comment

Washington DC, Done a little Differently

Washington DC isn’t really a city where you have to veer away from the well-trodden path if you don’t want to. The obvious attractions in the US capital are so good that you can quite happily spend a few days ambling around them as a blissfully happy member of the herd.

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October 20, 2010 by | Comments Off on Washington DC, Done a little Differently

Highlights of Harlem, New York City

There are few parts – if any – of New York City that can instantly evoke an atmosphere like Harlem. Through its history as a music and nightlife hotspot, as well as being a notorious cultural melting pot, this part of uptown Manhattan has long held a fascination for visitors.

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October 19, 2010 by | Comments Off on Highlights of Harlem, New York City

Tokyo in 2 Days

Tokyo used to be very expensive, but 20 years of economic slowness has made it quite affordable. You can indulge yourself in history, modern culture, consumerism and lots of food. I’ve been to Tokyo many times and when people ask “what should I do in Tokyo” I can finally stop repeating myself and tell them […]

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October 18, 2010 by | 3 Comments

Top London Breakfasts

Dining out for breakfast in London is one of my favourite pastimes, yet all too often it’s shunted in favour of dinner. To avoid the tourist traps and greasy-spoon cafes that put London breakfasts to shame, I’ve humbly eaten my way around the capital finding the best breakfasts to set any intrepid explorer up for […]

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October 14, 2010 by | 1 Comment

Washington DC: The World of Espionage

In Washington DC, it appears, you should really trust no-one. According to the less-than-secretive International Spy Museum, there are more spies in the US capital than any other city in the world. And, going by the exhibits within the museum, this has long since been the case.

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October 13, 2010 by | Comments Off on Washington DC: The World of Espionage