Archive | January, 2011

Viator Local Experts: Meet Nesrin Ulupinar in Istanbul

Viator is proud to introduce some of our new local experts. This network of licensed tour guides covers most every destination you can imagine, so check ’em out the next time you’re looking for a private tour – or simply looking to explore a destination from a local’s perspective. In this twelfth installment we meet […]

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January 26, 2011 by | Comments Off on Viator Local Experts: Meet Nesrin Ulupinar in Istanbul

Getting to know Athens

It would be fair to say that I’m usually a little sceptical about hop-on, hop-off bus tours. They’ll often not cover anything in much detail and thus lack the sink-the-teeth-in factor that a really fascinating tour has. But in a big city like Athens, sometimes it isn’t the detail you need – it’s the overview. […]

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January 24, 2011 by | 3 Comments

Ljubljana Delights

I’m delighted to be back in Ljubljana for the EarZoom Festival! Arriving a few days early to acclimatise and orient myself into the local cultural scene, I stay at Hostel Print, a fifteen minute walk from the centre of town through the lovely Tivoli Park. The hostel is spacious, clean and quiet, offering a well […]

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January 21, 2011 by | Comments Off on Ljubljana Delights

Top 8 Shore Excursions in Jamaica

As your ship pulls into Montego Bay or Ocho Rios, you can already hear the gentle reggae rhythms lulling you into dreamland, as you imagine yourself swaying back and forth on a beachside hammock. You can smell the freshly roasted Blue Mountain coffee, and see the inviting lush mountain paths that lead you to clear, […]

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January 20, 2011 by | 1 Comment

The Best Running Tours in Europe

If you are a runner traveling abroad, you often don’t know where to go to enjoy a safe run and have a first glance at the new city. Once popular only in the United States, running tours are more and more getting popular in Europe: from Berlin to Paris, from Rome to Istanbul, you can […]

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January 19, 2011 by | 6 Comments

Two Weeks in Tanzania

With around 54 countries, 2000 languages and covering about 6% of the earth’s surface, Africa is pretty big; so to get a glimpse of it in a short two week break is a tricky one. However, precisely because of its size and diversity is it possible to turn up and experience it first hand on […]

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January 13, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Best Market in South America: Otavalo

The best market in South America is Otavalo. You’re thinking to yourself, “wow, that is a bold statement.” To be honest, I generally try and stay away from big statements, but in this case, I believe it, and so I’ll say it again, Otavalo is the best market in South America.

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January 11, 2011 by | 2 Comments

Taking Time to Get to Know Glasgow

If you go to Glasgow expecting some kind of mini Edinburgh, then you’re in for something of a horrible surprise. For a start, it’s much bigger than the Scottish capital. And secondly, it’s not nearly as immediate.

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January 10, 2011 by | Comments Off on Taking Time to Get to Know Glasgow