Archive | April, 2014

Wales: The Castle Capital of the World

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This high density of castles—by some accounts the highest of any country—has led to Wales’ unofficial title as the world’s castle capital. Wales has castles of all shapes, sizes and splendor, often with fewer crowds than their English and Scottish counterparts. Here are five of the best.

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April 30, 2014 by | Comments Off on Wales: The Castle Capital of the World

Meet a Guide: Mustapha Ahitass in Marrakech

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Meet Mustapha Ahitass, one of Viator’s local experts on Marrakech.

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April 28, 2014 by | Comments Off on Meet a Guide: Mustapha Ahitass in Marrakech

Gallipoli: A Personal Tour

Turkish Memorial at Gallipoli The sun is shining, warm with the beginning of spring. The narrow sandy beach is deserted. Tiny crystal clear waves lap at the few piles of seaweed. It’s an idyllic scene and hard to imagine thousands of soldiers landing here at dawn on April 25, 1915. But I try, because this […]

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April 25, 2014 by | 3 Comments

Meet a Guide: Mindy Chia in Singapore

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Meet Mindy Chia, one of Viator’s local experts on the island of Singapore and Singapore City. Mindy’s extensive knowledge of Singapore City, her friendly disposition and endless curiosity (as well as fluency in both English and Chinese) make her the perfect guide for delving deep into one of the most polished places on earth.

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April 21, 2014 by | Comments Off on Meet a Guide: Mindy Chia in Singapore

How to Spend Three Days in Whitehorse, Canada

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When I first arrived in Whitehorse, the capital of Canada’s northern Yukon Territory, I expected to find a rough-edged old mining town that had seen better days. But today’s small city has moved well beyond the cliché of the bearded old prospector squatting over a gold pan and then spending his winnings at the local […]

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April 16, 2014 by | Comments Off on How to Spend Three Days in Whitehorse, Canada

Meet a Guide: Dicky Woollard in Hong Kong

Viator Tour Guide Dicky Woollard

Meet Dicky Woollard, one of Viator’s local experts on the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong.

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April 14, 2014 by | Comments Off on Meet a Guide: Dicky Woollard in Hong Kong

Beyond Dracula: 7 Reasons to Visit Transylvania

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Howling wolves and things that bite in the night. Transylvania conjures up images of storm battered castles and flaky old counts out to drink your blood. However, if you dig beyond the cliché spawned by Bram Stoker’s infamous novel and a series of Hammer Horror films that followed, you’ll find this region of northwest Romania […]

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April 9, 2014 by | Comments Off on Beyond Dracula: 7 Reasons to Visit Transylvania

A Local’s Guide to Rome

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Born and raised in Rome, Dino Margiotta has always been fascinated by the city’s winding cobblestone streets, famous sights and rich history. His love for his hometown inspired him to pursue a Ph.D. in history from the University of Rome. Today he shares his passion and extensive knowledge with visitors, working as a private Viator […]

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April 7, 2014 by | Comments Off on A Local’s Guide to Rome

Out of Office: Katie’s Culinary Adventures in Seoul

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Whether traveling for work or pleasure (or both!) our staff members are always on the go and we want to share their experiences with you! In this new series we’ll bring you their stories, highlighting the best things to do and see in destinations around the world, as experienced by a real Viator Insider. This […]

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April 2, 2014 by | Comments Off on Out of Office: Katie’s Culinary Adventures in Seoul