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San Francisco: Through the Eyes of a Tourista

Catch all the famous sights on the San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

As a San Francisco local, I will admit that I often times resent tourists. Tourism does drive our economy and pump money into the city, but when I am running down the Embarcadero and dodging those said tourists, I admit that I grumble to myself. I think that it can be a natural reaction as […]

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October 3, 2011 by | Comments Off on San Francisco: Through the Eyes of a Tourista

Hop-On Sydney Harbour: A Winner!

Old Ship-Sydney Harbor

I’ve been a fan of the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour for ages; the benefits are outstanding and the only downside a lingering worry for some that they might be a little, well, déclassé. Nonsense to that, I say! So, I was in Sydney last week and took up an invitation from our team there to check […]

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August 22, 2011 by | Comments Off on Hop-On Sydney Harbour: A Winner!

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

2 Days in Tropical Darwin

For many visitors to Australia, Darwin is little more than the departure point for other more exotic adventures east, west or south, but Darwin is an intriguing city in itself. Weathering cyclones (occasionally), hungry crocodiles (generally), and air raids (during WWII), Darwin is a city that takes these events and the often-horrendous humidity in its […]

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March 30, 2010 by | 2 Comments