The tour begins as you leave Central Hong Kong and past Happy Valley, the city’s famous horse racing grounds. The first stop is Aberdeen, a historic fishing community that exists today amongst the glamourous yachts and floating restaurants. Watch the families and fisherman at work from a sampan, a traditional fishing boat, as you cruise through the harbour.
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Here are our top picks for a visit to Krakow, Poland.
Our group on the Small-Group Evening Walking Tour of London with Fish and Chips Dinner was small and intimate–six in total including our guide, Matt, who seemed to be a repository of every known fact about the history of London. Armed with his iPad, brimming with images and photographs, we set off on a journey of discovery about London’s heartland, its dark and sinister past, and its resurgence as a world financial powerhouse.
There is a certain type of traveler—we don’t have a name for them—who have a benevolent streak that co-exists quite happily with a hunger for travel and love for a bargain. This strange mix finds its expression when the opportunity arises to visit a place where some sort of calamity has struck, and they see the chance to do some good, while at the same time enjoying low prices, sparse crowds and grateful locals.
There is no better current example of a place matching this description than Athens.
There is no shortage of activities to enjoy and sites to explore and there is something to suit every taste and budget. Vietnam’s largest city is surprisingly easy to navigate so all ages will find exploring this city enjoyable and easy. Here are our top 10 tips, tricks and recommendations for Ho Chi Minh City.
When people plan trips, they tend to opt for the big, well-known cities … the Parises, Madrids, and Venices of the world. But, while these places are packed with history, intrigue and beauty, there are other less popular cities offering beautiful and unique experiences, often a stone’s throw away.
For your next trip, keep the big city picks, but schedule in some day or overnight trips to other cities nearby.
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One hour West of Venice on the Eurostar train, lies the beautiful city of Verona, nestling on the banks of the River Adige and now given the prestige status of being a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. A visit here is a chance to step back in time, to capture the grandeur and splendor of a city steeped in history…
Check your bucket list, as it’s time for Mardi Gras in New Orleans – the festival of all festivals. Nothing quite captures the joie de vivre of New Orleans than this lively annual party. Two weeks of exciting street parades lead up to Fat Tuesday, which falls on February 21 this year, when revelers don lavish costumes, colorful face paint and masks, and take to the street for a final bacchanalian bash before Lent.