Whenever you explain to someone who isn’t from the UK that you’re from England, the immediate assumption is that you live in London. It’s as though other cities don’t exist in this Kingdom, when really our island is host to plenty of vibrant and cultured cities, with amazing restaurants, landmarks and historical sites. Read our top cities to visit in the UK that aren’t London, how to get there and what there is so see.
Dubbed the Las Vegas of Asia, Macau is a only one hour ferry from Hong Kong and shares its complicated relationship with China. A city lined with extravagant hotels, towering hundreds of floors above the Cotai Strip these establishments have everything your heart could desire, from enormous casinos, shopping centres, pools, bars and restaurants to name the least. These hotels are relatively inexpensive given their luxury and with such close proximity to Hong Kong, this is a perfect getaway for anyone who wants to pretend they have millions to blow in casinos or just sleep in a bed big enough for ten.
Approximately 250km from Rome, Pompeii is the home of a magnificently preserved Roman city buried in a thick layer of ash and larva. This is a perfect day trip from Rome as the city is easily reached in over two hours and plenty of tour companies organise this trip. Read our guide to making the most of your day, and which tours may be best for you.
The cosmopolitan capital of Italy; Rome is one of the most history, architecture, art and culture rich countries of the world. The centre of the Roman empire, this city has so much to see and do, as it is a blend of ancient and modern features, so we've recommended the top ten attractions in Rome that you cannot miss whilst in this ancient city.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Ha Long (or Halong) Bay is a beautiful vast 'cove' of thousands of towering limestone islands and an unmissable destination when visiting Hanoi. A simple google search for Ha Long Bay tours reveals HUNDREDs of 'junk boat' trips and cruises, which can be overwhelming and confusing at best. But have no fear, we've compiled a review and a guide from our trip on the Indochina Junk's Dragon Pearl, among one of the highest rated tours on TripAdvisor as well as recommending other companies for this immense adventure.
If I could only recommend you do one thing in Hanoi, it would 100% be a street food tour of the city. Prior to my visit to Hanoi, I had never tried Vietnamese food, and honestly I didn't know what to expect of the food, so a street tour with a Vietnamese guide was a perfect opportunity for me to try some real authentic cuisine from places recommended by locals. We've compiled a review of the street food tour we booked with Hanoi Street Food Tour, we've also compared some other tours available online.
Gràcia is a trendy and traditional area of Barcelona busy with artists and a variety of cultures. It's unsurprising therefore, that this area is lined with wall art and interesting bars and restaurants and is one of the most culturally diverse neighbourhoods of Barcelona. Its annual street festival; Festa Major de Gràcia, spans a week every August and sees the streets of Gràcia filled with decorations, live music and entertainment, Spanish food and drinks and is a fabulous way to immerse yourself into authentic Barcelona culture as well as getting some great insta's!
Fresh faced and rosy cheek-ed, we stepped off the plane at Schoenefeld to the sub zero frost with high hopes of being both inspired and humbled. A hybrid of past and future, Berlin honours everything of its controversial history and celebrates its bright future, with numerous memorials and museums as well as state of the contemporary galleries and architectural works of art. It can be overwhelming to anticipate visiting EVERYTHING in Berlin but here's a basic outline to a day in the capital of Germany.