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LATEST ARTICLES

The Most Photographed Sight In Bratislava

The Most Photographed Sight In Bratislava

Meet Cumil. And as the title says, he is (allegedly) the most photographed tourist attraction in Bratislava. One of the surprises of Bratislava is the number of lifesize bronze statues that are scattered about. Cumil is described as 'Man at Work' although he's...

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Got A Great Idea For Airbnb Hosts?

Got A Great Idea For Airbnb Hosts?

Have you? Maybe you've got an idea for a fabulous app that would make a host's life easier. Maybe you think that a service supplying consumables to hosts for their guests is a great idea. Or perhaps your ideas range from property management to providing cleaning...

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Belgian Chocolate. Oh Wow…

You've probably read here before about how I like to immerse myself in the local culture when I travel. And one of the easiest ways to do that is by experiencing the local cuisine. This is especially the case when the country's speciality is something as purely...

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The UFO, Bratislava, Slovakia. Would You Dare?

I might as well tell you, right now, that I wouldn't. Not for all the tea in China. I admit to being the person who hides behind a cushion when death-defying stunts are shown on the TV. And despite all the safety precautions in the world, this is one travel experience...

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Clifton’s Cafeteria, Los Angeles

You don't really expect calling in for a bite at a cafeteria to be a weird experience. That is, unless you've been to Clifton's. The best way to find out about it, apart from walking through the doors of course, is to take a look at the video below. That shows you...

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Visiting the UK: Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

There's really no doubt about it - there are two particularly outstanding things that most people enjoy when they are visiting the UK. They are the history of the place - you can't move without bumping into something or other that's historic - and of course, the pubs....

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Sciacca, Sicily

Did you read that fantastic story about Carlo Giarratano at the end of July 2019? He is the captain of a fishing boat who, despite new laws to the contrary, went to the aid of 50 migrants in a poorly prepared and ailing boat one night out at sea. Carlo Giarratano...

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Alwyn Court, Manhattan

It's not the sort of building you expect to see in New York. And many hundreds of people walk past it every day and don't look up at the somewhat astonishing architecture of Alwyn Court.This apartment building was built in the two years from 1907 to 1909 and featured...

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What Was The Green Book?

The Green Book, a guide for travellers. was published more or less annually from 1936 to 1966. At the time, the publisher and compiler of this travel guide said:"...there will be a day sometime in the near future when this guide will not have to be published ... It...

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Visiting London: The Magdala

Many people visit London because it's jam-packed with history. Visitors from newer countries love the fact that there are buildings, streets and stories that existed long before their own country did. But history from way back, although fascinating, is only part of...

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Kleines Berlin, Trieste, Italy

I guess that the clue is in the name. A feature with a German name in Italy does make you wonder just what it is and (if you're me) whether it's a relic from the Second World War. Kleine Berlin is a network of tunnels and yes, the tunnels were built during WW2 when...

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Divided by a Common Language: Tea & Coffee

Traditionally, stereotypically, the English are supposed to drink nothing but tea and Americans never do - they always drink coffee. Like most stereotypes, this is a load of nonsense. The two drinks can vary a lot in both countries though so it's a good idea to know...

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Valladolid, Mexico

Okay, who wouldn't want to visit a place that had a sign like the one in the photograph above? If you can't read it, it says 'Don't Hurt the Plant'. A lovely sentiment.Valladolid, which is a lot more difficult to pronounce correctly than you might think, has so much...

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Heidelberg Thingstätte, Germany

There are so many things to see in the old German town of Heidelberg. You'd need, I think, at least two weeks there in order to enjoy everything that the place has to offer.But one site, often overlooked by visitors, is the Thingstätte. The whatstatte? Well, exactly....

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Hosts: Do You Allow Smoking in your Rental?

Of course you don't. It's almost certain that you don't allow vaping either. I don't and I'm pretty sure that the hosts who do can be counted on the fingers of one hand. It would be pretty crazy to allow smoking - you'd never get rid of the smell and it would linger...

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