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York city walls - Micklegate Bar

How to spend a full day walking York city walls

This locals’ guide to York city walls features several hot spots that make this English city so special. Plus: I include some insider tips about the off-wall places you shouldn’t miss. You could walk the 3.4km around York city walls in an hour or so. But, take in sights and the occasional pub en-route, and that hour could […]

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24 hours in Madrid: me at Plaza Mayor

How to spend 24 hours in Madrid

With only 24 hours in this pulsating city, this guide helps you get to the beating heart of Madrid, Spain’s capital. A Modern-Art Morning Get your modern-art fix at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, housing four floors of works by famous names such as Miró, Dalí, and Picasso. The 1937 work, “Guernica,” […]

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visit volcanoes in Nicaragua - Volcan Concepcion

9 tips for travel in Nicaragua

Nicaragua has a spirit you can feel. World-class wildlife and a growing eco-tourism movement combine with a cacophony of noise, and locals who aren’t afraid to talk politics. It makes for a destination with more fire and passion than the country’s plethora of volcanoes. Grab a cuppa coffee – or a fine fruit smoothie – […]

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Paris in three days for the first-time visitor #hipmunkcitylove

Paris in three days for the first-time visitor

Paris, France: A city of romance, the arts, fashion, and arguably Europe’s best-known landmark in the Eiffel Tower. There’s enough here to keep you occupied for weeks. Here’s how the first-time visitor can do Paris justice in just three days. If you have a penchant for art throughout the ages, The Louvre is a must-see. Home […]

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