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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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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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11 tips for travel in Mexico: iguana

11 tips for travel in Mexico

Bags of culture. Decent public transport. Good value. Chatty residents. All these make Mexico one of my favourite destinations. Here are 11 tips for travel in Mexico beyond the all-inclusive resorts. Getting around – 11 tips for travel in Mexico 1. Combis Collectivos / combi vans are a steal for local transport (think camper van […]

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