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Reasons Why Italy is the Capital of European Summer

Reasons Why Italy is the Capital of European Summer

Italy’s great food, beautiful countryside, fabulous wine, and long history make it an excellent country to visit. I fall in love with it every time I go. The vineyards in Tuscany, the history of Florence, the ancient streets in Rome, the laid back nature of Southern Italy, the gorgeous Cinque Terre, and the romantic canals in Venice all make the country irresistible. Italy leaves no one underwhelmed and, with so much to do and see, you better download the Italy Travel Guide and Offline Map to help you plan your trip.

1.  Tuscan Hills

Tuscany has a timeless familiarity with its iconic Florentine cathedral dome, gently rolling hills dipped in soft morning mist and sculptural cypress alleys. Get out, explore, hike and ding your bicycle bell, as this rousing landscape demands. Then there's the food. No land is more caught up with the fruits of its fertile earth than Tuscany, a gourmet destination whose residents spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about, discussing and consuming food and wine.

2. The Ruins of Pompeii

The ghostly ruins of ancient Pompeii make for one of the world's most engrossing archaeological experiences. Much of the site's value lies in the fact that the town wasn't simply blown away by Vesuvius in AD 79 but buried under a layer of lapilli (burning fragments of pumice stone). The result is a remarkably well-preserved slice of ancient life, where visitors can walk down Roman streets and snoop around millennia-old houses, temples, shops, cafes, amphitheatres, and even a brothel.

3. Venetian Grandeur

The Grand Canal, reflects the glories of Venetian architecture lining its banks. At the end of Venice’s signature waterway, the Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco add double exclamation points. But wait until you see what’s hiding in the narrow backstreets: neighbourhood churches lined with Veroneses and priceless marbles, Tiepolo’s glimpses of heaven on homeless-shelter ceilings, and a single Titian painting that mysteriously lights up an entire basilica.

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The Ultimate Foodie Guide to San Sebastian

The Ultimate Foodie Guide to San Sebastian

Oh, San Sebastian, one of the dreamiest cities in the world. It's so dreamy, that it's definitely very hard to resist falling in love with it at first glance. Its charm doesn't only lie in its spectacular landscape, but in its culture of indulgence--especially in food. Its tapa culture is unparalleled anywhere else in Spain and Michelin stars being given left and right to its restaurants. It is often a city that tops lists of the world's best places to eat. Foodie or not, download the San Sebastian Travel Guide and Offline Map and expect to be blown away.

1.     Parque de Cristina Enea

The hustle and bustle of San Sebastian might be too overwhelming for the faint hearted--there's just so much to see and so much to eat! Thank goodness, there is the Parque de Cristina Enea. Created by the Duke of Mandas in honor of his wife, the park is the considered to be the local’s favorite escapes. It is home to a variety of plants and even ducks and peacocks roam the open lawns. It is definitely an oasis in the middle of busy San Sebastian.

2.      Playa de la Concha

Probably the most iconic beach in San Sebastian and rightfully so. All summer long, a fiesta atmosphere prevails in Playa de la Concha. Asides from sunning and swimming, here you can also marvel at the beautiful beachside sceneries. On one side of the bay you will find the Urgull Mountain and on the other side of the bay, you will find the Igueldo Mountain. How many beaches out there can give you such magnificent views?

3.     Pintxo Bar Hopping

San Sebastian is known to be the city with the most Michelin-starred restaurants per capita. And for good reason, culturally the people of San Sebastian enjoy food so much that you’ll literally find Pintxo Bras in every nook and cranny. The streets of the Old Town of San Sebastian are packed with these bars and it the best place to start your Pintxo tour. Each bar offers several different plates; after all, like everything else, Pintxos are never created equal.

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Mexico, a Country of Diversity and Affordability

Mexico, a Country of Diversity and Affordability

Mexico may not be the most reputable tourist destination but it still has its moments. There are plenty of fun things to do in Mexico. Below are a few amazing reasons why you need to visit there. Just remember to have a Mexico City Travel Guide & Metro Map Route Planner with you to make traveling easier and more time-efficient.


Mexico is one of the most affordable vacation spots in the world today. Money that is barely enough for you to survive one day in a famous European is often enough to buy you a week of comfort and luxury in Mexico. Look for all-inclusive trips to Mexico on the Internet and you will be surprised at how cheap these travel packages are. If you really want to keep spending down, look for small inns in rural towns and eat where locals eat.


Mexico has an abundance of fine beaches ranging from ones that offer peace and relaxation to those that present extreme watersports. The beaches lining the Gulf of Mexico are known to be amazing spots for snorkeling and jet skiing while those in the Western Coast house numerous resorts perched atop rocky cliffs, thus providing an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean.



Mexican cuisine is quite unique. Its most popular dishes are its tacos and tamales but there are a lot more to taste if you just take the time to look. The inland cities of Oaxaca and Puebla, for example, are known for dishes accompanied by a sauce named Mole which is made with toasted chilies and chocolate. Coastal regions specialize in seafood dishes most notable of which is the Veracruz Style Snapper in which a whole snapper is prepared with tomatoes, chilies, and olives. Baja California, on the other hand, is renowned for the Fish Taco as well as serving the finest wines in Mexico.


Mexico’s vibrant culture is awe-inspiring. Mariachis are other entertainers can be seen performing on the streets. Local nightclubs and concert halls are often booming with rumba music. Handicrafts sold in numerous boutiques and stalls make for perfect souvenirs.


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2 Alluring Reasons to Visit Shanghai, the Most Populous City in the World

2 Alluring Reasons to Visit Shanghai, the Most Populous City in the World

Shanghai is houses over 24 million people and is considered one of the most futuristic cities in the world. Below are a few reasons to visit this exhilarating, vibrant, and one-of-a-king metropolis. Also check out this Shanghai Travel Guide and Offline City Map for an easier time in the city.

New Foods and Drinks

Shanghai offers a wide variety of cuisines. You’ll surely be able to find one perfect for you regardless of what your preferences in food. Included in the list of dining establishments you should check out are:

·         Jade on 36 – known for its amazing cocktails and an extensive panoramic view of the city.

·         Lost Heaven – known for its Yunnan food made from ingredients that come from Burma and Lao. Its specialties include the Eggplant and Tofu Salad and Spicy Cod Steamed in Banana Leaves.

·         Jesse's – serves authentic Shanghai cuisine such as Braised Pork in Soy Sauce and Crab Dumplings.

·         Din Tai Fung – located just outside Yu Garden, this food house’s specialty is authentic Steamed Soup Dumplings.

·         Lu Bo Lang – specializes in all kinds of fresh dumplings. This establishment has the prestige of serving important figures such as Queen Elizabeth and Bill Clinton.

·         1515 West – known for its western food especially its beef dishes.

·         Kommune – a place with a relaxing atmosphere. It is popular for its fresh juices, iced coffees, and cold beers.

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Old and New Sights

Shanghai is home to both ancient buildings and modern structures. There are so many notable ones it is impossible to check them all out in just one day. Below are some of them:

·         Oriental Pearl Tower – this modern spherical building offers the best panoramic view of the whole city.

·         Shanghai World Financial Center – China’s tallest building. It has several observation decks each offering a different view of the Shanghai made special thanks to their laminated glass floors.

·         Yu Garden – a relic from the Ming Dynasty that houses several majestic ponds and amazing greenery.

·         Jing 'An Temple – a grand, golden-hued holy palace with quite a rich history.

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New Orleans, a City Reborn

New Orleans, a City Reborn

Over 10 years after the devastation brought about by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is like a phoenix that rose from the ashes and is now the best it has ever been. Revered institutions have been restored and new and exciting in cultural, musical, culinary, and cocktail trends have emerged. Many hotels have undergone renovations and a few new ones are scheduled to open in the near future. Below are a few marvelous reasons to go to New Orleans today. So ready your New Orleans Travel Guide & Offline City Street Map.

The Colorful Culinary Scene

New Orleans offers a dining experience that cannot be found in any other city in the United States. The city has somehow managed to bring together cuisines of numerous influences such as Creole, Cajun, French, Israeli, and more. Popular food destinations in the city include:

  • Shaya – an Israeli restaurant helmed by Chef Alon Shaya. Its specialties include traditional Israeli chicken, lamb shank, hummus, and curried fried cauliflower.
  • Balise – a simple bar headed by Chef Justin Devillier. Its bestsellers are flounder and roasted grouper.
  • Booty’s – known for its amazing brunch menu that includes the Cuban Sandwich and Amsterdam fries.
  • Peche – led by James Beard Award-winning chef Ryan Prewitt, serves smoked-tuna dip, smothered catfish, and a Louisiana shrimp roll.
  • August – owned by local chef John Besh and is famous for its potato-crisp P & J oysters and Wagyu hangar steak with sesame, kimchi, and cured yard egg.
  • Brennan's – famous for its roasted gulf oysters with chili butter and a Manchego crust.
New Orleans Creole cuisine


Cocktails Everywhere

There’s a place to grab a drink anywhere in the city. This is not really a surprise considering most historians believe cocktail originated for New Orleans. Pubs and bars are simply everywhere. Notable ones include:

  • Cane & Table – an allegedly haunted establishment that serves modified cocktails such as the Extra Classic Sazerac and The Secret Howler.
  • CellarDoor – a former brothel, this establishment offers a wide array of tradition New Orleans cocktail.
  • Lüke – known for the Oyster Happy Hour and Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Bacchanal Wine – famous for its live music and cheese plate.

Unconventional Attractions

If you have an appetite for the strange, New Orleans can give you your fill.

  • Priestess Miriam’s Voodoo Spiritual Temple – sells reading materials and ingredients for various things voodoo and mystical.
  • Louis Cemetery No. 1 - showcases the tombstones of politicians and aristocrats.
  • Greenwood Cemetery – final resting place of 600 Confederate soldiers and Major League Baseball player Al Jurisich.
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Seoul, South Korea’s Economic Powerhouse

Seoul, South Korea’s Economic Powerhouse

Seoul can be considered the soul of South Korea’s economy. It houses several of the world’s largest corporations such as Samsung Electronics, LG, Kia and Hyundai Motors. With a population of over 25 million, this city is perpetually busy. Below are some of the reasons that make Seoul an amazing tourist destination. You can check this Seoul Travel Guide and Offline City Map & Metro for more information as well.

Amazing Food

Korean cuisine offers a unique and amazing experience. Seoul’s most famous dish is its Korean Barbecue. It involves fresh cuts of pork or beef that is grilled right at the center of your table. An order comes with unlimited portions of side dishes that typically include fresh vegetables, soups, sauces, and a variety of condiments. Most Korean dishes also come with Kimchi – spicy fermented cabbage. Ingredients are mostly locally grown. A variety of other iconic Korean dishes are served in the city. Just remember that almost all Korean dishes are in the spicy side.

Korean Food

Fascinating Culture

South Korean culture is extraordinary, particularly how deeply respect is valued. Instead of a handshake, Koreans give a proper bow to greet someone, even a stranger. They also give and accept things using both hands to show sincerity and politeness. Koreans are also quite cheerful but become extremely dedicated and focused when at work.

Thriving Nightlife

Seoul is a city that never sleeps with a hectic nightlife. A night of fun in Seoul often involves drinking Soju – Korean rice wine. Soju is in fact the most popular liquor in the world selling more than 70 million cases in 2016. You can choose to relax and chill while drinking with friends, dance at a nightclub, or rent a karaoke booth. Gangnam, Itaewon, and Hongdae are the city’s premier entertainment districts where almost all establishments remain open until sunrise.

Seoul Nightlife

Tech-savvy Innovations

Korea seems a few years ahead in technology compared to the rest of the world, and Seoul is its most technologically advanced city. Streets remain bright throughout the night thanks to an overabundance of neon lights that even Vegas can’t compare with. Almost every building has a huge LED flat screen mounted on the wall. Various electronic gadgets are sold everywhere. And the speed and availability of its Wi-Fi is unmatched by any other city in the world.

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Visit Berlin, the Historical European City

Visit Berlin, the Historical European City

Brandenburg gate at sunset
Brandenburg gate at sunset

Berlin is one of the most coveted tourist spots in Europe. Below are some of the many amazing reasons why you should definitely go and visit Berlin. Refer to the Berlin Travel Guide and Offline City Map & Metro for a more comprehensive understanding of this wonderful city.

Profound History

No other European city is as historically significant as Berlin. In fact, a major part of recent history in the continent began at Berlin, making it the dream destination for history both history geeks and the average Joe who are simply curious. It is the best place to obtain an understanding of World War II and how it impacted Europe. Berlin also has Communist roots. The city has several museums you can spend a few hours on.

Liberal Mindset

Berlin is regarded by many as the most liberal European capital. It is a place where you can just be yourself and no one will judge you or act awkward towards you because of it. It has numerous alternative neighborhoods and vibrant places where you can just chill and relax.

Impressive Monuments

The Berlin Wall alone is worth your visit to Berlin. It is a mammoth structure that once separated East Berlin from West Berlin. Then there is also the Holocaust Memorial where you can gaze at remnants from the most terrible genocide in history. In contrast, there is the East Side Gallery, a particular 1316m section of the Berlin Wall that serves as an international memorial for freedom. There are other remarkable monuments scattered all over the city.

Wow! Graffiti House in Easten Berlin
Wow! Graffiti House in Easten Berlin

Delicious Food

Berlin offers a wide selection of cuisine. First of all, it is a haven for vegans. It has the most number of vegan restaurants in the continent. You won’t even have to look for one to see one. Berlin also has the highest population of Turkish people in Europe so there is an abundance of Turkish restaurants and supermarkets. Other cuisines you can quite easily find in Berlin include Oriental, Italian, and Mexican.

Fun Shopping

Berlin has its fair share of colossal shopping malls such as the Berlin Mall, the KaDeWe and the Gallery Lafayette. The city also has a plethora of booth shops and small stores as well as flea markets full of vintage items. There are also secondhand bookstores and sellers of second hand designer clothes.

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Copenhagen, the Stylish Danish Capital

Copenhagen, the Stylish Danish Capital

Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the emerging tourist destinations today with many people from all over the world getting captivated by its dreamy design, luscious foods, and beauty. Here are some of the many reasons you should visit Copenhagen. And don’t forget to download the Copenhagen Travel Guide Offline and City Map for maximum experience. The Restaurants

Copenhagen is home to Noma, rated 2-stars by Michelin and is considered one of the 50 best restaurants in the world and the pinnacle of super gourmet dining. There are also numerous other notable eateries such as:

  • Fiskebar – serves a wide variety of fish dishes
  • Kiin Kiin – a Michelin-starred Thai restaurant
  • Retour Steak – home of half kilo rumps
  • Relae – informal eatery ideal for dates
  • Bodega - a cafe-cum-bar near the city cemetery and the number one destination for brunch

Street Food

If you prefer going through food stalls and tasting as much variety of food as you can over sitting on a dining table, Copenhagen has you covered with its rapidly growing street food scene. The Paper Island houses the city’s first street food market where you can sample food from all over the globe, pull and deck chair, sit by the water, and enjoy the assortment of good food. Artists and musicians also often frequent the area to give free live performances to diners.

Yammi! Copenhagen Cinnamon Rolls
Yammi! Copenhagen Cinnamon Rolls

The Hygge

Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a toasty, warm, cozy atmosphere so unique to the Danish winter the word does not have a direct English translation yet. It is all about a serene environment of good life, candles, friends and laughter, and a sheepskin blanket. Spending a few winter days in Copenhagen will be a perfect bonding activity for couples and families.

The Tivoli Gardens

The Tivoli Gardens amusement park, founded in 1843, is considered as a national treasure and a must-visit for anyone visiting Copenhagen. It is like a place from fairytales with its lush gardens, exotic architecture, and thousands of multi-colored lights that come alive during the night.

Enjoy Tivoli Gardens
Enjoy Tivoli Gardens

Cycling Culture

Bicycles are the primary mode of transport in Copenhagen which means no traffic, no noise, and no pollution. You can rent a city bike with built-in GPS or a traditional bike from one of the many ubiquitous shops and start exploring.

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A city armed with Gothic grit and glamour- Visit Lisbon!

A city armed with Gothic grit and glamour- Visit Lisbon!

WOW! Lisbon skyline at sunset
WOW! Lisbon skyline at sunset

Lisbon which came out of a dire recession galvanized and game for anything, has found itself in the unexpected position being of Europe's new cool capital. There are more exciting things to do in Lisbon so make sure you have your Lisbon Travel Guide and Offline City Map & Metro.

Enjoy the view

Strap on some comfy shoes and get moving, Lisbon, after all, is a city of seven hills, which means there are breathtaking views around (nearly) every corner. One of the best views of Lisbon can be found from the São Jorge Castle. Get your tickets online to avoid lining up, and enjoy the view of the city from the castle grounds. If you’d rather not pay for a view, Miradouro da Graca offers some of the best sights free of charge. Bring a sandwich, grab a bench, and enjoy a leisurely lunch with a stunning view of Lisbon. If you’re after a luxurious setting, Silk nightclub is supposed to be one of the best vantage points to see Lisbon at night. Just make sure to dress the part, as this club has a fairly strict dress code (we found out the hard way).


Shopping in Lisbon is plentiful and very affordable. Skip the useless souvenirs, and instead stock up on delicious Portuguese specialties like gourmet tinned fish, sweet Ginja, and the delicious Portuguese-made preserves and honeys. Portuguese ceramics and fragrant soaps are also amazing keepsakes to bring back with you. Make sure you’re not buying the Made in China products by shopping at stores that sell the locally-crafted ceramics (and other goodies) – Lisbon Shop, A Vida Portuguesa, and Embaixada are a few of my faves. Embaixada deserves a special mention for its beautiful setting.


Lisbon is a lively, beautiful city with a ton of things to do and plenty of landmarks to visit. Admiring the many tiled buildings was probably my favorite thing, which is why I’m so sad that we missed out on a visit to the Museu Nacional do Azulejo (aka the Tile Museum). I hear it’s a gem, so check it out if you get a chance.

It was too hot for us to ride the infamous Tram 28, but hanging out along its route to take photos of the passing trams was just as fun.

So beautiful, typical Lisbon architecture
So beautiful, typical Lisbon architecture


Lisbon’s foodie scene was definitely a pleasant surprise. Nearly every single meal we had during our trip was a smash hit. There’s a plethora of delicious options at the admittedly touristy Time Out Market; the Piri Piri chicken from the Miguel Laffan stall was my personal favorite, but other restaurants were great too according to my friends and fellow travelers (just watch out for aggressive table stealers).

For a fresh take on ceviche, A Cevicheria is a must-visit. You won’t be impressed with the quantity of food at this tiny resto, but you will certainly love every bite.

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3 Great Reasons to Visit Milan, the Italian City of Many Hidden Secrets

3 Great Reasons to Visit Milan, the Italian City of Many Hidden Secrets

Milan is often overlooked because tourists often prefer the more popular Italian destinations such as Florence, Venice and Rome. The fact that not that many tourists visit Milan has enabled the most of its traditions and culture to remain untarnished by tourism. It also has a plethora of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. Below are a few reasons to go and visit Milan. Refer to the Milan Travel Guide and Offline City Map & Metro for more information.

1. The Trendy Navigli District

Milan is also a city of canals like Venice or Amsterdam. Compared to the latter that try to remain unchanged so as to not risk losing their immense appeal to tourists, Milan’s most popular canal district, Navigli, is rapidly evolving. It is regarded by many as the trendiest Italian city because of how it becomes more and more hip with each passing day. Navigli is quite accessible. You can get to this part of the city by tram, metro, bike, or on foot. Numerous establishments such as vintage shops, artisan shops, boutiques, coffee joints, gelato spots, and local restaurants can be found along the canals. Local street art is everywhere and there are numerous hidden courtyards to discover.

Visit Milan Navigli District
Visit Milan Navigli District

2. Delicious Food

The various eateries in Milan offer a perfect combination of traditional and modern cuisine. The modern gourmet market Eataly Milano Smeraldo is the city’s most popular source of authentic Italian cheeses with the soft burrata cheese and the cured speck cheese being its specialties.

For pizza, you can go for the Da Rita e Antonio for traditional Italian pizzas or the DRY for more creative and original pizzas. If you are very particular with the ambiance, then the Segheria is the perfect pizza house for you.

3. The Bike Culture

Milan is also called a city of bikes. A majority of its population prefers bicycles as the primary mode of transport. The city streets have also been modified to be more accommodating to bikes. The mild climate and flat terrain makes biking in Milan a pleasant experience regardless of the time of year.

Move around Milan by Bike
Move around Milan by Bike

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Pack your things and say kon'nichiwa Tokyo, Japan!

Pack your things and say kon'nichiwa Tokyo, Japan!

Sit down and get to know our etips guide to have a smooth travel in one of the largest cities around the globe! It’s a pretty interesting place and you have to be prepared with all the fun-to-do things in this always on top destination among travelers. Our eTips guide will help you learn about some things with this bright and colourful city!

Cafe’s to visit

Hunt for the unusual yet fun places to relax in these themed cafés such as the robot restaurant, cat café, owl café, reptiles café, ninja, and the Alice in wonderland café. Yes, they are weird but you will surely enjoy every moment!

Foods to eat

You won’t regret to try eating the most popular foods cooked from the local. Try getting some Kushiyaki, Tonkatsu, Sushi, Tamagoyaki and their ever famous ramen.

Enjoy the exquisite Tokyo cuisine
Enjoy the exquisite Tokyo cuisine

Don Quijote

It’s a marketplace in Tokyo that is extremely busy and is where you will find almost everything you need from food, cosmetics, to gadgets. It’s open 24-hours a day, but the best time to visit is around 9 AM and 9 at night onwards.

Visit Tokyo, visit Asakusa
Visit Tokyo, visit Asakusa

Yoyogi Park

The most interesting, well lighted, and largest green area in Tokyo. It is located in Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo.There, you will find the Meiji shrine, which is a place for spiritual relazation, yoga or cleansing.


It’s a luxury and entertaining district which is the largest in Japan. Known to have huge establishments including brands from all over the world. You may want to spend your time in an outdoor café during your weekends or shop around the famous stores like Cartier, Apple, Uniqlo, Adidas, or Sanyo.

You’ll get a handful of things to do anywhere in Tokyo, and a week visit isn’t really enough to get into the places it is most proud of. Above details for first time travellers are highlights of what Tokyo can provide to your trip. It has always been one of the dream countries of travellers because of the people, culture, interesting boutiques, and many unforgettable sceneries. Check Tokyo Travel Guide and Offline City Map Support to remind yourself of our quick tips for Tokyo travellers!

One of the most romantic places on earth, Barcelona

One of the most romantic places on earth, Barcelona

Who will not fall in love with one of the most romantic places on earth, from the various performances in the street, the art and music, wonderful people, laid-back lifestyle, breathtaking architecture and a bunch of activities around- oh man! This is where you can spend the best time of your life. Barcelona is a gigantic destination that offers a lot to tourists. Our eTips travel guide will give you some highlights of this city with near-limitless options!


No Barcelona trip is complete without dining at their restaurants. The ever famous tapas is likely to be found in almost all restaus including paella, esqueixada, escalivada, and canelons- are just some foods you must try.Well known places to eat are in Can Solé, El Atril, Kaiku, Quimet i Quimet and Bracafe are most recommended!

Barcelona most romantics restaurants! Try Paella!
Barcelona most romantics restaurants! Try Paella!


Plenty of art collections that span the medieval times to the 1990’s are prominent in the city, but if you are on a short vacation you won’t be able to visit all 70!Yes, seriously!Aside from the famous attractions including Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, don’t forget to include Picasso masterpieces, The Renaissance and Baroque Art Collection includes works by Titian, Tintoretto, Cranach, and the Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) which are indeed historical. Some famous art modernist collections are Ramon Casas, Santiago Rusiñol, Gaudi, Josep Maria Jujol, Picasso, and Pablo Gargallo.

Park Güell one of the most beautiful places in Barcelona
Park Güell one of the most beautiful places in Barcelona


La Boqueria, a food market like no other, is a tourist landmark in Catalonia that will definitely encourage you to come back in Barcelona! It’s a very busy place and is absolutely crammed with diverse selection of foods such as olives, seafood, fruit, meats, and cheeses. The hustle and bustle around here are things you really wouldn’t want to miss!


Of course, visiting Barcelona won’t be complete without getting a good hotel and to discover the place on foot. You'll want to see all the Parc de la Ciutadella has to offer as well as the Parc de Joan Miró, and the Montjuïc castle. These are widely considered as the most beautiful park destinations in the country.

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Eat Your Way Around NYC: Best Hot-dogs in New York City

Eat Your Way Around NYC: Best Hot-dogs in New York City


The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is real and it knows everything about hot dogs.According to the Council’s most recent data, Americans consume roughly 9 billion hot dogs a year – and that’s just what they’re buying from retail stores. They estimate that if you add other places where hot dogs are served like a baseball game, local fairs, and carnivals, the number is actually closer to 20 billion.

And the city with the largest appetite for hot dogs? The city that never sleeps, or in this case, never stops eating hot dogs, New York City.

If you want to see the city in its most authentic, download the New York Travel Guide and Offline City Map app and take a bite of gastronomic history with this list of the best hot-dogs in NYC from eTips.

Nathan’s Famous

As iconic as its original location in Coney Island is its annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest. The current record is held by competitive eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, who ate 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

New York Travel Guide and offline maps
New York Travel Guide and offline maps

Gray’s Papaya

If you want a no non-sense New York hot dog, Gray’s Papaya on the Upper West Side at the corner of Broadway and 72nd Street is open to satisfy your taste buds, 365 days a year, 24/7. A must-try is their much beloved Recession Specials - $4.50 for two hot dogs and a 14 ounce drink.

New York Best Hot Dogs
New York Best Hot Dogs

Crif Hot Dogs

An open mind and a recklessly adventurous palate is what’s required if you’re eating at Crif Hot Dogs. Long way from traditional, toppings for its bacon-wrapped hot dogs consist of pineapples, cream cheese, eggs, avocado among others. And, of course, slathered in copious amounts of melted cheese.

Katz’s Delicatessen

A sign where Meg Ryan sat in the movie When Harry Met Sally reads: "Where Harry Met Sally... Hope You Had What She Had! Enjoy!" And what she had was their classic pastrami sandwich, meant to be eaten with mustard – and only mustard. It’s been on top of every Best Pastrami Sandwich in New York City list. Put simply, it’s delicious – and there’s no faking that.

Papaya King

At first glance, the odd combination of tropical fruit drinks and a beef frankfurter doesn’t make any sense – but it does. When you’ve got a drink made by New York’s first juice bar and a hot dog topped with a delicious red onion sauce, everything makes absolute sense. Curious? Drop-by their flagship store at the corner of 86th Street and 3rd Ave in Manhattan.