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One of the most important things when travelling is to make sure you know something about the local language.

First of all, there is a practical reason to state this. This is because we all need to feel ready to handle an unexpected situation or ask for help to some locals if we need it. Usually, we memorize some common sentences to make us understandable in the languages that are most different from ours. For example, when we went to Japan we carried all the time a little notebook with some Japanese idioms in it to use them in case some local did not understand English. It proved to be very useful, especially when travelling around by public transport!

However, there is also a cultural motive to learn a little bit of the country’s local tongue before travelling: to enjoy your trip better. Language is meant to unite people and express national feelings that may have their origin in historical events. Knowing about a country’s way of speech is necessary to understand its tradition and culture. For instance, there are some words in each language that are impossible to translate and that can tell a lot about the people that use them.

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This topic came up when we visited Paris and we met some local friends. They explained us the meaning of some French words they were unable to translate directly. This is the case of “l’esprit de l’escalier” -referring to the ability a person has to be witty in his answers but when it’s too late- or “faire du lèche-vitrine” -its literal translation is ‘to lick the window’ but it means ‘to go window-shopping’-.

As we’ve seen, French culture is rich in this curious phenomenon. That is why if you are planning a trip to France in you early future, we recommend you to learn some French. Learn it fast or just write down some words and phrases and take them with you!

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Go ahead in most bars and restaurants in Brussels but will all be surrounded by touristy. But it is Brussels and weekends only tourists. In fact, until our European parliamentarians seem to do more tourists than anything else, but that would get into politics and we are for these cabbages and also for Brussels.

Our top recommendation for dinner is the classic Chez Leon with mussels and fries and eat the Da Piero in his quiet terrace and then give a good account of a few Belgian mojitos on the deck of the Zebra Bar

But if you want a healthy option here’s a good list. As always each and every one of them have personally tested. On the Way Away planner for Brussels route, you go indicating where to go, in what order and how to reach the site. In our Smart Route you go all these places indicating also for breakfast, lunch or dinner, everyone just at the right time so that you square with the itinerary!

For breakfast in Brussels abound coffee chains, such as well put that almost look life. You have the Paul, with good coffee and better croissant, but the best bread sandwiches (from 3.75 €). On the Boulevard Anspach with the Rue de L’Eveque Bisschops, you have a good central Paul. The other alternative is Le Pan Quotidian. In the Rue Antoine Dansaert find one, decorated as your dream kitchen, with one long wooden table from which you will not want to lift.

To drink a beer on a lively terrace, any time you can go to the Jardin des Fontaines Olives, right in the Marche au Charbon. From € 1.90 draft beer from € 2.60 or the bottled. For if it is full you have the bar right next Llanes or Au Soleil, the two also friendly and nice terraces.

Another area with good environment is the Plaza de Santa Catalina, with several bars with terraces beneath a large pine. The beer is just as cold in all but our favorite is the original Onthaal for their hammocks. Furthermore, in this square you will find a kind of bar-seafood or “tapas bar” as they call them led by Spanish. Ask for the “duos” by 13 or 15 € (tapas combining two of shrimp, octopus or squid) or “triple” with three options (21 €). I chuparéis fingers! But beware that only open for lunch and closed on Sundays.

If you eat when caught by the elevator of Louise, you can go to Point Chute, a burger with a nice terrace in the square below. The burgers are huge (from € 11.20) but you can also order a bagel for € 8.50.

For the “sweet tooth” have some bad news … The famous waffles have entered into a price war that has made € 1 but much worse than that you can take at home. Now, to prove that it is not … Next to the Manneken Pis have a couple of them, but I can not recommend one before the other because they both know like that … Of course, since you are there if you love chocolate and you carry a wallet full of banknotes, come into the Godiva chocolate shop opposite. The “strawberry cone” (€ 5.50), chocolate dipped strawberries, is not to forget. Or the “chocolixir” that will cost you not drink them in a St. Hilari …

If you have been late and you have pressed the stomach to hunger and greasy snacks, a lifeguard can be a kind of locally owned fast food on the street Fritland Henri Maus, under the big Platz. Ask in the bar and sit on a table of its banks. And since you ask of the Mitraillette atravéis (€ 4.50), a baguette with meat, onions, salad, salsa and chips …!

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Restaurant Chez Leon in Brussels
Rue des Bouchers 18

Formule Leon (moules avec frites) 14,90€
Croquettes de Crevettes 13,95€
Steak tartar (americain) 17,95€

Well yes, we know. It’s the worst of the tourist streets of Brussels, that of the “butchers”. That says it all. Full of tight and maitre blowflies terraces that will persecute to the hotel with the letter of your restaurant. But if you want to try some mussels and fries, go to Chez Leon. It would be comparable to the King of the Prawns in Barcelona, famous among local restaurant for twenty years and prostituted by tourists since. But with a difference. They all eat shrimp, the tourists and we, in restaurants and at home, so there are hundreds of better places than the Rey de la Gamba to eat a good meal. But in Belgium the only ones to ask avec frites mussels in restaurants are on duty turistoides. So if you want to take them and the good, to the rue des Bouchers and sit at Chez Leon (a good recommendation to avoid the tourist hubbub is sitting on the cross street).

If you only take one of the table mussels, go to Leon formula, a kind of menu that includes classic mussels (moules speciales), fries and a beer for € 14.60. If you are more than one, ask “les Cocottes” ration of 800 grams (Leon formula are 500gr), with “frites à volonté” (All potatoes want). You’ll have more than enough. In this case, you can still opt for the classic (€ 22.55) or stop being purists thinking “what is the best or the most traditional?” And ask for more sauce you fancy because after dip it be you who potatoes and bread!Attention that sometimes the classics may surprise some of the flavor of “céleri” … a kind of pickle! Forewarned is forearmed …

For snacks, you can always try the shrimp croquettes typical super (crevettes croquettes) or tomatoes stuffed with prawns, which for some have come to a place of tourists! And if in the group have to always hating mussels, we can recommend the steak tartare (filet americain). A special little more matted than it serve for our lands, but also tasty and a good deal!

Of course, where you will be nailed in beer. Make them the idea and forget to look at the price, so not what you say. But forget about sophistication and do not go out of Maes beer, the cheapest of the letter.

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In Brussels costs a little separated from so many tourists, so much as seek all end up with touristy restaurants everywhere. But at least you can feel that there are places where you mix with local people. And that’s what happens in every bar in the Place Saint Gery. In the upper crossing Rue Van Praet, the terraces are mixed together. We recommend taking a spectacular “Belgian mojito” at the Zebra, first-facing terrace and sun bursting on weekends. As sure to fall more than one, before you fill you recommend good belly and a fantastic option is the Da Piero.

In the bottom of the square, around the market that fills the middle, you will find this Italian from outside does not look great, but its inner terrace is to forget for a while that you are in the capital of Europe. We recommend the spaghetti bolognese, adopted as a national dish by the Belgians, and parmigiana pizza.

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None. So clear. And I guess one will be good. But dinner alongside two hundred tourists it’s not done for us. Want to know what the locals really do? For some (not all, of course, or even most) are opting for the “canning” in the street. That is, buy a pack of beer cans in the supermarket because in a bar is stealing the kidney that can cost you a pittance of cane, and the Nyhavn to take it all zipping around. And in Rome, do as the Romans do, so I suggest you take a can of supermarket cold and give you a ride. Normally in these sites what you do is sit and watch those passing. Well here is the opposite. You’re walking and you’re looking at those sitting.

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National Market Curitiba

One of the mandatory stops in Curitiba (and, if we were to listen to all the guides, now in any city in the world) is the National Market. If you go to there, take advantage to go at lunchtime. You can choose from several options, from Mister Dea buffet (menu R $ 12.50) to Thai Box. But our favorite Japanese Fujii. To be in Brazil and a daily market, salmon and tuna give the trick.

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L’Etoile du Berger, rue de la montagne Sainte Genevieve 42
Best book by phone (0143263887)

Pain Vin Fromage, 3 rue Geoffroy l’Angevin
Essential to book by phone (tel January 42 74 07 52)

Located in the Latin Quarter is not easy to hit a place where you eat well even if surrounded by tourists. And on top on that site you can try fondue meat or cheese is of note. And to top it off if they have a menu for € 16 with first and second, going to bingo. Even the background music accompanying and just why you’d end up asking if you listen to it removed.

If you go to menu, to first ask the onion soup, but you do not like! It is delicious with melting cheese and croutons. And second the pepper steak or duck confit. But what worth are the two fondues. If you are two ask for one of each. The cheese is a little strong but very good. The bread, however, is the day before but the trick is to ask for more bread that is perfect desktop. The flesh is very good, but the sauces are not anything special. If you ask needless fondue request a first because they are abundant (accompanied with a really good triangular chips and some salad), although it is a shame not to try the onion soup …

Menu € 16
Onion soup € 6
Savoyarde Fondue (cheese) 16 €
Fondue Bourguignonne € 18
Chocolate Fondue for Two € 16
(although not as good as the other dishes)
Bottle 500ml house wine € 12
Wine Bottle Bordeux € 18

And if you are on the other side of the Seine, just behind the Centre Pompidou, you can not miss the Pain Vin Fromage! In the small rue Geoffroy l’Angevin have this lovely restaurant that, although most of the tables are in a sort of cellar without windows, you will feel very comfortable in addition to eating a blast!

Cheese fondue for 15 €, meat (Burgundian) from 16.50 € and raclette from 13.50 to € 19.50, but our recommendation is to try the first!

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Restaurante Dom Mario

Risotto de polvo (octopus) 85 R $ (for two)
Mignon al molho with gorgonzola R $ 85 (for two)

If you look at all the tour guides Brazil, appear to have been copied because the Dom Mario appears the first in almost every list. And to top it off, it’s also the number 1 on TripAdvisor. So we had to try it. And so we can talk about it. And therefore do not recommend it unless you may have that typical day where you do not mind paying a lot or pay more than it’s worth something.

It’s good, there is no doubt. But it is also expensive. And considering where we are. If you are of those who do not like complicated dishes, and you have the perfect excuse because at Dom Mario, setting aside a couple of recipes, the rest always put a special touch, not too much but just enough to be original (passion fruit sauce, coconut milk, etc …). If you want to have dinner watching the sea, you have another excuse, that’s definitive. The Dom Mario is the most hidden restaurant in Vila do Abraáo. It’s at the end of one of the streets leading from the promenade to the sea.

So, if it’s fine dining, take a good flashlight, walk along the beach to the south and outisde Sagu mini resort. Overlooking the sea, is the best that you can eat in Ilha Grande, in his restaurant Toscanelli. But only on the weekends and always when you do not mind dining alone because few come here …

Risotto com camaráo 31 R$
Farfalle al pesto 31 R$

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The Pips, rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève
Le petit cafe, rue Descartes 6
L’Etoile du Berger, rue de la montagne Sainte Genevieve 42

If you go to the Pantheon to see the most famous Parisian dead, from there you can go down to the Latin Quarter. On the right you will go to stop the rue Mouffetard, equally crowded with tourists and restaurants. On the left will lower down the rue de la Montagne, also full of restaurants, just turistoides but maybe a little less and eat better reputation for good. If you’re hungry the best is The Pips, right on the little square that intersects with the rue discards. French home restaurant with good atmosphere. If you fancy a fondue further down, you have L’Etoile du Berger.

If you simply want to take a break and have a coffee in the corner opposite The Pips have Le Petit Café, with covered terrace for smoking and cocktail happy hour from 17.30 to 19.30h. Not the cutest coffee Paris but at least here you will hear French in more than one table.

And if you’re after something sweet, walk a little further and you will come to rue Monge. On the right at number 14 have the famous Kayser boulangerie! The croissant is the best around Paris and the Viennese chocolate, chocolate chip bread (1.3 €), is to take the suitcase full home …

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Mother, in Hokerboderne 9-15 

Porcella Pizza 135 crowns
Bufala 125 crowns

And if not the most fashionable restaurant in Copenhagen, just missing. As a kind of meat market or slaughterhouse, the Meat Pack are already several restaurants that have placed their backsides around here. Of all the best is the Mother. Super diner, decorated with wooden furniture magazine, very good food and surprisingly not that expensive for what it’s cool. Although a little far from the center and this “fancy restaurant” always gives a little lazy, do not fail to come. You will not regret! As usual in Copenhagen, have their blankets when cold pressed on the terrace.

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Cabana do Sol in Praia de Calhao

Possibly Cabana do Sol is the best known restaurant in Sao Luis from knowledgeable people here and the rich over there (well, we, the tourists …). The only disadvantage is that it’s really expensive to be Brazil. The meat dishes, the best thing to take into the cabin, are around 100 R $ (40 €), but it is also true that it is per person with all the accompanying needless ask for anything more …

It is a large wooden hut on the other side of the beach promenade of Calhao, with huge room upstairs.

To get you have to take a taxi or a bus because it is on the beach in Calhao. In Brazil Planner will tell you what bus and how to take it, but as the bus drivers drive around here, if you will not marearos, best Pass directly to the taxi.

If when you get there, do not go for the eyes, you can always go to the pizzeria Vignoli, is also a fine site, good quality, you will find a little beyond.

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Maison des tartes, 67 rue Mouffetard

Located in the Latin Quarter is difficult to find a place without tourists, but at least if there are some who have a real point. As the maison des tartes. With four tables and a waitress who does everything, even sell lunches, here you can taste the typical quiche lorraine and others curious as spinach, eggplant parmigiana, etc.. If you take it here I will by 4.5 €, one less if it is to carry.

All are rich but the eggplant is especially good! And also the chicken with mushrooms. And if you want something sweet, the lemon cake, though perhaps too acidic, it also leaves more to eat.

And the house wine, the red burgundy, also worth a try. Pint Bottle by 6.5 €.

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Bar pastry Hembygds

If you have planned going to the archipelago, your ferry will gone through Vaxholms. They call it the “door of the archipelago” and all tourists are tempted to stay here. The other islands inhabited sound like too little and always gives a little scary not knowing what they will find one … Hold on wanting to get off and go for an hour or more on the ferry to reach the island of Grinda. Worth not just be to continue enjoying the boat ride!

On his return, however, yes it’s worth stopping at Vaxholms (all ferries stop here). But watch out for the cost of the ticket because then you have no temptations to get off. There is no way to understand it but even a “stopover” if ye Grinda to Stockholm and you go down a bit in Vaxholms will cost almost double that if you go directly …

In any case, if you do not go just budget, give the little walk from the back of the Hembygds Vaxholms until a white wooden house with a garden facing the sea. His law pies like something out of a film of Saturday afternoon. But you can also eat salty if you prefer. In any case, the short time that I will spend sitting under an umbrella in your garden, it will be a good way to end the day in the archipelago.

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Confectionery Colombo, inside Fort Copacabana

Entrance to Fort 6 R $ (2,8 €) (required pay to get to the terrace)
Pesto pasta Salada 25 R $ (10€)
Pie of Belem 7 R $ (2,8 €)
Bohemia Beer bottle R $ 6.50 (€ 2.6)

The Colombo is famous confectionery that appears in all maps. The original is near the old center near the Av Rio Branco, but we recommend you do not miss that are within the Fort of Copacabana. Not only eat very well but you will have the best views on the beach. It will cost you 6 R $ into the fort, but it’s a cheap toll.

Situated at the tip that separates Ipanema Copacabana, come into the fort, go straight walking the walk that overlooks the sea and find the Confectionery 200m Colombo. If you continue straight you will come to the point where it pays to look out to see the cannon guarding the bay. Unless you come at rush hour is easy to find a place in any of the tables are on the terrace overlooking Copacabana.

Though Colombo is known especially for its cakes, both without hesitation accompany you inside so you can see and choose them personally, the salty are first, especially the pesto penne. With a serving almost eat both.

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Rei do Caldo

Although they are experts in “broth”, soups, you will see that if you ask for one they do a weird face. Here people come to eat the moqueca de Peixe (60 R $ – Brazilian dish with tomato and onion sauce), the Peixe to Brasileira (69 R $ – fish with peppers and onions) or Filet de Peixe ao molho of camarão (69 R $ – fish with shrimp sauce). The price for two people, if you ask half portion 60% overcharge.

All real good … provided that no cilantro ia!! “Cuantro” in Brazilian … Moreover, you can follow this recommendation for all Brazil, because this herb more than one will be bitter night!

In the street leading to the walk but very close to the beach, the place is nice, well decorated and with a couple of windows facing the street next to that we recommend sit.

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L’estaminet, 39 rue de Bretagne, in the market “Le Marché des Enfants Rouges”

Le marche des enfants rouge. The market for red children, named for the former orphanage that was next where children’s uniform was red. Although slowly and many home markets that are beginning to offer authentic sites to eat, we still miss the concept of food-markets in London reaches once and for all. Real sites, not the San Miguel market that has everything as well as ashamed to touch. And that which we love, but we would like a street-market where you could take different specialties, each made like a different grandmother.

“Le marche des enfants rouge” is not this exactly but at least in a small space you can do a brunch at L’estaminet ecological or grab a burger with fries (supposed to also ecological …) or try Moroccan specialties or even some sushi. None of these positions will win a Michelin star but it’s a start!

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Boteco at Rua da França Borges dos Reis 24

Frango to passarinho do Abilio (chicken fried in garlic and oil) 22 R $ (9 €)
Frango the parmigiana (chicken with tomato sauce and melted cheese) 27 R $ (12 €)
Tournedos Joáo Hegouet (steak sauce Paris cafe) 62 R $ (25 €) 

From Rio Vermelho you will which is the bohemian neighborhood of Salvador. That said, do not expect to find a piece of Paris Here … It’s just an area with good weather is nice and quiet walk, which, without being anything special, it is much to be Salvador. You can see the Peixe market, sit on one of the terraces, see a small little beach on the corner of a church high on one end … and you can also eat in the “boteco” chosen for the eighth time by the guide “Veja Salvador eat & drink “as the best of all Salvador.

The Brazilians call “botecos” establishments that are halfway between the bar and the restaurant. Some equate to Spanish tapas sites but not exactly that. Their dishes are still, as in Brazil, always giant portions for 2 people, but the service is more informal and faster (which is appreciated!).

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With very few tables, if you go at the wrong time may not give you good impression, but food for Brazil is really good. Although the site look more to prove “petiscos” or tickets to itch, which is out in a little more elaborate dishes like chicken parmigiana, rice or tournedos camarao Paris cafe.

If you like oysters, also you can go into the “Cofradia give Oysters” on Rua Fonte do Boi 8, near the Boteco da França.

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The Flying Frog, a hidden gem in Riga!

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We love the phrase! When you see it written in any criticism out there, whether restaurant or hotel, put your beards to soak. It is the favorite expression of owners sleep at night and by day are dedicated to creating (or worse yet, to buy) profiles to amass a review after another on their premises.

But is that the Fyling Frog earned it. Although after several Latvians recommended to us, we find it in one of our typical hunter trips restaurants because we did not have in the typical pre-selection we always do before traveling after searching and reading reviews on all possible sources. Terrace Local crowded but not enough to not get a table. You can try the typical incoming Latvian, their “garlic bread”, pan fried in oil with garlic, but if there are four or more, is a dish that you can knock down hunger. And here it is better that you may keep a place in the stomach for steak, but chicken, burger or lasagna also give the trick!

If you follow our Smart Route, if when you come over here do not have the body to a hearty meal in the corner just beyond you indicate a site with a little more class, less fat and more glass of wine that you can serve with combined an appetizer plate that will rise from the place.
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Rodoviaria Zinhos in Paraty (bus stop)

The day that you may possibly Paraty toméis the first bus to Rio de Janeiro, at 7.20 am in the morning or so. Chances are that at that time in your Pousada still are sleeping so manhana coffee I’ll have to improvise.

But nothing happens because for less than 2 R $ in the same season “rodoviaria” Paraty (that’s how they call all central bus stations in Brazil) you can take a cake to scrumptious chocolate. Remember that the journey to Rio lasts longer than 4 hours! Although you will have the stop bar shift at the company’s own bus …

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Choco Café

Liliová 4/250

Ideal to relax in the afternoon and eat something like a snack with a hot chocolate. It’s really thick so do not be tempted by the cakes. With a cup of “cokoláda” will have more than enough (CZK 59 to 2.5 €). More if you ask for a bit of cream above (CZK 69-3 €).

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Bakery in Vila do abraao, Paes & co, in Rua da Silva

R $ 3.50 large water

In Ilha Grande more than walking tour will do. On the Way Away planner as the days we will tell you to be what it is worth.

When you touch walk, worth taking a little water along the way. They are good walks and beaches although there is always who sells you something to drink, until you get worth going served.

Also, if you go to the beach of Lopes Mendes, the most famous on the island, there to eat there is nothing special, so we recommend you to acquire something from Vila do abraao. In the Bakery Paes & co, you can do that I cut a little mortadella (R $ 14 per kilo), the typical meat from here, and buy some bread to make sandwiches on a tris (R $ 3.3 rolls bag ).

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Pain Vin Fromage, 3 rue Geoffroy l’Angevin

Essential to book by phone (tel January 42 74 07 52)

Like many sites, the best place for a nice dinner with friends is in your home. So it is common to see groups of young and not so young going down the street each carrying one of the ingredients. The most common bread, cheese and wine.

Pain, Vin, Fromage is that. A nice place to have a nice dinner with your friends. Very near the Centre Pompidou, going to Le Marais, on a small street you will find it. Do not fail to book especially if it’s the weekend! Although they bring you downstairs do not worry that you will be at home. The best, the cheese fondue. With that and a bottle of wine that you will have more leftovers for dinner!

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Barraca da Teka, 5 km from the beach

Possibly the most famous place to take a caipirnha in the sand of Praia do Forte. What’s more astonishing, you can pay with VISA … and no wonder they are the most expensive caipirinhas we’ve had around here. Ten or twelve reals by type of cachaça. There are spectacular but not exceed them elsewhere, the truth, and you will become at least a few laughs with the people who run it are friendly than most.

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It is a chain with restaurants everywhere but possibly the most enjoyable of all is in the old front of the subway station: c / Sturegatan 12

98 kr pasta dish

If you like the kitchen from the inside worth that you enter the Vapiano. Swedish is a chain of restaurants that began to spread in northern Europe and any day is a new Ikea but the food …

It is a kind of Pastafiore but well mounted. Two queues: one for the pasta and one for the pizza. Forget the second and first try ‘. But not to put the boots but to see how you prepare it ahead of you in two minutes. You choose the type of pasta and sauce. On one hand, boil the right amount according to the dose that you have prepared. And on the other front of you cook the sauce.

And after eating. I said, you won’t suck your fingers but it’s funny to watch.

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Café Gaucho in Rua Sao Jose 86

Sandwich of Linguica 6 R$ (2,8 €)
Cerveza chopp (caña) 4,90 R$ (2 €)
Suco de limao 4,5 R$ (1,8 €)

The old center of Rio de Janeiro is the entire office area. It would be so far from the metro station Movieland, where the Municipal Library and the Opera, to Uruguaiana. From the first you can take a taxi for you approach the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, but it is best that you pass along Rua Uruguaina to Av Presidente Vargas, always when leaving work (from 17.00 to 19.00 h). You will see the markets but most people leaving in droves. Some towards the sea to take the ferry and go home, others looking for a good deck for an after-work beer.

Río de Janeiro If you want an authentic zone, crossing the Av Pres Vargas and outisde to Largo Santa Rita with Rua Miguel Couto. There you have Tesouro coffee bar with an animated terrace where you can taste sardinhas for less than 2 R $.

But our recommendation is to take a peek also the area to the right of the Rua Uruguaiana to the Tiradentes Palace. In the Rua do Mercado have the Adelos with good atmosphere and the Rua do Ouvidor, which intersects with the previous, you will see several terraces crowded. Returning to the metro station, at the junction of Rua Sao Jose and Rua Rodrigo Silva, find the Cafe Gaucho.

Here itself you have to do a mandatory stop! Linguica sandwich, a kind of little sausage with onions, and beer “chopp” (the shooter), and it shall be an inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro. You can also try the provolone sandwich is great, but typically the linguica!

(see the “verao” or famous barrack)

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Pizza Rossi, 24 rue Blondel

Napolitain Bistro, 18 avenue Franklin Roosevelt

It’s a pity. Pizza Rossi is far from the most interesting places of Paris! It is one of those places that one would like to have around the house to go every Sunday. Pizza pretty cheap and lovely.

That’s why we recommend the Bistro Napolitain, just above the Champs Elysees. If you read their reviews on TripAdvisor, and Homer Simpson would give free though. But look, there are few reviews, are all French and most are asking “the best pizza in Paris?”. The conclusion? Indeed it may be one of the best pizzerias in Paris, still undiscovered by tourists. So just Parisians reviews and so wonder how it might have that reputation.

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The Pizzaria, next to our favorite pousada in Sao Luis, Hotel Portas of Amazonia

Actually share space and possibly the owner. Only have pizza but very good, but if the cheese had a little more flavor would be just perfect. But this is a chronic disease of all the pizzerias in Brazil…

Go on! Drink a good caipirinha while eating the pizza. Sit at a table right at the entrance, as well, to keep the doors open, oiréiss the bands that play in the street.

Sao Luis La pizzaria

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Aed Von Krahli

8 Rataskaevu

Best of Tallinn. Very good, very cheap and very nice. Better for lunch, here the nice part is inside. And best book to keep them, to do the cousin turistoide and end up dancing with some mediévola in the Holo Turn.

The pasta with salmon and delicious dirt cheap (5 €) and the steaks first. Relax, take two plates and regadlo well because Tallinn is small and give better afternoon nap and go as they cruise the streets emptied.

Von Krahli Aed, Tallin

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If you are from Montmartre on rue Lepic, where tourists often return walk to see the Sacre-Couer, you have the Fromagerie Lepic, where oddly enough the neighborhood, you will hear more French than other languages.

If you are on the other side of the Seine, one of the most famous stores but no more expensive than others is Chez Barthélémy in the Rue de Grenelle 51.

For other districts, here you can find a good list of recognized small cheese shops in Paris.

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Restaurant Feijoao Na Chapa, to try feijoada on Sundays.

Feijoada, even if some people say that it’s like paella on Sundays for Brazilians, is worthless. It’s always taking accompaniment, but this time with mixed beans with meat. Actually the dish comes from the time when slaves were given cool white boys on Sunday blacks fucking their feasts leftovers sabadinos. The poor starving wretches of course mixed their daily diet (beans and rice) with bones and bits of greasy meat left over from last night’s feast.

Chapada Diamantina

But even so the want to try, this is a good site because only tiraréis away 12 R $ (5 € more or less). With 3.5 R $ plus you can accompany a large can of beer ice cold Schin as ever in Brazil.

You can sit on your deck facing the creek and the bridge (yellow tables Senhor dos Passos Avenue, parallel to the river, just one street before reaching rodoviaria bus station), or inside where you will see that the bar is simple but well put.

Chapada Diamantina

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Sodra Teatren
Mosebacke Torg 1-3

72 kr small bottle of Australian wine

Sunday afternoon. 6:00 p.m. . At home one would be starting with the blues and pre-week gigs. Where I live they do not think. They go to Sodra Teatren, ask for a plastic wine bottle and hot dogs. This terrace is filled almost every evening. It’s like the elevator behind but getting Gotgatan have to climb and take the second street on the left in Hökens cat.

There are those who also call a hot dog or some plastic salad bowl. The site is worth it. Even the Australian wine will ever knowing the size just right.

When you find these types of sites where tourists do not go beyond 20%, it is always a great joy. And if there are temperature above the terrace is fresh and there is some view, we can not complain.

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Kiosk Vaga Lume

Isco do Peixe ½ R $ 18.50 (8 €)
½ medium Camarao 26 R $ (11 €)
Brahma Bottle 6.50 (2.5 €)

If you go to Paraty can not help but make the trip to Trindade but do not even think an agency! With the bus line goes that shoots! In Brazil Planner explicarmos where you take it and what a walk is worth doing in Trindade.

In the village of Trindade not worth eating, this is much better done in one of the kiosks or barracks Praia do Meio. Of all the options, do not hesitate even a little more expensive: go to the kiosk Vaga Lume. No wonder it is recommended by the Guia 4 Rodas, because both the fish and the prawns are first. Not that others are not kiosks fresh ingredients they are, but this is the “restaurant”, take better care of hygiene, will best serve you and above have some hammocks to not turn to ask why you can not stay to live in Brazil …

Although the letter put the portions are complete, are so abundant that they make you ask half portion of each. So you can try both the fried fish (with a touch marinated) and the camaraos. Of these have small, medium and large but with the middle finger and chuparéis you!

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Apart from the Sunflower, the pizzeria, the burger, the sandwich shop, the Veril and “bar”, have another five or six places to eat in Caleta de Sebo, which is to say around La Graciosa (because Peter Beard, the mini -urbanization find north of the island, in case you had doubts, no, thanks).

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Enriqueta
Next to the grocery store, a couple of streets behind the little walk from the port. Neither bother entering. The food is slightly worse than the other sites and you’ll quickly abundant sand (not on plates, missing more, but if your deck in the middle of nowhere and on the floor and tables).

The Sailor
On the street of the church and supermarkets. Well nice to be La Graciosa, with a neat well maintained and nice start recently. It is of note that Romero, the wealthy family of the island. Too bad it’s in the middle of the west and not facing the sea. Honestly, although the food is good (hey, as long as paella or the like do not ask …), so that better the Sunflower or the Inn of the Earth that will have views.

The Inn of the Earth
Terracita twin to “The Bar”, the other side of the mini-space hippies, almost touching the port port. The same dishes that everyone at the same prices. Sunflower prefer, because the more good mojo but little else. Do not ask fish for two, because I will be expensive (30 €) and it is not the tastiest in the world. A nibble little things that are two days.

House Chano
In the alley that runs from the fish, at the end of the harbor, up the street from the butcher, the parallel to the “principal” (the church, first aid kit, supermarkets and civil guard). The best, their fried calamari with fries. Worse, they do not make them feel like they have it because the fryer at home and not in the restaurant. If you are more than two weeks in La Graciosa, worth a try one day. If not, they miss the views.

The Brotherhood
Going up to the Barranco de los Conejos, address Pedro Barba (incidentally a great ride and a great little cove of the ravine, great for weekends where French beach may have planted the ferry there, and if in Las Conchas west wind blows or the tide is high -> and therefore the waves are more exaggerated than ever), if you go stuck at sea, you will pass in front of a kind of bar-brotherhood. We’ve never seen open, rather than for family dinners, including wedding, but still have a poster that says: “Saturday’s steakhouse for 6 €”. Any day we spent …

The Varadero
Right on the harbor, to the right of the ferry ticket office. Newly remodeled air remains the same soulless. Too big, too lonely. Perhaps the food is like in other places, but the company does. And no one likes to eat alone …

La Graciosa

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Le Mont Blanc, in Svaertegade 1A

A lot of Danes are fed with takeaway food and of these, most of them prefer pizzas. If you want a taste them go to Mont Blanc. Slice of pizza for 30 crowns and don’t forget asking about the garlic oil to throw it over it. From the outside will seem insignificant, even crappy but fable smells and tastes better!

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Angelina, 226 rue de Rivoli

We do not know if this is the best hot chocolate in Paris but it sure is the most expensive because the cup to 7 € I doubt that others can overcome … In full rue de Rivoli, in the center of Paris, you have this chocolate crowded Japanese, Russians and other tourists. All of them by sheer reputation of the site and say they’ve been here. But we recognize it, sometimes we also exploring that, so that is without sin cast the first stone.

If you don’t want to lose any time neither feel as a tourist try the chocolate Angelina, a great option is to buy the hot bottle have in store. For € 10 you will have chocolate for a while and may be expensive but you will leave not a drop …

Such is his reputation that has now opened branches in many of the museums in Paris (such as Luxembourg or the very Versailles of Louis XIV). If Angelica, the protagonist of the books of Anne and Serge Golon, revived but this time beyond the role would you have copied the chocolate that eventually led him to conquer the Sun King himself!

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Definitely the best place to watch the sunset in Jericoacoara and also take a good caipirinha is the giant dune. Impossible not to see it because the sun starts to heat stop you will see that everyone starts to go to there like a pilgrimage. Curiously, few people take the opportunity to drink a caipirinha, so most days there is only one cart, so you can not choose a lot … They are not as good as those of the Barraca do Socorro, our favorite Shopping Village, softer and not as strong, but we did not complain!

Mind you, if you take a peaceful and comfortable caipirinha on a terrace facing the sea, the best place is the Mosquito Blue, on the beach of Jeri. It is also the most famous because it was one of the first pousadas in Jericoacoara. Ideal for mid-afternoon when there is still light to see the sea. You will see that also serve food, but is a bit expensive and although the Peixe is good, not even remotely better than what you can take in the barracks when you go hiking with buggy (and less abundant, both in quantity and accompaniment ).

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Ostermalms Saluhall

If you have been in the market of San Miguel in Madrid that will remind you a bit. Although only a little. Here is more of a shopping site to bring some great places to eat on-site rather than a food-court in the making. In any case, is so beautiful that it seems more an opera that is not a market. You can snack although sites to eat with spoon and fork with no hands. In fact, prepare also the portfolio because you did not come cheap. Come on, that we recommend to enter, see the atmosphere and only if you see something you’d want to sit to taste!

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New York Coffee in Erzsebet krt 9

The cafes of Budapest are another must. If you want one “real” coffee can go to the Central cafe. Coffee 600 guilders (€ 2.1). It’s not bad and you can accompany with 3 eggs omelette (bigger than the dish). But the truth is that it is a little decaf … In the guides without update still marketed as a popular site, but you have not take away the dust.

In contrast, in the New York Palace will not find even a speck of dust. And if there will be gold, not for nothing say he is the world’s most beautiful coffee. Closed a few years after World War II, the Italian group of hotels Boscolo left it as new. If you are tired of walking and you need to refresh yourself, your lemonade is first but also will pay the price of gold (1890 HUF – 6.6 €, plus 10% gratuity to the charge by the nose). But if you have a little idem (nose), you need not let a kidney to him. Enter through the door of the hotel (the cafe is on the corner, the entrance to the hotel on the same street Erzsebet), cross your very dignity the hall and go to the left. You will pass in front of the bathroom and go down the stairs to the coffee. Paseíllo ignoring the waiters and depart with dignity high.

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Restaurants Oxossi and Maria de Sao Pedro on the top floor of the Modelo market

Zonzeira Bar on the ground floor of the Modelo market

One of the attractions of Salvador de Bahia is the market model, just below the elevator and opposite the ferry that takes you to the wonder of Morro. In Brazil planner will explain how to get and the best route for Salvador, Morro de Sao Paolo or even if you want an island Boipeba wilder still and quiet.

Hay dos uno para cada lado con terraza gustosa por el viento bisIn any case, for the day that you be visiting the Pelourinho have a good choice to eat. When bajéis to see the market model, if you are tired and want to relax for a while, go up to the top floor. They have two restaurants turistoides cufflinks. Do not panic, cross your semi round the room to the terrace outisde. Award. Among the fresh wind that passes and harbor views, although Repay food from tourist to tourist price worthwhile. But not even need a ticket to let yourselves grand. If you are hungry ask some petisco (dish for snacks) and if not, only beer and worth it.

And to eat go down to the floor below. Just inside the market but ultimately playing to the port you will see some jobs market or traditional bars. Dan a little scary but if you try the fried fish superáis of Zonzeira (before leaving on your left), sururu or lambretas, including clams and barnacles. And if something goes “good”, do not worry. I only have cost of R $ 5-10 (2-4 €). And the beer is just as cold for just 5 R $ (€ 2) Bottled 600ml carafe.

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L’Avant Comptoir (pancake), on rue d’Odéon just over the Carrefour de l’Odéon, under the square of the same name.

Almost every corner you will find a dresser with baguettes stuffed to bursting. Are the sandwiches to Parisian. Neither good nor bad, just to stave off hunger. If you are lucky and the baguette is made recently that I love. And if you take a couple of hours in the window will not tell you anything but will fill the gut.

They have good press the de l’Avant Comptoir in Carrefour de l’Odéon and the truth is that they are good, but perhaps more fame comes to them for being the younger brother of the neighbor and always crowded Le Comptoir. Beware that many plans do not get the Carrefour de l’Odeon and many go crazy looking for them in the plaza of the same name that is a little higher. If you are there go down the left hand rue Odéon and find them at the time.

If you are on the Boulevard Saint Germain, you can always approach the rue de Seine, No. 54. There have Cosi, a small place with sandwiches made at home. It will be the best in Paris but will like and you can sit in a place not very special but nice to take a break between both Paris ride.

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It does not look Italian and in fact it is not. But their pastas are for dipping bread. Not enough to say they are the best penne in the world, but enough to sit if you are in the neighborhood behind the museum and station, near the Plaza de Miru.

If you ask people here for some area restaurants and bars will tell Three: bars and pubs in Milady Horákové (the street behind Letná Park, north of Prague), more bars per Zizkov (to the east) and Korunní restaurants down the street. The latter made ​​us all. And parallel streets. And a little more … And we’re still looking for those trendy cafes and restaurants. It is true that if you come to the TV tower, will go find some bars and restaurants but are too far apart from each other as to call it “restaurant”. Stop and inn in the can do Sokolovna (Slezska 22) for a beer always good atmosphere, but if you stay at the beginning, at the junction with Rumunska Tylovo find the Matylda as we said before. On its terrace half are tourists sent by the hotel which is two portals and half local.

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Beach barracks
4 R $ can of beer
5 R $ bag of chips 
8 R $ sandwich chicken, tuna, cheese or turkey

If you don’t bring anything or if you have something more than hunger, the most famous beach of Ilha Grande, the praia Lopes Mendes, have several barracks that we still ask, sell exactly the same: bags of potato chips that are not worth anything and bread sandwiches with chicken, tuna, cheese or turkey, perfectly wrapped and they know better than you’d expect … Well, not much, but at least you can eat!

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In the space between  Linke Wienzeile and Rechte Wienzeile

Mon – Sat 6:00 to 19:30. The bars and restaurants until 23:00

There are other markets in Vienna, such as that of Brunnenmarkt in Yppenplatz (more alternative and ethnic), but the famous and that, although it is full of tourists, it is worth going for breakfast, lunch or dinner is the Naschmarkt . Even for us, the most enjoyable time is mid-morning to make a kind of brunch. Ideal for example if you have no breakfast included in the hotel. If you have a strong stomach and original sandwiches like you, do not fail to try the wrapps of tuna or salmon, or shrimp sandwich in the Nordsee, a chain of fast-food but pestles that Naschmarkt decided to its flagship store. The famous fish-market as Berger in Norway could learn more than one thing from these people.

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If what you will is a traditional breakfast and sat down, you can go to if you are hungry or Tewa better Naschmarkt Deli if you want to try a latte coffee first. Decorated either mono, the dishes also have the same suit, but not just been fantastic … From 7-10 euros, will have several combined coffee, juice and different types of breakfast (Vienna, English, etc …). Yes, at night for a drink is the most themed street.

But if you want to come to eat we recommend the Piccola Italia! Like La Bottega is an Italian deli with a few tables for eating. I love stuffed pasta!

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Chez Janou, 2 Rue Roger Verlomme (+33 1 42 72 28 41)

Le Marais is a trendy district in Paris and no wonder. Old Jewish Quarter, is the image of Paris that many imagine before coming. Streets or great or small, some pedestrian, with lanterns and cobblestones, romantic balconies and pleasant light. Nothing royal estates as though everything is a Paseo de Gracia, but low houses where it is easy to imagine living another life.

If you want a quick bite, it’s best to try the most famous falafel Paris. But if you want to eat well and relaxed, the best choice is Chez Janou. Such a good option is that you can not forget to book! But you nailed why. That’s one of the things that makes it great to Chez Janou, the dishes are really good without having to leave average portfolio.

You have the classic duck breast (18 €) or bistro 300g entrecote (21 €), but if you dare to something a little different will surprise both the risotto with scallops (Saint-Jacques) (20 €) and the spaghetti with snails (16 €).

And at the end of dinner, if you like a drink, you can approach the Centre Pompidou address rue Sainte Croix de la Britannique. The weekends always find friendly. At the junction with rue des Archives, you have the Open Coffee for example, but in any of the sites you will be at ease. If you want gay, right in this area will find several bars and even trendy restaurants.

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Berliner Republik (Schifferbauerdamm 8)

Any site, this is the answer to the question of which is the best bar, tavern or beergarden to have a beer in Berlin.

But if you also want to go to the original site by the river Spree is the tavern Berliner Republik (Friedrichstraβe off at the station, cross the river and is on the right). A very popular site, where there are politicians and journalists meeting, Berliners and visitors to Berlin castizos to enjoy the traditional Berlin cuisine “home as mothers do.” Curiosity is your “bag of beer”, with 18 types of beer on tap, whose prices are going up or down according to the demand.

If you’re hungry you can try the famous knuckle (€ 11.90) or currywurst (8.50 €), or try their Flammkuchen, a kind of pizza served on a wooden board (8-9 €).

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Audi Camp, small camping site in Botswana, near Maun.

Sossusvlei dunes, Namibia

Forty-five years old, black, big as a closet and very nice. If they saw him in Hollywood they would cast him in the role of the good-natured father on a TV show. Bob is the barman at Audi Camp, and even though he has nothing to do with the German car, he is totally in love with the Toyota four-wheeler we have rented and used to cross Namibia to get to Botswana. Just a few weeks ago, we landed in Africa to do a self-drive safari. Our car is in fact a machine, even though it looks like a snail because we’re transporting our dwelling: a tent on the roof, folded out like an accordion, especially made for people like us: i.e., clumsy. That’s only one of the advantages. The other is that at night cats and other indigenous felines circle our car without bothering us.

Our next destination is Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls. But to get there we still need to go through a couple of parks, namely, Moremi Park and Chobe Park, almost 400 km of dunes cut through by rivers and without any bridges. In addition, we will have to sleep out in the open, with no fences or anything that protects us from the abundant lions. They say the best thing to do is to join other groups and park the cars in a circle, like the caravans from the Wild West did when attacked by the Indians. That’s why we’re sitting in Bob’s bar, drinking a cold Heineken and gaining strength for the remainder of the trip.

Are legends or braves born, or made? Heineken is trying to discover that with their new campaign. Maybe in a couple of months they will have the answer but we will check it in short time. Meanwhile we feel like an empty beer dropped in the middle of nowhere….

Luckily, our favorite barman gives us advice on how to avoid the traps that await us. Like yesterday, when we had to cross a river filled with crocodiles and the waters almost reached the roof. These are his last words of advice and we want to share them with anyone who wants to travel around the world: “And if something happens don’t stress, that’s adventure”.

 

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Cafe Gelato Felice Caffè in Rua Gomes Carneiro 30, Ipanema

If you are from Ipanema and I want an ice cream, you have it easy. Near the beginning of Ipanema, on Rua Gomes Carneiro, ranging from the beach to the metro stop General Osorio, Felice find the cafeteria. By 8 R $ (3.2 €) you can take a “casquinha” (small cookie for 1 ball) or 10 R $ and take two flavors.

The site is trendy, so you will see that the tables are full of people watching the time!

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Trattoria del Gallo Nero Tallinn

Lai street 32

Find a dining terrace with local people in the old town Tallinn is mission impossible. Who says what I have covered each and every one of its streets, both at lunch and at night. So, if you want to sit and have a pleasant evening on a terrace, you have to pay the toll to be surrounded by tourists, eating recipes for tourists and tourists pay price. But it will be worth it, word of tourists! Because Tallinn is a charming city, but especially when the sun begins to fall, the cruise back to their ships and medieval streets appear again for a while. In the City Hall square and down to Viru there are the more touristic places, so how more farther from that better.

The first case you do not want to walk too is the trattoria next to the Café Amore (Harju street 5), the Karme Kuulik. The terrace is nice and the food good. A little further you will find the Gallo Nero but not the first one on the street Rataskaevu but is a little further away, on the street Lai. The original has more charm inside and owners can see in action, but the deck more solitary and therefore nicer is the other. Do not expect Italian cuisine, and here we are in Tallinn good cooks and ingredients are sought equally tasty, but not be disappointed, neither the food nor the price (Spaghetti del Pescatore € 9).

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You will find again and again “wurst kiosks” in Vienna, although most seem more a falafel, shawerma or pizza-taglio vendors not the famous wieners. Among the locals, one of the kiosks that have the reputation of being the best is right in front of the Albertina Museum in Albertinaplatz 1 (behind the Opera): Würstelstand Albertina. Another you might as well take the prize is the one next to and behind the Opera in Kärntnerstraße 42.

Other recognized is the one in the area known as the “Bermuda Triangle” (so called because one can get lost in all bars and … but the truth, there is no deal … These Viennese certainly never have been lost San Sebastian’s old town). It is the area between Rabensteig, Seitenstettengasse and Ruprechtsplatz. More or less looking at the map in the “ring” (the ring are different avenues along the Danube to the east, around the old town, right where they were before the wall), top right. The third in the running would be to Hoher Markt, near the Bermuda Triangle.

And if you want to sit in a room with clean soil, which leads the medal is the Xpedit lately Schleifmühlgasse Kiosk in July. But what can I say, much better take on the street sausage, tastes the same, it is cheaper and you have to go to Schleifmühlgasse. Also, before arriving would spend the Naschmarkt and I of you would stay out there (in another post I talked about this market).

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Tropicana Creperie

From 10 R $

In the same way of Vila do Abraáo port you will find the Creperie Tropicana. The French owner made a Pousada there and took tables to serve crepes. Well it does, because it is a good way to dine in Ilha Grande, when weary fish.

The “tropicana” with ham and cheese is a basic but good and if you want something sweet you can get it, although chocolate might be better, they will want to repeat …

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Chez Marianne, rue des Hospitalieres 2

Famous among Parisians and tourists increasingly being in the fashion district of Le Marais, Chez Marianne triumphs for its easy formula: the assiettes composées. Assortments where you can choose 4, 5 or 6 choices from 15 different of which I recommend the following (depending on number of assortment will cost the plate 13, 15 or 17 € but with 4 you will have enough, and if you like any particular can always repeat):

Falafel
Beldi Thon (tuna with mayonnaise)
Kefta (fried meat balls)
Tuna and potato Brick
Humus
Feta

We serve them in small portions on one plate. Pray bread to accompany them. The pita is 1 € and the other 2, but we recommend you try them all, or at least the onion and bagel.

The house wine, tagged curious, is not bad and for the price (11 €). As in most places in Paris, you do better coffee elsewhere. But the dessert yes you can do it here: the chocolate gateau (€ 5) is rich and full table eat a single dish.

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Riga terrace, a must!

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Out of the old, but perfect for a visit around the streets of Art Nouveau. Enter into the mall down the street and left hand XXX Take the elevator. 7th floor and go up one more walk. Comfortable photographing Quedaros 360 ° to the entire city and when weary sit in any of the many months they have. Ideal to have a drink before or after dinner, but if you are hungry defends sushi is very good, the pizza seems to give away because spare in every dish. And for the looks of it the terrace, it is expensive.

They are of those moments you’ll quickly be on the road and forget everything. So with your permission I close the tablet and dedicate myself to my beer you’ll quickly pint of cold you have.

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Madero Av Jaime Reis 254, Plaza Garibaldi

Bacon Cheeseburger Classico (2 hamburgers) 260 gr: R $ 25.60

Junior Durski, Curitiba star chef, and owner of the most expensive restaurant in the city. And the major hamburger chain, Madero. And the fame has gone to his head a bit because there cut hair to announce their burgers as “the best burger in the world”. And, man, not bad but just has been a couple of people … Of course, if you’re a couple of days in Curitiba worth going. Although to later say there was no deal!

They have several throughout the city so do not struggle to find one …

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Apotek

St. Kannikestraede 15
Cor 198 Stonebeef

If you want to dine in a typical Danish restaurant with local chefs, local bartenders and surrounded by locals, the Apotek (pharmacy in Danish) is a great option. For that reason, it is usually packed but not be alone. The wooden tables and low ceilings make it almost seems sometimes a cottage and therefore perhaps you will see a little carca. Yes, the flesh to stone, without being very rich is very good. And do not fail to ask these Danes chips mislead and this is taking a meat french fries is not the same!

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Supermarket to buy food for excursions in the Chapada Diamantina

If you stay a couple of days in the Chapada Diamantina, I recommend doing two tours. First of northern caves, near the Morro de Pai Inacio and the Three Brothers, and after Pozo Enchanted Outing. If you followed our recommendations and have come by car hire, excursions yourselves ye can do. If you have chosen the option of taking the Royal Express bus from Salvador de Bahia, you have to go with mini-bus and the guide on duty. In the second case will directly provide the output to go with lunch. Neither case, even if only 15 R $ per person is not worth anything anymore. Much better go to a supermarket and I montéis your picnic bag. Cheaper and more good.

We recommend the supermarket Meat House Terra Nova you will find up to the left along Rua Almirante Barroso (from the central plaza next to the bridge, on the left and above). At the counter of the fund, but not display their meat quec and you can ask queijo alleged first to make you your own snacks for a few real. Right in front or on the sidewalk before a couple of bakeries have. For the drink do not worry because on the way and especially in the places to visit always have refreshments “frozen”.

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The Renaissance, Arnaud Delmontel, rue des Martyrs 39

Arnaud Delmontel

Not for nothing have won awards for best croissant in Paris, the best baguette, etc … But the best reward is to ask who you ask, in all ranks, in all lists, always ends up appearing Delmontel Arnaud. In our list also appear and the first of all. Great croissant, flavored butter point but only just, crunchy but soft and fleshy above, nothing to eat air! The pain au chocolat is also first and you may have or not hungry, buy you a baguette, normal or traditional, single or sandwich (beware that the ham and cheese is Emmentaler), but compradla and probadla!

I end up hurting your jaw to chew! Not used to eating real bread! With taste, consistent, crisp, … should call it something else because this is not the bread that we sell in our bakeries …

Croissant € 1.15
Pain choc € 1.30
Sandwich € 4.50

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Leonardo da Vinci Restaurant

The only Italian restaurant in Jericoacoara in which the owner is Italian … Enough said. You’ll see in the very near Rua Principal praia, left hand down with a chop sea terrace.Do not miss the “penne with fresh tuna”

To get dessert at the same ladito have a confectionery cakes catch the eye …

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Bagelstein, rue Saint Lazare 8

You still do not understand how home might not have become fashionable bagels sites. In Paris and around the world, it is difficult to find a small bagel shop. The best are usually the ones that have that look of unvarnished wood, like a last century boulangerie. Bagelstein is but they also have a historical backdrop with covers of Paris Match, Life and others (Lady Di, Steve Jobs, Woody Allen, etc.) and a curious pedigree of the figurative (or not) family that owns the property.

In any case have all combinations of bagels from € 2.20 to € 7, with the guarantee that serve no more than 500 bagels a day per person … Just have passed but the Leontine (salmon with creme cheese and onion) or Henriette (tuna mousse with tomato and cheese) are to repeat.

However, to the cafes have no limit and no wonder because it is so worth it. So what we recommend it only to catch the bagel and keep walking.

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Malar Paviljongen
Norr Malarstrand 63

BBQ Burguer 174 kr
Cesar salad 178 kr

This posh chill out by the river with prime views, is one of those where you are left with the question of whether to recommend. It’s a bit expensive and the food is not spectacular at all. But the site is one of those that go through the door and you’d be sitting there with the glass of wine in hand …. So it’s up to you. If you finally decide to go, think you have to order at the counter and give you a number. Sit wherever you want and when the food is ready and will seek them. In the “land” I recommend looking table in the “aviary”. On the floating, any table has good views, but watch the movement of the water that you can leave more stunned than the wine itself …

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Before or right after dinner in Sarau at Praça da Matriz

Late in Paraty 33 on Rua Maria Jacome de Mello 357

To make a caipirinha in Paraty forget about the beach kiosks. They are far from the pousadas, the beach is not worth anything and at night it is likely that they are all closed. The best is the town square, the Praça da Matriz. The good thing is that the competition between the different terraces has made most the price down from 10 or 12 R $ per caipirinha to 7. The downside is that they also compete to see who gets the highest live music. The best caipirinha Sarau we take in, where there is usually a bit more lively but basically any of the bars is correct. Also, if there is any game that hurts fúbtol the most likely to miss here is that you put it!

If it’s raining or starts to cool and prefer meteros within a facility, it is more enjoyable Paraty 33 although there are caipirinhas market price: 12 R $. If you have wanted and money (R $ 18), you can try the Paraty 33, made with cachaça, mango, passion fruit and a few other things.

Also, if you are lucky, in the Armazem, Rua do Comerco linking the main street, Rua da Lapa with Praça da Matriz, more than one night a week playing samba. The caipirinha will ye also more expensive than in the square but worth it. That said, if you do not see that there is a band playing, the better the Sarau or Paraty 33.

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If your hotel is in the area of Mala Strana and you’re too lazy to cross the Charles Bridge, you have three options: put you pants tweezers and go away to get robbed the portfolio to restaurants overlooking the river, go to the Café de Paris which we discussed in another post or, if you have no desire to talk with any waiter, throw yourself on the Kampa island. Pass under the bridge and you’lll be in it. There you will find a mini food-court with three or four things typical of the Czechs. Their sausages, parma your ham (nothing to do with the authentic but tasty), potato salad, cinnamon roll cake (trdlink), etc … And for his alleged beer. And wooden benches for you to sit without problems. Four crowns and you have already eaten.

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Vojanuv Dvur

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As a German beergarden, is a good place to have a beer and relax the ass on a terrace around the castle (if you had walked from the left). You will be surrounded by a mix of locals and tourists while waiters seem fresh from the typical lifetime bar. Of those coming your beer without looking and take note before you start talking, as if he knew what was going to ask. Here the beers and laughter are alike, and is 1.6 euros a pint of blonde that is. If you are tempted to order something to eat, keep you from your crown. Not that you go to eat much better than other restaurants, but we are going to recommend a site where you won’t be able to finish the dishes … But if you want anyway, the most famous dish is the roasted pork.

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Romano, 11 rue de Marbeuf

Relais de l’Entrecote, rue de Marbeuf 15

None. If you are on the Champs Elysees and blind you choose a restaurant it’s likely to be a “tourist trap”. Between fast food and brasseries for tourists, there is no room for a decent restaurant. It is best you go down a little to the Alma Bridge and go near the rue de Marbeuf. They have several options, usually high price and the closer to the big avenues, more full of tourists

If you will not give many turns to the head and you have wanted a good pizza sitting in a nice place, go to the restaurant Romano. Among so much on offer if you want to hear French in the tables, Italian in the kitchen and that the account does not rise too this is the best option. It seems pretentious (and probably is) but do not be scared. Sit quietly and you shall take a good pizza. Dishes range from 13-20 € but with one head shall go well. The bread that I will try it with grated cheese on the table, a great combination! To drink the bottle of house wine is a Valpolicella, good flavor but a bit watery. The pint I will to 13.50 €, so for two euros best Valpolicella ask the letter. And if you have the body to prefer a pizza and pasta, a great option is the cocktail with three types of pasta and three different sauces: tomato, pesto and three cheeses.

Now if you want to taste a good entrecote, with chips to burst, right next to the Roman, have the Relais de l’Entrecote. To choose you have it easy because it is unique plate: for € 25.80 shall take his famous entrecote bearnaise rooms, with a small side salad and chips brought slowly like meat, so it does not cool. If you have not ever had, you can not miss the occasion. Although in some ways is a copy of the famous Café de Paris, eventually almost has become more famous than the original Geneva.

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Casarao Rua da Ilha in Avenida da Praia with Queiroz
Meia peixe frito 19.90 R$ (8 €)
Meia batata frita 11.90 R$ (5 €)
Cerveja garrafa 7 R$ (3 €)

The most homely restaurant in Ilha Grande is the Casarao da Ilha. As in all villages, everytime you see people eating. Or drinking. The speed is not the main value, so if you go hungry best you leave it for another day. So if you stay, do not compliquéis life with no moqueca. Here Take the fried fish (fry it in large pieces and with the same skin) with chips and chuparos fingers.

It is a covered terrace for rainy (usually do in the evening depending on the season), overlooking the central piazza Abraão Village and harbor, but with so many people going forward will cost see the sea.

Casarao da Ilha Grande

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Sfaar

Mere puiestee 6E

One of the hottest spots in Tallinn between local young people. It is in the newly renovated industrial neighborhood that revolves around a mall. If Amancio Ortega has put a couple of shops around here, this will take a while and for good. And no wonder because the combination of a pair of curious buildings, with shops and three or four sites monkeys to eat, goes a long way. More if it is only five minutes walk from the old part of the city.

Worth it to a safe ride and if you are tired of medieval atmosphere and turistoide and you fancy a bit back urbanites FEEL, not what you think. Sfaar throw yourself in and look around you, people and decoration. And on top of the dish you can eat, for no one will complain.

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Cafe Sacher in Philharmonikerstrasse 4

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Ok, they invented the sachertorte in the Cafe Sacher Hotel with the same name. And it always will. As the name, but nothing more. With strawberry flavor too, looks more like a Bony not a chocolate cake. Nothing to do beside which you will find in Demel. Original top out at € 4.90 while in Demel for € 3.70 will taste a cake for chuparos fingers!

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Acarajé da Claudia, 5 km from the beach

As for taking acarajés, on the beach, between the pools of Lord and Potato People

Mini vatapá acarajé with sauces, caruru, camarao and pepper 10 R $ (10 units)
Acarajé with prawns 6 R $ (without prawns 5 R $)

Not the best cook in the world, but if one is already lying on a beach with coconut trees that look like the photos of Paradise, also need to have a Michelin star dining. On the way to the Pope People swimming in the 5km (a km from the village which is in the 4km-that no one asked why not start at zero because they go unanswered … -), there is the best piece beach to stay for a while rest when you return ride rigor (in Brazil planner will recommend you get to km 8). Right there you have a few places to eat and drink vendors and Claudia is the cleanest of all.

Main course: acarajé with the sauce you want. A kind of dough for dipping in salsa refried and take it to the belly. Although the mini acarajé are 10 units, as always in Brazil, you can order a half portion and do not say no. So for just 5 R $ will taste all the sauces, but it is more likely that acabéis always to vatapá wetting, which is a favorite worldwide.

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L’Esperance, rue Université 36 (corner of rue de Beaune)

On leaving the Museum d’Orsay, where lunchtime, most likely fall into one of the “tourist traps” that surround the entire area. But if you go down a street and you should turn down the rue Université, in five minutes you can reach the coffee L’Esperance, a place to say it is easy to meet with journalists and politicians who work nearby. On this I can not say if it’s true or not, but what is certain is that you will eat well, quick and cheap for Paris.

If you’re hungry you can ask the formula noon: for € 14.50 have an entry and a main course or a main course and a dessert. But in reality with a single dish have more than enough. The steak and fries or rotate poulet (roast chicken) both for € 11.50 are safe, but for the same price we recommend the Blanquette of veu (veal with mushroom white sauce), soft and delicious. And ask with chips which, although frozen, are those just as much as I have so many that are out of the dish. Or even a good place to try the traditional croque monsieur (ham sandwich with melted cheese, croque madame if you will with a fried egg above) for 8 €.

If you ask the formula noon combinéis better than with dessert. The chocolate mousse or apple sauce, if not it seem homemade.

Attention that close on the weekends! The best proof that there is a place for tourists … To conclude, if you want to keep a good memory, do not enter the bathroom. Not everything could be perfect …

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Sunflower Restaurant, Avenida Virgen del Mar 

They are good people but most have the best place on the island. Terrace slightly raised, with perfect views and where the wind blows. If you want to go reserve a table in front, because it is the best they have. Not to say that the food is not good, which it is, but do not expect great fanfare. So don’t ask for a paella (here in the restaurant or anywhere in La Graciosa!). If you are too lazy to think, ask a barbecue but not for two but for one. In the letter they say that it is mandatory for two, but is neither mandatory nor is it for two. From there they could eat three, four or more. Insist that only want a taste, I will bring it for one, will pay two and only eat half (15 € instead of 30).

The grill will have some fish, fried something back. Some limpets, mussels and the like. Although it is best you to ask what they have cool and ask the country and half portion of what you fancy (I will then dishes between 2 and 4 €). They usually have sardines, fried longorones, etc.. And some fish of the day but for one that is more than enough. According fishing but cost more or less will be between 11 and 16 €. Just ask at the back, the typical way of cooking fish in the Canary Islands (grilled), and comes with a pair of wrinkled potatoes and a little salad. Typical Canarian fish, the best of street is sama bocinegro and then. If you offer cherne or old, you yourselves but for us best left for another day …

The Pension and Restaurant Girasol is in the little walk-port Virgen del Mar Avenue, past the bakery and before reaching El Veril.

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At night Lençóis is more than pleasant. The only bad thing is the uncomfortable floor to walk, especially if your feet hurt from the walk of the day and you have used the flip flops … Most restaurants are very good looking, all with terrace on duty. In another post you can recommend the pair but if you are more days here you have some more:

Grisante restaurant in Praça Horácio Matos at the beginning of Av. Rui Barbosa
In case you want to try typical food here, it is best Grisante restaurant, right next to the pizzeria Natora, although with far less environmental

Rodoviaria bar in Lençóis (bus station) on Avenida Senhor dos Passos
If you want the coldest beer around Brazil, here it is. With its self-service fridge, Schin beer 24 hours a liter just R $ 3.99.

Grisante Chapada Diamantina

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Brocéliande Creperie, 15 rue des 3 Frères

It is impossible for anyone to have tried all the multitude of restaurants on the streets going up to Montmartre. So it is impossible to know what the best of them all. But after going to a few and asking where we are left with the little creperie Broceliande.

The find walking up the rue Dancourt, when broken down into two left at the rue des 3 Frères. Pancakes as such are sweet and dessert, but are their specialty crepes and galettes call.

From € 8 to 14 the have of all types, although they are often more in all tables are Paris (lovely with mushrooms) or Catalan. And if you like the raclette ask the same, a crepe with cheese and potato and ham on top, although they are more flavorful the above. And for dessert, a classic Nutella pancake!

To drink not forget to try the cider Bolée d’Armonrique, served in cups that will have already served (€ 3 cup). Or else I will ask cider craft beer white or black British (€ 5.50).

And if you fancy a crepe and prefer an Italian, under the lively rue Abbesses, have the ristorante Al Caratello, at 5 rue Audran. Authentic Italian, with waiters pranksters but bearable, small tables and tight as it can not be anything in Montmartre, and most important of all real good pasta dishes at reasonable prices.

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By order of the route: ask the taxi to leave you in the Jobi, at the end of Leblon

1. Jobi Ataulfo ​​de Paiva in 1166, with Rua General Artigas (fried sardines, filet mignon with cheese, casquinha siri)

2. Belmonte boteco Rua Dias Ferreira 521, corner of Rua General Venancio Flores Boteco Belmonte (all kinds of boulinhos and cakes from 4.70 R $)

3. Bracarense Bar on Rua Jose Linhares 85-B, almost Ataulfo ​​de Paiva
Bolinha camarao with catupiry, or feijoada bacalaho unit R $ 2.90 (€ 1.2)
Dried meat pie catupiry 4 R $ (1.6 €)
Chopp beer (on tap) R $ 5.10 (€ 2.4)

4. Chico and Alcaide on Rua Dias Ferreira 679, corner of Av Bartolomeu Mitre (barquinha de peixe e camarao for 5.60 R$, caldo de frutos do mar for 17 R$)

5. Cachaça Academy in Rua Conde de Bernadote 26 (would be the continuation of Rua Dias Ferreira, once across the Av Bartolomeu Mitre)
Sampling of caipirinhas

Brasil restaurantes 017 bisYou can not leave Rio de Janeiro without do the “botecos” route in Leblon. Between a bar and a restaurant, the botecos or botequims are traditional bars with terrace most of them and most of tapas dishes but are not as abundant as those of a normal restaurant. Here you have two options: either you follow the path that we are going to propose and going testing or you choose one of them and pass the evening there. Our recommendation: if it is a weekend or holiday, will all crowded so you better get in line at one of them and once you enjoy it you are sitting quietly. In that case, the two best are the super-classic Jobi or relatively new but already famous Chico and Warden.

If you do the route can start by Jobi, go through the Belmonte (it’s a chain but it is always crowded), outisde to Bracarense (by the way if you go by the Rua Umberto and other boteco encontraéis you thirst for a crash) and after somewhat to back and up to get to Chico and Warden. When acabéis, if you still feel like you are either close have Cachaça Academy where you can take the “sampling of caipirinhas”.Just to have a little bit of charm would be a great site! In any case, a capirinha is a caipirinha!

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Steak & beer
Aldaru iela 11-6

Another gem in Riga. A really good one. The guides will tell you that if you visit Jackobs barracks have to eat at one of their restaurants. Well, you can always try and even a local guide I will argue that, even for tourists, there is a site that surprised himself how good  were the local recipes. These people just cook at home and that’s why the locals do not appear by these boundaries.

But if you take the middle road and you get closer to the Cathedral, in just a few meters you will find the Steak & beer, with a couple of waiters and cook a few buddies that seem not a gourmet. But their burgers (4.95 lats), from meat to bread himself, seem made as if they were carrying a deli and not a neighborhood bar. The day I return to Riga I will not miss it!

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Kaze Sushi Bar

The first Japanese of Jericoacoara. Good and nice. The terrace on the first floor is very quiet, right next to one of the most beautiful Jeri pousadas.

You’ll find it at Rua do Forro almost reaching the praia right. It’s a bit pricey, even by the standards of Jericoacoara, but the site is worth and sushi holds.

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In every corner you will find someone who swears that his croque monsieur is the best of all Paris. In the background is as if someone asked where to make the best bikini or sandwich joint in all of Barcelona. In the corner restaurant. While iron has the “bouquet” of having done thousands of bikinis before, sure gets the smack middle roasting. Well with monsieurs croques comes to the same thing. No bistro that does not have in his letter.

That said, one began to try a few and leaving aside that about tastes there is nothing written let alone when there bechamel by the way, we are left with the following:

The stranger, at least among the tourists, L’esperance on rue Université 36 (below the Musée d’Orsay)

The turistic Colibri in the Place de la Madeleine

The famous Le Comptoir, at the corner of Odeon (le Carrefour d’Odeon), where you can innovate and try the croque-monsieur salmon or chicken.

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Kimama sushi

Observatoriegatan 13

Sushi tor 140 kr

It is not situated in a mandatory neighborhood. Nor a particularly pretty street. But if you like sushi and have taken the “Bicing” Stockholm Public pays to shop around for the neighborhood Observatory (even get a little above) and back stand in the Kimama Sushi. The name sounds like a modern bar with plastic seats. Not at all. It is the typical Japanese restaurant set by modest, which left everything to pay the ticket and left them were rented a small place, far from the most expensive neighborhoods. Four color photocopies to show the dishes they have and a mini buffet for you serve yourself water, covered and soybeans. You ask the Japanese bar and nothing will be eating good sushi, simple but quality. On top is hard to find cheap as in Sweden.

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Macaroni fried with vegetables and prawns 45 R $ (18 €)
Green Curry with squid 38 R $ (16 €)

If we rely on the collective intelligence of the best restaurant Advisor dry Paraty would Voila Bistro and, taking into account the value, the Thai Paraty. Eat eat very well and, in addition, the site is very tastefully decordado. From where you enter the hallway, to the bottom terrace, past the tables and dishes each as the mother who brought the world.

If I have to recommend a restaurant in Paraty would put forward the Divine point, mostly because the letter gives a little more options and if something does not crave too much Thai flavor blends Paraty not be the best choice. But if you fancy a Thai touch, not what you think. Here eat first.

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Cafe-bakery chain Paul

If you have no clear where breakfast, wherever you are in Paris, it is likely that about your Have a Paul. It is a chain of bakeries that although the word “chain” panic, will not disappoint. Good coffee and better pastries. Even very next to the Lovre there is a small one.

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Cafe (on corner Veteranenstrasse Fehrbelliner St)

This is a very fashionable curious local among Berliners to go for wine. When you enter you have to pay 2 € and you get a drink and a token (counterfeit currency) that you return at the end. With this money going to the bar and you can choose different wines. There is no fixed price for the wine, but you pay for what you want leaving the money in a boat. In any case, it is recommended that between 1-3 € per glass …

It is in the district of Prenzlauer Berg, one of the most fashionable in the city and formerly communist area. Throughout this area there are many bars and cafes that seem decorated with pieces of furniture before the war, like the East Germans, the fall of the wall, had been launched to place business with the things they had at home.

The result? What I’ve said, one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Berlin, sometimes a little bit hippy but charming.

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In contrast with the rest Brazilian coastal towns, in Villa de abraao there is a stretch of beach restaurants for dinner in the evening overlooking the sea, with a candle to decorate the table. The pity is that there are a lot of mosquitoes … so those allergic to stings, do you see the picture and then you are going to dinner for the two streets that get into town.

Those who, even with help from Relec, aguantéis to mosquitoes can choose the Lua & Mar. It is the farthest of all, not much but at night and in the dark for more than one beach too lazy to get there. Only worth doing on Saturday to make BBQ on the sand. Both eat, whether you pay.

And if you end up going to a restaurant for those inside, at the end you can always return to the beach to assail a coffee or hot chocolate in the basket of “Café da Praia”, for only 3-6 R $, we find in the same walk.

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Pizza Grande

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Within the walls of Tallinn are two local sites where the bill is cheap and you come out happy. Pizza Grande is one of them. The more you get in the restaurant, the more difficult it becomes. You will have less desire to keep going, but if you manage to reach the end and order a pizza at the bar, you will not regret. Make it clear that this is not the Belle Napoli, but the pizzas are good and cheap (3 sizes from 4 € the small), especially tuna.

Our trick to always find the best pizzeria in a city is a bit complicated but it works. We entered and looked in Italian Google.it “what is the best pizzeria in …”. Our neighbors, the opposite of what we do, are those who when they leave their country almost always end up sitting in restaurants with checkered tablecloths. That and because they know what they say, are the best to indicate where to find the best Neapolitan pizza outside of Naples.

Another thing is that they always say that there’s no one like their pizzas… and they’re rignt…

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Pizza alla Pazza in Alameda do Sol  (almost reaching the beach)

Beer Bottle 9 reales
Alho Pao traditional 8.90 reales
Individual Pizza from 18 to 24 reales

In Brazil we have said more than once that food is not your forte. So pizzerias (pizzarias as written in Portuguese) are like mushrooms everywhere, especially if it is a street, town or city tour. One next to the other, as if the had hooked melted mozzarella. Praia do Forte is no exception and pizzerias can count the pairs. Interestingly, as happens in most sea peoples Brazil, the streets and restaurants are built back to the beach. Understand me well, leaving aside the typical barracks kiosks or sea. This means that in old fishing village, do not expect the typical restaurant with a terrace overlooking the sea or on the promenade overlooking the sunset. No. All restaurants crammed into a street overlooking the terrace next door.

So find a good pizza place that is quiet above sea almost a miracle. In Praia do Forte this miracle is called Pizza alla Pazza. With three tables (yes, only three tables … well, I exaggerated, I think there are four) and nothing else, make a pizza, Brazilian style (type dough bread is not bread, neither fat nor thin, and the cheese was not noted for its quantity) but which does not leave any on the plate. And if you are lucky over the restaurant next door is still empty, the better, because you will be on the terrace above quieter around Praia do Forte.

Do not forget to try alho pao! Best traditional to hold the spicy because you have to have a good stomach for …

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Julien, 75 rue Saint-Honoré
Arnaud Delmontel, rue des Martyrs 39
Eric Kayser, rue Monge 14

Julien is the overall winner in the ranking of best Paris chocolate bread and if you try it a few can say they do not deserve. I have in the rue Saint-Honoré. But it is not the only one who deserves the laurel of being the best. The pain-au-chocolat Delmontel, as usual, is amazing (this boulangerie-patisserie embroider it all: croissants, baguettes, etc …). Or the Eric Kayser on rue Monge.

In any case, we leave you with the ranking according to Le Figaro in case you want to go from neighborhood to neighborhood trying them!

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The Hamburger (Los Nietos) and Sandwiches (Rosa’s Net Ciber Café) of La Graciosa

Well near the pizzeria, going to the village to the left, following a sign that you will see out there. First is the Hamburgers and on the sidewalk above the Sandwiches. Send eggs which are placed next to each other …

First hamburger. More consistent and recognized flavors. To connect to the internet and to see fúbtol matches the second. They have free wifi (though they also Gather from Hamburgers …), computer for 2 € the half hour and put a TV screen outside when no game. If you are hungry ask the fries, period, no inventions like the proponents. Chuparéis you are home and fingers.

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Cozinha Aberta on Avenida Rui Barbosa, in front of the Banco do Brasil

The Lençóis more elaborate restaurant, although that’s not saying much, just enter you will see that it is not like other people’s sites.

Fusion cuisine, will cost considerably more than what is usual for Brazil (the price of a dish is as rations for two at the other restaurants), but basically if you look at it with eyes and portfolio of Europe remains a cheap place. More if you think you can try dishes such as tortellini cocoa for 33 R $. But, having not as glamorous as the previous dish, so we recommend eating here is the “passanda” beef curry cooked in yoghurt and accompanied by couscous or meat ravioli du sol.

You have a terrace on the street with a couple of tables or sunroom quieter still. Lovely service.

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Lido, the buffet’s palace.
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The palace is because the name sounds like such. Chain restaurants of which I speak everywhere but not necessary. When you see a long line is there. And makes sense, at 4 euros (2.90 lats) a super skewer pork or chicken, grilled fact with a pint bestial and does not know of all evil, then that says it all.

The original is in the outskirts of the city, so do not think that is for tourists. The Old City of course and so is bursting with this new Homus Turistus street sweeping with rose marked on maps, but the rest did not. Although I do not recommend it. The wait can be done standing eternal and elsewhere you can eat almost as cheap as here and better. Yes, the own-brand beer is especially good and serve cold, so if you are confused between terrace and I weigh so feet cortéis not to sit here (although you will have to send someone to the bar, because now the ones who collect the tables are some homeless that leverage remains).

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Cafe Central

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Near to the Spanish Riding School, you have the Café Central. It appears in most of the guides and it really worth it. If you are tired and want to sit a while, try the typical Viennese coffee (wiener melange). 4.20 € for a cup will seem a robbery and it really is, but it is good and the place is worth it … Just do not bite the and not even think to ask for anything more, even if it’s embarrassing take only a couple of coffees! The cakes are worthless and less than 4 € you won’t find anything …

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Divine Point 129 Rua da Matriz

Spaghetti Calamari 39.90 R $ (16 €)
Pizza gamberetti 41.90 R $ (17 €)
Artistic Covered 7 R $ (€ 3)

Divine Point is one of the best Italian restaurants not only in Brazil but also Paraty. That said, I do not expect to eat like in Trastevere in Rome, but it’s one of the few Italians in Brazil in which the pasta al dente make. Besides its terrace has nothing to envy to the Roman. Buenísimos spaghetti frutti di mare both as calamari (lula in Portuguese, which together with prawns abound mostly in these seas). If you are lucky and have the ravioli di pesce are also first. They make themselves so even though they are on the card, not always available.

Seeing their wood oven have temptations sure to order a pizza. Are thin and tasty but would lack a little more substance, both as cheese and tomato ingredients. Come on, that however much the poster put Divine Pizza Point, ask you a plate of pasta!

Recommendation: Although you will have to order two dishes to quedaros full, the ration given almost for two, so if you are a couple and tell them that you will share and I will bring them on two plates.

When Repay do not be surprised to see 7 R $ by “artistic covered”. Is the toll to pay to have live music, but at least does not bother Divine Point. Elsewhere Brazil one would pay for stop playing …

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Huitrerie Regis, 3 Rue Montfaucon (under the Boulevard Saint Germain)
Oyster Shack, 4 Rue Antoine Bourdelle
Mercerie Mullot, 19 Rue Brea

If you are a love of oysters and like also everything that goes with them: the serve in a bowl of ice, pristine white tablecloths are good champagne and you have to water them, then the Huitrerie Regis id. Just have some table only four and the last time we were still not able to book (one day end up changing …), but if you go early and sit you fast weekday. The dozen oysters ranges from € 15 to 34 €.

However if you want something faster and being at home stopping by Oyster Shack. With its formula 13 oysters for 13 € you can take away the itch. Ideal place for the typical companions never have decided to try them for their appearance that no one dares to describe Non remove the glamor, finally Lanzen to.

Besides, actually in most French restaurants and bistros that are easy oysters, such as the Mercerie Mullot on Rue Brea (22 € a dozen oysters). So Paris will never have an excuse not to order them!

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Fisk Kakjas Hotorgshallen 3-6

Pasta dish 85 kr
85 kr Chowder

The worst thing when you’re traveling is that when you know a site like Fisk Kakjas you know that you can possibly never to return. More if it is for Sweden. Tucked into a small shopping center in the building, exactly, you would arrive if no one will ever notice first that there will taste the best food in Sweden. On one side bar where you can sit on a stool, the other line to order in the box and go to the tables. What you prefer. But with food you can’t choose, not because it is a set menu but because, for too lazy to give you, you can not leave without trying their fish soup with garlic sauce. And if by chance the dish of the day is pasta with seafood, or what you think … You’ll end asking if you can repeat, although the portions are large enough to kill more than full.

And on top will be the cheapest meals in Sweden … Why there will be no Kakjas Fisk in the Eixample???

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Tamarindo, recommended by Lonelyplanet

Need we say more! Good food, expensive prices, full of tourists. The fans sure will prove Lonelyplanet. For us though is rich, is too Hens only. The truth is that all Jericoacoara is for tourists but there are places and sites. And this, although looks good and the terrace is fine, looks a pint too turistoide. That said, the fish is very good and should be repeated every day that are in Jericoacoara …

It’s in an alley that goes Lining to Rua Rua Principal (the lane closest to the praia). Like most places in Jeri, closes at noon.

As always, the letter has everything but the Tamarindo is famous for fish.

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Must Puddle

As usually you will be two nights in Tallinn, so here you have another place for breakfast. Terrace inside, really a hippy. It reminded us of a cafe in East Berlin where to get some took capitalism furniture granny flat, they had painted a large chest and around curtains communist past glory, rode a few tables and serving coffee that is two days. And so because charm have business sites.

As the Must Puddle, nice to have a coffee and try some of their toast. The of “smoked ham” delicious egg found, although most the irrigated with fresh white sauce with a hint of cheese that someone can sour the breakfast but others will love.

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Herman’s in Fjallgatan 23B

You will have to walk a while to get here. Besides cost you but when you do find it, you will stay happy. If you’re hungry, you will enjoy his firm vegetarian. And if not, assail a beer. In any case, it is an excuse to sit in one of their wooden benches on the terrace overlooking the harbor with views across the city.

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Bar Aperitiv en Praia da Abraáozinho
Peixe frito 30 R$ (12 €)
Lula crocante 40 R$ (16 €)

Point do Verao
Suco natural 8 R$ (2,4 €)
Cerveja de botella 6 R$ (1,8 €)
Lula a doré – fried calamari 40 R$ (16 €)

One of the best tours in Ilha Grande (and easier and cheaper to do) is to walk quietly to the Praia da Abraaozinho. And once there take a plate of calamari or fried fish. To choose table you have it easy: there are only two restaurants. They are equally good but given the choice we are left with the “red”, the Point de Verao before with the “yellow”, the Aperitiv. The waiter is famous for the nonsense jokes he does but don’t worry because after the second beer he will start to look funny!

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Café de Paris | Entrecote CZK 289

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If you have the bad luck that you play the bartender or the entrecote edge is smaller than it already or sauce usually has left them with less flavor than usual, so you may go all happy. The chips will like, you will love the sunroom and the account will surprise you even more, positively clear. The truth is that you will get lazy but for the area of Mala Strana (Prague Castle below) is one of the best options.

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Le Petit Cler, rue de Cler 29
L’Éclair, rue de Cler 32
La Cremerie, rue de Cler 38
Gusto Italia, rue de la Grenelle 199

Best of Paris is that all houses are wonderful. So you end up kicking shattered. You’re walking and you can never stop you, always gives the impression that the street is still interesting to see. One after another all the apples and their buildings are beautiful. So occasionally, you can not continue and will need as desperate for a place to sit and rest.

In the rue Cler, a small pedestrian street near Los Invalides, you can grab a beer or a snack before or after dinner. You have the L’Eclair or Petit Cler, although usually full, or the terrace of La Cremerie stoves where rare are those who do not smoke.

L’Eclair: fine wine from the house, with three price levels: low cost, eco and business. 3.30, 4.10 and € 5.90 the cup.

If you have seen the Eiffel tower from Trocadero just at dusk to illuminate it, a good plan is to take a 10min walk up here, have a glass of wine and then go to dinner at any of the restaurants you will find in the rue de Grenelle. The best option an Italian Gusto Italia, at No. 199 rue Grenelle. Fantastic their pizzas (9-14 €) and also good pasta with sauces always (10-14 €).

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Toca do Morro, mountain climbing, walking to the Pousada Nido del Águila

Caipirinha 8 reales
Caipiroska with passion fruit 14 reais 

Neapolitan Pizza

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One of the best sites around Brazil, maybe of the world, to see a sunset and rethink life. From the church of the village of Morro, to the left is the direct path down to the port and the right of it you will see a road up to the hill fortress. Above all to the left, past the Eagle Nile pousada, you will see the entrance to the Toca do Morro. The hubs turn the door will explain how it works. One card per person, to ask what you charge on the card and you pay out so consumed more 5 R $ for the input. Ratéis No, because if we were you, and now we were in Morro Bay, would spend every night in the Toca do Morro.

Take your time to choose the site. You see there from chill out to stretch, to banks and low tables in the front row, which are our favorites, missing more. You can just have a drink and watch the sunset or, what I recommend because the site is spectacular, make dinner and stay here until they run out of caipirinhas.

To start the table is spectacular with some cheese, olives, sausage alleged and some more. When you start to rise caipirinhas, ask you a couple of pizzas (the first will fly …). It shows that those who run it are Argentine and they have good taste in food!

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Zirup in Laederstradet 32 

A good terrace and better hamburguer in the tourist center. Not the best area for dinner because it is usually packed with tourists but hunger catches you here, the best option is the Zirup. Between their situation and that the more of a fashion is also home may cost you find a table but worth the wait.

The burger is consistent and will fill. And to accompany the juice you can try typical of the site, a sort of lemonade with herbs so that eventually you will think that you are a cow …

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The schooner Netuno II of Paraty Tours to visit the praias and islands of Paraty

Caipirinha 12 R $ (5 €)
Lula grelhada (grilled squid) or doré (a Roman) 28 R $ (12 €)
Molho of camarao com Peixe (fish with shrimp sauce) 30 R $ (12 €)
Trip price R $ 30 (12 €)

In Brazil planner will explain the best way to choose a ship with which to make the trip to the beaches and islands of Paraty and, above all, how to get the best price and do not be fooled!

If we do most likely case is that acabéis in Netuno II. Captain of the first (a must because more than a scare tourists have seen addressed by your own boat …), lovely crew and also cooks posh.

You’ll have to ask for the menu before you get to the first stop to getting everything ready to go. The fish with shrimp sauce is great with rice and squid, which together with the camarao is the most abundant in these waters, even better. Although the letter is to grill, so you can ask fried (“dore”). As always Brazil, tend to make it too salty but with such notice is sufficient. As with cilantro! (“Cuantro” in Portuguese) If you endure, which is standard, Warn whenever you note!

The caipirinha, the price in the area, they are expensive but good. The strawberries in this region are very tasty so that you can use to request to “morango”.

Coffee and fruit are free throughout the journey but beware of the sweet that I offer at the end of everything. It seems that also enters the gift set … but no. Although it looks good and looks like a truffle is very cloying. And if you end up paying R $ 3.50 when you thought it was a nice touch!

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Le Pain Quotidiane, rue Lepic 31

Above all, at the junction with Rue Joseph de Maistre, but the finding will go in different neighborhoods.

This chain of boulangeries, cafes deserves a separate post. Few could believe that a chain of bakeries could become a phenomenon, but it certainly is. And not for the marketing, also because all their decorations one would take them home to make the kitchen of your dreams. But by how well you eat. Finally seems to come to southern Europe, because so far only in France, Belgium and some Scandinavian country could enjoy.

We already have clear. Whenever we see one near breakfast there. I do not know if you thought so or chance, but like the idea of ​​Starbucks was to have your living room in the middle of Manhattan, Le Pain Quotidiane is breakfast in the kitchen of the house mountain with which many of us dream the day we win the lottery (though never let’s play …).

Petit déjeuner: croissants, pain de blé, baguette, fruit juice and drink for € 9.90.
Brunch: normal or royale for 23 € or 26 €.
If not, ask directly the pastries you prefer to (from 2.50 to 3 €) and drink (from 2.50 to 5 €).

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Terrace Do Sousa 

If you go down from the central square in the Largo do Comércio to the bus station, in the last place just before crossing to get to the terminal, you will find Do Sousa.

This place really is to park but in a corner you will see a caravan and a terrace tables. Just have hot-dog (puppy quente), served with a kind of chili and some cheese, chips and peas all mixed up sausage. Served with tartar sauce and ketsup to taste. And it only costs 5 reales each (2 €).

It is the hot spot in Sao Luis among youth. And it is true, is a little piggy eating and at some point the square may smell bad but it’s true!

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Getting away, whatever the time of year, is always going to be a welcome prospect, with thousands of families, friends and couples jetting abroad for a piece of adventure annually. While some are content with a stint on the beach, it’s no wonder that others are looking for something a bit more and with Neilson activity holidays, they can achieve just that.

It doesn’t matter when you decide to travel, somewhere within Europe or beyond; there will be an activity or adventure perfect for you. Take a look at these options, whatever the season, and make a choice that will fulfil your dreams this year.

Summer

The summer months are a time to spend on the beach and while in itself, relaxing on the golden sands isn’t what you may associate with activity-laden, the watersports in many resorts are inundated with adventure. From windsurfing in Sivota to sailing along the Lycian Coast, watersports are an ideal way to enjoy the thrills at the same time as working on your tan.

Autumn

As the weather gets a little cooler, it would be a perfect time to head for the hills and enjoy a mountain biking or cycling holiday. Whether you prefer the gentle inclines or the steeper, more thrilling descents, there are plenty of routes and trails across Europe that would be perfect. Consider Riva in Italy for some outstanding views from atop a saddle.

Winter

As winter draws closer, the focus is on skiing and snowboarding and rightly so. With plenty of resorts available, including Soldeu, Mayrhofen, Les Deux Alpes and Chamonix, you will be spoilt for choice. Choose a resort that suits your proficiency and make sure you book a slot in a ski school if you’re a beginner.

Spring

As spring fills the air, grab your hiking boots and head for the lakes and mountains to experience the joyful delight of exploring the winding lanes and craggy hills of your resort. The Austrian Alps are perfect as the snow melts away, during May, while Slovenia provides picture-postcard moments at every turn.

Adventure, whatever the season, is waiting for you – just head online and choose the best option for you!

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When you come to La Graciosa for a week, what you expect is that the best restaurant on the island is one of silverfish, by the sea, with a terrace from which to watch the sunset.

Not really. there are restaurants like that. More or less … But we wouldn’t give them a michelin star. Although neither would win the pizzeria, when one has traveled several times every restaurant on the island (not very hard …) and asked “your wishes for the holidays last supper?”, Is clear: one Pata pizza (or kanibal also leg with bacon and mushrooms).

Mass homemade cheese from here and three huge and fantastic round tables planted in the sand, facing the harbor. A couple of tropical waiting to take it easy, that you’ll need. And enjoy. If you are lucky and Caribbean music has an edge, you will have the feeling of being in San Pedro in Belize or some island in the middle of the sea.

7-11 € Since pizza is a gift. Across the walk from the port, Avenida Virgen del Mar, you can not miss. You will see a large painted wall “Pizza”.

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Grinda Wardshus y Framficka

The people planazo Stockholm weekend is catching the picnic basket, fill it to bursting with food and beer, and catch the first ferry to the archipelago. So they call the dozens of islands, islets and others that seem to have been bringing Stockholm to indicate the exit to the sea.

Do not fail to imitate them! Only the boat ride and worth to see all the houses and casones with its own jetty and some even included the ferry stop. The good thing about these boats is that you pay inside before going down, so no need to decide where to land until the end.

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If you do not want to spend more than 2 €, in Salvador you will be still able to eat something. Iros to Pelourinho, the Largo Terreiro of Jesus, near to the Cathedral and find a couple street barbecue with skewers of meat to 5 R $ (€ 2). Tasty are even smell better than not know. But what more do you want for two euros! Well over chair and table where you will have to sit. And if you fancy a caipirinha, no problem. Who will never want to bring her from a cart.

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U Zavesenyho Kafe

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If you go down to the Prague Castle on the right (looking at the city from above), on the same street where you shall go up, make 180 degree and you will find the U Zavesenyho café. It’s actually in the street that climbs, Uvoz, a little above. Zero pretentious but tastefully decorated and detail, it is a good site with fewer tourists than usual to relax with a beer, a bite to eat something even if you fancy. If instead you go down the castle on the other hand, in another post we recommend where to relax.

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Figlmueller Wollzeile May street (although next have another)

Schnitzlwirt in Neubaugassee 52

If you search on Google you”ll see it clear: Figlmueller. Your own website gets the first of the list and the top 20 results speak about it. Also, the guys are not ashamed:  you can read the advertising on trams “We make it big”. His position is clear. And, I must say, they comply what we expect. Although we tested larger your “wien-schnitzel” does not fit on the plate. It is also true they do cheat a bit different because the dish, without being dessert, it deserves the diminutive. But the batter is impeccable, the service perfect and the place has its charm. Beware of the time because it’s easy having to queue. Best to eat and always after 14.00. Forget beer also because here only have wine, but with the decanter you will be more than satisfied and although at first it seems expensive (€ 5.20 on 1/8) of the jug you can get more out of a glass.

To accompany you suggest your potato-salad. If you want to try (not bad) with a two-will have more than enough. If you are like us who eat meat do not know about “french-fries” you will stay with the desire (and do not think that their “roasted-potatoes” can act as they have nothing to do …).

A € 13.80 Schnitzel does not seem expensive to go to the most famous site around Vienna … until you test the the Schnitzelwirt, Neubaugassee Street 52. Only € 6.50 the plate and that it does not fit the same, so they have to cut it into two pieces. Take one for two and go out to burst. Not so fine, in every way, like the Filgmueller, but if you love the breaded meat and want to eat for four dollars is a great choice! And if you like the Cordon Blue, Give a reward but give you almost double the pleasure! Yes, always come hungry or will leave half on the plate. And here, do not fail to try their beer. Fresh and original flavor.

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Bar do Mineiro en Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno 99
Adega do Pimenta en Rua Almirante Alexandrino 296
Aprazivel en Rua Aprazivel 62

When the tram “badinho de Sta Tereza” still worked, this neighborhood was more charming. Now is not the same because their rise and cobbled streets are not the best for walking. In any case, if you finish up to meet him, the Bar do Mineiro and pepper Adega do are possibly the two most famous bars or restaurants.

In the Bar do Mineiro can try feijoada broth or meat pies for 10-30 R $, but the truth, is not famous we taste. Our recommendation assail one cerveja freda and greet the staff with a good smile when they say if you want to eat something. To eat something, we prefer the Adega do Pimenta. Try the sausage and roasted potatoes (R $ 20).

Yes, if you want to make a good dinner those paid in Sta Teresa have the Aprazivel that every day is becoming more famous. Hopefully it will not end up being too expensive or too touristy!

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Cafe du Centre, rue Montorgueil

One of the many streets worth strolling in Paris, the rue Montorgueil. In the center above Les Halles, is a pedestrian street with a friendly atmosphere. Places to buy cheese, delicatessens, the occasional restaurant and many other cafes. If you’ve wanted to take a break or, if you have pressed the cold and want to warm you we recommend the Cafe du Centre. Although it is a chain it would still be a good site, with background music which accompanies packed but just enough to find the time month. Coffee, tea, beer and house wine at a good price and good temperature, so you can serve it warm with a little cinnamon, a classic in Paris.

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Maiasmokk kohwik

The oldest cafe in Tallinn, typical grannies and pleasant decorated for breakfast. And, although the hotel you you can not deliver breakfast included (do not stop trying because it is waste of money …), will be so bad that some other site will need to take the dose of caffeine that you touch. And if a shift kanelbulle best (this cake typical of Sweden and surrounding area is made of cinnamon and even let you eat the tougher you’ll quickly).

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Coffee Kladdkakan and Chokladkoppen (Stortorget 18-20), in the Old City

Chocolate to 39 kr / € 5.6

If you are in the Old City or Old Town of Stockholm, is mission impossible to find a local site without tourists. But at least it does tell you a couple of places to at least eat well and / or being in a nice terrace. Kladdkakan Café is a good choice, nice inside, outside terrace, it is usually those who assail tourists. And kanelbulle not win the award for best in the city but is rich.

Although perhaps the best place is the Chokladkoppen. Amid Stortorget, tourist place as any, I shall give from elbow to sit, but worth it although it seems a turistada. Chocolate for our taste too runny but whatever. The straw seat is fluffy, adapt buttocks that give taste and faces the sun terrace. Above usually run a sea breeze that leaves you at the ideal temperature. Well it costs about 6 € but this is Stockholm and for something not into the euro.

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Even the most abstemious knows the Brazilian national drink is the caipirinha, but not everyone knows that juice comes from sugar cane slaves mixed with fruit. The traditional is “limao” but do not fail to try any flavor! Especially to “morangos” (strawberries), passion fruit (passion fruit) or coconut. Or even with vodka instead of cachaça, the famososas and caipiroskas. Depending on the area will cost you from 6-12 R $.

Although if you want to drink without you to perish, the best option is the “cerveja” (beer). By about 6 or 7 R $ have the “bottles”, 600ml bottles of beer brand. No country in the world where you shall feel cooler! (“Gelada” if you want to ask in Portuguese). It will be because the heat that burns the beer here is hot in two minutes and are well prepared. But there is no place where you serve it cold but not freezing, and always in a kind of bucket-shaped bottle closed.

Our favorite beer is the Bramha, traditional, or Bohemia, with a touch of banana flavor (although no one has been able to confirm …). The Skol, however, falls short of flavor but still good cold. Itaipava the Schin and medium would be not as rich as the Bramha but Skol above.

12 11 01 Río de Janeiro 067About Brazilian wines, we have great doubts … A priori we would say or try them, but it is true that we have always taken any we liked, or to be a poquinho … The best advice, always ask for a drink and if you like hurl you!

We can not end this without talking about the traditional coconut with a straw you will find on all the beaches. By 3-5 R $, I open the coconut and drink ahead of you are four days … Although I have saved between ice and out is frozen, few times the “suco” becomes really cold. And, if we’re honest, not worth much but to prove that it is not!

Although test, do not fail to put you cups all “suco” (juice) of every kind you’ll find in all the “coffee do manhana” (breakfast). In many sites are too watery or have strange flavors for a European, but in others you yourselves have gone the jar!

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Buy you a backpack-fridge

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The best recommendation to go to La Graciosa is buy a backpack fridge in Decathlon. Put every night in the freezer one or two large water bottles, and so will make the “ice” during the day. Forget the typical blue plastic plates. It’s too heavy, only last a couple of hours and then you can not get the drink as if about water bottles.

Do not let either of bringing you a couple of tupperware to take you salad, fruit or whatever you want to the beach. Here, thankfully, the beach bars or beach kiosk is science fiction, so all drinks and food has to come from home!

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Cafetería Tango Café, Beco da Felicidade, Praia do Forte

If you don’t have breakfast in your “pousada” or you want something sweet in the , you can try the cafe-bakery Tango Café.

You will find it in the Rua de la Felicidade, the penultimate street leaving the Alameda do Sol on the left before you get to the Plaza de San Francisco at the beach.

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Zawodsky

Reinischgasse 3

Maybe the translation will be “winery”, because in southern Europe there aren’t these kind of sites. Lie, in Tuscany I know a couple of fantastic villas surrounded by vineyards where you put the sausages almost overshadows the cup of their delicious wines. The Austrians are heuriger home, without losing the charm but without being as informal as the garages of the “guachinches” in Tenerife (we have one on our list scrumptious …).

These are small family vineyards, to promote your own broth, started serving wine glasses. After all accompanied with some snacks, cheeses, emutidos and some “spread”. And now most are restaurants. Without the “almost” find a few but neither ye seek. Or have prostituted or were born crooked. The real costs get computer and we were lucky enough to find one of them. One of the most typical areas to go to Vienna heurigers near Grinzing. The good thing is that with tram 38 will arrive directly in about 40min tops. Get off at the last stop and you will feel like in a village.

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“Heuriger” means “this year”, a kind of Austrian “beaujoleu” and most of them serve wine in its “courtyards”, something like a biergarden. However, if you walk a little more you can get even the best of all Zawodsky in Reinischgasse 3. It’s a little hard to find and you will probably have wanted to leave it alone. More if you come to the door because for anything is palatable. No!! One of the best experiences in Vienna. Come inside and, if you like, id first garden to the left of the house. Just seeing the wooden tables scattered among the vineyards and the stunning views as if you were in the middle of the mountain, you will have you will have successful course. The wine you serve it at the table, the food will have to get yourselves in the lower floor of the house. Bought to weight as if you were in a deli you can choose from several options, but I always come cheap (from 2.20 to 2.80 bottled wine glass, the half carafe cheap and the food for 10 € per person will have more than enough ).

In the Smart Route is explained more specifically. We tell you how to arrive and which wines worth it, but in any case do not let go!

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Not just one but several. You will find them all in the rue Sainte Anne. So many are already calling Tokyo street. It is impossible to prove all but among those who were able to eat and what counts people who usually come here, there are two that are palm sticks or better:

Yasube and the You, both next to each other and at No. 11 rue Sainte Anne.

In any case if you want to see what I own Parisians say, here’s the ranking of the top 12 Japanese according to Le Figaro.

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Kalciema Market

Fantastic and incredible spot which you can’t miss … Do not expect the typical street market full of stops because rather appears as just a corner of any open-market in London, but a corner of the good. Pray organic burger (of “beef”, not vegetarian) and while you do it, pick one cerzeva CESU. The place where you will shoot like a house the film and so is the beer. Like a movie.

Sit in some of the banks and listen to great music with background. And if you’ve still hungry, grab by just 1.5 lats (2,3 €) hair soup spicy “lamb, tomato, rice and beans”. Tastes grate!

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Madolosso Velho, Avenida Manoel Ribas 5852, Santa Felicidade

Free Rodizio R $ 34 per person (14 €)

The most famous restaurant in Curitiba and according to them, the largest in the world! Just for this one and would not want to go … but they were all so heavy that we could not go, that we went. It’s in the Santa Felicidade, that when you talk about it, between what you have and the name, I can imagine a nice neighborhood, on a small hill, with beautiful houses and pedestrian streets. None of this. A street that almost looks like a highway restaurant atrocities on either side competing to see who makes it fatter.

The “new” Madolosso looks like a Las Vegas casino, so best we recommend the “velho” which is right in front. But if you want to FEEL may cast a few laughs and you’re on a middling macroboda not cortéis and to the casino!

In any case, the two sites will eat the same. It is the typical Brazilian restaurant “Rodizio”. They are free bar food, the cheapest with self-service buffets and more expensive (so to speak, because the price is very economical and more thinking about what you are eating …) they will serve in the same table. Madolosso is the latter. Pasta, meat, salads, itchy bites, so much food … in the end you do not know where to put the fork. And above, if you have a craving, you asked to not be the first time I cooked for someone!

Just do not expect you the best quality in the world but it’s not bad! Among so many things like chicken wings will go unnoticed, so I better warn you that is most good!

And to drink, if you still have it in the letter, do not fail to ask the red Ikella. An Argentine cabernet sauvignon Parker loved … and us!

If you like the subject of repeated rodizios and want another alternative is Batel Grill, Av Nossa Senhora Aparecida 78 (before Rua Teixeira Soares). Not as famous as the Madolosso, but according to many about the same height.

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From breakfast to dinner:

1. To make a breakfast or brunch: Le Pain Quotidien in Kalandeberg street. According to a franchise but in this case have a front terrace in a pleasant square. Or if you hand is more Appelbrug street, you can go to Brooderie also a nice terrace but a little more expensive (brunch with champagne € 22)

2. To make a waffle “on the go”, the Australian Ice-Cream in Velostrat street near the Cathedral. Street turistoide like nothing but waffles and ice cream are the most famous in the city (1.8 € a scoop of ice cream, two scoops € 3, € 4 three balls).

3. To take an afternoon beer on the terrace overlooking the river or in the evening on the terrace of the street, the bar Koeiaert in Pensmarkt 3. Come inside to the end to reach the terrace overlooking the canal. Glass of wine by 3.5 € or 4.5 € cava.

4. For coffee or tea in the afternoon or after dinner: Mr Beanzz. The waterside terrace is enough reason to go, but if you enter and sit at one of the tables next to the windows, will cost rise up! His “special coffees around the world” are a bit expensive (7 €) but encourage anyone (irish coffee, baileys coffee, coffee with russian vodka, etc …).

5. If you are a glutton and I like ribs (ribs) to die, do not fail to spot on the street Amadeus in Plotersgracht street (15.95 € all you can eat spareribs). And if not hungry, nothing happens. Just walk across the bridge and back Krommewal down Plotersgracht and worthwhile.

6. If you prefer is that you see with the beautiful people of Brussels who comes to spend the day, assail one deluxe burger BBQ at the Belga Queen. Famous Chef, to look decor and terrace next to the canal. Who gives more? But prepare ye the Visa. From 15 € of the “croquettes crevettes” (fried shrimp) to 52 € the steak to share, you have everything, including lobster, oysters and caviar. Graslei Street 10.

7. If you want fine dining but without that I see so many people, the brasserie De Tempelier. Only open at night, you have to book because they have few tables and is always filled. For 15 € the main course eat more than fine. On the street Meerseniersstraat 9.

8. And if you want fine dining but without all heck, nonsense and go away leaving you to Marco Polo, right next to Pink’s Flamingo on the cross street, Serpentstraat no.11. A trattoria with wood oven that says it all.

9. If you are tired of the Belgian food, which will notbe very strange if you are here more than a week, on the street Sleepstrat and Oudburg you will find ethnic restaurants of all colors and continents. The most famous is the Tibetan (do not miss the Yak meat!).

10. For if there is hunger and too late: Orient Pita in Groeten Market. Beware of shawerma regalima oil! However, first it will seem (from 4.5 € to 6 €).

11. If going well dressed and have dinner despuéss forward to a drink by the Belgian socialite, in the same street Oudburg at No. 16 have one of the “secrets” of the city: the Jigger’s. Cocktail bar reserved for famous people. If you have no shame to ring the bell and put famous face, enter into “the noblest drugstore” Ghent.

12. If you are curious about the cuisine and dishes prepared, do not miss Toog in Voldersstraat 24. Just being able to look your shelves and refrigerators and worth it!

And do not forget to try the Westmalle Trappist beer! A little stronger than we are used but I love it! Besides subiros a bit, of course … 😉

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House Coupe in Praça da Matriz

Philomena Burguer 19.70 R$ (8 €)
Batata fritas 10.90 R$ (4.4 €)
Suco de limao 5 R$ (2 €)
Chopp cerveja grande 6 R$ (2.4 €)

When you get to Paraty is that it takes many days for Brazil and perhaps ye fancy a change of menu. In any other country in the world, pizzerias and Italian restaurants are ideal to give rest to the stomach. In Brazil no. The paste usually make pizzas too old and hard to find some that is normal. Too thick or too thin. With sometimes a little cheese special. Or the different ingredients such as caramelized onions or cut into pieces egg above.

So if you are of those who need a break from both “refriçao” with rice and beans, do not fail to go to the House Coupé! In the same Praça da Matriz, the central square of Paraty, with a nice terrace but also beautifully decorated interior, which is already well here when abundant rainfall.

And have no doubt: hamburger. Impeccable, with the taste of good burgers. And with real Heinz ketchup. The sweet potato fries you have to order them separately but do not fail to do so. With the cheese over them cast are fantastic.

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Cremerie, rue des Quatre Vents

First it became fashionable brunch and now plays the appetizer, the best way to make a afterwork with friends. And Paris is no exception.

In the Rue des Quatre Vents, near Odeon, have the small Cremerie, although the name deceive. Here everything wine breathes no to milk or cheese. From the 17 to 19.00 h have the “make aperitif”. For 10 € you can choose one dish from pate, cheeses and other delicacies, also a tapenade and your glass of nice wine.

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Ristorante Carmelita

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If the Petrin funicular back you pull the hungry, you can always make a lasagna in this Italian with a terrace step more than enough to rest your legs. The pizzas better let another day because they are well worth. A couple of streets have the Café de Paris is best option, although sunroom worth it for the night, so you have a romantic.

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Folkkubs Ala Pagrabs
Smilsu iela 16

They say that their best moments have passed, but no matter where you ask, people always recommend it. And the phrase is always the same: “is crowded with tourists, because it is full of locals.” Although it has a deck is to get inside the cave, so stairs down and do not fail to see the door with the left, old camera around a bank!

The waiters are used to tourists so I attend fast and perfect. Their signature dish is meatballs (meat balls in the letter, 3.50 lats) and worth a try, especially because they are one of the most typical recipes of the country. Towards evening there is usually live music and that’s when most environment has. If you are here at nine or later, leave you fall!

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If you are preparing your trip to Stockholm sure you have already read about his famous fika. By now you may have noticed also that more than one has some trouble with this in the fika … In summary, these Swedes when they feel like it, go the gigs and take a walk to sit in a good terrace, take a coffee and, if you squeeze the hungry, wet it with a cupcake. No hours or specific sites. Simply desire to take a break.

By Skanegatan or the Latin Quarter as it is called, there are several pleasant outdoor cafes to start practicing this the fika. The Fabrique, for example, although it is a little further away and is usually so full of only women that looks like a private party. Our favorite, Lotus Bla. And near him find the street or walk, Lisa’s, but here fikas anything. This is more to eat as if you were in your Swedish grandmother’s house. And just for the moring, that something is a grandmother …

With Lisa’s confuse the Lisa Elmqvist is Ostermalms Saluhal market, a kind of market in San Miguel to the “Swedish.” Even if you do nothing happens, because it’s kind of seafood restaurant where I shall put the boots!

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Natora Pizzeria at Plaza Horacio Matos (in front of the bank)

Small pizza 14 R$  and large 30 R$

Pizzeria also with typical Brazilian dishes with picanha or meat do sol. Terrace always set to have a beer before dinner, for dinner or for typical caipirinha after dinner. Although the best, their pizzas.

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Joe Limonádový

Revolucni 1 Kotva Pasaz

(in the same plaza Revolution, at the beginning of the street of the same name, on the left if you look towards the bridge at the end, there is an entrance to a passage just to the right of a corner pizzeria. Enter, turn right and a few meters on the left you will see an entry for the Top Bingo Casino Games. throw yourself into and left is a staircase leading up to the Limonádový Joe)

The beer is not as cheap as you will in other bars in Prague, but is the minimum price to get rid of tourists and be in a 100% local bar. Although more than bar is a former cinema converted to mini hall. Although if you go early (after 19 or 20 h) you can even dine while some pasta dish begins to animate it. A few rows of old armchairs, modern projector film serves Czech and old movies showing a courtyard with no roof to see the stars if you get tired of drinking beer.

An ideal place for those who have no desire to get into the hotel after dinner and diambular are sick of tourists away from the center.

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Kleeblattgasse 5

Mon – Fri 11:00 to 2:00, Sat – Sun 17:00 to 2:00

If you follow this blog, you will notice that one of our obsessions is, when we travel, we like having a good pizza near … In Vienna you will find the best in Leopoldsgasse 23rd , or a good and cheap, the “mafia” in Reindorfgasse 15. The first falls far ways away and the second is between Mariahilfer Strase and Naschmarkt, where there are already too many options so do not touch (our “commitment” is never given so many alternatives that you turn crazy picking … but say only clear and direct recommendations ).

But the center of Vienna, in the ring, it is not easy to find a good site that is local and wallet can handle it. Tourist traps of all colors find. And some really nice. Terraces and charming spots, with candles and wooden tables. Surely some will be a great time but there scouter travel the world that has tried them all … But if you ask local they never go to these sites and there must be …

But there is one exception: the Kolar. If you manage to find it (it is a very short street in a “U” that leaves and returns to Tuchlauben), you prove, and, “Fladen”, a kind of pizza folded like a mix of calzone and pita. Do not miss the tuna! (€ 5.40 large portion that will leave you full of everything, but there from 3 €). Their beer is also Krügel first (€ 3.20 Pitcher 0.5 lit).

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Girasol restaurant, behind the church, above the alley where they sell tickets Fretcar (once in Jeri’ll understand perfectly …)

If you ask here and there are always two restaurants in Jericoacoara that everyone recommends. Written Tamarindo. In words the Sunflower. The first is the Lonelyplanet favorite. The second ours.

It is a little off, a quiet terrace, perfect for a nice dinner away from the bustle of Jericoacoara (clos at noon). Do not forget to try the “massa frutti di mare” (seafood pasta) or picanha (grilled meat with different sauces if you like mushrooms or capers.’s A bit pricey but Jeri know that most arriving by Turisas here is not that they are poor precisely, so overall I struggle to find cheap places in town with terraces of first (cheap seats for locals or leveraged guiris exist, but are usually hidden corners and not too clean truth …).

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L’As du Fallefel, rue de Rosiers 34

In the rue des Rosiers, in the old jewish neighborhood, find places to get falafel or shawarma one after another, but there’s only one where you have to queue. And it’s worth. L’As du Fallafel. Although it is green on the outside, the color of the muslims, is run by jews. For € 5.50 you can get a falafel and a very good shawarma for 8 €.

Do not be confused with any of those around you!

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For breakfast are famous the chocolat pastries from the bakery because they have chocolate from start to finish. But if you want to watch your weight, their whole grain croissants ara addictive!. Also great with cereal wholemeal bread, black bread black not passed from dark brown.

The bakery’s find trouble in little walk through the port. Open from 8 am until 21.00 h. If you come just for the day or have no desire to cook to eat, here you can always buy you snacks of all kinds … while having.

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Leib Resto Ja Aed

Uus street 31

Number one city official. And the outdoor terrace deserves. I said in another post that the farther the better cento. So the best terrace is bordering the medieval wall. Do not fail to reserve because the site is to be outside as it comes in all rankings and guides are nice tables but wanted.

The two founders whose mission is “to provide a simple but tasty menu, at a good price and with a non-staffy-service”. If we have to be honest not meet any of the points. At least, totally … but the dishes are rich and the terrace is spectacular.

Recommended dish Leiburger € 12

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Flutuante Bambubar, restaurant in Praia do Pouso

Peixe moqueca for two 70 R $ (28 €)
Lua to doré Petisco 50 R $ (20 €)
Garlic Camarao 80 R $ (32 €)
Peixe fried 35 R $ (14 €)

If you have no tendency to dizzy or if you want to get drunk fast with the caipirinha, the BambuBar is the original restaurant around Ilha Grande. Floating Bar just few meters from the beach, with a small boat will take you up if you want a drink.

The fish is fresh and not overcharge more than other kiosks for the fun of floating, but it is still a bit expensive, in line with many restaurants in Ilha Grande. The problem is that here you will expose less profit because the small reciprocating eventually you may end up getting tired. But yes, the pictures that you will draw will be more Will Teach you around!

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Fazenda Bazars
Baznica iela 14

Featured in several local sites, do not let go if only for making a coffee and a cake. Wooden house like a story, you’ll want to take the kitchen with you. Each corner is a different and, although some furniture may seem Encants those who like but in the house of another, the set is lovely. As I mentioned, especially the open kitchen.

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Sete Pizzas in Alameda do Sol s / n, with the Beco do Arlindo (near the beginning before the square)

Pizza for two people of 39-53 R $
Pizza median of 35-48 R $

If you will not waste much time deciding where to dine, this is the best alternative. In the same Alameda do Sol, as 99% of restaurants, a relaxing terrace, nice waiters and wood oven for pizzas, finite and served with a lid that is not cool. On top are good.

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Boulangerie Yhuel, 11 rue Jean Lantier
Arnaud Delmontel, rue des Martyrs 39
Eric Kayser, 14 rue Monge

As always happens with these things, each year saw the list of turn with the best croissants in town. The pity is that many of them are in the suburbs or near the periferic. But one falls in the middle and, if not, you always have the classics, famous among all Parisians.

One of our favorites is the Yhuel boulangerie on Rue Jean Lantier 11, halfway between the Louvre and the Hotel de Ville (care barely see the name on the outside). Ask Acordaros of butter (beurre)! For just a euro, you’ll see more than one get two … And if you are tired you can sit down for a leisurely coffee. In that case, try the hot and cheese croissant!

But our winner for the best croissant in Paris is the Delmontel Arnaud, on rue des Martyrs 39, below the Boulevard de Clichy. Crispy on the outside, soft inside, delicious to eat. Just stroll past the smell and is one of those that forces you to enter. No wonder Delmontel was the winner for the best baguette in 2007.

Even if you are by the Latin Quarter, do not hesitate to get close to try the Eric Kayser on Rue Monge 14 and then you will not know who to give the gold medal …

Here you can see the list of winners of the 2012 best croissants!

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If you are in Sao Luis and want to eat somewhere truly local, come into the market. Do not miss it. In the center of town in the old town you will see. Enter through one of the arches and you will see all crowded tables.

If you want something less noisy and safer (in terms of the quality of the food!), The other option is the D’Antigamente, also in the center in the long do Comércio. With a pleasant terrace, at night the expanded to the entire walkway. Also at night are released to play live music. It depends on the voice that can touch you or be an unforgettable evening can finish asking the earplugs!

In any case it is a good place to eat. You pay at the counter to check out and no cards. We recommend you ask for “meia meat du sol” (meat paella served hot with cheese, with half rations have more than enough) and try the provolone. The cerveja, as always in Brazil, frost!

Restaurant D’Antigamente in the Largo do Comércio
Provoleta con azeitonas 14 R$ (6 €)
Carne de Sol 30 R$ (12 €)

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Tokyo

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As most of you will know, Tokyo is the Japanese capital and therefore an obvious destination of choice when visiting Japan. Aside from being the most populous city in Japan, Tokyo is also the most populous metropolis in the world. This cosmopolitan labyrinth consists of 23 city districts stretching over some 2, 000 square kilometres; which each boast their own unique character and charm. The larger province (or prefecture) of Tokyo consists of numerous mountain towns and villages to the West as well as various subtropical islands to the South, such as the Izu and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo is a vast, bustling metropolis offering all manner of entertainment and attractions from museums, gardens and historical sites in areas such as Asakusa and Chiyoda; to shopping districts, restaurants and lively entertainment in neighbourhoods such as Akihabara and Shibuya. The best thing to do in Tokyo is to simply wander and explore! Hop on the train to get from one district to the next and simply immerse yourself in the multidimensional Japanese travel experience through the sights, sounds and smells of traditional restaurants, bizarre shops, innovative technology and modern design grouped with ancient tradition; all of which is shared by over 12 million people.

Matsumoto

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Located at the centre of the Nagano Prefecture, roughly 2 hours and 40 minutes from Tokyo by train, Matsumoto is the second largest city in the area and famous for its historical castle and picturesque landscape. The Matsumotojo Castle, dating from the Bunroku Period (1593-1594), is the oldest remaining castle tower in Japan and is considered one of the most beautiful monuments and a national treasure. Matsumoto is also a popular base for hikes to the Japanese Alps and Utsukushigahara Heights. The city itself demonstrates a metropolitan vibe that has managed to retain its historic importance and traditional values, and this well-run city is embodied in its clean streets and friendly residents. Aside from its castle and historic importance, the city of Matsumoto is also famous for certain gastronomic attractions such as soba noodles, juicy apples and raw horse meat. It attracts visitors in summer for the popular Taiko Festival (Japanese drum festival) held at the castle, and is well-known as the birthplace of the Suzuki music method as well as the contemporary artist, Yayoi Kusama.

Miyajima Island

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Also known as Itsuku-shima Island, Miyajima Island forms part of Hatsukaichi City which lies in the Southwest region of Hiroshima, roughly 4 and a half hours from Tokyo by train. The whole island is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and is renowned for its colourful, mountainous landscape along with its many important historic sites. It is considered one of the three most beautiful locations in Japan and has been a worshipped location by the elite and powerful for centuries who believe Miyajima to be an embodiment of God Himself. The island is home to the ancient Itsuku-shima-jinja Shrine built in 593, which is magnificently lit at night showing off its bright red colouring. There are also a number of other important temples on the island worth seeing such as Daiganji Temple from the 13th Century. Aside from coming here to see the shrine and the various temples, the island is hugely popular in summer for its beaches and camping grounds.

Yokohama

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Located roughly a half an hour south of Tokyo by rail, Yokohama is the capital of the Kanagawa Prefecture and Japan’s second largest city. It established its importance when, in 1859 at the end of the Edo Period (1603-1867), it became one of the first ports to open to foreign trade. This move saw the city grow from a small fishing village into the major economic centre it is today. Yokohama is a popular city among expats and contains one of the world’s largest Chinatowns, housing some 500 Chinese restaurants. As well as the being Japan’s major base for foreign trade for over 100 years, the city also promotes international language learning exchange and lays claim to finding Japan’s first English language newspaper in 1861, the Japan Herald. This welcoming of international trades and customs has seen Yokohama grow into a uniquely open-minded and multicultural, modern city that now inhabits over 3 and a half million people. Business and culture alike thrive here and many international and national businesses have branches in the port city. It is also a trendsetting city for fashion, design and innovation which simultaneously fosters traditional art and cultural practises displaying a high level of respect for traditional Japanese popular and performance arts.

Kanazawa

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Capital of the Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa is located in central mainland Japan and with a population of 458,000, is the cultural and economic centre of Hokuriku – an area comprising the prefectures of Ishikawa, Fukui and Toyama. With mountains to the Southeast and the Sea of Japan to the Northwest, the city itself sits between the Saigawa and Asano Rivers. The city is famous for Kanazawa Castle Park as well as Kenrokuen Garden. The latter is considered one of the three greatest gardens in Japan along with the Kairaku-en Garden in Mito and the Koraku-en Garden in Okayama. Construction of the garden began in 1676 and over the next 170 years expanded to a 105, 000 square metre garden of spectacular beauty. The city also has numerous shopping districts popular with tourists from all over the Hokuriku region such as Korinbo, Kata-machi, Musashi, and Kanazawa Station, all of which sell modern goods as well as traditional handcrafts from dyed silk, (Kaga-yuzen), Kutaniyaki pottery to gold adorned craftwork (Kanazawa-haku). Although, extremely popular with the Japanese, Kanazawa remains a hidden gem among foreign tourists and is one of the best off the beaten track locations in Japan, and not just for shopping but also for some of the most well-preserved historical sites from the Edo Period. With numerous shrines and temples, most of which are gathered together in Tera-machi – a group of 70 such temples – not to mention artefacts left behind by geishas, lords, merchants and samurais, Kanazawa has been listed as a City of Crafts and Folk Art by the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. As if this wasn’t reason enough to visit Kanazawa, the cuisine here is hard to beat and is famous throughout the country for its high quality produce, particularly its delicious seafood.

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Bar Pink’s Flamingo, c / Onderstraat 55 in Ghent

I look like a street in anyone’s territory, but it is an area right next to the center and very nice to walk around, especially if you get closer to the river and have just crossing the bridge Krommewal. If you cross and you should turn right in Oudburg by Sleepstraat, there you will have a good sample of ethnic restaurants worldwide. But the beer I recommend doing at Pink’s Flamingo. Good atmosphere, locals and cold beer. And if you are hungry, for a few euros (thinking that you are in Belgium), I can take a plate of spaghetti bolognese, of those with Knorr pot flavored sauce and cheese on but end hooking. Not that they are not home, is that the sauces around here have this flavor, and the most famous companies are Dutch ready meals and just make copy …

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Grosseto Marina pizzeria

Manesuv most (on the right bank of the river, at the bridge over the Charles)

On a platform like a boat moored to dock, the Grosseto Marina pizzeria restaurant is the best views in Prague. From one of his two or three terraces or flight will see both the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge. While you will be surrounded by tourists, even the people of Prague known to be the best place for dinner typical Saturday when one is of city-break. If you have not passed or call to book, best do not come before nine. After that time, the wait at most be 20 or 30 minutes, a short time if you become a sparkling Italian white (CZK 59 to 2.5 €) from the mini balcony with prime views.

While the pasta portions are small and when they arrive at the table will seem reheated food, not bad (and thinking that the diet goes for CZK 170-250, € 7-8). Even some are to repeat as the funghi e pancetta tagliatelle and ravioli salmon). But if you go hungry, ask you a pizza or calzone. Those that are out of the plate. To drink or what you think: carafe of house wine merlot (CZK 140-6 € a pint).

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Mar Bella Pizzeria in Rua da Praia 719

From R $ 30-60 for two large pizza

If fish are full of the Ilha Grande only have two options: either the Tropicana or pizzeria creperie Mar Bella. If it’s quality, best first. If it’s id number to the second. They are the best pizzas in Brazil, much less, but at least the beer is cold and the waiters are good people.

Although it is a “basic”, do not ask to “alleged” because here comes the worst ham only. Best assail the Frutos do Mar. .. but this is still fish! Well, is that the meat is not very well, so you better assail drinking a margarita and a good Itaipava which is the local beer!

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Peppes Pizza, Karl Johans gate 1, Oslo

In the main square you have a Peppes Oslo, but are everywhere around the country and … From 170 kr pizza, do not even think to ask the new style thin. Here are classic that will fill one’s belly if you have nostalgia of eating pizza.

They are like pizzas before the first chain that opened in London and one that made you open your eyes and mouth. So do not expect a pizza Neapolitan but to kill the hunger this is your place.

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Mama Bahía, Cravo & Canela o Negro’s in Rua J. Castro Rabelo

Picanha da sheet for 1 person in the Mama Bahía (steak) 38 R $ (15 €)
Frango to Milan for 2 people in the Cravo & Canela (chicken nuggets) 30 R $ (12 €)
Peixe moqueca for 2 people in the Negro’s 30-35 R $ (12-14 €)

At night, the center Pelourinho seems abandoned in some unnamed African capital and not wanting to keep fighting. Even the thugs move in slow motion, because most of the crack that has taken up the urge to steal. They look like a lost zombies instead of pickpockets about to steal the wallet. Despite this, it is better not to move too much or get by any street that is not another tourist.

In Brazil planner will recommend the best hotel to stay in Pelourinho without any problem. But if you want to dine here, here is our recommendation: go away to Rua J. Castro Rabelo and sit in one of the three or four terraces to see. To arrive, take the Rua das Portas do Camu coming out of Long Terreiro of Jesus (one of the two squares of Pelourinho, this is the Church and the Cathedral) and is the first right.

The first restaurant is the Mama Bahía. I will recommend everyone and the truth is that you can find more hits will be very well decorated. Both sometimes afraid to go. The price, without being exaggerated, it is still twice that of its neighbors. So pay 15 euros for a dish that is not anything special, when next you will be filled belly in half, not plan. That ends up being the emptiest of the whole street. And therefore we prefer to recommend either: the Cravo & Canela or Negro’s.

Brasil Argentina Movil 088 bisThe two have a nice terrace (to be the center of Pelourinho at night …), cheap and Bahian food. That is, moquecas (fish or meat made in a clay pots sauce with onions and peppers), Peixe fried carne do sol, etc … The Black’s is more restaurant and it shows female hand your waiter, although in the Cravo & Canela you will become a laugh with the maitre Jamaican. You are in Salvador, so the food is the least … but still do not compliquéis life. A breaded chicken with sweet potato fries, a cold beer and a caipirinha to close the night. Pretentious fish or meats always have the risk of equivocaros. Specifically, forget about the meats do sol, Picanhas and other dried meats Brazilian inventions. Over the two days sure are.

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Burger Meister in Oberbaumstraße 8

When we travel we do it, in part, to discover “hidden gems” like this “master of burgers”

If you cross the Oberbaumbrucke and you continue to Oberbaumstraße number 8, you will see just below the train tracks. Are or were better, the former sinks in the station. Potatoes are spectacular (€ 3.5), as prepared with cheese, sausage, gravy … and the burgers are also great places (€ 4). When you arrive you catch number and expect to ordering. When ready, we will notify by that same number. A site that you can not miss!

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Minas Grill, weigh restaurant, in Rua Raimundo Corréa 34-A

As throughout Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro you will find the weigh restaurants. That is, pay as much as you eat. To calculate it they weigh the plate. The more elaborate with more than one price level, as if salad, meat or fish. But most single price will between 1.8 and 2.5 R $ for every 100g. Do not worry to calculate how much you can get the food because it’s ridiculous … In Copacabana find several restaurants of this type and the truth is that, more or less, all knowing just the same. In any case, we recommend one where at least you will have the assurance that you can eat:

Grill Restaurant at Rua Minas Raimundo Corréa 34-A, one of the intersecting streets linking Copacabana with  Rua Barata Ribeiro.

 

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Alexine or Le Grenier à Pain, rue Abbesses

Arnaud Delmontel, rue des Martyrs 39

Each year the council makes a contest awarded € 4,000 to see that boulangerie makes the best baguette in Paris. Impossible to pick a winner but a district: Montmartre. Or even a street, the rue des Abbesses. Here you will find several of which have appeared in the top ten several times in recent years: Le Grenier à Pain or Alexine.

Or the Coquelicot, at number 24. Below you will see people queue to be the baguette.Y if you want to sit a while or even breakfast, they have tables inside, and if you see full do not worry because on the top floor have more.

There is a breakfast to remember the rest of your life, but the place is very cute and if you like coffee in commercial quantities here ye will not thirsty. Pray Energie formula, coffee, chocolate or tea, with half baguette and butter and jam spreads (5.5 €). Or you can try the pie of the house, the tranche de grand-mère brioche (brioche slice of Grandma’s), the same formula as before but is called Petit dej’Vitalité (€ 4.80). You will return to feel like a children drinking coffee from a bole so great that you will be as if you were small.

Also close to the rue des Abbesses, down the Rue des Martyrs have La Flute de Pain, the “flute earn” their specialty worth trying to have a different flavor twist. But without doubt, the best is to Demontel, Martyrs in the same street but a little below. Their baguette and croissants are the best of all Paris, but that we tell you in another post.

For if when you desire to put you tighten a baguette under his arm, Montmartre you far away, in the middle above Les Halles, curiously Montmartre street have the boulangerie Regis. Winners of a lot of awards for best baguette, make this clear teaching all his glasses. Or on rue des Petits Carreaux, the continuation of the rue Montorgueil, near the top of all you have the craft Eric Kayser boulangerie, where it is normal to queue to get on the road to take a baguette under his arm (the original is in the pastry 14 rue Monge in the Latin Quarter).

In any case, the truth is that almost all the baguettes are boulangeries death. Remember, only order the “traditional”, which is the best.

If you want to see the ranking of the best baguettes in recent years, here‘s all the information on the “Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris”.

And if you want to see the best baguettes according to Le Figaro here’s your ranking and score criteria.

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Bla Dorren in Sodermalmstorg 6

Strömming 134 kr (hearings sardine-anchovy species-fried)
Pytt I Panna 132 kr (very good this kind of ratatouille with fried egg but the Swedish, with meat)

For dinner in the Latin Quarter Swedish food, the Bla Dorren is one of the best options. While most are tourists but that happens in the best cities. Outside just gives you a bit of laziness because it’s a bit gray, but the food is quality and with some dish Pytt curious as i Panna (a kind of ratatouille to Swedish).

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Sometimes one comes to think that for Brazilians food is almost a nuisance. As they do not care too much. So the most popular restaurants are the “a kilo”, where they sell food by weight. The weight of the filled dish is the weight you pay. No matter if you it’s full of salad or meat. You can imagine, it’s not delicious but curious, yes it is. So try it at least one day!

For breakfast instead, it does take seriously the thing. Probably the “manhana coffee” will be the best you eat in Brazil. Warm cheese bread, fried banana, lots of different cakes, tapioca, any flavor that you choose, breads of various kinds, exotic fruit juices, jams and fruit to give up and deal. Test everything, especially the cakes and cupcakes, but possibly the best, and it says that the fruit one supremely bored him, is the pineapple. Sweet, delicious, soft, tasty.

Tapioca, however, is a bad copy between French crepes and burritos. When well mixed, comes to seem a good bread but it is no big deal. The bad, however, seem to have stones embedded. You can choose the filling, sweet or savory. The most typical of frango the (chicken) or presumed  queijo (ham and cheese), like a sandwich joint or bikini. Actually, the “misto quente” made with bread is the most typical Brazilian snack.

12 10 15 Praia do Forte 257The you come with a list of dishes to try I have been told that the first is the feijoada. They have their roots in the days of slaves when Sunday leftovers gave them what they ate the masters “whitey”. As did not allow for much had to add beans and whatever so I had something of substance. That sounds bad but it’s not that I know much better. Now you sell like a seafood paella price. Come on, that the best advice I can give is to cross it off the list directly without testing …

What we can not fail to try is the Peixe, the camarao, the lagosta or aratu (Hamburgers, Hot shrimp, lobster or crab meat). If you like “Refeições” or “grass especiais” always accompanying beans, rice and salad. If you like “tira-gosto” or “petiscos” comes with a lettuce leaf under his arm. It can be grilled, fried or soaked with moqueca. The moqueca is a sauce of onion, tomato and cilantro (watch because many Westerners cilanto gives them creepy!). Our favorite moqueca or fried (in many places, “fried” is rather passed through the plate with a lot of oil but in some it is like “breaded.” Both are very tasty!). In the coastal sites also tend to have “dust” (octopus) or “lula” (squid), delicious both!

As for meat, the most typical dishes are the frango (chicken), the picanha (a kind of steak but only worth asking really good sites) and carne do sol (sliced ​​steak grilled with onions and sometimes pieces tomato, spectacular if the meat is good. Brazilians are like “a cabalho”, on horseback, with a fried egg on top). They also have beef jerky but it is very tasty …

Apart from all this, one of the establishments is the typical Brazilian “Rodizio”, a kind of self-service or free bufette often combined with table service (the waiters are passing with various dishes and you are going to serve what You Like It!). That is, for a fixed price you can eat whatever you want.

12 11 01 Río de Janeiro 012In Brazil it is customary for the main dishes are always for two. So do not be alarmed with the price! But neither ask cortéis in for one. I will leave it without problems and in many places overcharge just half (in a few, a little more …)

As for the price, it is not as expensive as in Europe but it is a bargain. Also, remember that you must always add 10% for service. It’s not mandatory … but as if it were. Care not pay back twice because it always appears in the account!

Now, even more deserted beach, you can pay with cash card but always carry case. When paying with the “cartao” I wonder if credit or debit card. If you pay with European cards will always be with credit (Recollect that now with American Express, if payment is in abroad, you charge a% exaggeration!)

The best website to find restaurants in Brazil is www.viajeaqui.com.br Quatro Rodas Guide.

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Tallin Kompressor
Rataskaevu 3

We said in another post that within the walls of Tallinn just discovered two local sites. Pizza Grande was one and Kompressor is the other. Between the two, we were definitely this. You will have really the feeling of being in a Soviet coffee. To us somewhere certainly reminded us of Havana. But they do pancakes are rich. Try the of smoked ham or bacon with melted cheese on top, very, very tasty for the couple of euros will cost you!

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Domini Canes
Skarnu iela 18

When we did the trip around the world, we recognize that in some places almost took Tripadvisor as our bible. But then had not yet reached a million users (or is 100 million?) And the system was not prostituted. Now we have a much larger list in which, depending on the profile of the site, we will checking and expanding. Besides asking clear, walk, ask, walk and when we see an option that looks good, pin the nose on the plates of those who have already chopped. And if convinces us we sat. And when it comes the waiter if we liked the letter and the environment, started asking. And if not, get up and go, that the customer is always right. And if we like, we extend the order. And if the thing ends well, started writing.

You were saying that TripAdvisor is prostituted by some and by others (there are many customers who threaten to bad reviews to get up a discount or something for free), but still valid, not to look at the ranking but to read between the lines. But, of course, by doing so we can not see the stars of the place and certainly it is Domini. After testing it is clear why. Well, nice and cheap, but perhaps in reverse order giving the level in all three. Do not miss the chicken stuffed with cheese (4.96 lats), the steak is good but almost double the price of chicken (9.80 LVL) and Seize for a wine because the price is right (eg pink Marques de Riscal 15 lats).

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You will find them all in the Alameda du Sol, the street that runs through the village from the entrance to the beach. For a change, as in all Brazilian resort towns, the most abundant pizzerias (the two best Pizza alla Pazza alla the small and quiet, and the Siete Pizzas with wood oven, but if you are on the other side of the Alameda and no longer have the desire again pizzeria also Passione, a little light off but with a good oven too), but there are some local food worth. The everyone will point as the best fish and seafood restaurant in Praia do Forte, the Sabor da Vila, good but too expensive to be Brazil.

Praia do Forte pazza

But if what you want is to sit surrounded by locals in the bar more acclimated around Praia do Forte, go to the street within the Alameda da Lua, which runs parallel to the Alameda do Sol and seek the Lanchonette Calma. Most of you will think it is not worth it, that’s already passed from authentic, but the truth is that you will see no guiris not one around …

Next door, in the Plaza de la Música, you have two good choices if you do not have too hungry: the pancake of the people and the deli.

The creperie called Totonho and has more than 40 combinations from R $ 14 to R $ 224. It’s the end of the square. The sandwich Exkinao do Lanche, however, is on the corner of Alameda do Sol and 12-14 R $ you can take all kinds of snacks. Do not expect anything special but to eat fast is a good choice.

What you can not do is stop the job tapiocas test center. Right in the middle of Alameda do Sol you will see the Casa de Farinha. Do not miss it because you always have a tail on the street. Not that they are the best tapioca from Brazil, but is a famous site that any Brazilian will tell you to try when you may tell that you are going to Praia do Forte. The ye have salty or sweet, to taste. Our favorite as “twelve” the banana, sugar and cinnamon, and “Salgadas” of frango with queijo (chicken with cheese). A 4, 5 or 6 R according to ask whether one, two or three ingredients.

If you fancy a sweet tapioca dessert, but you dare with something new, a little higher, up the Mall to the right you will see the Açaí. A kind of ice cream with terrace and posters too modern but where you can try the açai with banana tigela (360ml 8 R $). Do what we tell you. For a euro and a half if you do not like nothing happens!
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Toresus in Uzupio street, 40

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Tores Restaurant, Uzupis 40, Republic of Uzupis to be exact. So reads the poster there just before crossing the river that separates this curious republic within a republic. His own constitution, its own laws and their own leaders. At this rate at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro the parade of athletes will run all weekend and how you do it in his famous Sambadrome and not tell you!

Returning to Tores, up the main street of this curious neighborhood, more for its history than anything else, you will come to this restaurant on your left. Although the wooden entrance you a little lazy, so that nothing happens inside. Sit in one of the tables on the terrace overlooking the park and although it is the view of the entire city, it’s worth a beer or glass of wine. When you bring the letter of the food, look at it with eyes of connoisseurs and give it back the way it came. Here local forest wanting to breathe quietly up for a drink, the food left for unsuspecting tourists, so the waitress will look at you with a face ready to be the class. And not suffer if it seems that going to bite you, do the same but I dejarais 100 pichingueiros of yours!

In any case, if you get tired of waiting for the waitress, which can happen, and you have rested enough, go down the same street where little went up into and right hand grab a small alley that would fear the worst villain of the Model and hurl you down. Reach the edge of the river where city kids get wet feet while his throat lubricated with beer. The funny thing is that the lower river clean and nice and almost makes you want to join them. Following the only way you will reach the first bridge and before crossing the same border will get to the second bridge, the start of Uzupis Street where you will see the bar of the same name with a terrace that runs the air if it is nice to have a beer. For lunch I recommend other sites, although occasional local’ll see sitting there …

Vilnius Tores restaurant Uzupis

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Tutti Sensi on rue Norvins 14

If after seeing the Sacre-Coeur are in the main square charismatic throughout Paris, Place du Tertre, looking for the famous painters and artists among hordes of tourists and hunger squeezes you, do not fall into the trap of sit on the terraces in the around. As much get off the corner of the right to the lookout and there you have a corner with a bit of charm at least.

And if not, the best is the Tutti Sensi on rue Norvins 14, just behind Sacre Coeur before reaching the Place du Tertre. Do not miss it. You will see a line of people waiting for some of his famous Italian salsicha sandwiches, actually a sausage as Madna god. For € 7 eat two of a sandwich.

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Avenida Paulista Pizzeria, Rua Emiliano Perneta 680

Fetuccini ao funghi 46 R$ (17 €)
Big pizza 59,80 R$ (24 €)
½ rose wine de la casa 35 R$ (14 €)

More elegant than Bresser Mercearia but not as cozy, pizzeria Avenida Paulista is one of the hot spots in Curitiba. The impeccable service, while you sit in a restaurant of 5 forks. Do not forget to try some pasta because the sauces are delicious (especially the Fettuccine Funghi year), that it is impossible to be al dente, either here or in Brazil.

Meanwhile pizza taste will be spoiled for choice but we recommend the Margarita DOC, simple but tasty.

The good thing, comparing with the pizzeria Bresser, is that if you are in a hotel in the middle, you can walk without taking a taxi.

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Restaurant Bridge, c / Sint Baafsplein 21, Ghent

In Ghent options abound for lunch, dinner or just a beer. But if you are in the middle, no bones about it. The Bridge Restaurant with its terrace is a highly recommended site. To take a break with a beer in hand, or to try a dish of their own. They are scrumptious deli but not every day is jauja. The typical Stoverij (16 €) for two will kill hunger, a kind of beef stew in beer sauce that though they may be a bit strong at first, almost like wild game, at the end you’ll end up dipping bread. O chips which will bring you apart. The salads and pastas are worth 10 to 12 € and 14 meat dishes up.

It’s right next to the Cathedral. You see one stuck three restaurants side by side, the Bridge is just the middle.

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The caravan of Jorge Lanches, at Largo da Pedreira, between Rua da Lapa and Avenida Roberto da Silveira

Basic Burger 3.50 R $ (1.4 €)
Complete burger with bacon, egg and lettuce 6.50 R $ (€ 3)

Right where begins the pedestrian Rua da Lapa is a square (Largo da Pedreira) where you will find both the typical stalls of cakes and sweets as snacks and sandwiches. At the price of 2 € per burger nobody can put your hand in the fire the next day do not go to the bathroom more than usual, but we were seated right. At least those of Jorge Lanches caravan, hidden in the corner but looking better burgers and the best smell around Paraty.

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Asylet Kafe street Gronland 28, Oslo
Kjottkaker 149 kr
Lakseburger 159 kr

Although I give a little scary to walk across the street, is worth it. Enter the Oslo Oslo. Not that I can pass anything, but when you begin to walk the street you will stop seeing the targets appear all Norwegians and immigrants of all colors. The best thing is to get the public bicycle to the nearest stop (in the Way Away planner will explain how to do it) and then keep walking. That said, assured that nothing happens, but not be surprised. You will arrive to a couple of restaurants that are usually full of locals. The two are to the left of the street and the two have a nice sunroom. Our favorite is the Kafe Asylet, former orphanage, prison, hospital and a few other things. The tables and benches inside the restaurant are beautiful, and these huge fireplace is to die with envy

You must order and pay at the bar, and what you bring to the table. We recommend the salmon burger and, why not, try one of their dishes, the Kjottkaker, a kind of meatballs in sauce. My grandmother’s were better … but my grandmother was much Grandma!

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Just to see them again and again down the street will have wanted to try. Go on! They aren’t the best in the world, but if you speak with someone in Copenhagen will tell you that eat them is a tradition. And one tourist when going out into the world, he wants to test the traditions of others. Even if we finally prefer ours!

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L’estaminet, rue de Bretagne 39 (in the Marche des enfants rouge)

No city in the world that boasts where fashion is not brunch. To see when the appetizer arrived in Barcelona, the afterwork ideal for those not wanting to get home and not having a cat or who cherish. For now we have to settle with streets such as Carrer Parlament and have brunch only sites. Paris is no exception and everywhere you look you will see posters with a “formula brunch”. If you will not itch and go somewhere authentic brunch, L’Estaminet is your place, within their own Le marche des enfants rouge, the red children’s market, named for the former orphanage that was next to where the uniform children was red.

L’estaminet is a nice corner with tables of colors recalling the food-market of London. Until 12pm you can take a petit déjeuner by € 8.50, coffee and apple juice over medium croissant and baguette to eat with butter and jam lovely. And from then on the weekends you have the traditional brunch for 20 € (with sausages) and fish for 22 € (with salmon and herring), pick to taste but I recommend the second!

If you search online where to have brunch in Paris is easy it comes out an article in El Pais talking Catz on rue Rodier 57. So successful are having to only open from 11.00 to 15.00 h. Yes, the weekends are stretched to 17.00 h. However, we recommend it. For € 26 per head one expects much more, especially to go out in the Country … The bakery is fantastic and also orange juice, though fair it can not be repeated. The rest, as much buffet “to Volunte” it is, is worth little. Apart from the small “chocolate” in the form of heart, the rest of cakes are nothing special and, instead, not a single sausage or cheese.

What’s more, the coffee not worth anything, something that is rare in Paris but if you expect to spend two hours eating breakfast seems like it should be the minimum.

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Akki Sushi in Folkungagatan 45

Bitar Geisha 6 (6 pieces) 75 kr / 9 €

It will cost you and when you do find it you will wonder why you have made to come here? Well, for a sushi eating flawless. The problem is that on the site there are only two stools. Here everyone comes to take him and no wonder because it is delicious. And although are expensive beasts, as they attend to put a daisy in each dish.

Perhaps better if you do not come, even if you are a sushi-lovers like us … Only if you have uploaded all the walk from the river and hunger have anything worth stopping.

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Claudino Rua dos Santos

From the Bar do Alemao to any deck that you may find in the Rua dos Santos Claudino. This is the most lively Rua Curitiba all night. And on top in the center. Perfect if you sleep around here, and if not well because right in front of the cathedral have a taxi stand.

Our favorite of Holmes’ Pub on the corner, but the beers are just as cold in every bar!

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Kolkovna in V Kolkovne 8 (the square with the street Dusní)

Prague is the city of beer and micro-brewerys (breweries that produce their own beer). The most famous of the local people are far from the center, such as the U Veverky where you can test your Svickova typical, but it does not take too long to get there because, as many have made it their business, in the middle there are also good choices.

In all the guides it will leave the U Fleků, the most famous of his street brewerys Kremencova 1651-1611. If you love dark beer, specialty, surely you will have curiosity to go. But if not, or what you think. Not only is through streets that have no interest but no longer a “tourist trap” first. If even so you are curious, watch the shots (the house never invited to anything …) and with the caps (assail a beer, make your photo wisely to get away long tables and elsewhere!).

Although much less famous than the U Fleků, I also counted from Lokals breweries. Neither case, however much they are of a famous local businessman, are more a production line not a nice place to take a “pivo” cold. In contrast, embroider it Kolkovna chain. Besides the Czechs always dishes (goulash and other things), have some chicken wings of death (CZK 179-7 €). Or the steak tartar. It is true that beer is not his, but who cares if it is cold! In addition, its original site, the Kolkovne street has a row of tables on the terrace especially nice. Right next to the center, seems to be a stronghold without noise, no tourists crawling.

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San Sebastian has beautiful museums, informational and entertaining

San Sebastian´s museums have a lot of variety and many of them simply cannot be left out of any tourist´s “What-to-see-in-San-Sebastian” guides. Some of such museums that www.sansebastian.co.uk travel guide recommends are:

Eureka Museum of Science

Eureka is a formidable place for tourists from all ages to get a pleasant and more real approach to science. Kids can get to actually see with their own eyes what they are studying at school and science books.

This museum is interactive, which makes learning even easier while having lots of fun, despite if you are a kid or a grown-up.

San Telmo Museum

At the end of the 19th century, San Sebastian held numerous expositions which captivated the audience over and over again. The whole event was considered a huge an utter success, and so the idea of building the San Telmo Museum was born. Everything was set to go, except from enough money to build a competitive museum. Amazingly, it was San Sebastian´s own people who started to donate several objects worthy of being exhibited in the museum. Finally in October 1902, the museum was officially inaugurated.

San Sebastian´s magnificent Aquarium

Simply the oldest museum dedicated to natural science in the whole Spanish country. Ever since its foundation, this incredible aquarium has served as a beacon of information and recreation as it has always been a personal mission to create conscience about the preservation of wildlife and ecosystems.

Nearly 12 million people have enjoyed one of the best attractions ever, which is a 1 million 8 hundred thousand liters tank full of submarine species, including sharks. What makes this huge tank so special is the fact that it is cut in the middle and a tunnel was built to run all through the tank. As the tunnel is transparent, all the fish can be watched swimming above us.

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Anna Blume (Kollwitzstraβe 83 Sredzkistraβe corner)

After Japanese food, now it’s the turn of the brunch as “food event” fashion. Wherever you go to any world capital, can be found somewhere great for brunch. And it does not do that in all the famous eggs benedictine New York.

Berlin is no exception. In fact Kollwitzstraβe across the street, in the trendy Prenzlauer Berg as is, you can find plenty of sites. Our favorite for Sunday is Anna Blume, cafe and flower shop all in one. You can taste delicious butter croissants, pancakes or pies spectacular, but if you go hungry, do not miss the “Special for Two”, a tray of three floors with bread, sausage, cheese, fruit … It costs € 18 but it sure shall not go hungry! They have tables both inside and out and is normal to have to wait a while to feel you, as it is usually very busy!

To go off at the metro stop Senefelderplatz (U2) and walk north on Kollwitzstraβe, will arrive in 10 minutes.

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You may have heard of Ferran Adrià, Spain’s most famous celebrity chef who has been accumulating so much kudos in the last number of years that the French became worried that Spain was stealing their culinary limelight. Ferran Adrià became famous for molecular gastronomy, the products of which he sold at his now shutdown restaurant, El Bulli. Just after closing due to the cost of keeping up such intricate chemistry-based cooking, Ferran and his brother Albert Adrià ,set up the modern tapas bar Tickets in the Eixample neighbourhood.  Albert Adrià, now head chef, offers a 33 course tasting menu of traditional tapas with a modern twist. The interior is designed in a playful, carnival type style featuring ice-cream carts and candy floss machines. This is a great place for a taste of some unpretentious haute cuisine with a traditional Catalan twist.

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Can Mano is a typical Barcelona style tapas bar that has been a long time favourite with locals for years and now draws in large crowds at peak times, particularly for lunch. If you arrive there at lunch time or at the later 8pm opening you could be waiting up to half an hour for a table. However, it is well worth the wait for some of the freshest and most authentic Catalan tapas in Barcelona. You can wait outside with a drink in hand and soak up the atmosphere and your name will be called when a table becomes available. The bar’s specialty is sea food freshly caught by local fisherman and you can eat really well here for very cheap.

O’Toxo Tres Hermanos is another highly popular tapas bar with a similar local feel but perhaps a little more up market, but only a little! It is still very reasonably priced and serves really good quality tapas. It’s a great place for big groups as well as couples, but can be quite loud and lively if you’re looking for intimacy. It’s located right in the heart of the Raval neighbourhood and like Can Mano, be prepared for a wait if arrive there at peak time. However, there is a bar inside where you can have a drink and wait and it shouldn’t be more than half an hour. The staff are super friendly and efficient as well.

Restaurante Puerto Plata: No matter where in the country you go, holidays in Spain will inevitably feature a large amount of tapas eating. If one night you get tapas overloud and fancy something a bit different to traditional Catalan then you could try Puerto Plata just off Via Laietana near the Jaume 1 metro stop. It’s a little hidden away Dominican-run food restaurant serving the best Caribbean/Dominican fusion food in Barcelona. The atmosphere here is always great, with random salsa dancing and impromptu drag acts performed by the restaurant owner. They cater for big groups too, in this way you can pay a fixed price per head to get plate after plate of delicious Caribbean dishes and glasses of various types of Caribbean rum.

 

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If it’s not easy to find a good restaurant in Brazil, still less in Morro de Sao Paulo where only tourists eat, as they come and go, nobody cares about leave them satisfied. Most restaurants will find them in the town, for a change back to the sea, very typical of Brazilians. I guess between who are tired of seeing the ocean and the wind atlantic nautical terraces end up being a pain, have good reasons to spend the typical “water-front”. But for a tourist no longer a shame …

At least in Morro de Sao Paulo can go to the second Praia (at first there is nothing), where you have a collection of sites and pousadas. Although these are more true to have a caipirinha after the evening bath not for dinner. In any case, for us is the worst part of the island, sometimes almost with a hint Lloret (Brazilian forgive me …), if not for the right hand islet that gives an exotic touch. In the third praia are a couple of good options, as the cabin or restaurant Canoe St. Lucia, although sup with season alone … And in the fourth praia for dinner and do not count with any site. Between that can catch the high tide and that is a bit far to walk without light, no one comes even cooks the barracks or pousadas …

We will recommend our favorite places to Morro de Bahía soon!

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The best place to dine in La Graciosa is on your own terrace. The restaurants are not bad, but the truth, for what is, better the comfort of being in your own home, with your glass of wine and dinner at your leisure. So, if you go more than a day, when thou shalt not lack seek to sleep until you find an apartment with terrace. And do not worry about the view, certainly have. Everywhere you look here for there are always sea.

To purchase, but here year to year things can change, you have two supermarkets, a butcher, a fishmonger, a greengrocer and bakery. The best supermarket (open from 8.00 to 21.00, every day) is the DOE, in Church Street (c / Garcia Escámez) twenty feet beyond its only competitor, the super Margarona (less range, more left ). The carnage you have it in the direction parallel street “channel” (sea passage between Lanzarote and La Graciosa). Cheap, good and super nice the owner. Watch the fish because the only time tomorrow (8 to 13:00). It’s down the little walk from the port (Avenida Virgen del Mar), past the taxi stand on the street that is on the left. There, before reaching the House Chano right you will see a couple of doors storage. The right curtain of chains is the fish. Do not expect a large assortment because here’s what they catch. Best when bocinegro, that something is the most expensive of all fish (10.50 € / kg). Sometimes they have donkey (black fish and a little more palatable to 7 € / kg) and some other local fish. The rest, squid and company, all frozen but not hide. Well, actually yes because they have it in the back but make it clear if it comes from Africa or wherever.

In any case, the most difficult is to find wine from Lanzarote. Bermejo, Princess Yaiza, Stratus, or any of these are volcanic malvasías death (careful, always ask to dry or semi-dry and fruity with a point but flee or semisweet candy!). Neither the port souvenir shop, or in any of the two supermarkets usually have. So if you are lucky to keep an eye on any of them, bring you bottles for the whole week! Our last great discovery was the mantle of volcanic Malvasi, the winery La Geria, a little more than 8 € the bottle in the Super Series.

Although for fruit and vegetables have the grocery next to the restaurant Henrietta, if you are going to the Super Series will do you need to go through here. It’s the same at the same price.

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Kohvik Moon

Vorgu 3

This really is a local site for locals. Outside the tourist circuits, with a sign trying to draw attention but until you go in and arrive at the end, not understand why we recommend it. A very nice sunroom, charming waiters and food very acceptable for Tallinn.

I will pass around to visit the neighborhood of wooden houses, if you you come to the Museum of Seaplanes and KGB prison (cycling is a very curious and walk around someone long you can do but if I do not press the sun as we recommend).

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Must do in Riga, it is worth the ride inside and out. And if it’s time for breakfast or squeeze the hungry, do not fail to try the donuts stop you will find in the first hangar zeppellins right (this was the previous use of the pavilions that are now the market). 0.1 lats on a unit (just 15 cents) will go to them taking a taste and you’ll end up bringing you a bag!

That’s the pastry and others. You will see that the “pica”, a kind of mini-pizza abounds but, although it is cheap (0.35 in most stops to 0.60 lats in the most famous), looks better than taste …

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If you have come to the Chapada Diamantina in line bus you will have taken the Real Express. Both the outward and the return will stop at the same place, a roadside bar next to a gas station about an hour and a half or two of Lençóis. The sandwiches are pretty bad, but they put the boots to sell “misto caentes” (bikinis or mixed sandwich) and burgers. If you’re hungry, go ahead, do not die and even after how low expectations we have put even some, albeit to be contrary, will like (3.5 to 4.5 R $). But I do recommend you take its orange juice (3 R $), made at the time and I shaked with ice!

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We Felteu, rue Pecquay 15

Don’t panic by motards adhesives it has in the door. If you want to dine at a French restaurant, surrounded by French, but going from the nouvelle cuisine and eating really well, open the wooden door and smell. This is your place.

You can chop poached eggs, warm salad of goat cheese or pate de campagne. A 10 € the plate more or less. But what good will come of a second. Entrecote Poelée for € 22.30 (one made ​​with enough oil entrecotte almost fried, and delicious as scrumptious) or traditional duck magret € 17.50 if you want a more traditional flavor, but if you like the viscera take the “fricassee of rognos de veau”. The meats are accompanied by vegetables and a potato gratin source, so unless ye hungry, with a single dish will have more than enough!

Better if you dip bread because like almost all decent places of Paris, is amazing! Just don’t expect also be nice, that would be asking too much. While here, rather than unfriendly, they are different …

To drink, wine of the week it will leave the house for 13 € a pint. Not a burgundy but I struggle to find a decent wine at this price in all of Paris.

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Vasaros Projektai (Vasara terrace) in Gedimino pr. 9

Special Mojito 27 lit
Macaroni 15.90 lit
Pork with pepper crust 18.90
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A thousand times I’ve read “trendy place” in many guides. I am sure, I bet my passport that people have copied to others and this makes what once was fashionable when it reaches the hands of a traveler is deader than mussels that we gobbled yesterday. Indeed, the very founder of Lonelyplanet explains in his biography that in a map of one of his guides made a mistake and over 15 years later found that all other companies guides contain the same fault!

So we say today’s date: August 24, 2012. Terrace Vasara, just above Gedimino prospektas (avenue in Lithuanian), halfway between the Cathedral and Vilniaus gatvé (street). 21.30 h, filled to the brim. 85% local, 15% of tourists. Two Porsche, two Mercedes and an Audi parked down the street. The splendid terrace is as high above the stairs that double cascade.

We predict that 2015 will go down in atmosphere but looks like it stay forever as a good place in the city. And after tasting the food and its mega-mojitos. Pork fillet with black pepper crust and homemade potato chips, scrumptious. And it was still better pasta with chicken (chicken always here you will see written in English and farda more, really. Especially because in the Baltic seems to have it a little better regarded than further south. You will see that there is no letter that price has not his, even in more than one case is the signature dish).

Gedimino is the best street in the entire city well worth a walk from one end to the other. There is almost pedestrian and have our Smart Option Hotel. Right at the beginning of the Old Town and just a few meters from the trolley stop 2 which comes straight from the bus station (if you come from Riga) and two blocks from bus 2 that brings you to the airport. More not ask!

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Saturn, Eriksbergsgatan 6

In Stockholm cafes all you can taste is the famous Kanelbulle as long as they still have one … (no wonder after an hour they are finished). And the truth is, more or less, everywhere is fine! Only sometimes (very few …) in ordinary cafes give you the one made the day before. And yes it looks like…

In any case, if you just love the Kanelbulle invention (you will not be the first …) and want to know which site to try the “best”, do not fail to go to Saturn. It is a little ways away from the center but will be just a couple or three streets. In all rankings that make the Saturn Swedes themselves always comes first. The funny thing is that very few guides (almost none actually …) include it. Never ceases to amaze how others make guides…

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The Jamiro in Rua da Baderna, n. 60

A couple of blocks from the center of town, up on one side or the other, will reach the Rua da Baderna. For all these streets have restaurants to give and take, most very cute, as you can find in cities like Antigua, Cuzco or Kathmandu. It seems that all these sites have in common. Tourist towns or cities that are empty during the day because people only sleep there as toll for hiking, trekking or see the monuments around. So, at night have had to reinvent and have chosen to do it all well. And this also costs choose. In other posts I discussed Lençóis other restaurants but our favorite is definitely The Jamiro.

When you get to the Chapada Diamantina, and usually takes a few days for Brazil. And, if not, you’ll end up going because it is the main destination of this wonderful country, so if you are here is because sooner or later you will have also gone to Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Jericoara, Fernando de Noronha, Morro Bay , Pipa, Amazon or Maranheses Lençóis. So you will be sick or have gone the typical dishes being accompanied by beans, white rice and salad. If you want to change or vary the Jamiro in Lençóis is a good place and time to do so. They take about Argentine kids and although the cooks are from here, the taste is still there. Pray for the graellada of meat (beef special mix) for 60 R $ for two. Beef, pork, chicken and sausage made ​​chimichurri sauce and served in the same pan where you cook so you can end up with the last drop of salsita. Accompanied by a first sweet potato fries, rice and scented only would a plate and possibly what stays shorter, a plate of salad with no mystery.

Although desiertan of recommending themselves, the Brazilian merlot served by the glass has a fruity point you will like. And if not, your fridge Heineken is to serve the coldest beer in Chapada. Argentine and Chilean wines that have them, and good, they will price some thinking that we are in the middle of a big city.

For dessert I insist for you to try their special chocolate brownie with sorbet made ​​with local fruit. The look is amazing but let’s be honest, it’s nothing fancy. And 13 R $, better go away to one of the two places to finish off the evening with a caipirinha!

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Bakeri in Parkveien Apent No. 27, Oslo

Baguette Gratin 73 kr
Bacon Egg og 89 kr

Of those sites that when you find it before you sit down and you’re happy. Full of local people, nice light, glass windows everywhere, semi open kitchen, cooking odor and great dishes.

Do not forget to try the eggs with bacon and beans. I know it’s a typical English breakfast and right now sitting in front of a computer does not crave a lot … But after having given a bike ride in Oslo (in the Way Away planner will explain how to rent public bicycles and what route do ), sure some of you will be cold draft in the body and I come to wonder!

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Terraijse, Genthof street, Bruges

Out of all the hubbub of foreigners, next to one of the channels, with a simple but nice terrace, overlooking the river and surrounded by worthwhile streets, or that it’s for a moment what it must be Bruges before tourists smash it, find the restaurant Terraijse.

With more than 45 different beers for choosing not be. While dining, we recommend one of their dishes: the Waterzool. A sort of soup with cream base that can be with chicken or fish. I know that sounds horrible and man is the best Iberian ham but atreveros more than one dip bread. I will go for 16 € (if there are two ask you just one dish, cutting more and more that you will have leftovers). And if not, have it all: lasagna with meat or fish, shrimp croquettes, omelets, …

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Coffee Lovers in Kaprova 9

As if your hotel does not include breakfast, the Coffee Lovers is a great place to stop for a cappuccino (in Prague always do very little milk and coffee, warning sailors) and one of its hot panninis. More if you can sit outside on their deck. It is also just two blocks from the Old Town Square, but as is to the Jewish quarter here the streets are much quieter. Recommended the chicken, roast beef and mozzarella with pesto. Even the spicy salami. Come on, any of them will leave you dissappointed. So much so that even the waitresses do not seem so unfriendly and often throughout Prague. Although they are, and that they do not have to come to take note because you have to ask in the box. But Prague is Prague and no self-respecting guide not make it clear that here, as much as you always remember that the tip is not included, few earn it with a smile.

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Barraca do Socorro on Rua Principal

At the end of Main Street coming to the praia, find all the huts where you can find caipirinhas and other mixtures. Depending on the seasons of 6-10 carts and counting ….

The price is the same in all. Depending on the type of alcohol and fruit, will set you back from 3-6 R $ (1.2 to 2.4 €). The most typical of Jericoacoara is the passionfruit caipirinha but today everyone asks all (tangerine, pineapple, also caipiroska, …), so yourselves what you like more.

In Noite Sorriso, looking at the right praia almost coming to an end are good but still better in the Barraca do Socorro (at the beginning, right hand down) our favorite!

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Di-Wine, right in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica (Szt Istyán bazilika)

In another post we told you that the people of Budapest like buns and cakes candy more than a child. But one thing I still like more: the party. And it will give the wine and beer they can. Budapest is like a big bottle, wherever you go, in all places, parks, gardens, etc. people find giving the bottle, all colors and all flavors. The most massive beer-park you will find it in the place of Daek. But more in, especially among tourists, is chargeable. The Di-Wine, right in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica (Szt Istyán bazilika), near Deák tér, is a cocktail bar where people takes glasses and drink them in front of the fountain.

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The Farm, Rua Claudino dos Santos, Curitiba

Strogonoff de Mignon 29,50 R$ (12 €)
Petisco The Farm 52,50 R$ (17 €)

With all well placed restaurants in Curitiba, one ends up wanting to just sit on a terrace to enjoy a cold beer. If you ask the better, you may tell the German Tavern, behind the cathedral. Do not even think, unless you want to get drunk before drinking. Just the smell of the wet wood with alcohol can destroy you…

Instead, a little above the street on the right, find an elevated terrace. This is “the place to be”. This rua is the liveliest of all Curitiba and that’s saying a lot, but in The Farm you can drink and eat taste even better. If you are a number, do not miss the “petisco The Farm”, a dish to nibble and share with beef, ribs, etc … and chips. And if you want something more, the mignon stroganoff is to drink the sauce!

To drink, if you will last night, ask for a bucket of beers. So now you will be a real curitibenses!

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Aux pipalottes gourmandes, 49 Rue de Rochechouart

A special place that few you will boldly enter. Looks more like a doll shop not a restaurant. His specialty covers Norman. The all you will see in the window. Try the combination Je ne mange du poisson from 16.50 €, fish stuff like octopus, anchovies and others. But if you have a little more hungry from 15.50 € have daily specials, the penis with pine nuts, risotto or vegetable lasagna or moussaka.

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Curry 36 (Mehringdamm 36).

They claim to be the inventors of the famous Currywurst sausage! For two people can order a combo with 2 sausages and chips (4.30 €). As the place is usually pretty busy, it’s hard to find a place to eat sausage, and much more difficult to find somewhere to sit. If you are too tired, you can sit on one of the terraces of the restaurants next door. They do not care that there not Eat Sausage Curry 36, if you take one of their beers!

The currywurst is an invention of those who when you see it and try it promise yourself you do at home every week. Sausage with curry sauce, even I do not like the curry I lick my fingers!

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Amarraçao Lanches in Praça Lopes Trováo

Hamburger with cheese and mayonnaise Gipóia R $ 4.20 (€ 2)

We have not been enough days in Angra dos Reis to tell you what your best restaurant. Not that you’ll need because we recommend not to stay any night here. From step to Ilha Grande in Brazil planner will explain the best way to get quick and cheap to Ilha Grande from Rio de Janeiro.

Yes, the same as the way there or back any time you stay in Angra dos Reis hung waiting for the bus. In that case, if you want to eat and you like sushi you can try the Japanese between the two ports: the catamaran and Santa Lucia. But if you want something faster, we recommend Amarracao burgers at Praça Lanches Trovao Lopes, almost touching the port of Angra dos Reis. Not the McDonalds, not even Bob’s, Brazilian chain fast-food hamburger, but are careful and can be eaten.

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La Tana, walk the harbor in Cabo de Palos

Caldron, at least two persons € 12.50 per person

“From sea grouper, and Mosqui the cauldron”.What a great advertising claim! Too bad the Mosqui not in front row with ocean views. So if you want to assail the best pot in Cartagena and surroundings, not what you think: go to Tana.

Like the Mosqui, the Tana is in the port of Cabo de Palos, at the beginning of the Manga and half hour drive from Cartagena. If you go early, you can take a walk. Head north to reach the lighthouse, south to pass in front of the houses of the harbor and dream of owning one.

The cauldron is the version of the paella here. Much stronger flavor, sweet and served is a kind of cauldron, taken with aioli (garlic is the local name) to lower it a bit. And while they serve with fish and boiled rice broth itself. Not that I have much flavor but the “meat” is juicy and goes well with rice. For snacks you can take the mussels first (half dozen € 4) which are large and tasty, or any typical fried fish.

All this accompanied by a chilled white wine, terrace with sea views and a sunny day, a little more than normal in Cabo de Palos, you will be in heaven.

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Chocolaterie Pierre in Tallinn

Vene street 6

Never quite understand how he could take from 1937 open if the photo they look to the entrance of the charming alley is 2000 and it seems that the place was then the backyard of a gulag and not a chocolate. But to sit in your cozy terrace you took away the urge to ask, and to try their hot-chocolate and did not want to know anything else (3,5 €). By God, how wonderful! But notice navigators, is one of those fluids (not runny), if anyone expected something thick it does not … But even then take it as if it were a cocoa beverage. What a pleasure, to repeat and to be so for a while longer resting on his terrace, which looks like the Harry Potter alley but good. I do not know if I can explain but when you enter you will understand …

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All along the coast of Paraty, Ilha Grande and around Rio de Janeiro, the French abound much more than in the rest of Brazil, both tourists and businessmen. Possibly so many restaurants in Paraty, very expensive and too luxurious. At least for us. That a small town like this has restaurants like Bistro Voila (road Paraty-Cunha km 4), the Caminho do Ouro (Pousada do Ouro, Rua Samuel Costa 236), Banana da Terra (Rua Samuel Costa 198) or the Refuge (just ahead port), where dishes can easily pass for 40 or 50 € not make any sense.

In any case, if you are of those of you who like to give you the pleasure of eating expensive and well when you are traveling you have come to the right place for you will be spoiled for choice! Obviously we have not tried them all but not anything for situation and environment we are left with the roof of the shelter and banana ravioli … but not stating that we recommend it! It seems a lot to spend so much money, when quality is not justified at least in the same proportion as prices rise.

So our favorites in Paraty are Divine Point, an Italian with the best pasta charming throughout Brazil, mainly because they are able to make it al dente, and the House Coupe, with fantastic burgers and full-blown Heinz sauce!

Three also have ice cream but no notable because their ice cream are wonderful, typical pastries and sweets carts street, a couple of places to take a sandwich or burger for 4 R $ (less than 2 € …) and some other bar caipirinha reduced to 7 R $ (in Paraty are standard 11 or 12 R $).

Besides, if you come by car and pass by Praia Grande there have the famous kiosk Sao Francisco to take Peixe.

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René, “moulins avex frites” on a charming street of Vilnius

M. Antokolskio 13 gatvė, Vilnius

36 lit Moules Provençale

Yes, I know. It’s difficult to sitting in a Belgian restaurant, more so if you’re not in Belgium. But René worth. Terrace very nice at best crossing streets of Vilnius and mussels fantastic especially the provençal style but here each choose what you want to get scoops. Because the best are not the Baltic mussels abound that gives pleasure and somehow have to get rid of them, but the remaining sauce later. They only bring you a tablespoon, is nice. You will find it …

And the salmon was spectacular. Belén finally stole me the spoon, nothing more to say. The Smart Route you’ll see the prices and other but it was not expensive at all, especially because of how well we ate.

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Sushi Leblon Rua Dias Ferreira 256, Leblon

Leblon is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, for living and dining. So it is not surprising that one of the best Japanese restaurants in the city is here. Just see it and you will realize that it will not be very cheap, but for a farewell dinner worth the trip! Nor are the world’s fastest restaurant, but if you are at the end of your trip to Brazil and you’ll notice that’s standard in the country … Do not forget to try the “special” tempura like camarao (R $ 40) or philadelphia. The dinner you may end up going for about 120 R $ (about 50 €).

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Pizza 155 kr
Burger 165 kr

In the same port of Flam. Excellent Pizza, very special, as well as the site. A kind of upside-down Viking ship or go you know what it is, but even from the outside it looks like a walnut shell attracts not all, are within 80% of tourists Flam awake. Wooden furniture of special shapes, with benches and tables that will make you believe that you are in a mountain retreat. It is one of those discoveries that one wants to tell everyone.

Actually it is a “brewery” that produce their own beer and, incidentally, a wonderful cook. Pizza is a staple, and if you have more hunger, take the burger. To drink, the thing is easy: ask of wooden strip with a sample of each beer to five. From blonde to black through all the colors and flavors. We have our favorite but for taste there is nothing written and we will say what is yours!

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The second most recommended buggy tour from Jericoacoara is going north, past the lake Mar. seahorses Unless the commission Bugueiro want removed from another site, it’s likely to stop at the Laguinha do cake. The site is a breezy, with murky water, but you will be entertained watching those learning to kite-surf.

Here you can choose from three restaurants but we recommend the Barraca Tatajuba, cheap and good. You have no letter, directly will teach the Peixe. Normally fish and lobster camarao, everything to make grelhado with rice and some salad. I will say the price per piece or plate. The camarao and lobster dishes we recommend “negotiate” to take only half. You’ll have more than enough and will save you some real.

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Throughout Mariahilferstraße, a sort of Portal de l’Angel in Barcelona but in Vienna, find all the chains and franchises worldwide, global world. A little further up the alternative is Neubaugasse, at the height of the metro station of the same name. In addition, four or five blocks up come to a genuine site for the famous wien-schnitzel but that’ll tell you in another post.

Now we were about Mariahilferstrase. At number 45, you will see a small entrance like a cave. Meteros by this passage and go down watching the little shops and cafes a few find. Once across, a couple of streets and you will be at the famous Naschmarket. But that will also be discussed in another post.

Now Mariahilferstrase just wanted to tell you about. If you are in Vienna, it’s late and do not want to go to sleep, give you a walk through here. Not that they have bars and pubs, there are none. Not that late Habran stores that either (well, you have a small shopping center that is open until 24 but does not look too). It’s just that all day you will see people wandering up and down this street. Three franchises clothing and food. That is the extent, if within the shawerma include food, wurst kiosks and any Asian noodles with chopsticks and take out. Eating well does not eat, but go hungry either …

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Bar da Souza, within the grounds of the Tamar project in Alameda do Farol s / n (you can enter without paying admission to see turtles, sharks, rays and other fish, but really worth doing the tour the Tamar project !)

Bolinho de peixe 3 R $ the unit
Beer bottle 6 R $

Before no one dared to recommend the bars or cafes or similar museums. Then put both seemed exaggerated fashion. That said, of all the museums, tours and exhibitions you see in the world, bar with better views cansaríais you never look at, is the Tamar Project in Praia do Forte. The Souza has a terrace bar, just a couple of meters high above the beach, enough for the wind to run willingly and that the view of the sea and the harbor is spectacular.

Not doing much more to recommend it. The beer is cold, the service is fast and if you want a snack, you can try the boulinhas of Peixe. They are soft and I sit in wonder, especially because the accompanying environment.

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Hotel Amour, rue de Navarin 8

A fashion corner between Montmartre and the Opera

Three out of four Parisians and expats new ten will tell you that one of the trendiest restaurants in Paris is the Hotel Amour. Only so many flee thinking that the portfolio can withstand a good restaurant in Paris by the hair, but if above is fashionable can be a drain. Well, this time without a precedent which would have been wrong. Nor is it the cheapest place in the world but few dishes go from the 20 € and some are even below 10.

But that’s not good. It is best to have a covered terrace at the rear. And Paris mushrooms salad 9 € (raw mushrooms with onion cut in strips and pieces of parmesan). And macaroni and ham gratin Paris white with cream for 15 €. Or the burgers for 16-18 €. While most prefer to come for brunch (24 €), but then do not forget to book! The easiest thing to come at noon at the last minute. Few people, even if they are free tables and three and give you a few places to eat, I sit here not only when you bring it up with butter bread is to die.

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One day in Bruges is more than enough. Train from Brussels (the Way Away trip planner will tell you where and how to take it) or even from Ghent and, then return to Brussels (our trip planner will also tell you where to leave your luggage while walking around Bruges).

Therefore, no need to give you an endless list of bars and restaurants … To start and if you are hungry, on the way from the station to the center of Bruges you will pass by an outdoors flea market. There you can take a hot dog (€ 3) or a cheeseburger (4 €), the latter scrumptious … Coming from the station and entering the market, try the first stall you find.

For lunch, I definitely recommend the Terrasjte (see post), outside the “touristic circuit” and with a terrace overlooking the canal. If you do not fancy walking there or prefer to fill your belly with a pasta dish, we give you two good options:

– La Cantina, in Philipstock-Straat with Wapenmakers Straat, Italian restaurant for tourists but somehow disguised, with pasta and risottos of all types from 9 € and 32-inch pizzas from 8-14 €. Very central and close to Mark.

– And better than La Cantina but placed a little further in a very “cute” street (Academiestraat with Spanjaard Straat), the Attrium. It is frequented by locals and they serve homemade pasta dishes for 8,90 €.

And if you don’t feel like Belgian food but also want something less traditional than a pasta dish, go to Opus Latino Café. It’s hard to recommend Moroccan food in Belgium but at least their terrace is well worth it.

After lunch, if you feel like something sweet, you can try the waffles with chocolate (3.5€) in a small place just between the two central squares, at Breidel street. Or even better, go to Noordznds Straat. There you will find an ice cream parlor and very close by, the quite  Muntplein square, where you can eat your wafles quietly on a bench. Another alternative is to go to the most famous pastry at Bruges, Servaas Van Mullen, with a more than pleasant terrace.

If it is raining and need shelter, we give two cafeterias:

– De Republiek, in Sint-Jakobsstraat street, with a lovely sunroom

– Or the Rose Reed at Cordoeaniers-Straat, the cafeteria of a hostel, with those tables and antique parquet floors that still creak.

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Sobieskiplatz 4

In Vienna, tourists barely leave the “ring” and if they do it, it’s because they are clear on where to go:

1) Palace of Maria Theresa,

2) Shopping at Mariahilferstrase

3) The summit work of Austria’s “Gaudi”, Hundertwasser.

4) Or, the Prater amusement park.

Well, it is not so hard. It’s as easy as start walking, cross the double ring of streets (old city walls, converted to tram rides) and cease being a tourist to start being a real traveller… The problem is to guess in which direction you should go. To the north, District 9. Take tram 38 from the University (next to Town Hall) and get off at Alserbachstrase stop. A couple of streets away you will find Sobieskiplatz, Vienna 100% authentic. Like a village.

There you will have everything. One fountain, a couple of trees shading, and local people seing how time goes by. And best of all, one brewery in which you will be the only foreigner: Highlander. To celebrate, try the beer they produce (3.20 €, 0.5 lt). It tastes quite similar to “weizbier” but with a lemonade touch, sure that you like. While you will be comfortable sitting at the terrace, do not fail to enter and see the two tanks where they ferment the beer. If you are hungry, it is a good place to try the local schnitzel.

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Mercearia Bresser Av Sete Septembro 5831 (cross with Rua Herculano)

Big pizza from R $ 40-70 (16-28 €)

Although few people know Curitiba, it is not a small town but quite the opposite. It is a fantastic city, safe, clean, tidy, with a museum of Contemporary Art designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer (“Eye”), a great theater, gorgeus botanical gardens and many parks.

Amongst all these tourist visits, its restaurants do not clash at all, quite the opposite. Prices can become exorbitant sometimes, that’s true, but food is great, service is always impeccable, and design is enviable.

The Mercearia Bresser is a perfect example of this. Although it is a pizzeria, the design is like a big kitchen with antique touches, from the outside you can see their spotless kitchen, the service is fantastic (they only have the menu in Portuguese, but if you have any doubt about an ingredient or plate, they bring a sample of it to your table), pizzas are first class and prices are European.

If you ask for a large pizza, you can always choose two flavors (paying the most expensive, of course). Here or elsewhere, try someday Catupiry pizza, which contains this creamy cheese “registered” in Brazil. And do not miss their Mozzarella di Buffala! If you like to try new beers, here you can take the special Chop Brahma.

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Beergarden in Letná park

One of the main attractions for local people over the weekend, is drinking beers and go picnic in the parks you will find everywhere in Prague. From the Zizkov to Riegrovy, through the Vysehrad, although in the latter they will drink more esoteric tea than anything else.

Any of them can be right but possibly the most famous and most atmospheric is the Letná. Take the tram 17 and stop at Cechuv Most. Go up by any of the stairs that start there (you will be closer to the right one, but in that one usually hits the sun …) and you will get to a freak monument rare like few: a red communist needle moving from side to side. Now head east (looking to the city to the left). At 500 meters you will reach the so-called “big beergarden”, tables and tables ready for you to assault one salsicha and wet it with a good beer. A very nice place… but we recommend stopping a little earlier, at Na Baste poolside snack bar, right next to the tennis courts. Not as nice but has more musical environment. Most people come here to take their “grape”, a kind of shandy made ​​with orange. Do not fail to try!

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“Don’t Stress Planning, Enjoy Travelling”. This is the philosophy of Way Away. This is a website designed for those independent travellers who enjoy exploring new places and cultures on their own, but prefer not to waste their time and effort planning.

This picture was taken in Monte Verde (Costa Rica) by Way Away

Way Away has introduced a new travel concept with its Smart Routes: a trip planner that fits the needs of every traveller, saving money, time and stress. It is a more authentic and cheaper way than travelling with an agency and you don’t need to worry because the Smart Routes are designed by expert travellers.

In Way Away you can find all the necessary information for each trip. They provide you with full itineraries with scheduled daily routes so you can make the most out of each day. They explain how to get from city to city and the best way to book all transportation. They suggest authentic restaurants along the route. Way Away also gives you the possibility to book every single thing at the best price through their Smart Links. It comes to reducing the risks to the maximum in order to make your trip a success.

This is an example of trip planner

You can think that you are an independent traveller and you don’t need this service because there is a lot of information on the internet. But this is the exact reason why you need Way Away. On the internet there is too much information. It is a universe which can be hard to sift through, specially if you want to find something reliable. But you can be sure that the experts in Way Away have been in those countries and will do their best to let you know how make the most of your trip.

Ranakpur Jain Temple, India. By Way Away

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Most tourists when travelling to Paris think of visiting Louvre Museum or climbing up to the Eiffel Tower. We are different. We go crazy to find new places where to find the best croissants or those boulangeries that have won the prize of the major to the best baguette of the year.

This past Easter we came back again to one of our favourites: the Yhuel boulangerie on Rue Jean Lantier 11, halfway between the Louvre and the Hotel de Ville. For only one euro per croissant we got out with one on each hand…

If you are by the Latin Quarter, do not hesitate to get close to try the Eric Kayser’s croissants. They are on rue Monge 14. Maybe they don’t deserve the gold medal but are working hard… Any case, our winner for the best croissant in Paris is the Delmontel Arnaud, in the rue des Martyrs 39, below the Boulevard de Clichy. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, delicious to eat.

Luckily croissants are still cheap and luckily we still can find some cheap paris hotels so once in a while we can show us up there.

Boulangerie Yhuel, 11 rue Jean Lantier

Delmontel Arnaud, 39 rue des Martyrs

Eric Kayser, 14 rue Monge

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Las Vegas, often considered to be the entertainment capital of the world, is a truly unique location. Full of lights, wonder, and of course, casinos, few places can be thought of as more extravagant than this much-celebrated city. As spectacular as it is, it can be easy to get lost amid the bright lights and slot machines, so here is a selection of some of the best things to do while there to help you plan your trip.

Visit the Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip truly is one remarkable stretch of road. Not only is it incredibly lit, with neon lights at every turn, but it is lined by some of the most glamorous hotels in the world. These are usually huge complexes in their own right, containing state of the art pools and massive casinos to keep you occupied all day and long into the night.

Gondola ride

Nothing is more quintessentially ‘Vegas’ than putting a Nevadan twist on a world city. Explore the Paris Las Vegas with its replica of the Eiffel Tower, or the world famous New York-New York resort and its very own replica of the Statue of Liberty. Another favourite is the Venetian, one of the most romantic offerings in Las Vegas. This spectacular resort contains its own picturesque waterway. Authentic Venetian gondolas float serenely along the canal, and the gondoliers are even known to serenade travellers, making a boat ride here a magical experience that’s not to be missed.

Shows

Vegas is renowned for its shows, so it’s certainly worth experiencing at least one. Cirque du Soleil, loved the world over for its mind-boggling feats of acrobatic and artistic skill, is arguably the most famous circus in the world. Alternatively, Penn & Teller are at the top of the magical game and will leave you scratching your head in amazement. For the more musically inclined, Las Vegas has everything from huge hits such as the Jersey Boys to the absurdly named Menopause The Musical.

Make your money go further while on holiday in Vegas with rewards cards from American Express. The range of American Express travel rewards cards allow you to earn exclusive membership points as you spend, which can be redeemed in exchange for great rewards such as flights, holidays and hotel bookings, making your next trip all the more affordable.

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If you’re looking for a cruise that can get you close to natural beauty, incredible scenery and picturesque vistas, a cruise on the Norwegian Fjords could be just what you’re looking for. With various liners having the fjords as a destination spot, you can be sure to find a trip that is perfect for you, including the NCL Epic and the P&O Oceania. If you’re lucky enough to secure a last minute cruise, you can enjoy rock bottom prices for this holiday of a lifetime.

As the deep Fjords slice through the rugged terrain of the mountainous landscapes, you can be taken on a journey through this awe inspiring part of the world whilst admiring the backdrops and the wildlife that you may encounter along the way.

Set off from Southampton on the south coast, as you head for Stavanger, a couple of days away. It’s a perfect area for hiking, including Prekestolen and Kjeragbolten. Perhaps you’ll catch sight of an adrenaline-fuelled BASE jumper plummeting off the sheer rock faces whilst you’re there. Alternatively, there are plenty of museums and an intimate city centre that would be a perfect spot for a leisurely afternoon stroll.

From here, you will continue to Flam = a popular village that has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a perfect site to explore the surroundings, including the Kjosfoss waterfall and the Naeroyfjord – Europe’s narrowest fjord where you may catch a glimpse of dolphins or seals.

Eidfjord is your next port of call, where you can spy the 182m waterfall, Voringsfossen and the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda before continuing your journey to Kristiansand – a large municipality that is a perfect base for exploring the south coast of Norway.

Book a last minute cruise and enjoy a week on the Norwegian Fjords for a true taste of Scandinavian life and the natural beauty that this corner of the world possesses.

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Hey travellers!

How are you? We are happy to tell you about Haikugirl’s Japan. Her real name is Alison Muskett and she is passionate about Japan. Way Away interviewed Ali and here you have amazing recommendations when travelling to Japan:

– What is the most impressing place in Japan you have ever been? What advice would you give to someone who wishes to travel there?

It’s hard to pick just one impressive place in Japan, but one of my most memorable experiences has to be my trip to the Yuki Matsuri (Snow Festival) in Sapporo, Hokkaido. I had never seen so much snow in my life, and seeing gigantic snow and ice sculptures there was just unbelievable. As well as enjoying the festival while I was in Hokkaido, I was able to try local food, such as ‘soup curry’ (which certainly warms you up!), and visit other tourist attractions, including a chocolate factory. The Yuki Matsuri happens yearly in February, and it’s an unmissable experience. Dress for the cold weather – the snow will be piled high, and streets do become slippery – but remember lots of layers because inside it will be very warm.

Yuki Matsuri (Snow Festival) in Sapporo, Hokkaido

– What do you hate to forget in your suitcase when travelling?

I’m a big fan of lists, so I don’t think I have ever forgotten anything while travelling. I guess the one thing I would be gutted to forget would be my camera battery charger – I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t take photos.

– What would you say to those travellers who are afraid to travel on their own, and end up going to a travel agency even if they do not like taking part in organized tours?

The first time I went to Japan in 2006 I was 24 years old and had never travelled alone before, but I had the best two weeks of my life. I travelled around Japan, using a JR Pass (a kind of train pass only available to foreigners) and, although I couldn’t speak any Japanese at all, I really didn’t run into any problems. The key to my trip was planning – I was nervous about travelling alone, so I planned everything meticulously before I went, and booked all my accommodation in advance. I spent months planning, and was then able to relax and enjoy myself for the whole of my trip. Now, there are so many blogs and websites giving advice about travel, and it must be much easier than when I went 7 years ago. So, if you’d like to travel alone but you’re feeling a bit scared, my advice to you is to just go for it! Plan, plan, plan – and then have the best time of your life.

– What kind of food have you tried on your travels around Japan and you found it delicious/surprising? Can you recommend us any place where to try it out?

I’ve tried a lot of interesting food in Japan, and I really think it’s the country with the best food in the world. As a pescetarian (I eat fish but not meat), it was sometimes difficult in Japan, but I could always rely on sushi. For a genuine taste of Japan, though, I would recommend trying takoyaki from Osaka. If you just walk around downtown Osaka you will come across a number of stalls selling freshly made takoyaki – a kind of dumpling with octopus in it – and you can just stand on the street eating it. It’s very hot inside – so be careful not to burn your mouth!

Good food from Japan!

– Finally, tell us something that happened to you travelling and that you will never forget!

This is another difficult question to answer, because I had so many amazing experiences in Japan. Something I will never forget, though, is attending a festival with my Japanese friend. The festival was called Oni Matsuri (Demon Festival), and it was a proper local festival, bound in traditions. At the climax of the festival, lots of white flour-like powder is thrown out into the crowd, and you have to dive in and try to grab these lucky bags. We got covered in flour, but it was so much fun, and incredible to be involved in something so traditional that must have happened in that town for years. When travelling, I like to try to get involved in local things as much as possible, and to try to see the country as residents must see it. One of the best ways to do this is to attend local festivals and events.

Oni Matsuri - Haikugirl's Japan with Kazue

Ali, thank you very much for your time and your advices. We are sure, travellers are going to take them into consideration!

Are you planning on travelling to Japan? See our suggested itinerary around Japan
Do you want to know the best time for travelling to Japan? Do you want to know if you need a VISA? Wondering about the best things to do? Where to sleep? See detailed information about Japan

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It is always good and nice to know a few words in the language of the country you where you are travelling. A travel dictionary is light and will let you have short conversations with local people. See travel dictionaries!

Are you good with maps? It is always good to carry a map for when you are completely lost! See travel maps.

Do you like reading about your destination before travelling? It is a good way to learn about history and culture differences. At Way Away we always recommend you some book depending on your destination. If you are travelling check out Amazon for good deals on books.

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No doubt our Smart Link to buy travel accessories is Amazon, is an easy to use web, with products at good prices and good customer service.

Do you want to know the best website for booking your hotel? or the best website for reading reviews? or for renting a car? or the best website for booking your flight? Take a look to our Smart Links, don’t worry about planning and enjoy travelling!

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Are you planning a road trip? Road trips are great!

If you are planning to visiting Madrid during 10 days, it is very interesting to go to Salamanca, Ávila, Segovia and Toledo. For travelling around Madrid, taking the car is a bad idea, but if you want to see more around the capital city: the best is renting a car.

If you are visiting Italy for 15 days, the best way to get from Rome to southern Tuscany is also by car.

There are many places where you can go by bus or train, but sometimes the best combination with public transportation is not good and makes you: waste time and money. At Way Away’s Trip Planner, we will always give you the best combination for going to one place to another!

If you have to rent a car, the best website for it is Rental Cars. They have great prices and is very easy to book online. Their costumer service is great!


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When you travel, you want to be sure that all the activities you plan to do, the museums you want to visit or the hotel you are going to stay are worthwhile. At Way Away, we always recommend you after testing, because it is the only way to know if something it is really worth it. Also, we will give you the link to TripAdvisor‘s reviews. We believe it is one of the best websites for travel’s opinions.

It is easy to navigate and you can find reviews of all kinds: hotels, activities, museums, restaurants, bars, etc. Besides all the activities have a ranking and you can quickly get an idea of the value. If you are unsure about visiting a museum or do an excursion, TripAdvisor will help you.

More positive things: travellers can upload their own photos! Imagine you are looking for an hotel review: the hotel will always have their photos made ​​by a professional, and they always highlight the best. Now, you will also have the photos of other travellers and it will be easier for you to see what is Photoshop and what is real.

TripAdvisor is for us the best website for reading reviews from travellers around the world!

Check it out! www.tripadvisor.es

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The best time to go to China is from March to May and from September to October. Though, if you are well prepared, you can travel there any time of year. From November to February it can be very, very cold in the north and the interior. And from June to August it can be very hot, with heavy, and sometimes continuous rainfall.

Here you can check the average temperatures in China as well as monthly rainfall and other weather data.

Weather in China (climate):

Since it’s practically an entire continent, China has an immense variety of climates: from arctic in the north to tropical in the south. In short, the north and northeast (Beijing) have a dry climate, with cool winters and very hot summers. The south is tropical, with short winters and warm, rainy summers. Temperatures in the west are milder year round (except in Tibet, which has a classic high mountain climate). See weather forecast in China for the next 15 days.

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1. Beijing: capital of the People’s Republic and a paradise of Chinese culture. Here you can visit the Forbidden City (old Imperial Palace) and Tiananmen Square, as well as numerous palaces, temples, parks and gardens, not to mention the installations of the 2008 Olympics.

2. The Great Wall of China: at the height of the Ming Dynasty, it stretched 20,000 km from the border with Korea to the Gobi Desert, and was guarded by more than one million warriors. Today only 9,000 km of the wall remain, and it is truly one of the great wonders of the world! Try and visit less touristic sections of the wall, for the fewer the people the more spectacular it is.

La Gran Muralla China

3. Shanghai: economic centre of China and the most European city in the country. Mix of modernity and tradition, it moves at a frenetic pace more reminiscent of a Western capital than the “Pearl of the Orient”, as it was once called.

4. Xi’an Warriors: famous terracotta army. Why it was sculpted we’ll never know.

Guerreros de Terracota Xian China

5. Guilin and Yangshuo: spectacular landscapes formed by the gullies of the Li and Yulong Rivers and by the Longii rice paddies. Amazing place to experience rural China and learn about some of its ethnic minorities.

6. Ancient City of Lijiang: perhaps one of the most beautiful cities in the world and also one of the least known. Full of canals and red Chinese lanterns, it looks like something out of fairy tale. From it you can visit Jade Dragon Glacier and Tiger Leaping Gorge.

7. Chengdu: if you travel to China you have to visit Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Centre. Seeing the pandas play and eat is an experience you’ll never forget.

Osos Panda Chengdu, China

8. Datong: from here you can see the Buddhist Caves at Yungang, known as the Chinese Petra.

9. The Ancient City of Pingyao: Reminiscent of a movie set, it’s not hard to imagine what ancient Chinese life was like in this small, walled city during the Qing and Ming dynasties.

10. Bicycle through Beijing: when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Beijing is enormous but very flat, so it’s ideal for getting around by bike. Rent one and go from one end of the city to the other. You’ll fit right in!

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Are you planning your next trip? When was the last time you jumped into a plane? How about a weekend in London or Paris ? How does Prague sound? Barcelona? Venice?

If you want to check on the prices of an airline ticket, we recommend that you look at Expedia. It is one of the best search engines: it is easy to use and it includes many Low Cost company tickets. A lot of search engines can’t track the Low Cost companies, but Expedia does.

If you have a small budget or you don’t want to spend money on the ticket plane, a Low Cost company is a good solution! So, don’t think it twice: check cheap prices at Expedia and keep travelling around the world!


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Hola travellers!

Here we have the interview with Christine!! She is an American expat living in beautiful northern Spain after spending three years soaking up the Andalusian sun. Enjoy the interview and smile while reading! And know the importance of learning a little bit of Spanish when travelling to Spain! 😉

– What is the most impressive place in Spain you have ever been to? What advice would you give to someone who wishes to travel there?

It’s so difficult to name just one place in Spain that has impressed me. I’ve been equally impressed by the Moorish history in Granada as I have by the natural beauty found in Basque Country. The pueblos blancos, Sevilla’s Cathedral, Madrid’s Royal Palace, Barcelona’s architecture, the medieval towns and castles…Spain impresses me as a whole.

The advice I’d give to someone wanting to travel to Spain is to definitely brush up on their Spanish before coming here. While a lot of people in the hospitality industry speak a little English, it’s always helpful to be able to ask for directions, order food, etc. in Spanish.

Christine in Spain
– What do you hate to forget in your suitcase when traveling?

If I ever were to forget my DSLR camera, I’d be so disappointed! I love capturing my travels through photos–they’re the best souvenirs!

– What would you say to those travellers who are afraid to travel on their
own, and end up going to a travel agency even if they do not like taking
part in organized tours?

I would tell them that everyone is afraid to travel alone at first, but once you do it, it’s one of the most liberating feelings ever. If you can find your way in a foreign country (bonus points if the local language is not your native tongue!) you’ll feel like you can take on anything alone. I would encourage them to get in touch with others who have traveled solo, to stay in hostels (makes it easier to meet fellow travelers) or to couch-surf and really get a taste of local life.

– What kind of food have you tried on your travels around Spain and you
found it delicious/surprising? Can you recommend us any place where to try
it out?

I am so in love with Spanish cuisine! Before coming here, I didn’t really know what to expect of the gastronomy, but I have been blown away by it! Some of my favorite foods are boquerones en vinagre (anchovies in vinegar, olive oil and topped with lots of garlic), carrillada (braised pork cheek) and alubias a la vasca (red beans flavored with pork fat). I’d recommend eating regionally when you’re in Spain. Every region has their own specialties that are made the best in their place of origin.

Christine in Spain
– Finally, tell us something that happened to you while travelling and that you will never forget …

When I first came to Spain, I took a solo trip to Jerez de la Frontera. I knew Jerez was famous for its sherry, and I wanted to go on a wine tour/tasting, so I walked around town following signs that promised a winery nearby. I was feeling pretty proud of myself that I’d found the place without a map and as I walked up to buy my ticket, I started rehearsing in my head what I’d say to the woman at the ticket counter. At that point in time, my Spanish was basically non-existent, so the fact that I had had made it through the conversation with a ticket in hand had me feeling a huge sense of relief.

As I was walking up to the museum, I was still convinced I was going to learn all about sherry, until my tour guide greeted me and asked why I was so interested in clocks. I quickly looked around and realized I had just bought a ticket for the Clock Museum! I was so embarrassed by my mistake, that I just went along with the tour because I couldn’t face the woman at the ticket office again. Easily the most boring tour I’ve ever been on!

Thank you Christine for your time with the interview! Do you want to know more about Christine and her adventures around Spain? You can follow her stories, photos and adventures at www.christineinspain.com

Are you planning on travelling to Spain? See our suggested itinerary

Do you want to know more information about Spain? Information about sightseeing and attractions, visa and passport to travel to Spain, traditional food depending on the region

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You already have the tickets booked and now you need to book the hotel. We don’t know why, but most people buy first the flight ticket and this already means that “you are travelling”. Next thing you’re probably going to book is your hotel. Does seeing an interminable list of hotels and not knowing which one to choose or which price is the right one bum you out? You start comparing in this website and in this other and in the hotel’s website and in a couple of forums and blogs and dinnertime arrives and you are still without a reservation. This makes you think, why is it so difficult to find a hotel?

In Way Away’s Trip Planner, you’ll find our Smart Choice Hotel, tried by our expert travellers and with a perfect balance between location, price and charm. And we also offer a Premium option and a Basic option.

But if the destination you want to travel is not available at Way Away’s website, for the moment, do not worry. We found that the hotel search usually have the best price and choice is Booking.

At Booking you can read the opinions of people and see what they liked most and least, and the score in terms of facilities, cleanliness, location, staff, comfort and value. Note that only those who have stayed in the hotel and booked through Booking can give your opinion on that hotel, this assures you that the views are from people who actually tried it.

For us, Booking is definitely the best site to book hotel and the site is easy to use, so you’ll have no problem.

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Best time to visit Japan is April to May and October to November.

The summer months are very hot and humid. If you visit in June to August, don’t forget to take an umbrella and a raincoat.

The winter months tend to be cold, with snowfalls in some places. You should therefore take warm clothing.

April, May, October and November are the mildest and clearest months. Although the temperature is good, don’t forget to take something to wrap up in, particularly at night (especially if travelling in November).

Kiyomizudera temple, Kioto, Japan

September is typhoon month and is therefore not a good time to travel to Okinawa, the Izu-shotō and Ogasawara-shotō.

Weather in Japan (climate):

Summer is rainy and wet, with possible typhoons in September. Winter is rather cold with snow. Spring and autumn the mildest periods with the most pleasant temperatures (average 20ºC).

Consult the weather forecast for the next 9 days in Tokyo here.

Weather in Tokio

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Way Away interviews Becky Ances, a writer, traveller and tea drinker living in China. Enjoy this interview about travelling around China and follow all her travels, advices and stories around China at her blog.

Becky Ances at the Stone Forest

In Yunnan province at the famous Stone Forest. The ‘forest’ is actually karst peaks jutting out from everywhere. In Yunnan they say that if you haven’t seen the stone forest, you haven’t really seen Yunnan.

–    What is the most impressing place in China you have ever been? What advice would you give to someone who wishes to travel there?

One of my favorite things to do in China is climbing mountains. Most mountains in China have spiritual and historical meaning in addition to being a beautiful natural place. You don’t just climb a mountain through the woods, but usually follow a stone path (with lots and lots of steps!) and you pass by temples, small villages, ancient stonework and more. It feels more like an adventure through time than just climbing.

The most important mountains (like Yellow Mountain and Mount Tai) are located outside of the cities, so you’ll need to travel to get there. But being as they are so famous there are plenty of buses and ways to get there. Sometimes it might feel daunting to get out of the big cities in China, but it is absolutely worth it.

– What do you hate to forget in your suitcase when travelling?

Deodorant! It is not commonly used in China so finding it if you forget it, or run out, is really difficult. I stock up when I go to America and ask my parents to send me some to make sure I never run out. And I also never go anywhere without a packet of tissues in my pocket, as toilet paper is not commonplace in China.

Becky Ances climbing TaiShan

Becky almost near the top of Tai Shan, one of the most famous mountains that the first emperor climbed almost 2,000 years ago and declared China one united country. Other famous climbers include Confucius, Chairman Mao and now me! I’m about to walk through the ‘Gate of Immortality.’

– What would you say to those travellers who are afraid to travel on their own, and end up going to a travel agency even if they do not like taking part in organized tours?

I am not a fan of groups. I have done a few organized tours in China because it saved me money on doing it on my own, but never again! You spend one rushed hour at the amazing site, then two hours at some stupid silk or jade factory. It’s not worth the small savings.

The thing to remember is that popular tourists sights want to get you to visit them, so there are always buses and ways to get there, and resources for English speakers. It takes a little bit of courage, it seems nerve-wracking at first, but it is ultimately much more rewarding to do it by yourself.

Also, if you feel really nervous about taking public buses to tourist sites, in the major cities you can always hire a car often with an English speaking driver. It’s more expensive (but cheap compared to western prices) and you have a car and driver at your disposal so you can take all the time you need at attractions and not worry about someone else’s schedule. Even in smaller cities I have rented taxi driver for the day to take me around.

– What kind of food have you tried on your travels around China and you found it delicious/surprising? Can you recommend us any place where to try it out?

The happiest surprise regarding food is street food. You can find incredibly delicious and cheap food just about on any street corner. Things like baked sweet potatoes (so delicious on a cold winters night), steamed baozi, barbecue chickens legs and sugar covered strawberries. I’ve eaten a lot of street food and never gotten sick as a result of it.

Each region has its own special dishes so if you happen to travel to Beijing you can go to the famous night market next to Wangfujie and try crazy things like grilled starfish or scorpion. But for normal street food in Beijing, head to the historical hutong areas. As you wander the maze of traditional homes you will pass by many vendors selling all different styles of food.

In Shanghai the specialty is spring onion pancakes and dumplings called xiao long bao. I’ve found the area near the Shanghai Library in the French Concession is a great place to wander and snack.

Becky Ances loves street food

Some famous grilled tofu in Kunming. As long as the food stand looks relatively clean, and many people go there, it’s probably safe to eat.

– Finally, tell us something that happened to you travelling and that you will never forget!

My best friend is a Chinese guy and one winter break he invited me to his hometown. His family lives in a very small village and I got to meet his parents, grandparents, cousins and more. I’ve never been in a more comfortable or hospitable environment despite me not being able to communicate very well with them.

One day my friend and I took a hike in a totally secluded gorge. There was not another soul in sight except some chickens. They followed us as we walked, and made soft clucking and cooing sounds. They also walked on tiles broken on the ground which made a very melodic tinkling sound. At one point a pair of herons flew by and landed on the jade green water below. The place was so peaceful and quiet I could hear their wings flap as they took off and flew away. It was the most peaceful moment I have had in China, a place not known for it’s quiet!

Becky Ances with her best friends grandparents in China

Becky with her best friends grandparents in their home in a small village in southern China. While we couldn’t communicate directly (my friend had to translate) me and his grandparents got along very well, and I felt really comfortable in their cozy house.

Thank you Becky for your time! Do you want to know a little bit more about the Becky? Here you have a little biography: Becky Ances is an American writer, traveller and tea drinker who has lived in China for more than three years. During the school year you can find her in Southern China teaching English to university students, but during holidays she is wandering and exploring. You can read about her adventures at www.beckyances.net.

Are you planning on travelling to China? See our suggested itinerary around China
Do you need more information about China? Visa and passport to travel to China, things to do and see, when it’s better to go

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Are you planning on visiting the capital of Spain? Are you looking for gluten free restaurants and cafes? Here you will find four wonderful meals gluten free:

For breakfast we recommend you to stop by Paraiso del Jamón. There are several in Madrid, though the closest one to the centre is on Calle Arenal  25. For gluten free you can have the traditional Huevos Estrellados with ham (7€) or an English Breakfast that includes: cafe, natural orange juice, bacon and eggs (4,5€). See Paraiso del Jamón at TripAdvisor

Huevos Estrellados with ham - Gluten Free

After a walking morning around the big city, you will probably get hungry. Do not worry, we have a place you are going to love: Da Nicola. It is, probably, one of the most amazing gluten free restaurants in the city. They have a gluten free menu, a Braille menu and if you forget your glasses and you can’t read the menu, do not worry; you can borrow a pair! The gluten free menu is large, you can choose between: pizza, pasta, salads, meat and fish. We recommend: Lasagne (11,90€) with a good beer Estrella Damm Daura (3,90€) and Panna Cotta for a dessert (3,50€). They mark all gluten free dishes with a little umbrella. See Da Nicola at TripAdvisor

Gluten Free Lasagne in Da Nicola

Do you need a snack? Stop for a minute and rest at the cafe inside National Geographic. Downstairs a nice store will make you dream about travelling even more than you do. Upstairs the National Geographic cafe; where you can sit down, relax and drink some tea or coffee with a piece of gluten free cake. See National Geographic Cafe at TripAdvisor

Tea and orange juice at the National Geographic Cafe in MadridGluten free cake at the National Geographic Cafe in Madrid

Did you enjoy your day in Madrid? You still have all night for having fun and discover the nightlife in the city, but before that, how does a good and traditional dinner sounds? La Bola is a very famous restaurant with traditional food from Madrid: Cocido madrileño (18,18€ two people) and a glass of wine (2,36€). It is a pretty place where to enjoy a good meal. The best? They have gluten free pasta! You just have to tell them that you are celiac and you need gluten free pasta. They cook the pasta and the rest of the ingredients in different pots, so do not worry. Sit back and relax while the pasta gets cooked. We recommend you to call them (telf: 91 547 69 30) for a reservation. See La Bola at TripAdvisor

Gluten Free Cocido Madrileño in Madrid (restaurant: La Bola)

We hope you have a good gluten free day in the capital. Have you been here and have some other gluten free place, you would like to share with travellers? Please do not hesitate to comment this article below or contact us at: info@way-away.com

Do you want to know more about gluten free restaurants, hotels, supermarkets…? Check the Madrid Celiac Association.

Are you travelling to Madrid? Check our suggested itinerary around Madrid: best places to visit, nice hotels, how to go from one place to another, best activities…

Useful information for travelling to Madrid.

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Are you thinking about visiting Spain? It is a wonderful country with very different spots. Here you have the top 3 city you should visit when travelling to Spain.

Madrid: is the capital city of the country. It hosts the largest palace in Europe: The Royal Palace. Eat a good “cocido madrileño” and some “churros con chocolate”. And visit some of the most amazing museums! How many days I need for visiting Madrid? See our 4 days route around Madrid and do not miss anything!

Almudena Cathedral located in front of the Royal Palace

Barcelona: Gaudi’s famous buildings are in this pretty city. If you enjoy architecture and culture, this is a good city for you. It is a very international city and capital of the Catalan region. How many days I need for visiting Barcelona? See our 4 days route around Barcelona and do not miss anything!

Park Guell by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona

Seville: do you love warm places? Seville is a really hot city during summer. Eat some good free tapas with your drink. Are you up for some flamenco dance? Do not think it twice, and buy some tickets for a show. How many days I need for visiting Seville? See our 3 days route around Seville and do not miss anything!

Plaza de España, in Seville

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New year, new ideas, new projects for Way Away’s blog!

We would like to start the year sharing good news with you. Our goal at Way Away’s blog is to make life easier for travellers. We want to give you expert travel tips and good advices for you to make the most of your travels.

Keeping this in mind, we decided to start a new area in the blog: TRAVEL GLUTEN FREE

Travel Gluten Free with Way Away recommendations!

Do you travel with friends and one of you is gluten intolerant? Or, do you travel with family and one of the kids has gluten allergy? Are you celiac? Travelling with no gluten can be a little bit overwhelming and annoying when looking for a place where to eat with no worries.

This is why, at Way Away, we have decided to give you a hand. We are preparing new articles about gluten free restaurants in different destinations. Every time you are going to travel somewhere and you need to know about gluten free restaurants o cafes, come back to our blog. We hope, you will find some ideas :-)

Do you want to share with other travellers, gluten free places you already know? Please let has know, and we will add your recommendations in our articles; always quoting you 😉
Email us at info@way-away.com

Has a good gluten free travel!

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Bethaney Davies is one third of Flashpacker Family – a semi-nomadic, globetrotting family from Christchurch, New Zealand. Bethaney, Lee and their toddler Reuben spend half the year at home and the rest out exploring and enjoying the world. Flashpacker Family is a family travel blog that has great tales from the road, tips on travelling on a budget & travelling with a toddler and information on living a location independent lifestyle.

Bethaney took the time to tell us about her family and travels in this inteview. Enjoy it!

Flashpacker Family - in Las Vegas

– What is the most impressive place in the world you have ever been? What advice would you give to someone who wishes to travel there?

As a family, the most impressive place in the world we’ve been to was the Grand Canyon. It’s a truly incredible site that must be seen to be believed. We spent six weeks living in Las Vegas last year and visited the Grand Canyon as our first stop on a three week South West road trip. The South West states of the USA are wonderful area to drive around. Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and California are all very different but the landscapes, food and sites to see are fantastic. If you’re going to visit the Grand Canyon, either take one of the helicopter trips from Las Vegas or do it as part of a road trip. Stay overnight in Tusayan, Arizona which is just outside the national park limits and therefore much cheaper. The admission fee to the Grand Canyon costs almost half the price of an annual national parks pass so if you’re planning on spending more time in the US, go the pass.

– What do you hate to forget in your suitcase?

My tweezers and a little magnifying mirror! I am a constant eyebrow plucker and do it almost every day. I have a great little mirror with suction cups that sticks to a larger mirror, the wall or window. I wouldn’t leave home without it. I also couldn’t leave behind my son Reuben’s special blanket. Even if it’s 40 degrees and we’re on a jungle trek in Thailand the blanket has to come with us!

Flashpacker Family - Swimming in the Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

– What would you say to those travellers who are afraid to travel on their own, and end up going to a travel agency even if they do not like taking part in organized tours?

If you’re afraid of travelling on your own, start with a tour. It can be helpful to have a local guide and a group to lean on when you’re in a new country, especially if that country is radically different to your home. Culture shock can be a scary thing. Once you realise how easy travel is and how much money you save by booking it yourself, you’ll want to go it alone. I think going on organized day trips are a good idea if you want to get the best of both worlds. They’re great for meeting other travellers and you can ask your guide plenty of questions about local customs, language, food, etc, but still head back to your own hotel room at night and do your own thing the next day.

– What kind of food have you tried on your travels and you found it delicious/surprising? Can you recommend us any place where to try it out?

I love Asian food. My son Reuben has eaten spicy food since he was a baby and loves Thai food. I was a vegetarian for 12 years and travelled a lot during that time. As a vegetarian, you can miss out on a lot of great food if you’re worried it might contain meat. I much prefer to travel as a meat eater. I’m not scared to dig into a big pot of “street soup” or eat “mystery meats” these days. One of the cuisines I have greatly enjoyed in my travels was that of Burma. A lot of people had told me the food in Burma wasn’t great but I really enjoyed it. It’s like a mix of Thai, Chinese and India food. Mohinga – a delicious noodle soup was my particular favourite. It’s sold in every restaurant, hotel and street corner in the country and is even eaten for breakfast.

Flashpacker Family - Bethaney with her friend the Buddhist Monk in Burma

– Finally, tell us something that happened to you travelling and that you will never forget…

On my trip to Burma I had the fortunate experience of meeting a Buddhist monk. It had started to pour with rain and I was caught without an umbrella so he offered to share his with me. He suggested we retreat to a tea shop and wait for the storm to pass. We drank tea and he practiced his English with me. He’s been taking lessons and I was the first foreigner he’d ever practiced with! A few days later, he invited me over to the monastery he lived at. I met the Abbott (head monk) who taught me a little about Buddhism, in limited English, then we had a home-cooked vegetarian lunch. After lunch we visited the orphanage for boys that was attached to the monastery and meet some of the kids. It was a wonderful experience!

Thank you Bethaney for your time and dedication in the interview. Do you want to know more? She also runs an online guide to Thailand and works with Lee on a Las Vegas travel guide. You can follow Bethaney on Twitter and Facebook.

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Casa Batlló Barcelona - Gaudi's work in Barcelona

1 – Sagrada Familia (1882-currently under construction): this is probably the most famous Gaudi’s building. The Project started in 1882, and Gaudí got involve one year later. The architect did not abandon the Project until his death in 1926. The building is still under construction and it is built from donations. Gaudí himself said: “The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is made by the people and is mirrored in them. It is a work that is in the hands of God and the will of the people.” Learn more about it and tickets at: http://www.sagradafamilia.cat/sf-eng/?lang=0

2- La Casa Milà (1906-1912): it is known as La Pedrera (meaning “The Quarry” in Catalan). Casa Milà is the fourth and final work Gaudí did on Passeig de Gràcia, the main avenue of the city at the time. The building marked a break with the architectural language of Gaudí’s work in terms of innovation in both the functional aspects and the constructive and ornamental ones. Find more information about the history of the building and the tickets to visit it at: http://www.lapedrera.com/en/home

3 – Park Güell (1900-1914): Eusebi Guell bought a large farm in the “Muntaya Pelada”, Gracia. He wanted to build a Garden-city, the works were commissioned to Antonio Gaudí. It was opened to the public in 1926 as a park for its beauty. In 1984 it was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. You can visit the park and find more information at: http://www.parkguell.es/en/index.php

Park Guell Barcelona - Gaudi's work in Barcelona

4- Casa Batlló (1904-1906): was commissioned by the textile industrialist Josep Batlló. Nowadays, is an iconic landmark in the city. The “Manzana de la Discordia”, or Block of Discord, is a series of buildings in Passeig de Gràcia. It is home to a collection of works by the most renowned architects, amongst which is Casa Batlló. The house, now a museum, is open to the public, both for cultural visits and for celebrating events in its splendid modernist function rooms. Learn more about Casa Batlló at: http://www.casabatllo.es/en/

5- Casa Vicens (1883-1888): is a family residence designed by Antoni Gaudí and built for industrialist Manuel Vicens. It was Gaudí’s first important work. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Works of Antoni Gaudí” in 2005.

It is located at Carrer de les Carolines 24, in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. This early work exhibits several influences, most notably the Moorish or Mudéjar influence. The house is constructed of undressed stone, rough red bricks, and colored ceramic tiles in checkerboard and floral patterns. The owner, Manuel Vicens, was the owner of a brick and tile factory, so the ceramic tiles pay tribute to his employment. It is not posible to visit the house inside, but it is wonderful to see it from the outside. It is currently on sale. Visit his web: http://www.casavicens.es/

If you want to know more about Gaudí and all his work, in the following link you will find all his projects: http://www.parkguell.es/en/hist_2.php

Plan your trip to Barcelona easier and faster than ever: see suggested itineraries, how to get from one place to another, cozy places where to sleep and authentic restaurants where to eat.

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Having spent 2 years in the working world, Dave and Vicky are ready to exchange their briefcases for backpacks, dress shoes for sandals, and beds for sleeping bags. Since September they have been embarking on a 2 year journey across Asia and Europe. You can follow along at A Couple Travelers where you’ll find travel reflections, blogging resources and restaurant reviews. Here you have the interview Way Away did to them:

Dave and Vicky - A Couple Travelers - South Korea October 2012

– What is the most impressive place in the world you have ever been? What advice would you give to someone who wishes to travel there?

Hmm, this is very difficult. We really enjoyed Tokyo, Japan, though. We like big cities, however, I realize this is not for everyone. The key is to take your time and not try to do too much in one day if you can spare it. Have people write things down for you like directions and show them to pedestrians, they will help you find your way.

– What do you hate to forget in your suitcase?

We carry two backpacks one of which we always take carry on. In order to limit major inconveniences the most important things are always taken carry on. Still, we lose things all the time, like recently one shoe (rendering the other useless). Above all though I think medicine is the worst to forget. It’s difficult to get elsewhere and you can’t be sure of the quality.

Vicky from A Couple Traveler at Lurray Caverns

– What would you say to those travellers who are afraid to travel on their own, and end up going to a travel agency even if they do not like taking part in organized tours?

I guess I don’t understand why you would choose to do something you don’t like in place of something you may or may not like. It’s true that sometimes you want to minimize risk, but I don’t think it is worth possibly sacrificing an entire trip to do so. Better to go someplace else where you feel comfortable on your own.

– What kind of food have you tried on your travels and you found it delicious/surprising? Can you recommend us any place where to try it out?

Surprisingly we are not particularly venturous eaters, though recently in Vietnam we tried a few things that many might consider strange, such as worm paddies as well as coffee beans that are essentially weasel feces, both of which weren’t bad. My biggest recommendation is to give street food a try. It can be very tasty, cheap, and clean. Look for stalls with high turnover where they prepare the ingredients in front of you.

Dave from A Couple Traveler at Cherry Blossom DC 2011

– Finally, tell us something that happened to you travelling and that you will never forget…

I’ll never forget the time we were eating at a restaurant in Santorini, Greece. We tried to get a cab but it was in a remote part of the island. It was getting late and we were about an hour’s walk from home. Just as we were about to leave, the restaurant manager offered to have his son give us a ride home. It saved us quite a long walk and was incredibly kind, considering we were just customers at his restaurants and not close friends. I think you remember hospitality above all else.

Thank you guys for your time and your advises!

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Kate blogger for 30Traveler - Perhentians Impossibly Blue

– What is the most impressive place in the world you have ever been?

The first place that comes to mind is the Perhentian islands off the east coast of Malaysia (just south of the Thai border). This is the most spectacular beach destination I’ve been to.

– What advice would you give to someone who wishes to travel there?

Avoid traveling there in the monsoon. June to August are the best months for great weather and calm ocean. The water temperature is bath-like. It’s amazing.

To get there is a bit of a trek but worth it.  You can fly into the closest airport at Kota Bharu, Malaysia from either Kuala Lumpur or Penang, Malaysia. From the airport you take a taxi ride to the pier and a boat trip of around 30 mins. Tuna Bay resort have the largest, safest, and most comfortable boat, so I would recommend booking your boat trip with them, especially if you’re traveling with children or have back or neck problems (the other boats travel fast and bumpy!).

– What do you hate to forget in your suitcase?

A pair of nice headphones. I use Sennheiser PX-200s. They’re small and lightweight but fit over the ear so they’re comfortable. Earbuds hurt my ears. I like to listen to audiobooks while traveling. One I recommend as a great travel listen is Cheryl Strayed’s Wild – about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. It’ll help you find your adventurous spirit.

Kate blogger for 30Traveler Perhentian Islands

– What would you say to those travellers who are afraid to travel on their own, and end up going to a travel agency even if they do not like taking part in organized tours?

City walking and biking tours are often great, but I generally avoid any tours that involve a bus. There are a few times when going on an organized tour makes sense, but you can pick these up as day tours rather than signing up to be on a tour your whole vacation.

I often feel terrible the first couple of days after a long flight e.g., inexplicably tearful. At the beginning of your trip, give yourself a few days in a nice hotel to adjust to culture shock and get over your jetlag.

– What kind of food have you tried on your travels and you found it delicious/surprising? Can you recommend us any place where to try it out?

I’m a vegan. I recommend trying sticky rice mango in Thailand. Near Los Angeles airport (LAX), there is a place called Veggie Grill where they make an amazing vegan cheeseburger. It’s about 3-4 miles away from the airport, so an easy taxi if you’re on a layover. I also love the vegan cakes at a bakery called Life Thyme in NYC. The bakery is inside a grocery store.
If you are interested in how I manage traveling with special dietary needs, they can read a guest post I wrote for HerPackingList.com on traveling vegan.

Kate blogger at 30Traveler recommends Vegan Cupcakes in SanFrancisco at Wholefoods

– Finally, tell us something that happened to you travelling and that you will never forget…

Sitting front row at a Broadway show for $25! For example, the musical Wicked has a ticket lottery where if you win they will sell you two front row tickets for around $25 each. It’s super fun to hear your name called and then be so close to the action in the theater.

Thank you Kate! You can find more information about Kate at her blog: 30Traveler (focused on vegan travel) and RTW travel guide (focused on backpacking and flashpacking).

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For people who have never booked a holiday on a cruise ship before, it can be a little daunting to know where to begin when doing so. Word of mouth is all well and good, and actually it is a good idea to do a little research online, firstly to find reputable travel agents who are experienced in arranging cruise-style holidays and also to read accounts from other travellers who have already been on the trip that you are planning, you never know, there may be something that you have overlooked that would make this a holiday that is not for you!

Here are a few matters to take into account when planning your first cruise.

Over ninety percent of cruises are still booked through the travel agents as opposed to online, which is remarkable considering how many ‘normal’ holidays are booked on the Internet. Holidaymakers seem more than comfortable buying their travel insurance, booking their flights or arranging car-hire online, so why the difference with cruises? Perhaps it is because cruises are very expensive if people are spending a lot of cash they want to be absolutely sure that their holiday is going to be perfect, or maybe it is just the fact that booking a cruise can be complicated. Also, as with anything that people do for the first time, there will be a host of questions needing expert answers and people looking for advice.

Choosing your cabin, destinations, flights and transfers, it is a lot to organize with no help at all, and so easy to make a mistake, that many cruise lines do not even give customers the option for booking online as they know from experience how complicated it can be. Also, cruise liners will only be able to advise you on the specific cruises they have on offer, whereas a travel agent can help you choose which particular cruise line is most suited to your own needs.

Take time to speak with a few different travel agents to find one who you are happy with, shop around until you are satisfied you are dealing with an agent who knows exactly what they are speaking about, and make sure you write a list of questions that are important to you and make sure you get answers to each of them. Here are a few ideas for information that you need to know.

Firstly, where do you want to go? Jot down the countries that you are wanting to visit and see which cruises cover the destinations that are of interest to you. The more popular your destinations, the greater choice of cruise liners you will have to pick from. The Caribbean, Scandinavia, the Canary Islands and the Baltics are all areas that are covered by many cruise companies.

How long do you wish to travel for? There are long haul cruises that cover many destinations and shorter ones that concentrate on a smaller area, like the Canary Islands for example, taking in Lanzarote, Tenerife, Las Palamas and Fuertaventura. Also, bear in mind that some cruises require an overnight stay in a hotel if you are joining the cruise in a foreign location. Take a look at the new Conquistador hotel if you are heading to the Canaries.

Hotel H10 Conquistador - Tenerife

Which ship will be best suited for my holiday? Each cruise ship, has their own style and ambience and are focused on attracting specific types of people. Gone are the days when cruising was solely aimed at the well-to-do older ladies and gentlemen for whom dining at the captains table would be the ultimate attraction for their holiday! Be sure to ask about on-board entertainment and also find out about mealtimes and what kind of foods will be served. Larger ships have all manner of ways to keep you occupied while on board, from swimming pools to libraries, ice-rinks to health spa’s and nightclubs to ballrooms, it’s up to you to check which is right for you.

How long before my holiday should I book? The earlier you book your cruise the better! Cruise liners offer special discounts such as early bird discounts and even vouchers to be used on-board to spend on drinks and day trips. Also, there will be a greater choice of cabin available for those early bookers.

Hotel H10 Conquistador - Playa De Las Americas - Tenerife - Canary Islands

What will I get for my money? It is vital to know what you will have to pay for on-board the ship. It is normal for food to be included, plus the use of facilities that are provided, however some will charge for fine dining, spa treatments and use of sports facilities. Also, find out if port taxes are included in the cost of your cruise. Port taxes are the amount various ports charge the ship for being docked there. Most ships do not carry money, so any additional costs you incur on your trip, will be added to an account which you then pay at the end of your holiday, be clear as to what you will and will not be charged for.

Remember, to make the most of your holiday, find out everything you can before you go, this way, you’ll be cruising through your vacation and having the splendid experience you deserve!

Bon Voyage!

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Hiking in New Zealand, Our Oyster's picture

– What is the most impressive place in the world you have ever been? What advice would you give to someone who wishes to travel there?

It’s hard to say, for natural beauty I would have to say New Zealand. People who love the great outdoors and especially those you love hiking will LOVE New Zealand. New Zealand has a bunch of amazing multi day hikes called the great walks and they are really well set up. There are huts all along the track and they usually have running water and gas stoves for cooking. My tip for people wanted to travel to New Zealand for hiking is to bring all your gear with you, because outdoor equipment in New Zealand is very expensive when compared to North America for example.

In terms of impressive culture, I would have to say Angkor Wat in Cambodia. This ancient temple complex is HUGE…absolutely massive. And I had not even heard about it until just before my trip. Everyone hears about the pyramids, but I think this is just as impressive… if not more so. I actually wrote a blog post about tips for visiting Angkor – all based on the mistakes that I made :)

Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Picture taken by Our Oyster

– What do you hate to forget in your suitcase?

I always forget a towel. I usually remember it for longer trips, but when I am just packing for a weekend or a week or two, I somehow ALWAYS forget to pack a towel. I don’t know why since a towel is a pretty important thing to have with you! Now my husband is on towel duty when ever we are going somewhere, to make sure we have at least one with us!

– What would you say to those travellers who are afraid to travel on their own, and end up going to a travel agency even if they do not like taking part in organized tours?

I used to be weary of travelling alone. I had always travelled with friends or boyfriends, and whenever I did travel alone it was when I was moving to a new country so I wasn’t constantly on the move. My first proper solo backpacking trip was a 6 week trip around the Pacific Islands. I actually found it really easy to meet people, and I found that I was more open to chatting to new people since I wasn’t in a “group” already.

I still do prefer to travel with someone else (means I don’t have to have all the planning responsibility!), but for sometime if you don’t just go and do it alone, you will never do it.

– What kind of food have you tried on your travels and you found it delicious/surprising? Can you recommend us any place where to try it out?

I really loved laap when travelling in Laos. I found it surprising because unlike other foods in South East Asia, it is not spicy at all! Laap was traditionally a raw meat salad, but now it is usually cooked. It is actually really refreshing and has a nice balance between two main herbs – mint and coriander. I prefer to get the chicken laap, which of course is always served cooked cause otherwise that would be dangerous – and I have already had to deal with Salmonella poisoning once while in South East Asia!

Swimming with turtles in Samoa. Picture taken by Our Oyster

– Finally, tell us something that happened to you travelling and that you will never forget…

One of my most amazing travel experiences happening when I was travelling through Serbia and Hungary. I was travelling with two friends, but they both had to leave the trip early. But I didn’t want to cut my trip short, so I continued on without them. At one point I was taking a train from the south of Hungary to the town where the airport was located. It was a long journey, and overnight. It was also the middle of winter. Well my train ended up getting delayed, so I missed my connection and ended up stranded in a small town station somewhere in Hungary. The waiting room was closed so I settled in to sleep outside even though there was snow on the ground. Eventually some people came up and tried to talk to me but we didn’t have a common language. Eventually one man came back with a cell phone and the man on the other line told me that this guy was his father and he was a train driver. I explained my predicament and the guy decided to take matters into his own hands, led me across the tracks to a train engine not connected to any cars, and actually drove me himself!! If it wasn’t for him I would definitely have missed my flight!

Thank you very much Jade Johnston for your time and expert tips. If you want to know more about the blog here you have a description: OurOyster.com is the blog of travelling expat Canadian Jade Johnston. She has travelled to more than 30 countries and now lives in Australia with her husband. She plans to explore every inch of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands before moving on to conquer more of Asia. She blogs about adventure travel, budget travel, and soon to be family travel as well.

You can also, follow her on Twitter: @our_oyster and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ouroyster

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From time to time we all need to cut back, and sometimes it can feel as though the holiday budget could be better used elsewhere. But holidays are important for our overall wellbeing and it’s essential to get away from the daily grind every now and then in order to help you fully relax, before coming back feeling reinvigorated and revitalised. Whether you’re after local breaks in the UK or cheap holidays abroad, there are plenty of different tips and tricks to help you find your perfect break.

National Park Jotunheimen, Norway

Firstly, try to book well in advance. This is particularly advisable if you’re booking a scheduled flight, as those low fares only go up in price the closer you get to your departure date. This is a useful tactic for package holidays too, as tour operators will typically offer early bird deals on holidays departing a year or so in advance – especially during new brochure or season launches.
If you’re considering a far-flung getaway such as the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean, Lake Cain Hills holidays in Florida or perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Maldives, booking ahead is most certainly the safest option. That way you get extra time to pay off the cost of your trip, plus you’ll have longer to plan what you want to do and save some spending money too.

Menorca, Islas Balerares, Spain
The alternative where package holidays or hotels are concerned is to book late, and this remains a firm favourite among many holidaymakers. Late deals can present huge savings on the original cost of the holiday, but availability is obviously limited so you will need to keep an open mind and be flexible in order to go with the best deals.
However you book, there are plenty of bargain breaks to be had both home and abroad. Which one will you choose?

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The thriving seaside town of Brighton on the south coast of England is an incredible destination no matter what the time of year. Whether you’re travelling with family, friends or your loved one, there’s a vast array of activities, attractions and events to keep you occupied.

Music, theatre and performance are a big part of the evening entertainment in this buzzing location. From the popular cabaret events presented by Proud to the multitude of popular bands and touring stage productions, you could easily find something that appeals. Spend a cheap weekend by the seaside and enjoy a concert before sampling the nightlife on offer. Eliminate the stress of late night transport and stay for the evening in comfort at your chosen accommodation.

1. Zappa Plays Zappa11.11.12 @ Brighton Centre

Dweezil, the son of the late legend Frank Zappa, showcases his father’s work in his latest tour. Reminisce with the fabulous guitar sounds of the master; Zappa Plays Zappa is a perfect tribute to one of the greatest guitarists to enter the music scene. From the early 60s rhythms to the 80s, enjoy an evening of pure rock genius.

2. Happy Mondays – 30.11.12 @ Brighton Centre

With a successful comeback tour last year under their belt, the Happy Mondays return once more with the full original line up. Revel in the classic Madchester sounds as the ever-bouncy Bez keeps you entertained on percussion.

3. Keane – 2.12.12 @ Brighton Centre

Join the indie boys as they continue their UK & Ireland tour. With international success and catchy tunes for their audience to join in with, it’ll surely be a quality gig for the indie rockers in town.

4. Tinchy Stryder – 29.11.12 @ Concorde 2

This is the rescheduled gig by the “Star in the Hood”, Tinchy Stryder. He’ll be entertaining his Concorde audience with his unique grime sounds this November.

5. Electric Six – 11.12.12 @ Concorde 2

The six-piece US band that bought us the instantly recognisable “Danger! High Voltage” back in 2003 return with an eclectic mix of tunes from their 9 studio albums.

6. Driving Miss Daisy – 12.11.12 – 17.11.12 @ Theatre Royal

After a sell out run in London’s West End, this heart-warming adaptation of the Oscar-winning smash continues its limited season tour.

7. The Vagina Monologues – 22.11.12 @ Theatre Royal

Starring household names, Clare Buckfield, Hayley Tamaddon and Corrie favourite, Vicky Entwistle, the West End success story is back with its raucous comedic performance; a perfect treat for every lady in your life.

8. An Evening of Burlesque – 24.11.12 @ Theatre Royal

Enjoy another spectacular straight from the West End and all the sultry, breathtaking frivolity that comes with it.

9. Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 – 10.12.12 to 15.12.12 @ Theatre Royal

This new musical direct from Broadway, with its all-star cast, is based on the hit movie of the same name and will wow audiences everywhere with its perfect mix of music and comedy performance.

10. Rocky Horror Picture Show – 20.12.12 to 5.1.13 @ Theatre Royal

Everyone’s favourite rock n roll musical is back with its vivacious night of fun and scandal. Join in and dress to the nines; don’t forget the Timewarp moves!

If you visit Brighton this winter you will enjoy the heaps of live entertainment on offer. You know you want to 😉

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Johnny Jet Blogger Travelling around Argentina

– What is the most impressive place in the world you have ever been?
I’ve been to many but what first comes to mind is Iguazu Falls in South America. It’s on the Argentina and Brazil border. It’s just so amazing and huge that it makes Niagara Falls in North America look like a water fountain.

– What advice would you give to someone who wishes to travel there?
If you’re pressed for time, you could go do a day trip from Buenos Aires, Rio or Sao Paulo. However, it would be easiest from Buenos Aires since the Argentina side is the most developed with pathways and excursions. The Brazil side supposedly has the best views but one way to bypass a trip there and having to get a Brazilian visa, is by taking Argentina’s Iguazu Jungle Excursion (150 pesos per person = $40).  http://vintage.johnnyjet.com/folder/archive/wheresjohnny052020093.html

– What do you hate to forget in your suitcase?
I hate forgetting my battery charger(s).

– What would you say to those travellers who are afraid to travel on their own, and end up going to a travel agency even if they do not like taking part in organized tours?
Traveling by yourself is intimidating – at least just it is for most people who are just thinking about it before a trip. But once you do it you realize it’s so much more relaxing. You can do what you want, when you want and don’t have to compromise. If you want to find friends then stay in places where it’s easy to meet them like hostels.

Johnny Jet and his mom on plane to Frankfurt
– What kind of food have you tried on your travels and you found it delicious/surprising? Can you recommend us any place where to try it out?
My favourite foods are usually in Southeast Asia. I especially love the fruit like Mangosteens and Rambutans. Ummm Ummm!

– Finally, tell us something that happened to you travelling and that you will never forget!
My best travel memory was taking my mom to Europe. Here’s the story.

Thank you Johnny for your time answering the questions and thank you for the advises as a professional traveller.

You can follow their adventures at their blog: http://www.johnnyjet.com/

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Heather_Heather on her Travels

– What is the most impressing place in the world you have ever been? What advice would you give to someone who wishes to travel there?

There are so many places that have something to offer to the traveller and each has it’s own charms. Also it depends on your style of travel and whether you don’t mind roughing it a bit or whether you prefer to have a bit of comfort. Of the places I’ve visited since I started writing my blog, I’ve especially enjoyed the following;

Ecuador – to get a taste of South America in a manageable way. Because the country is relatively small you can see the coast, the Andes and the Amazon basin all within a few hours of each other

The Alps around Mont Blanc – for the last couple of years I’ve been walking the Tour de Mont Blanc with a friend bit by bit and although I never thought of myself as a mountain person I was blown away by the magestic Alpine scenery

Greece – because my sister lives on the Greek island of Zakynthos I visit every year and you can’t beat it for a relaxed holiday with beautiful beaches and reliable sunshine.

– What do you hate to forget in your suitcase?

Because of my blogging I tend to travel with more technology than the average traveller, but even if I were to forget my laptop, audio recorder, video camera and mobile I don’t think I could do without a camera to capture everything I see.

Heather_Heather on her Travels

– What would you say to those travellers who are afraid to travel on their own, and end up going to a travel agency even if they do not like taking part in organized tours?

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with booking an organised tour – it works for many people who are pressed for time and don’t want any stress when they travel. However I would recommend that if this is the route you go, that you choose a specialist company that knows their field and tries to provide a great experience for their customers, perhaps including more unusual or authentic things to do in the tour.

If you are an independent traveller who has no-one to travel with, then I would choose your accommodation carefully – for instance small family run hotels or bed & breakfasts can give you a more personal welcome than larger chain hotels. You might also consider organisations such as couch-surfing or hospitality club where you have the benefit of a friendly host to give you local advice and hostels are always great for making connections with other travellers whatever your age and many have private rooms.

– What kind of food have you tried on your travels and you found it delicious/surprising? Can you recommend us any place where to try it out?

I love good food and always like to try the local specialities. In Gothenburg I loved the seafood which is outstanding on the West Coast of Sweden – I’d suggest Restaurant Gabriel in the feskekörka fish market. On Guernsey look out for the hedge veg stalls where locals sell their local produce in small stands outside their houses and you leave the money in a box – great if you’re self-catering and need some eggs or new potatoes. I did try fried winged ants in Ecuador once but I’m not sure if I’d recommend it – it was like popcorn without any substance.

Heather_Heather on her Travels

– Finally, tell us something that happened to you travelling and that you will never forget…

I have many magic moments locked away in my memory – such as my first trip on the Tour de Mont Blanc where we stayed in a very basic mountain refuge with one big dorm and no shower and I spent a restless night in close proximity to a man who stank of stale tobacco. In the morning I took my breakfast of French bread and milky coffee onto the terrace and watched the sun come up over the mountain range and light up the peak of Mont Blanc opposite and gradually the valley below came to life. That was one of those magic moments that made the aching legs worthwhile.

Thank you Heather for your time answering the questions and thank you for the advises as a professional traveller.

You can follow their adventures at their blog: Heather on her travels

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Lauren in their 2010 Mongol Rally trip
What is the most impressing place in the world you have ever been? What advice would you give to someone who wishes to travel there?
By far the most impressive place we have been is Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The city continues to thrive and yet it holds some of the most amazing cultural and historical relics. The Registan is impressive for it’s architecture alone, but the artistic tile work, and its significance is humbling. Anyone wishing to travel to Uzbekistan needs a lot of fortitude. There are different prices for tourists, which are higher, and being ripped off is just part of travelling there. Still, it’s a great place.
– What do you hate to forget in your suitcase?
We’re always finding ourselves without batteries or chargers. It’s a rookie move to forget a charger in a hostel, and yet we keep doing just that.
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Mike in their 2010 Mongol Rally trip (Abandon the Cube)
– What would you say to those travellers who are afraid to travel on their own, and end up going to a travel agency even if they do not like taking part in organized tours?
If you’re really too scared to go it alone, tours are not a horrible option. However, you will miss out on a lot. And some of what is great about travel is facing your fears and coming out okay. Test yourself, try yourself and know that most of the time you’ll be okay even if the outcome isn’t what you wanted.
– What kind of food have you tried on your travels and you found it delicious/surprising? Can you recommend us any place where to try it out?
Turkey had amazing food, but most people already know that. On the inverse, Mongolian food was horrible. We ate dog, dried vegetables, goat and donkey. Not exactly appetizing cuisine. The land there is just so barren that it must be difficult to graze cattle or grow more than the most bland of veggies. Still, they do the best with what they have.
Mike&Lauren in their 2010 Mongol Rally trip (Abandon the Cube)
– Finally, tell us something that happened to you travelling and that you will never forget …
Mostly people like to hear stories of being held at gunpoint or nearly drowning. Those things did happen, but they weren’t shocking. That’s sometimes part of travel. What surprised us and what we’ll never forget were the people who went out of their way to help us for no reason. We were picked up by a Chinese truck driver when we were desperate and lost in Ganzi. We were helped out by an amazing man in Baku when we were hostel-less. And we were treated amazingly by a friendly bus driver in South Carolina. Random acts of kindness are amazing, and they really impact a person in a special way.
Thank you guys for your time answering the questions and thank you for the professional travellers’ advises. You can follow their adventures at their blog: Abandon the Cube

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There are a number of things that needs consideration when you plan a safari, from the kind of safari to what kind of animals you want to see. And when we talk about safari, the place that comes to one’s mind is Africa, which is in-fact the best place to experience an action packed safari. Each national park and reserve in Africa has something unique to offer and a safari vacation in Africa is an experience of a lifetime.

Elefantes en Etosha, Park Namibia

A safari vacation is the answer to an action packed escape from your daily life, but one needs to plan wisely as it’s not like your regular vacation. To help you enjoy a hassle free safari trip, here are some quick tips:

1. While on a safari you never know when you get to see something spectacular so always keep your camera nearby.

2. It is Africa but then too you need some warm clothes, early mornings can be chilly and you will surely need some warm clothing.

3. Binoculars are an essential item when packing for a safari trip, there can be times when you see something at a distance and want to see it closely that is the time when your “bins” will prove helpful. Carry them!!

4. Make the most out of the trip; don’t crib about not being able to see a lion just like the way they show in BBC documentaries. Make the trip enjoyable by noticing birdlife, insects etc.

5. Travelers are advised to carry bug and mosquitoes spays, especially if it’s an overnight safari.

Namibia

6. Check whether you are required to take any vaccines before traveling to the place you are planning to visit.

7. Don’t forget taking sun block as the sun in the day is scorching and can give you a good sun-tan.

8. Cut down on your packing as most of the lodges provide you with free laundry service. Whoa!! What better than that.

9. Last but not the least always keep an extra battery for your camera as we are sure you don’t want to miss picture opportunities.

10. Always book your travel with a reputed operator. If budget is a concern book your flight tickets well in advance as fishing for last minute deals in not everyone’s cup of tea.

Namibia

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Popa Falls, Namibia

The development of outdoor activities is presented as an excellent choice in any season, especially in summer when the weather is right for activities such as camping fun.

Camping is an activity that takes place outdoors, it consists of pitch tents or tents in places far from civilization usually in mountains and valleys, this practice is common in people who like contact with nature.

The development of a campsite must be based on certain rules in order to avoid any inconvenience, some useful tips to consider before you go camping are:

• Bring canned food for several days.

• Have on hand a repellent for the insects away.

• Keep matches.

• Always keep in mind to bring a flashlight and batteries.

• Have a first aid kit.

• Bring an extra blankets.

• Have warm clothes in the luggage.

• Never forget the sunscreen.

• And, very importantly, never forget a razor.

double sleeping bags.

Although it is advisable to carry many more items firsthand, these are the most important in cases of emergency.

Sossusvlei, Namibia

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Vinales, Cuba

Cuba is a true wonder of a world, an island paradise caught in a time warp where American cars from the 60s still rule the roads and mobile phones are an alien concept. The country has been isolated from the western world for almost five centuries since Fidel Castro communist regime took over Cuba. Cuba is fast changing today, opening up its shores to the modern world, and now may be the best time for holidays in Cuba to see and experience the unique life of this island.

Long the playground of America’s elite before Castro’s takeover of the island, the world is once again discovering the many wonders of Cuba. Hundreds of thousands of British tourists head to the Caribbean isles every year; this year, a growing proportion will discover Cuba for the first time. If you’re planning a holiday in Cuba this year, here are 12 tips to make the most of your stay:

1. Cuba is unlike any Caribbean tourist destination. There are no huge resorts or a vibrant local hospitality industry. This means you can get a much more authentic Caribbean experience, even at the cost of some western comforts. Cuba is also delightfully free of the tourist traps that mar other Caribbean islands.

2. Although the economy is slowly opening up, Cuba remains a poor country. Opportunistic crime (especially theft) is rampant. Cubans are still unfamiliar with many facets of modern technology and fancy gadgets are an increasing target for criminals. Stow away your iPhones and laptops for safety’s sake.

3. The best time to visit the islands is December-April when the weather is warmer. The period between May-September can be tortuous for tourists with excessive heat and humidity.

4. Spanish is the official language of the islands, though you’ll find plenty of English-speaking locals in the major tourist spots of Havana, Santa Clara and Varadero.

5. Do experience the swinging nightlife of Havana, Cuba’s capital.

Trinidad, Cuba

6. Do take a ride in the antique yellow taxis from the 60s that play the roads.

7. Do smoke an authentic Cuban cigar. Beware of cheap knock-offs sold at exorbitant prices to gullible tourists. Visit the town of Pinar del Rio for the best cigars in the islands.

8. Dance the Habanera, the Tango and the Congo in one of Havana’s many all night clubs and bars to the rhythm of traditional Cuban music – a hybrid of local and world jazz influences.

9. Travel within Cuba is expensive, especially for tourists. Hitchhiking is the most economical way to get around in Cuba. There are dedicated stops for hitchhikers with administrators called ‘El Amarillo’ required to pick up passengers from these stops.

10. Money can be a problem in Cuba with few ATMs and credit card facilities. Carry adequate cash upfront. Some places will accept pound sterling without any need to change into the local currency. Traveller’s checks are rarely accepted in the country.

11. All hotels and restaurants are owned by the government and thus, are notoriously expensive, though they usually maintain high standards (such as the famous Tropicana hotel in Havana). The best place to stay for an authentic Cuban experience would be private homestays, called ‘casa particular’. These are also the best places to eat authentic fiery Cuban cuisine.

12. Communication facilities are scarce and extremely expensive in Cuba, with rates as high as £0.75 per minute. You may be able to use Skype for calls if your hotel has Wi-Fi. Internet facilities are only available at government operated facilities (recognizable by the sign ‘ETECSA’. It’s best to not use your phone at all during your stay in Cuba.

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Travelling is one of my passions in life. Apart from being extremely enjoyable, I think that seeing the world is a very good thing to do for many reasons. Visiting as many different places as possible and taking it all in, is a way of broadening your mind and changing the way you look at the world. It can open you up to many different ways of thinking and allow you to make your own decisions, rather than simply going along with the ideas that were around you as your grew up. It allows you to really discover who you are as a person, without the external factors that may otherwise have influenced you if you were to stay in the same place for your whole life.

Magnetic Island Australia

Travelling also allows you to experience other cultures and gain an appreciation for different ways of living. Perhaps your home life consists of going to work, socialising with friends and coming home. However, not everyone in the world does this and it can be really interesting to find out how people in other areas spend their time. Find somewhere to leave your car, by visiting websites like http://www.spanish.hostelworld.com and get on with exploring the world. This will educate you on the wide spectrum of entertainment and ways of living that are out there and perhaps even give you some new ideas about how to live your own life.

Seeing the world will enable you to meet many new people and make lasting friendships. Building connections all over the world is a great thing to do, not only so that you can expand your friendship network, but also so that you have an increasing likelihood of opportunities heading your way. You never know what might happen if you put yourself out there and meet people, so get going and begin your journey or travelling the world.

This post was written by Delia Thomas. She is an avid traveller and loves to explore the opportunities that new places bring. The picture has been provided by Way Away’s travels.

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Audi Camp, small camping site in Botswana, near Maun.

Sossusvlei dunes, Namibia

Forty-five years old, black, big as a closet and very nice. If they saw him in Hollywood they would cast him in the role of the good-natured father on a TV show. Bob is the barman at Audi Camp, and even though he has nothing to do with the German car, he is totally in love with the Toyota four-wheeler we have rented and used to cross Namibia to get to Botswana. Just a few weeks ago, we landed in Africa to do a self-drive safari. Our car is in fact a machine, even though it looks like a snail because we’re transporting our dwelling: a tent on the roof, folded out like an accordion, especially made for people like us: i.e., clumsy. That’s only one of the advantages. The other is that at night cats and other indigenous felines circle our car without bothering us.
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What is the most impressing place in the world you have ever been? What advice would you give to someone who wishes to travel there?

The Golden Temple in Amritsar on the Pakistan/Indian border took my breath away, as did Lalibela in Ethiopia. For Amritsrar, don’t go in the Indian summer, it’s almost unbearably hot! For Ethiopia, just go go go, you’ll have the country almost to yourself. Perfect.

What do you hate to forget in your suitcase?

I travel with a backpack exclusively, and I’m pretty much always on the road but I try to make sure I always have at least $100 USD in cash stashed away somewhere in there. If I’ve forgotten that, I’m always stressed that perhaps I won’t find a working ATM or an open cash exchange place. The cash is my safety net.

What would you say to those travellers who are afraid to travel on their own, and end up going to a travel agency even if they do not like taking part in organized tours?

I think it’s normal to be scared, but we have to embrace those fears. I talk about motivation a lot on my site, and essentially taking that first step is the hardest part, so commit. Buy the one way flight, turn your back on the tour, then you have to do it, you’re commited. And from then on in, it’s just easier and easier (and much more awesome!).

What kind of food have you tried on your travels and you found it delicious/surprising? Can you recommend us any place where to try it out?

Should I tell the truth here?! Let me think, pigs penis, lambs testicles, scorpion, dog, snakes blood, rabbit head, turtle soup, locusts, silk worms, starfish, bees and whatever else you can possible imagine! In terms of delicious food overseas, I just love love love gai yang, kao niew gap nam jim jao (griled chicken, sticky rice and spicy sauce) in Thailand, hunt it done and thank me later 😛

Finally, tell us something that happened to you travelling and that you will never forget…

I’ll try to keep it to a clean memory clean in case my mum reads it! I’ve done a lot of cool things like climbing Kilimanjaro, going to a world cup final, swimming with sharks etc. But the one lasting memory I really have was when I signed my teaching contract in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I had just eaten in the local market, ordered my food in Thai, and I was late for work. I drove my motorbike around the corner a little too fast and almost crashed into an elephant, I stabilised myself and carried on. 10 seconds later I had a beautiful feeling of “Wow, I’m really living in Thailand, on a motorbike, the weather is beautiful, I’ve done it, I’m living my dreams”. I remember the thought like it was yesterday, and it was beautiful.

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Sana’a’s airport, one of the three countries where, according to the CIA, more terrorists seek refuge than any other.

Woman wearing Burkha

Not one, but many. This year, sequined burkhas are in fashion. Chanel or Dior veils are always a classic, but now everyone prefers sequins. If somebody is asking what are we doing in a country like this, the answer is very simple: to save 200 euros per person. The flight from Addis Ababa to Cairo was a lot cheaper with a layover in Sana’a, Yemen’s capital, and so here we are. We haven’t left the airport, but the three-hour layover has been profitable.