Copenhagen, Denmark • The Lonely Mermaid

One of Copenhagen’s top attractions is The Little Mermaid statue at Langelinje pier. Hans Christian Anderson’s heroine has now occupied the rock for over 100 years, entertaining around one million visitors a year. She sits on the rock, gazing out across the harbour, just as beautiful as Disney’s interpretation. However, a much more interesting and…

Fontanellato, Parma • Get Lost in the World’s Largest Labyrinth

The Labirinto della Masone is the biggest labyrinth in the world.  It seems weird, because its location is Casalbarbato, a small suburb close to Fontanellato, in the district of Parma. Apart from the labyrinth nothing happens there; I know it because I live 5 minutes from Casalbarbato and when I discovered that that old and forsaken park…

Metelkova, Slovenia • Ljubljana’s Most Original ‘Hood

This tip comes from our Italian Explorer Alessio Amato Metelkova is a self-declared “autonomous cultural zone” located in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, a small European country born in 1991 after Yugoslavia collapsed.  It used to be the Slovenian headquarters of the Yugoslav National Army. The area consists of seven buildings. Inside, you may find several clubs…

Madrid – Passion for Pizza & Good Books

This tip has been suggested by our Spanish Explorer: Maria Gil Ortega Without any doubt, Madrid’s Letter District is an obliged stop-over if you are visiting the city. It is ubicated in the artistic centre, near Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and offers a tour through local merchants, art galleries,…

Ronda, Andalucía – A Different Kind of Hotel

This tip has been suggested by our Spanish Explorer: Maria Gil Ortega In Andalucia, there are many renowned cities: Seville, Granada, Malaga…but Ronda, because it is enclosed between the mountains, is a less famous destination. During the centuries, many eminent travelers had a strong relation with this wicked and taurine land: Rainer Maria Rilke, Picasso,…

Rose Goes South • Exploring Bogotá’s Boroughs

Last night’s mixture of altitude, jet lag and Cuba Libre cocktails made this morning less productive than we might have liked… OK so it was probably mostly down to the Cuba Libres, but I’m sure anyone trying this South American tipple for the first time would agree, they’re secretly strong and after one or two…

Madrid – Following in Street Artists’ Footsteps

This tip has been suggested by our Spanish Explorer: Maria Gil Ortega We  already know that Madrid has many cultural things to do: art galleries, culture centres, music venues… What is not so well known is the other side of Madrid life, the one that comes out from the barrio, and proposes an alternative nightlife. There are…

Girona, Spain – A Hipster’s Barcelona

This Tip is provided by our Barcelona based English Explorer: Matt Mills Girona may not be a name you’ve heard much – or ever – but if you’re a bit of a hipster when it comes to destination choice, then this is the city for you. The walls ooze with history and the nightlife is surprisingly…

Figueres, Spain – Dalí Theatre Museum

This tip has been suggested by our Barcelona based explorer, Matt Mills. You may not have heard of this hidden Catalonian gem, but the Northern Spanish town of Figueres more than warrants a visit, especially if you appreciate the more surreal and nonsensical things in life! Only a few hours on the train north of Barcelona…

Berlin – A Gallery and a Beach in a Wall

If a travel guide says ‘Berlin’, what probably follows is a long write-up about the Berlin Wall, and rightly so. Steeped in heritage yet magnificent with modern graffiti, the technicolour monument is a historical artefact that is anything but boring. Dividing the East and West of the city for nearly 30 years, the wall was…

Étretat, France – Monet Was Right on the Mark!

Ready to load everything into the car and go to another amazing destination? This coastal area will leave you astonished and you’ll be left wanting even more. If you rent a car it is easier to decide last minute which direction is the right one to experience. Every wild seaside or fairy port has its…

Mumbai – A Room into a Painting or a Hidden Nest?

The lodging choice usually  is about your style, but sometime is driven by a budget and there is plenty of accommodation ideas in a dynamic city like Mumbai. We did the good part of the job for you picking two great solutions for different pockets. Solution 1: Le Sutra If you are looking for the splendor and a fairy experience Le Sutra, The Indian Art Hotel is definitely your…