Madrid, Spain • A Secret Beach…That’s Underground

Who said that Spain’s capital doesn’t have a beach? Café by day, restaurant by night, Ojalá  (“Hopefully” in Spanish) is here to prove us all wrong. Located in Malasaña, Madrid’s coolest district, this popular joint attracts hipsters, students and young city dwellers looking for the sand that the city can’t offer them anywhere else in…

Hội An, Vietnam • Old Town of Character, Charm and History

I came to Hội An after a quick stop over in Hue. It is pretty easy to catch an open-tour bus (they run all day, once every hour). It took me about 4 hours and cost 10$AUD. The centre of this lovely destination is very small and pedestrianized, so you will find yourself walking around most…

Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine – A Fairytale Castle

This tip comes from our Italian Explorer Alessio Amato. Kamianets-Podilskyi is a medieval city located in the west of Ukraine. Its architecture, especially the Old Town, is heavily influenced by its past, since the city was a part of the Polish Kingdom and the Soviet Union. The historical presence of Jews and Armenians have also contributed to…

San Sebastián, Spain – Basque in 2016’s European Capital for Culture

This Tip is provided by English Explorer, Matt Mills There are few coastal cities that I’ve visited which are able to contend with the un-spoilt beauty of San Sebastián, Northern Spain and its Bay of La Concha (the shell). The turquoise water is sometimes calm and motionless, as if frozen, but within minutes the waves…

Naples, Italy – La Vera Pizza

‘La Vera Pizza’ is an Italian phrase meaning real,true pizza! It describes pizza made only in Naples. In 1906, in Via Cesare Sersale 1, Naples, in the Rione Berlingieri area, the Antica Pizzeria da Michele, what will become pizza’s sacred temple, is born. The space has not changed, tables are in marble, with simple chairs, without…

Chiloè Island, Chile – Stroll with Ancient Souls

Chiloè Island is located on Southern Chile, but its residents, the Chiloti, don’t like to be compared to the rest of the country. They are proud and a bit grouchy, and they will reveal their popular wisdom to those who want to know more about their stories and culture. One of the beloved localities is Muelle…

Chile Chico, Chile – Unexpected Patagonia

If you visit Patagonia, from Ushuaia to the north, you will get to pass through the Chile-Argentina frontier. An obliged stop-over (going from El Calafate or El Chalten to Puerto Rio Tranquillo and visit the Marble Caves) is to go to Chile Chico. This village, trim and picturesque (but not touristic, as the similar Argentinian villages…

Southeast Asia • Work With the Locals!

At Tiplr we dream about amazing travels and we try to record and report any kind of adventurous experience we come across. It could be a sort of masochism, because it only increases our desire to start our next trip…but it is also a way to dream and plan it for the future!  Carlo Bartolini…

Nafplio, Greece – Secret Pearl of Peloponneso

There is a Greece that most foreign tourists ignore. It is one that I found by accident, while I was going south in the Peloponneso peninsula. In Nafplio I stopped to change and head to Kalamata, but when I arrived there I decided to explore this small town, situated 50 km away from Korinto. The Palamidi…

Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil – A Hostel for Hotel People

One of the best hostels I’ve ever been to is in Foz do Iguaçu, Brasil, and its name is Concept Design Hostel! First of all I have to say it’s not like other hostels, or it would be suitable to say that the concept of this hostel is to be completely different than the facilities…

Chiloè Island, Chile – Disconnect and Relax

The village of Chonchi is located on Chiloè Island, and has a central position. From there you can reach sites of interest and it is quieter and more picturesque than the major city of Castro. Going there, you can’t miss staying at Hostal La Tortuga, two steps to the cathedral (UNESCO heritage site). Ok, it…

Torres del Paine, Chile – National Park in One Day

Patagonia, Chile. How could you miss Torres del Paine National Park? Even if you don’t fit the boy scout way of life and you can’t trek for two or three days, everybody says that you must visit it! Guides suggest up to nine days trekking inside the park, but the minimum stay inside it is two days….