You’re in Paris and you’re on a budget. Join the club. Here’s how to enjoy every arrondissement in the city for free from Oliver Gee at The Earful Tower Paris podcast. 1st. Dip your toes (well almost) in the Seine River Head down to the Square du Vert-Galant and make your way to the willow tree at the edge of the island. If you get it all to yourself, you’ll find yourself so close to the river that your could almost dip your toes in (if you really wanted to…). Or you could imitate that “I’m flying Jack” scene from Titanic – it kinda feels like you’re at the front of a boat. Lake Lou/ Flickr 2nd. Walk down rue Montorgueil This is the best street in Paris. Fishmongers, cheesemongers, flower mongers, and more cafes and restaurants than you could probably visit in a month. But, as we’re keeping it free, just walk from one end to the other and enjoy the city and its … [Read more...] about The best FREE thing to do in each Paris arrondissement
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I've buzzed past the Colosseum on a Vespa, witnessed the Palio in Siena, swum in crystal-clear water off Sardinia. But it was the passeggiata in Siracusa that really brought it home, that made the word 'Italy' one of the few that can instantly erase lines from my forehead. It ain't perfect, of course. Driving in Italy is hairy; the difference between romance and real life in places like Naples and Sicily can be jarring, and tourist crowds are pushing Venice towards crisis. But who wants perfection? That would be boring - one thing Italy could never be. From David to the Dolomites, the Aeolian Islands to the Amalfi Coast, we've tried to capture its essence in our travel pages. Impossible? Absolutely. But it's the perfect excuse to go back... Buon viaggio! - Pól Ó Conghaile 1. Take a Fiat 500 tour in Rome Want to experience the iconic craziness of Italian driving while feeling like you’re starring a 1950s Cinecittà Studios movie? Make those dreams come true with a … [Read more...] about The Italian Bucket List: 25 things to do in Italy before you die!
Whether you're from Leicestershire or further afield, there's plenty of things going on in the area that you won't have done before. No matter how big or small you want to go, we've put together a bumper list of inspiration for things to do and see in 2018. Here are 55 things to tick off your Leicestershire bucket list this year. 1. Visit Leicester Market There's nothing better than shopping local, and Leicester Market is the perfect place to do just that. Grab a bargain from the fruit and vegetable stalls, then head inside to find locally produced meat and cheese. And you won't just find food, either - there are vinyl records, antiques and special events like the Maker's Market, showcasing the best of Leicester's art and craft producers. 2. See the dinosaurs at New Walk Museum Open since 1849, New Walk Museum was one of the first public museums in the UK. Today, you can check out the permanent exhibits including the Egyptian area, stuffed animals from around the world, and fossils - … [Read more...] about 55 things to do in Leicester and Leicestershire in 2018
8. Stay for Christmas There's nowhere quite like NYC at Christmas time, from shopping at Macy's on 34th Street to the famous Rockefeller Center tree and ice-skating beneath the 'scrapers in Central Park. This is the best time of year to catch a show, poke your nose up against the window displays, and if you stay to New Year's, join the throngs in Times Square. Our advice? If you're in the crowds, keep bathroom breaks to a minimum. - VN While you're at it: It's worth sticking around for the January sales, which start right after Christmas. The weather's cold, but the prices are hot. 9. Take a Sex and the City Tour You can't turn a corner in NYC without finding a movie location - from Marilyn Monroe's favourite subway grate at Lexington and 52nd to the Ghostbusters firehouse in Tribeca (14 North Moore and Varick). SATC locations are peppered all over, and this 3.5-hour bus tour takes you around some of Carrie Bradshaw and co's favourite haunts, from an adult boutique to the altogether … [Read more...] about The New York Bucket List: 25 things to do in the Big Apple before you die!
There's one website that we all use when we're looking for something online - Google. It's hard to imagine what life was like before we could type what we're thinking into the search bar and find out the answer with the click of a button. But how smart is the website at recommending things to do in our local area? More on things to do in Leicestershire: What is Leicestershire’s 'secret beach' really like? Car boot sales in Leicestershire 55 things to do in Leicestershire in 2018 We took a look at Google's top recommendations for things to do in Leicestershire. Here are the top 10 things to do in the county according to the website. 10. Abbey Pumping Station Just inside the top 10 is Abbey Pumping Station, a museum of science and technology in Leicester. The heritage attraction displays the industrial past of Leicester, including four steam-powered beam engines from its time as a sewage pumping station (which are still working). 9. Jewry Wall Museum Google recommends … [Read more...] about Top 10 things to do in Leicestershire according to Google