Travel columnist Jimmy Im recently spent 48 hours in Lisbon
sampling local delicacies, soaking up the city's revved up
nightlife and getty cozy with some of the Portuguese
capital's friendliest citizens. From where to sleep to where
to party, Jimmy scopes out the best that Lisbon has to
offer... so you don't have to.
A once unfriendly place for gay and lesbian travelers, Dublin has in recent years undergone a rainbow of changes. From its monuments to Oscar Wilde and swirl of new gay nightspots to its expansive parks and gay owned B&B's, there's something gay in the air in Dublin and I'm not talking shamrocks either.
to the left and to the right every 5 seconds, all colours of the rainbow on the
dresses of the locals jumping in frenzy to traditional music, millions of people
with no sleep for 4 days and giant 15-20 metre caricature effigies grinning at
you at every crossroad, many with hard-punching satire and even sexually
explicit scenes. This is Disneyland purchased by the Lord of the Underworld,
this is Fear and Loathing in Valencia – Las Fallas.
Europe is such an ultimate travel destination that anything worth seeing has
already been triple-packed. It is practically impossible to find a place that
has major attractions yet has retained its innocence. And, out of all countries,
Spain – the place where annual tourist head count overtakes that of its
residents – is a very unlikely candidate for such location.
palaces, Turkish fortresses, magic stalactite caves, lush sub-tropical
mountains, miles and miles of beaches, mellow coastal climate… Sounds like
Known only perhaps for its 19-th century war with the English, Crimea remains
largely unknown to the traveller. Yet there can’t be that many places on the
planet that are so multi-dimensional it makes your head spin.
an entire paradigm shift in travel, inviting you to the
future, not the past, the City of Arts and Sciences of
Valencia should really have been selected as one of the New
Wonders of the World.