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London hotels could charge five times more during 2012 Olympics Games

Accommodation in London looks set to rocket during next year’s Olympic Games. Many hotels will be increasing their prices in view of influx of tourists and one hotel intends to charge five times … Continue reading “London hotels could charge five times more during 2012 Olympics Games”


The perfect short break – Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the ideal city for a short break. And now there is a quick and environmentally friendly way of getting there. Abandoning the hassles of travelling by air, I decided to let … Continue reading “The perfect short break – Amsterdam”


Mardi Gras crackdown in crime

As the carnival kicked off at the weekend, and is likely to be the safest yet with 50,000 police deployed. With huge amounts of tourist flocking to the worlds biggest Mardi Gras; nearly … Continue reading “Mardi Gras crackdown in crime”


Rome on a Budget: Looking Beyond the City’s Most Well-Known Cultural Attractions

Occupancy rates are up, a ‘hotel tax’ is looming on the horizon, and room prices are scheduled to increase once again. It’s a typical scene in Rome, and it’s one that’s becoming a … Continue reading “Rome on a Budget: Looking Beyond the City’s Most Well-Known Cultural Attractions”


Hong Kong Claims the World’s Greatest Skyline

Beating out competition throughout North America and Asia, Hong Kong has claimed the title of the ‘world’s best skyline’. The large city and global financial centre is renowned as a photographer’s dream city, … Continue reading “Hong Kong Claims the World’s Greatest Skyline”


Has Shanghai’s Rapid Development Hurt Traditional Tourist Sites?

Just twenty years ago, Shanghai’s bustling central business district was made up of small processing plants and farming communities. Today, Pudong is home to some of the world’s largest corporations and financial companies, … Continue reading “Has Shanghai’s Rapid Development Hurt Traditional Tourist Sites?”


Exploring Tokyo — The World’s Biggest City — on a Backpacker Budget

There’s no city quite like Tokyo. The Japanese capital is both the biggest city in the world and one of its most culturally interesting, combining three-hundred-year-old temples and skyscrapers, rich cultural gems with … Continue reading “Exploring Tokyo — The World’s Biggest City — on a Backpacker Budget”


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