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My Tips

New Orleans, United States
If you want great free entertainment, just sit in the courtyard of St. Louis Cathedral and watch the people. You'll see all sorts of mimes, musicians, palm readers, and who knows what else.
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Aragon, Spain
Stroll along the Plaza de Espana in Graus and enjoy the frescoed facades of the homes there.
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Frankfurt, Germany
Buy a Frankfurt Card, which gives you access to the airport train and all public transportation.
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CancĂșn, Mexico
If you want to see Cancun on a budget, stay at a hostel. They are absurdly cheap.
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Havana, Cuba
Book a stay in a casas particulares, or private home. A great one is Casa de Dr. Jose Mario Parapar de la Riestra, a beautiful mansion with the original 1948 furniture and decor.
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Miami, United States
For a great stay, book a room at the Mandarin Oriental.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Book a stay at the Emirates Palace, a lovely place.
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Beijing, China
One of the best places to stay in the city is the Park Hyatt Beijing.
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Mexico City, Mexico
For a great stay in Mexico City, book a room at Las Alcobas.
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Bucharest, Romania
For a great stay in Bucharest, book a room at the Athenee Palace Hilton.
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Krakow, Poland
For a charming stay in Krakow, book a room at Pollera, an Art Nouveau gem.
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Brussels, Belgium
For a luxury stay in Brussels, book a room at the opulent Le Plaza. It's near the Grand Place.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Be sure to visit Coventry Cathedral. It's worth it just to see the sculpture St. Michael Subduing the Devil.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Sports fans have to see the National Football Museum.
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San Francisco, United States
Before you head out into the city, try out the yoga room in Terminal 2 in the San Fransisco International Airport.
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Washington, United States
If possible, avoid visiting the city in the summer months, when it becomes sweltering. Remember: this is a city that was built on a swamp.
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Nanjing, China
Much of this grand old city can be explored on foot, especially the area in the medieval city walls.
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Qingdao, China
Qingdao is a lovely seaside port town on the Shandong Peninsula. If the drab industrial centers of China get you down, this is the place to go for a refreshing change of scenery.
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Suzhou, China
If you have an interest in China's silk history, don't miss the Suzhou Silk Museum. It's a fascinating museum with many English translations of the exhibits.
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Guangzhou, China
Be sure to visit the Sun Yat Sen Memorial in in Yuexiu Park. It's a striking building, whether you have an interest in history or not.
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Hangzhou, China
Once described by Marco Polo as the "city of heaven," Hangzhou is not as magnificent as it was in his time, but it's still something to behold. Be sure to see Impression West Lake, which becomes a wat...
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Xi'an, China
History lovers should not miss the Shaanxi History Museum, one of Xi'an's premier attractions.
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Chennai, India
Public buses and private cars or taxis are the best ways of seeing the citiy.
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Mumbai, India
A taxi, private car, or the BEST buses are the best ways to see the city.
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New Delhi, India
The best time to visit India is between October and March, when the weather is milder. Avoid the summer if at all possible, as the heat is unbearable.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Crime is very rare in the UAE. That said, it is still wise to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings.
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Xiamen, China
If you want to relax on a beach during your time in Xiamen, head to Gaungzhou Beach.
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Cape Town, South Africa
The best times to visit Cape Town are generally in the spring, from March to May, and in the fall, from September to November, when the crowds are smaller and the weather is milder.
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Geneva, Switzerland
You'll find that Geneva is one of Europe's most international cities, as it is home to the European UN headquarters.
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Tallinn, Estonia
If you're going to be in Tallinn for several days, get the Tallinn Card, which is the most affordable way to see the city. It gives you free admission to numerous attractions across the city.
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Seville, Spain
When arriving in Seville by air, look for the Amarillos Tour S.A. bus will take travelers from the airport to the center of Seville for a nominal fee.
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Helsinki, Finland
Walking is the best way to experience Helsinki, with many of the city's attractions located in the city center. But trams are efficient if your feet need a rest.
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Lisbon, Portugal
Prepare to stay up LATE, as Lisbon is a city that takes its nightlife seriously.
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Stockholm, Sweden
As a city built on fourteen islands, Stockholm offers incredible views from the water, so be sure to see it from a boat.
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Taipei City, Taiwan
Art and history lovers must visit the National Palace Museum, considered a major repository of Chinese art and culture.
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Milan, Italy
Visit one of the oldest marionette companies in the world, Compagnia Marionesttistica Carlo Colla & Figli.
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Toronto, Canada
For shopping in Toronto, be sure to visit the "Mink Mile," otherwise known as Bloor Street West, the city's most upscale shopping destination.
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New York, United States
Get out and walk around. New York is a remarkably safe city for its size, and walking the city's neighborhoods is one of the best ways to see the Big Apple.
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Cairo, Egypt
One of the great things about going to Cairo is that most things are very cheap in the city. So don't bother packing basic personal items, as you can get them very cheaply once you're in the city.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is a very bicycle-friendly city. It's a great way to get out and see the sights, and unlike many large cities, you don't have to worry too much about being doored or run down by a motorist.
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Moscow, Russia
One of the most important things to remember about travel to Russia--Moscow or elsewhere--to plan ahead. You'll need to apply for a visa three months before you plan to arrive.
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Shanghai, China
For a slower, quieter experience of Shanghai, get up early and head to one of the city's parks. You'll find residents practicing tai chi, and bird cages hanging from trees. Their human companions lik...
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Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is a very airy, green city. One of the city's most cherished green areas is Margaret Island, a nature preserve nestled in the Danube. The island is also home to a petting zoo, the Palatinus...
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Bahrain
Bahrain offers incredible shopping opportunities. Be sure to visit Gold City in central Manama and barter for gold bangles. If you're lucky, you'll bring home some beautiful souvenirs of your trip.
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Paris, France
For a truly unique movie-going experience, head to La Pagode, a beautiful 100+ year old Japanese pagoda turned movie theater. Get there early and relax in the surrounding bamboo gardens.
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Prague, Czech Republic
There's really no bad time to visit Prague. It's lovely all year long, but if you're trying to avoid tourists, you should definitely stay away in July and August.
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Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw is an easy city in which to get around. The public transport system is good, with an excellent system of buses, metro, and trams.
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Madrid, Spain
If you're going to be in the city for several days, buy a Madrid Tourist Pass, which includes metro, local trains and buses and is available for one to seven days.
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Singapore
If you have some experience traveling in southeast Asia and are used to the low cost of virtually everything, Singapore may be a shock to your senses. It's more expensive than most other areas in Sout...
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Seoul, South Korea
If you have a craving for kimchi, visit the Kimchi Field Museum, which specializes in anything relating to the dish. There are also cooking sessions to teach visitors how to make kimchi.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam is a beautiful city year-round, but the summer is especially nice, with extra hours of daylight and mild temperatures.
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Lyon, France
If you're in Lyon in October, check out the city's annual film festival at the Institut Lumiere, from October 15-21.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It has more listed buildings than any city outside of London.
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Valencia, Spain
If you plan on using public transportation, get a twenty-four hour tourist card, which gives you discounts to attractions and free transit. It costs $16USD.
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Be sure to book visits through a tour company. This can help you avoid legal hassles, as some sights require government permission to visit.
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Bangkok, Thailand
There is no shortage of shopping malls in Bangkok, but if you are looking for high fashion, check out Emporium and Siam Paragon.
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Hong Kong, Hong Kong
If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to visit Dundas Street in Mangkok, and you'll find stall after stall of sweet confections.
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Barcelona, Spain
Visit Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat--Conjunt Monumental de la Placa del Rei for the most extensive below-ground Roman ruins in the world. You will also be able to see Roman-era streets.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
One of the most common crimes in Kuala Lumpur is purse snatching. This is usually done by a thief on a motorcycle. Do limit your chances of being a victim, try to always walk facing traffic, and wear ...
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Marrakesh, Morocco
Take time to wander around the markets. It's one of the best ways to get to know the city, and you'll find all sorts of beautiful leather goods, baskets, and spices to bring home.
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Tokyo, Japan
Don't try stopping in the middle of the Shibuya Scramble intersection. You run the risk of being run down by the masses of pedestrians.
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Bruges, Belgium
The heart of Bruges is the Markt, or marketplace, is an excellent place to enjoy the famous Belgian beer and people-watch. As a rule, the restaurants around the Markt are overpriced.
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Antwerp, Belgium
Be sure to visit the medieval square in the center of historic Antwerp--the Grote Markt.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
For lovers of architecture, you'll find examples of the Art Nouveau style of Glasgow native Charles Rennie Mackintosh throughout the city. The Glasgow School of Art is the best example of his style.
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Istanbul, Turkey
When visiting mosques, remove your shoes before entering.
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Venice, Italy
A great way to save time and money is to buy the Museum Pass. It allows a single visit to eleven museums in Venice, and gives you the added perk of being able to skip the long lines. It can be purch...
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Florence, Italy
Be respectful of your environment. When visiting Florence's churches, dress appropriately. This means no shorts or bare shoulders, and no exposed knees for women.
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Munich, Germany
Plan ahead an budget wisely, as Munich is the most expensive city in Germany.
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Vienna, Austria
Art lovers should not miss the Belvedere Palace, which houses the world's largest collection of Klimt paintings.
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Rome, Italy
Before arriving in Rome, make a list of your must-see places. Check their hours ahead of time, as some churches keep unusual hours for tourists, and some prohibit tourists visits during services.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
For shopping in Edinburgh, check out Princes Street, one of the main thoroughfares and also home to some of the city's trendiest shops.
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Berlin, Germany
Bicycling is probably the easiest way to get around the city. There are separate bike lanes, so you can ride without worrying about being hit by a car. Bikes are available to rent for about 9 euros a...
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St Petersburg, Russia
For shopping, be sure to visit Nevsky Prospekt, one of the city's most famous thoroughfares. It's home not only to upscale shopping, but palaces and museums as well.
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London, United Kingdom
Before your trip, go online and order an Oyster card for the Underground. It's the easiest and most affordable way to get around in London.
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Dublin, Ireland
Although pub culture is an important part of life in Dublin, keep in mind that most pubs close at 11PM.
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