Tag: sightseeing

  • A strolling food and drink tour of London

    A strolling food and drink tour of London

    There are probably thousands of blog posts dedicated to all the things to see in London. This is more like the kind of tour you should take if sightseeing in London is secondary to getting drunk and eating a lot. Nonetheless, there’s still a bunch of great things to see along the way in this…

  • The highlights of Tallinn, Estonia

    The highlights of Tallinn, Estonia

    Tallinn is an interesting combination of traditional Medieval city and post-Soviet hipster oasis. The marriage of the two is somewhat disjointed, but it definitely works. The city is interesting, historical, and ultra hip. Tallin’s Old Town Tallin’s Old Town area is nicely delineated because it’s completely walled in. The most picturesque entrance to the town…

  • For the best skyline view, skip these sights

    For the best skyline view, skip these sights

    When we visit faraway places, we feel compelled to go into the city’s most iconic or tallest building to see the view. But if you’re seeing the city from the top of the most important building in the skyline, it will be missing from your view. Sure, the vista is often worthwhile for other reasons.…

  • Enjoying a long layover in Shanghai

    Enjoying a long layover in Shanghai

    When life hands you a hellish 26-hour trek, turn it into a day trip to a place you’ve never been. I recently had a 7-hour layover in Shanghai, and though I basically hadn’t slept all week, I had to take advantage and see the city. To visit China, you normally need a visa. However, there…