District Guide

Delve straight into the hippest barrios in town, with our “In The Zone” district guides. Mean streets, ethnic eats and funky beats are all but guaranteed and we’ll also get a resident’s perspective on what makes the ‘hood so happening. Plus a few tips on where to stay. You’ve got it made, kid.

sapa-prague-vietnamese-district

Prague’s Little Hanoi, known as Sapa, doesn't show up on those classic postcards adorned with gothic spires and majestic castles. There isn’t a skyline at all in Sapa. Behind a strip mall exterior is a market district built by the Czech Republic’s Vietnamese community...

kazimierz-district-poland

Full of moody cafes and bearded Bohemians, Kazimierz has been Krakow’s hip spot for nigh on two decades. Despite development, more cool bars seem to open than close, whilst the district’s melancholy soul is as captivating as ever…

kadikoy-istanbul

Breaking Bad themed cafes, lucky bull’s testicles, Fenerbahçe football stadium... and the occasional riot. It’s time to leave boring old Europe behind and take a walk on the wild Asian seaside of Kadikoy. Our Istanbul expert, Laurel Steele, is your guide.

prenzlauer-berg-berlin

Found in the former East Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg became a hub for young West Berliners after the wall fell. They squatted in buildings and led artsy, bohemian lifestyles. In the last decade or so, these Berliner beatniks have grown up and earned a little money...

le-marais-paris

If you're tired of Paris's famous but overcrowded avenues, Le Marais – one of the only districts not redesigned by Haussmann under Napoleon - might be just the place for you. Full of pre-revolutionary buildings and tight alleys...