Experience

Stop gawping for a while and learn to live the city instead! In these “Experience” features we send our intrepid journalists to investigate everything from funky festivals and fiestas, bizarre traditions and original / alternative tours. See what they got up to… maybe you’d like to do the same?

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Looking for something new to do in Rotterdam? What could be hotter, wetter and better than a hot tug at night with the lovely Ina Scharun…? Time to sit back and relax.. Last night I found myself drifting in a hot tub through the canals of Rotterdam, admiring the city…

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We’ve all followed a man with an umbrella around a city’s major sights, but Barcelona now offers a slew of specialist tours. Marissa Tejada signs up for a shopping tour, that incorporates design, fashion and food into its agenda… To block the glare of the Mediterranean sun, personal tour guide…

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Did you know that Estonia has more islands than Greece? Neither did Duncan Rhodes, before he took a day trip to discover the rural charms of Prangli, a short ferry ride away from Tallinn. The sky is a porous grey blanket, the Baltic summer air spiky and cold, as our…

After exploring the nightlife of Dubai, and braving the wilderness on a desert safari, what better way for a blogger to reward himself than a refreshing cup of tea in the clouds? Ben Rhodes has bags of fun at the Burj Khalifa. At first glance, the tallest building in the…

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What to do when Allah gives you sand? Plough over it in a 4×4, hitch a ride on a camel and try your hand at surfing dunes… Ben Rhodes goes on desert safari in Dubai. As I teetered at the top of the dune in the blistering desert heat, head…