Museums & monuments, cafes & bars; from old town charm to sprawling sky-scrapers. These are the cities that fascinate us.

People have been migrating to cities en masse for the last 200 years. It’s predicted that by 2050 about 64% of the developing world and 86% of the developed world will be urbanised. In these concrete worlds, museums and monuments honour the past; while cafes, bars and restaurants change on a regular basis. Some cities are a hotbed of energy and life; others are being pulled begrudgingly into the modern world.

We love exploring cities with an oddball edge. A quirky neighbourhood, a regenerated industrial area or a thriving underground art scene. Historically rich old towns curled up against modern cities; the tapestry of architecture as varied as the people who call it their home.

Give us an urban playground with historical context, rooftop bars, fusion food, modern art, diverse neighbourhoods and friendly people and we could happily explore until our feet were sore and bruised. Most of all, we love a city with a vibrant coffee culture.

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3 days in Paris, a complete 3 day itinerary
3 Days in Paris – An itinerary for the city of lights

The city of love has so much to do it’s a challenge to fit it all in. Here is our detailed itinerary for your 3 days in Paris.

Paris Café Scene: Finding the best coffee in Paris

Cute picture perfect cafes in Paris are making room for cool spaces where the focus is firmly on the quality of the brew. Here's our list of the best coffee in Paris.

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3 days in Mexico City – A complete itinerary

Dig under the surface of this busy city and you will find spending 3 days in Mexico City is more fun than you could possibly have imagined.

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3 days in Bangkok – A glorious assault on the senses

A concrete jungle packed with beautiful temples, floating markets and sublime street food. Here’s how to spend 3 days in Bangkok.

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5-day Cape Town itinerary for your perfect trip

Our 5-day Cape Town Itinerary captures all that is great about one of the most beautifully set cities in the world.

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Should you take a Langa Township Tour in Cape Town?

Every tourist should take a Langa Township Tour in Cape Town. Here is all you need to know and what you might learn from this experience.

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5-day Istanbul itinerary – Our perfect city break

We think Istanbul is the best city destination in the world. But with so much to do, here’s our recommendation for how to fit it all in.

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Uncovering Istanbul’s mighty past & uncertain future

Istanbul has been one of the most important cities in world history. But we soon discovered its uncertain future was just as fascinating.

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Our top 10 moments exploring Istanbul

Exploring Istanbul is an attack on the senses, from gazing over its ancient history to exploring its modern vibe. Here are our top 10 moments.

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Best things to do in Cádiz – Walk, drink, eat. Repeat.

The best things to do in Cádiz is not simply ticking of all the sights. Instead, we suggest, you just eat, drink and stroll the streets.

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2 days in Córdoba – Our complete itinerary

Our run down of how to spend 2 days in Córdoba collecting all the historical sights, exploring the world-famous patios and dining on cheap tasty tapas.

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Mezquita tickets & other free things to do in Córdoba

Córdoba allows you to see many of its sights for absolutely nothing. Here's our pick of the best free things to do in Córdoba.

Moorish sites in Córdoba Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba.
Uncovering an Islamic Caliphate through the Moorish Sites in Córdoba

The Moorish sites in Córdoba tell the story of the only Islamic Caliphate to rule from western Europe; one that yearned for scientific advancement and spread knowledge across backward Christian empires.

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Palacio de Viana and the gorgeous patios of Córdoba

There are over 50 patios of Córdoba, tucked in alleyways and backstreets. Here is our pick of the patios you definitely should not miss.

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Into the West Bank on a Jerusalem to Bethlehem day trip

A day trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem is a great way to get into the West Bank and explore some great sites. Here is what you need to know.

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Christian sites in Jerusalem – Dishevelled and intriguing

Exploring the holy Christian sites in Jerusalem taught us a valuable lesson in the power and wealth of religion and empire. Here's what we learnt in this intriguing city.

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6 Jewish sites in Jerusalem that teach us their history

Our pick of the 6 best Jewish Sites in Jerusalem, that help to explain the remarkable ancient history of the Jewish people.

7-day Israel itinerary – Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

Our 7-day Israel itinerary uncovers the amazing history of Jerusalem, as well as hipster-cool Tel Aviv. Here is all you need to know.

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Kandy Cultural Show: Traveller bliss or tourist hell?

The Kandy Cultural Show and Temple of the Sacred Tooth ceremony have become popular tourist fodder. Are they worth the trip?

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Magical Marrakesh at Jemaa el Fna, Morocco

Jemaa el Fna in Marrakech is bursting with storytellers, magicians and exotic mystery that keep the crowds happy night after night.

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Best things to do in Mexico City – Our top moments

Explore the history of Mexico, check out some world-class museums, and dive into Mexican culture with our list of the top 10 things to do in Mexico City.