Posts by Michael Catford

Where to Stay in Vienna

Streets of Vienna - Street - Image by David Mark from Pixabay

A Local’s Guide to the Best Places to Stay in Vienna Vienna. Home of grand palaces, high art, and endless beer and schnitzels, the Austrian capital is an enchanting place. Long known as one of the centers of European culture, Vienna has been the playground of the rich and powerful for centuries. But in more…

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The 10 Best Pubs in Dublin

Streets of Dublin - Temple Bar - Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians

A Local’s Guide to the Best Pubs to Grab a Guinness in Dublin It could be argued that no Irish export is as famous as the humble pub. Cozy and welcoming, these establishments form the fabric that stitches Irish society together – a meeting point for friends, a refuge for the tired, hungry and thirsty,…

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What to eat in Edinburgh (and where to eat it)

Streets of Edinburgh - Royal Mile - Photo by Explorer Plan

Scottish is a polarizing cuisine. Some love it, some hate it, and some are simply intrigued by its weirdness. But any tourist who heads to Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, is obliged to give the local delights a taste – it’s part of the cultural experience after all. Hearty, meaty, rich and sweet; Edinburgh food is…

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Paris off the beaten path

Montparnasse - Rue des Thermopyles plants - © Paris Tourist Office - Photographer Marc Bertrand

10 Unusual Things to Do in the City of Lights Paris is one of the world’s most popular destinations, and for good reason. Between history, romance, art, architecture, food and culture, the French capital has something for everyone. Visualize Paris and you’ll more than likely see images of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or the…

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Where to Stay in Lisbon

Streets of Lisbon - Rooftops - Photo by Liam Mckay

A Local’s Guide to the Best Places to Stay in Lisbon Despite being one of the oldest cities in the world (predating London, Paris and even Rome), it’s only been in the last couple of decades that Lisbon has exploded as a tourist destination. Where once it was a somewhat sleepy city that largely kept…

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