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1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
Across from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is a peaceful little garden with sculptures with wildly varying characteristics. The largest sculpture combines iconography of all types, including st. Michael the archangel, the sun and moon, and...
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114 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012, USA
New York is definitely one of the food meccas of the world, every restaurant, a living proof of the fusion of cultures that make up this amazing city. One thing you will find here is that some of the best restaurants are not obvious to the eye....
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2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, USA
The MAD is one of the few venues in the US to see contemporary furniture, product, and jewelry design outside of a commercial context. The exhibitions show how design interacts with arts and material science to produce innovative cultural...
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201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
After walking the entire city I easily decided Millennium Park is hands-down Chicago's best attribute. I imagine the weather's not always as perfect as it was on my visit, but in the summer that attraction is unbeatable. (Ok, Central Park has it...
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205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
Despite multiple trips over countless years going to New York City, it wasn't until a year ago today that I encountered this sandwich — the one that left me drooling until I could enjoy it again. Katz's quickly went from a one-stop place for...
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225 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009, USA
This East Village bar’s menu ranks complex cocktails on a scale from refreshing to spirituous, and comforting to adventurous. It's upstairs from a liquor store on Avenue B, and the atmosphere is understated, keeping the focus on the expert...
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Macau
One of Macau's most famous landmarks. The front façade and the grand stone stairs are the only remains of the greatest church in Macau or even in East Asia.
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116 Chemin de Kandahar, Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 1E2, Canada
Beaver tails have become synonymous with Tremblant as the quintessential local after-ski snack. No, they are not actually made of beaver. These whole-wheat pastries are named for their shape which resembles a beaver tail. There are dozens of...
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18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002, USA
On weekends this place is dim sum heaven. I’m not talking about the “trendy” dim sum places that look pretty, but drill a hole in your pocket. Golden Unicorn is a family establishment! Go there on any given weekend and what you will find are...
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Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, USA
This picture is too perfect for February, and it is. It was taken last summer at Coney Island, Brooklyn New York. Weather has been gorgeous in January. I am keeping my finger crossed that this would go on till spring, and then summer for this...
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300 chemin des Pléiades, Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 0A7, Canada
If you're feeling lucky, Casino de Mont-Tremblant is the place to be. With natural elements, the place feels a bit like a lodge with all the games of Vegas. A free shuttle runs from the pedestrian village every 30 minutes. If you work up an...
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10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, USA
There are many great steak houses in New York City but only Porter House has a view of Central Park and the scenic Columbus Circle. Michael Lomonaco presides over a menu that features all the classics alongside some inventive surprises. It...
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Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
It's hard to imagine a more cognitively dissonant experience than skiing in Dubai—but in Dubai, if something seems impossible then it'll probably be done. Ski Dubai's five runs—open year-round—vary in difficulty and height....
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My favorite part of Shanghai was the city's energy: the hustle and bustle of the streets was electrifying. Nanjing Road, the main shopping district, was no exception. Although many of the shops sell pricey luxury items, you can find inexpensive...
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155 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA
There is not much more to say about Le Bernardin that hasn’t already been said. Three Michelin stars; a four star review in the New York Times; a top twenty ranking on S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants; an almost perfect rating...
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65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA
This place features the best ramen noodles I've ever had. The broth is heavenly, the pork belly melts in your mouth, and the atmosphere is a rarely experienced mix of Japanese kitsch and New York hipster cool. This ramen haven is going on my...
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111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
Wow. The last time I was here was on a high school field trip 35 years ago, and the museum has definitely grown. What an amazing collection—I could have spent days here, but I only had two hours. I followed the museum's suggested top 10, and...
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Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Ayasofya Meydanı, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Before my trip to Istanbul, I read several reviews of travelers' visits to the Hagia Sofia - a former church turned mosque turned museum. The reviews referred to it as "beautiful" or as "a must see", but I wasn't expecting to have the wind knocked...
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Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Atmeydanı Cd. No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
In the summer of 2006, my family and I went to Turkey for about three weeks. We started out in Istanbul, then spent the rest of the time on the coast in Turunç and Knidos. I can really say it was a great family vacation, there were 13 of...
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Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
Bosforus boat tour
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334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
On our last trip to New York City, we ventured over to Brooklyn by subway, but decided to enjoy the unseasonably warm December day and walk back to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge. It was the first time we had walked the bridge and the sight of...
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Al Fahidi Area, Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Dubai's souks, or open-air markets, are the best spots to haggle for everything from 22carat bracelets to essential oils. Don't be afraid to ask questions: most vendors are happy to show you how to wrap a pashmina scarf or recommend the right...
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705 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3B 4G5, Canada
Montreal's underground city is an ingenuous network of tunnels connecting office towers, malls, metro stations, universities, and hotels. These 33 kilometers of walkways and 120 access points are nestled under street level. Montrealers and...
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New York, NY 10018, USA
Bryant Park with 2,753 Chairs in remembrance of the 2,753 lives lost as a result of the September 11, 2001 WTC attacks. This was an interactive public art project by Sheryl Oring.
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228 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014, USA
Opened in 2008 by Gabe Thompson and Joe Campanale of Dell'anima fame, L'Artusi has shown no signs of slowing down. Five years later, the bi-level space is still buzzing and the kitchen is still turning out perfect plate after perfect plate....
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1960 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
Old school ice cream parlor and soda shop with homemade candy and ice cream since 1921 in the same location in Bucktown. I wish the little jukeboxes on the tables worked but clearly it’s not hampering their business as there’s a line out the door...
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Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
The Pantheon is a spectacular structure, and one of the oldest and best preserved in Rome. The light changes throughout the day—this was taken about 12:30 p.m. in April. Be ready for big crowds, but looking at all the architectural details can...
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Hallgrímstorg 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
As soon as we got to Iceland, the first thing we did was go out and wander around Reykjavik. We soon found ourselves at Hallgrimskirkja and decided to go up to the top and were rewarded with a great view of the whole city. But it was so cold and...
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100mts north of Banco Nacional, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Usually shrouded in clouds, Volcan Arenal looked especially magical that night as the pink sunset caught some vapor just right.
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401 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
"Ann Dancing" is one of the most unique public art pieces in downtown Indianapolis. The four-sided LED sculpture sits at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Alabama Street, and Vermont Street. "I am really happy that ‘Ann Dancing’ will be in...
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One Ferry Building #50, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
I love the Saturday market at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Outside is a veritable explosion of street traders selling all kinds of things, nearer to the building are a number of outdoor restaurants. Some years ago the Ferry Building was...
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Rekagrandi 14, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
January evenings in Reykjavik can be pretty cold and windy. But after dinner one night we decided to walk home along the waterfront and past the Sun Voyager sculpture. We were the only ones out and were able to enjoy the lights of Reykjavik all...
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Lantau Island, Hong Kong
I ride the Ngong Ping 360 cable car up to the Ngong Ping Plateau. The ride offers a stunning view of Lantau Island. The Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha) (shot here from the cable car) and the Po Lin Monastery await me at the end of my 20-minute...
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18號 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
I transfer to the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong for exploring Kowloon. It’s not as plush a property as the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, but with its central location in the Tsim Sha Tsui neighborhood and direct access to the MTR, it’s a convenient base for...
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The Peak, Hong Kong
My Brothers and I at The Peak.
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Santa Monica, CA, USA
The long-awaited manicured park connects green space and pedestrian pathways from Santa Monica city hall to the popular stretch of Palisades Park. Water sculptures are a highlight, as well as two viewing points featuring scenes of the Pacific....
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Beale St, Memphis, TN, USA
Where the historic cobblestone landing meets Tom Lee Park, and the tip of Mud Island joins the Wolf River Harbor and the Mississippi River, you'll find Beale St Landing. This modern river dock is home of the Mother of all riverboats. Longer than a...
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358 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Hudson hotel welcomed us with beautiful chandelier. We enjoyed summer night with beer in outside patio. Room rate is reasonable yet the room is small.
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Section 1, Jianguo South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Every weekend thousands descend on this normally boring stretch of Taipei for one of the most impressive markets in town: the Jianguo Flower Market. Vendors from around the city and region display amazing examples of flowers and plants, many of...
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No. 21號, Zhongshan South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Located in the heart of Taipei is the massive Memorial Hall Square complex that includes the National Theater, National Concert Hall, and, of course, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. While Chiang Kai-shek is an incredibly divisive figure, there...
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No. 194號, Section 2, Xinyi Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
The art of making the perfect xiao long bao, or soup dumpling, is something the Taiwanese take very, very seriously. Maybe that’s why so many food experts say that the best dumplings in the world can be found in Taipei at the classic restaurant...
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No. 221, Sec 2, Zhi Shan Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
When Chiang Kai-shek fled mainland China for Taiwan, he took with him many of the treasures that at one time were featured in Beijing’s Palace Museum. Among the items are relics and antiques reflecting 8,000 years of Chinese history. Today the...
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328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027, USA
Great soul food, copious amounts for a great price. A must visit if you are in the Big Apple. I purchased the cook book as well.
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No. 10, Chengdu Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
Originally built in 1908 under Japanese rule, this redbrick octagonal building was at one time a market but lives on today as a popular cultural space. Located near the trendy Ximending Pedestrian Zone, visitors to the Red House can learn more...
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No. 199號, Shuiyuan Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
To see life in Taipei at its fastest pace, be sure to spend some time walking through the always pulsing Ximending Pedestrian Zone. This famous part of town is the center of Taipei’s pop, fashion, and alternative cultures. You will see everything—...
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Reykjavík, Iceland
Outskirts of REYKJAVIK, Iceland --- We travelled on the Golden Circle, a popular tourist route that covers about 300 km with primary stops that include national park Þingvellir, the waterfall Gullfoss (meaning "golden falls"), and the geothermally...
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1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Chef Tory McPhail was recently named James Beard's Best Chef South and his forward-looking take on Creole classics keeps this New Orleans institution, which has launched the careers of the likes of Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse, current....
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2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Puffer Fish (Tetraodontidae), famous for its poison, is really a lethal enjoyment of food. The restaurants that serve puffer fish must obtain the licenses. Therefore, only a limited number of puffer fish specialty restaurants exist out there....
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800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Café du Monde is a classic tourist destination that serves top quality food, a combination that's rare in any city. Even if you normally avoid tourist destinations, make an exception for this place. Don't be put off by the long lines and crowded...
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Al Barsha 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Mall of the Emirates is where Dubai meets, eats, entertains, and goes ski driving. In summer the temperatures outside are so warm, if you stay there or have a stay over—here is where to meet. Most of the hotels offer a shuttle. For breakfast,...
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1112 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H9, Canada
It may be a heart attack... but it's worth it! Even if those Torontonians did steal the dish from Québec.
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Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This beautiful Lady is all about outdoors. With its hills, cascades, fauna and exuberant flora, Rio will always be a motherly paradise for hikers, climbers, cyclists, runners, surfers, paddlers and dancers alike. Rio is so magical that she even...
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251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
The Momofuku pork buns are ALWAYS on my list of destinations whenever I go to New York City. The tender pork belly, sweet sauce and lightly pickled cucumbers create a great delicious and addictive combination!...
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45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111, USA
Manhattan is one of the most magical places in the world during the holidays. It's also one of the craziest and most crowded. The crown jewel of a New York Christmas is the huge Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. Thousands of people gather in...
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476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
one of the best not-so-hidden treasures
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İstiklal Cd., Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Most travelers to Istanbul will stay within the comforts of Old Istanbul, the main tourist precinct where the Aya Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, and Spice Bazaar lie. But lingering here will leave one to ask, “Where are all the local...
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Istanbul, Turkey
Come October, the weather cools and fisherman start overflowing local fish markets with freshly caught hamsi (European anchovies) from the Black Sea. Istanbulites (locals) who have been patiently waiting for months to taste this tiny meaty fish...
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Venice Fishing Pier, Venice, CA 90292, USA
The boardwalk and bike path from Will Rogers State Beach in the Pacific Palisades to Torrance County Beach in Torrance is a stretch of activity some 20 miles long. Rent a bike, roller or in-line skates, or a Segway and cruise as much of the...
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Algiers Point, New Orleans, LA 70114, USA
Is there anything more romantic than a sunset? Do as the locals do and watch the sun go down over the Mississippi from Riverview Park, a.k.a. "The Fly." For river views from a different perspective, take the ferry to Algiers Point, where you can...
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Beyazıt Mahallesi Çadırcılar Caddesi istanbul sahaflar çarşısı No.16-18-19-22-23, Beyazıt Mh., beyazıt, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Book lovers and bazaar hunters will revel in foraging through the Sahaflar Çarsısı (Beyazit Book Bazaar) for new titles, secondhand books, historical maps, the Quran (in various languages), ancient texts, and other rare finds. The bazaar, between...
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234 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, USA
“The store makes you want to read. But even more interesting, it makes customers want to write, as it has an in-house machine that prints and binds your own paperbacks, and if you pay extra, your book will be displayed on a shelf there.” —Fred...
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67 Killiney Rd, Singapore 239525
Simple, divine, classic—a few words that describe this century-old eating establishment. Although this particular restaurant is published in tour guides as a chosen place to consume, don't be too proud to try it. The classic breakfast consists of...
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10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
The Shoppes at MBS feature outposts of practically every major designer label from Armani to Versace. The Shoppes are also home to a number of celebrity chef restaurants. Here you'll find Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck's Cut, Mario Batali's Osteria...