Interview with a Local

Interview with a Local: Rio de Janeiro

In Rio de Janeiro, most people have to see Christ the Redeemer, visit either Ipanema or Copacabana beach and go up Pão Açucar (Sugarloaf). But there is so much more to do in Rio de Janeiro. I love the neighbourhood of Santa Teresa. It has a bohemian type of vibe with delicious local food. Or on Monday you can go to Pedro do Sal, which is the birthplace of Samba.... Read More...

Interview with a Local : Ljubljana, Slovenia

Although I love Ljubljana very much I often leave the city  and spend a weekend on Bled Lake. When I decide to hang out in Ljubljana, I love food, so my activities in Ljubljana always involve  good food, no matter the season. In summer I love having a brunch in random bistro along the Ljubljanica river, or meet up with friends on Friday  afternoons in the Open Kitchen food market - kind of a  get-together with great traditional Slovenian as well as international food and drinks, prepared by the selected restaurants and best chefs from all over Slovenia. In the summer evenings during July I always visit  Ljubljana Castle during the Film under the stars project.... Read More...

Interview with a Local : Seville

I would start out with a tostada de pringá (minced meat toast) and a coffee at La Estrellita, one of my favourite breakfast joints in my neighborhood. I'd probably stroll down near the river and across the bridge to the city centre and shop along Calle Sierpes. Midday beers with friends would be at Plaza Salvador, a central meeting place for a beer before having a few tapas and a long siesta. ... Read More...

Interview with a Local: Genova, Italy

With a day off, I love to go to any of the little towns on the Ligurian coast and enjoy the sea. It could be summer or winter, but those little cities are always breathtaking. Camogli is my favourite town: Portofino is nothing compared to Camogli! It is an ancient fishing town. All the buildings are colourful, so the men could be easily recognize their home once they came back home after the fishing days. From Camogli you can go with a boat to San Fruttuoso Abbey: a quiet Church attainable only by foot or by boat. I love to walk around Camogli eating an ice - cream - the best one is a cone with fiordilatte covered by chocolate: get it at the Auriga Bar -  or just to seat down, close to the sea, with a beer.... Read More...

Interview with a Local : Dubai

In my opinion, Old Deira is a must-see place when visiting Dubai. You can take a boat for 1 dirham (25 cents) to cross the river and explore the original, old, ancient Dubai. You can buy a lot of souvenirs, incent and spices - barter for the best prices! I would recommend visiting the Dubai Museum where you can learn a lot about the city's history. Apart from this, you should definitely join a desert safari once.   ... Read More...

Interview With a Local : El Medano in Tenerife

I live in El Médano, a coastal town on the Canary Island of Tenerife. Whilst the Canary Islands are very well-known throughout Europe, mainstream tourism kind of passes us by. That's mainly because of the almost constant stiff breeze, which makes it perfect for windsurfing and kite boarding. Hence the town attracts a “different” kind of tourism, one with a more active base than you generally find in the more famous resorts here.... Read More...

Interview with a Local : New York

Today Roni Weiss tells us about his hometown New York City! Roni helps to run a not-for-profit organisation which is focused on increasing diversity and opportunity within the travel industry! You can read more at travelunity.org. He also keeps a travel blog roniweiss.com... Read More...