The Laiterie is a really nice place to go out for good gigs in Strasbourg. A lot of upcoming bands like The Rakes, The Kooks or Razorlight have been there. The ticket prices are between 10 and 15 Euros, depending on the band. The beer prices are very fair as well. A beer from the tap is about 2 euros.
It's near the railway station of Strasbourg
An excellent herring restaurant with a great selection of this classic Danish delicacy, helpful waitresses and plenty of tables outside to enjoy the Nyhavn atmosphere and views.
Nyhavn 5, overlooking the water and boats
Great, saved my life when I was there, kept me full of good veggie food and disastrously tasty banana and chocolate pancakes. Very friendly and decent accommodation too. Great sunsets.
On a little path down to Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery.
Great little chai shop in the middle of McLeod, best tea in the whole of India, and a smattering of books to trade. They had some old copies of Private Eye as well. Avoid the meat though, as with most of India.
Orange shop front in the middle of town
A pension I stumbled upon earlier this year in Niseko, Japan.
Niseko is widely regarded inside Japan as having some of the best powder you'll find, and is quickly becoming Japan's worst kept secret abroad.
Hence my surprise when my friend and I rock up in April, bump into a friendly little guy with a whispy goatee who insists on us calling him Tohsan and his wife Kaasan (Dad and Mum) who gives us a beautiful huge log cabin meant to hold 30 people for £15 a night each with meals. He then kitted me out fully for another £15, gave us a lift to the slopes where we got a nice big discount for coming during the spring season.
We had the run of the place, the powder was still coming down in bucketloads and we ended the day with a home cooked meal from Mum listening to jazz, followed by a soak in the hot spring bath down the road. Job's a good 'un.
Turns out Dad built the log cabin with his bare hands. He's got the pictures on the wall inside to prove it!
Ski hire at Deer Valley is expensive - 25 dollars a day. Buy a pair of last year's demo skis and arrange with the hire shop to store them for you until the following year. If you don't intend to return, sell them back to the shop or remove the bindings and throw the skis away. You could save £100 on a two week holiday. 'Skis On The Run' are very helpful, you can buy skis 'out of season' at a good price and they will put them aside for your visit.
Deer Valley resort is around 20 miles from Salt Lake City
If you're broke and can't afford lift passes, a great day spent is skiing up the Going to the Sun road in Glacier National Park.
Remember to keep your water inside your parka and always take emergency gear (space blanket and lots of food). You needn't worry about the grizzly bears because they're asleep but watch out for those crazy mountain goats - they love to play games with skiers. They'll race you down the mountain (and they always win), but on occassion they'll just stop right there in front of you with that silly grin and goatee they wear.
Once I had to thread some rocks to get around one and ended up with a ripped sleeve on one side and goat fur stuck to the velcro on the other.
Subbass is a bar - only opens Fridays. It's smokey chaotic with live music being played by whoever decides to join in this spontaneous acoustic "thing". Clientele is made up of locals and expats from UK, US, NZ, Australia. It stays open till the last client leaves which is usually at the break of dawn. Only Japanese beer is sold and there's not a huge variety of alcohol brands but on average all tastes are satisfied. The atmosphere within is definitely worth a visit. Ring at the doorbell, it's not guaranteed that someone will open. Prices are low and service erratic but nonetheless it's worth a visit. Some evenings are quiet many others are a complete delirium.
Via della vetrina 7 - near Piazza Navona
Great cafe close to Nyhavn and Kongens Nytorv - without either's high prices. Great sandwiches, good beer, very nice wines.
Free Internet -and a laptop you can use to check your mail, if you haven't brought your own.
The owner is a really nice American guy named Tom.
Holbergsgade 19, Copenhagen
Nearest metro station: Kongens Nytorv
From Kongens Nytorv, walk down Nyhavn past all the old boats and the cafes and take a right across the bridge - it's on the next corner.
Montreal vegetarian restaurant - a vast, imaginative & varied selection of soups, salads & hot dishes all based on fresh & tasty ingredients.
Self service from buffet, sold by weight. I paid only 10 CDN for a massive & delicious plateful.
In Montreal’s Latin Quarter, décor features revealed red brick walls, decorative fireplaces, wood floors and tables.
1720 St-Denis Street (between De Maisonneuve and Ontario), Montreal
Hotel-Studio right in the heart of Montreal's happening plateau district.
Friendly staff, small but totally functional rooms with cooking facilities & croissants delivered to your door each morning.
A great area to explore on foot, you are straight out of the door into the best shops & cafés in Montréal, an easy walk downhill to old Montréal or nearby Parc Mont Royal.
Secure online booking with rates from 80 CDN per night excluding taxes.
Montréal, H2W 2M7
Toll free from USA & Canada: 1-877-281-3187
On Saint Denis, between rues Rachel & Duluth, 5 minutes walk from metros Mont-Royal (marginally closer) & Sherbrooke.
A wonderful, casual cafe with excellent food at reasonable prices. It is located in the crypt of St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square, access off Duncannon Street. Profits from the cafe stay at St Martin-in-the-Fields and help to support, among other things, it's care of the homeless and vulnerable.
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, England
Far and away the best hostel in Phnom Penh. Run and owned by Cambodians, with a relaxed atmosphere, cool bars and happy pizza next door. The clientele were a nice bunch when I was there.
As the name suggests, the best thing about this place is that it is right on the lakeside - I spent many a happy hour swinging in a hammock watching Cambodian lake-life drift by.
Ask any motorcycle taxi guy to take you there. It'll be in your Lonely Planet too.
Like anywhere in Holland, hiring a bike is easy and cheap and it's safe because everyone is used to bikes. In Delft you can just pedal to and fro alongside the canals and the side streets, see the whole town not just the main squares - then head out into the country - cycle paths everywhere.
Bike hire from next to the railway station - very cheap for a day, a week.
I stayed here for 6 weeks and it is fab. I think this is the only private women-only guesthouse in Delhi and it is safe accommodation for women traveling solo or in groups in Delhi. Home-cooked Indian meals, own bathroom, laundry and airport transfers mean a hassle free and safe way to begin your trip.
The airport pick up service is great as entering Delhi airport arrivals on your own is an experience!
A good breakfast is a Sydney institution. From fresh fruit to slap up eggs and bacon with all the trimmings. Washed down with a cup of the best coffee to set you up for the day. Don't miss out, avoid the hotel smorgasbord rip offs and you won't blow the budget either.
The best cafes are in the Inner West (Glebe, Rozelle, Balmain), Eastern Suburbs and the sea side suburbs (Bondi,Bronte, Manly). The locals have their favourites and don't like to broadcast their location. But just head for the ones with a crowd and enjoy.
We were looking for a nice and affordable place in Barcelona to stay there for one week. We wanted something special, relaxing to enjoy our stay. We finally found our place via the website of Nicestay. As we were really pleased with everthing we promised those excellent guys to leave some recommendations here and there. And that's what it's all about.
Fascinating place that feels like a throwback to the Iron Curtain days, with fur-coat wearing, sharp-eyed merchants selling everything from gas masks and old Soviet coins to bootlegged pornographic DVDs. There is also plenty of, ahem, knock-down vodka and cigarettes on offer, but not to the naked eye. And whatever you do, don’t try to take any photographs. Stalin may be long dead, but paranoia is still alive and well in certain parts of his old domain.
Location: Stadion Dziesięciolecia.
Getting there: Number 12 tram from Srodmiescie Station.
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