Cresta is a Shopping Mall in Jo'burg. It has more down-to-earth shops than the largely touristy Sandton City/Nelson Mandela Square. You will find Woolworth’s, PicknPay, sports, clothing, bookshops etc, and it will be busy as it is very popular. Car parking is safe as it has the usual 'stewards' in every area.
I strongly recommend this place if you are in Lima. You will find everything here with the bonus of having a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean in front of you: excellent restaurants, cool bars, clubs, cinemas, shops and places to play and have a good time!
It is located at the end of Larco Avenue in the upscale Miraflores district.
I live here and recommend it for a mini break or much longer. The shops, by the way, are now open in the city until 5pm Saturday and open 10am Monday. However, during December they open each Sunday too.
Take a canal boat ride to cover many buildings and monuments quickly. Everyone is amazed at how tiny the famous Little Mermaid is.
Rosenberg Castle near the centre of town is open for tours and you can see the crown jewels. Nearby is the Round Tower, which gives a fantastic view across the city.
Avoid Tivoli in favour of the Bakken fair (30 minutes from the centre on a train). At four hundred odd years old, it is Europe's oldest funfair and has a carnival like charm that beats Tivoli's middle class appeal in my opinion. The scary ride mentioned earlier is there.
The Carlsberg factory North of the centre does free tours with two free beers at the end, or soft drinks for children. Nearby is the Experimentarium - a great afternoon of hands on experiments for children up to about fourteen and fantastic if the weather is cold and wet.
Lovely city, Copenhagen - lived there for thirteen years, but DON'T visit for 'just a weekend'. Unless things have changed a lot, there is a tendency for everything to close at 12:00 Saturday and not re-open until Monday morning.
Tourist centres in the summer are allowed longer opening hours, but a wet and cold Sunday in the capital can be a dismal experience.
And don't forget that the Danes eat VERY early in the evening, you will find it hard to find a restaurant where the kitchen is open after 22:00 - be prepared to eat dinner no later than 20:00, if you want to eat at all (however, drinking goes on until dawn, if you know the all night bars and that is your thing).
New boutique selling only Danish designers. The department stores and even some other boutiques tend to sell international brands. This is a small and interesting selection of local designers for women's clothing.
Not far off Stroget on Klosterstrade
The Central and Russian markets deserve an afternoon visit. With a vast array of goods from gold and silks to knick-knacks and locally grown food produce. Haggling is a must, but should always be done with a smile - a bit of very basic Khmer thrown in goes a long way.
Russian Market (Psar Toul Tom Poung)
Central Market (Psah Thmei)
This restaurant is very good. The frenetic pace of Phnom Penh’s roads can be left behind. With a style that is clean and modern, The Shop wouldn’t be out of place in any smart urban setting. There is a great Mediterranean menu offering frittatas, quiche, and delicious sandwiches. It also has a wonderful selection of fruit tarts, fresh breads and croissants.
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.
The Amnesty International café, right in the heart of Temple Bar, is an oasis of calm (not to mention intellect and compassion) in an area dominated by overpriced restaurants and “pubs” stuffed with stag nights and rugby fans. Good strong and cheap coffee, tasty food, great reading material and much more besides, this place sticks out like a sane thumb.
This is an olive oil shop and restaurant in the Old Town of Nice. The owner is one of the most enthusiastic we have ever met. We had no idea how much variety there could be in the taste of the oils and how much the different olive oils can bring out the taste of the food. My advocado starter was amazing and my new hubby also loved his goats cheese starter. I had lasagne and he had rabbit for the main course which were great too. And the tiramisu to polish it all all, fantastic. It's such a friendly place, but we would have never had gone if it hadn't been recommended to us by Matt and Gayle at Nice Pebbles who rented our apartment to us. If you're in Nice, you so must go to Olivieria. It's not to be missed.
Rue de Collet, Vieux Nice
Whether at Angkor Wat or the markets of Phnom Penh, you will be pestered by kids selling you stuff. Don't just ignore them, talk to them.
You'll find them bright and intelligent kids, just doing what they can to earn some money. Talk about school, England whatever - all of the kids we came across were happy to chat and appreciated your interest. And then at least they'll stop trying to sell you stuff. For a short while at least ...
Friends Restaurant is a non-profit restaurant run by former street children who are being provided with training. It's part of Mith Samlanh Friends, the Cambodian arm of Friends International. The food is good, the service is friendly, and your bill helps to fund Friends' charitable aims. Go to the shop and gallery while you're there.
House 215, Street 13, Phnom Penh
(+855) 12 802 072
This market appears towards the end of the day, along the main street outside the royal palace. It gets really magical at dusk or after dark, as the stall holders have lanterns. It keeps going until about midnight. You can buy handmade textiles and jewellery, amongst other things.
Lovely street in Clerkenwell lined with independent shops and very good restaurants (Exmouth Market's the home of Moro, a restaurant that kick-started the regeneration of the street ten years ago).
When I strolled down recently there was a new outdoor food and craft market. I was very very pleased to see that Neals Yard Cheese had a stall as usually you have to trek to Covent Garden or Borough market for their cheeses. Was lovely to be able to buy some really good, and not ridiculously priced food but wihout the business of some of London's other markets. I think the market's only there on Friday and Saturday; a lovely way to while away a weekend afternoon, especially as there are lots of tasting opportunities and a really good mix of well-known companies and tiny cottage industries.
Off Rosebery Avenue near Farringdon Road.
Nearest Tube is Farringdon
website is www.exmouthmarket.co.uk
Where to start? Melbourne is a great town. Go to the Victoria market in the centre of town, or the smaller and groovier South Melbourne Markets at the weekend. Take a surfing lesson in Torquay after a trip along the Great Ocean Road, or a breathtaking dawn hot air balloon ride over the Yarra Valley wineries. Inner city Melbourne has some excellent bars down its lane ways: check out Honky Tonks for great cocktails or the Hi-Fi bar for grungier action. Brunswick Street Fitzroy is a haven for great food and drink and funky clothes.
If you're looking for reasonable kids’ ski wear, head straight to TK Maxx. I recently bought my son a designer jacket that had retailed at £160 for £25! A complete bargain that I'll be able to sell on ebay when he grows out of it!
Adelaide is the '20 minute city' ... everything (almost) is 20 mins from the city centre.
It's now Jacaranda time (the purple blossom looks heavenly throughout November and early December, the sun is shining and Adelaide is getting into summer holiday mode.
Try the Central Market for fabulous food, atmosphere and Adelaidians doing their weekly shop - huge prawns and Oysters at less than 4 quid a dozen. Eat around the Globe in Gouger St or head to the East End (Rundle St) for interesting bars, cafes and shopping; King William Rd 3 mins via the tram from Victoria Sq for cafe society; Glenelg a 20 min tram ride for a great beach (with sand!) restaurants, marina and fun .... and if you can drag yourself away from the city try the nearest wine region to town .. McLaren Vale, home of some serious big Aussie Shirazs or the cooler climate Adelaide Hills for some scrummy white ... or try the Adelaide's home brewed beer ... Coopers Pale Ale.
And let's hope the English Cricket Team remind the Australians who invented the game .. if only to save me from having to listen to the jokes from my workmates! Enjoy
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