This branch of Starbucks is located at the busy Shinjuku intersection on the first floor. Get in there and grab a window seat and sit and watch Tokyo go by outside.
Shinjyuku Green Tower Bldg., 6-14-1, Nishi-shinjyuku Shinjuku-ku TOKYO
This is a traditional-style gite with a great view of the Bossons Glacier and Mont Blanc massif. The owners are very friendly and the food served is typical of the area. Ask to see their collection of shot glasses!
La Crèmerie du Glacier 333, route des Rives
Nearest station: Les Bossons
As a student of French history and politics, it was quite exciting for me to visit the Pantheon, with the "Great men" of French history. It is an impressive building and there is a nice view from the dome as well.
Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris
near Cardinal Lemoine
This restaurant is on the very top floor of the Tour de Montparnasse (the Montparnasse Tower) - one of the tallest buildings in Paris - and offers one of the most stunning views of the city possible. You look directly out onto the Eiffel Tower. Go there for an aperitif to enjoy the view or why not treat yourself to dinner - the cuisine's very good. Just been on their website and they say it's 'the highest restaurant in Europe.' They do a three course set menu at £37.27 per person. Not the cheapest place to eat in Paris but the view and the pleasant welcome make it worth it. You won't see a better view than this from a Parisien dinner table.
The best place to eat in summer. Upstairs has a European-style menu with excellent dishes at prices not dissimilar to other less impressive restaurants in town. The balcony is the best place to enjoy a beer in summer whilst looking at the view of Choijin Lama Monastery Museum and feeling the peace away from the main roads. Downstairs is a newly-opened Asian restaurant with great Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine. Lovely décor, good service and a good location completes the picture.
Tel: +976 91914455
A winery in the Stellenbosch area. Slightly off the beaten track, in fact virtually at the top of a mountain. Wines, especially the sauvignon blanc are fantastic but pale in comparison with the views from up there.
It is signposted on the Stellenbosch wine tourist trail
A new five-star hotel also in the Bay area. There are 132 guest bedrooms, all with private balconies and views across the bay, and 20 suites. Guests also have full use of the St David's marine spa, which claims to be the first health facility and hydrotherapy spa in Wales. Rooms from £260 - £550.
St David's Hotel, Havannah Street, Cardiff 02920 454045 www.thestdavidshotel.com/
Licensed, definitely stylish, and with superb food, this restaurant boasts a great view of Perth's yachting harbour. Friendly staff add the final touch to make the dining experience into a memorable treat.
3 Hackett Drive Crawley Perth, WA 6009 Phone 08 9423 5000
Google map: tinyurl.com/ktk9zn
First of all, you shouldn't miss the number one popular food in Malmo, which is of course the falafel. They come in only two sizes, large and extra large (so don't ask for a small one, even if you are suspicious). The price is as low as 15 kr, which is about a pound and they are good. The best places are Falafel No 1 in the south (close to Mollan) and Varnhemsfalafel in the east.
Furthermore, did you know that Swedes and Finns are the heaviest coffee drinkers in the world? And there isn't a single Starbucks in Sweden. If you enjoy espresso and cappuccino Malmo is the place. The best places are Lilla Kafferosteriet at Baltazargatan, Dolce Sicilia at Drottningtorget (which also has the most amazing ice cream) and Solde at Regementsgatan.
Remember that Malmo is a small place and that you can walk everywhere. Especially thorugh the area of Vastra hamnen and Bo01, with grand architecture, around Davidshall and behind (i.e. west from) Lilla Torg.
If you like jazz, world music and rhythm in general, visit Club Jeriko. Furthermore, check out Inkonst, a very friendly and cool place with both groovy clubs, theatre and poetry slams.
Enjoy. I know I do.
Swedens have a reputation of being quiet, however, they really want to talk to people. The reason they are a bit difficult to get started is that they are afraid to embarrass themselves. Don't let this stop you; go on and you'll make friends for a lifetime. Remember that everyone speaks English so don't hesitate to ask people how to find things or where to go.
Falafel No 1, Bergsgatan 37, Malmo.
Jeriko,Spangatan 38, 211 53 Malmo.
Tel : (00 46) 401 030 20
Free maps etc. of the whole of Sweden (simply type in the street or place or person you want to find, or search manually by clikcing on "kartor", i.e. maps, on the left):
Granna and Vadstena lie on the east coast of Lake Vattern - that's the long sausage-like one heading
north from Jonkoping. They are recommended for two different reasons:
If you have children, Granna is "polkagris heaven" - polkagris are the Swedish equivalent of the English sticks of rock, pink and white sticks of sugar! It also has a lovely bathing area on the banks of the lake, with a sandy beach and very child friendly. Plus there are boats out to the island of Visingso, always nice for a day trip or more.
Further north up the coast, a beautiful trip in itself if you take the old coast road and not the motorway, you will find Vadstena, which is a gobsmackingly beautiful town with the old centre by the lakeside preserved in almost pristine condition. Spend hours wandering round the narrow streets and travel back in time.
East coast of Lake Vattern
The rooftop terrace of Coda Restaurant, which is part of Aria Hotel, has wonderful views, and is a romantic place to eat under the stars, weather permitting. Restaurant U Modré Kachnicky (the Blue Duck) is another nice place, and is walking distance from Aria Hotel.
Coda Restaurant: Trižište 9, Prague 1; tel: (+420) 225 334 761;
Restaurant U Modré Kachnicky: Nebovidska 6, Praha 1; tel: (+420) 257 320 308, 257 316 745;
The Parque Central area is the place to stay when visiting Havana. A cheaper alternative to the Parque Central Hotel is the adjoining Hotel Plaza, which was built circa 1905 and has since been renovated, with a marvellous entrance and lobby. Rooms are small and dark, but you only use them for sleeping. No pool but you can use the one down the street at the Hotel Sevilla for a few CUCs (1.08 $ U.S.) One should visit the rooftop dining room at the Sevilla, have a drink at the sidewalk cafe of the Inglaterra, and see what's happening on the Inglaterra roof, Friday or Saturday (all within 1 minute from the hotel). The roof of the Plaza gives the best view of the Bacardi building just to the east. The Sevilla and the Telegrafo are intermediate in quality and price, between the Plaza and the Parque Central. Also, it’s very close to the two art museums (don't miss the modern one of Cuban art, in between the Sevilla and the Museum of the Revolution).
Ingnacio Agramonte 267, Habana Vieja, Havana, in the north east corner of Parque Centrale, adjacent to Hotel Parque Central. Food, drinks, bottled water, bank just across the street
If you are meeting up with people in the middle of Chengdu, meeting at the statue of Mao on TianFu GuangChang (TianFu Square) is OK. You can sit on the steps and watch the thousands of cyclists and pedestrians, and, less attractively, watch the building work on the underground system.
TianFu Square, north side - can't really miss the statue - very large. Be careful about the China Mobile clock to your left - it's often wrong.
Classic postcard views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco from Conzelman Rd. in Marin Headlands. What makes a great view across water is land on the other side. The north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge looms over Battery Spencer. You can crawl inside World War II pillboxes at Battery 129/Hawk Hill. Marin pronunciation note: Ma-RIN.
Drive north on the Golden Gate Bridge (US 101) from San Francisco. Exit at Alexander Ave. (just north of bridge). Turn left and drive underneath US 101 and follow signs for Conzelman Rd. Pull over at several turnouts for scenic views. Conzelman Rd. is only one-way west of Battery 129/Hawk Hill (1.75 miles west of US 101).
(Click on Marin Headlands Pad Map (PDF))
The eerie formations known as Hoo Doos (or Hoodoos) are found in North American badlands, formed by wind and water erosion of sedimentary rocks. Looking like petrified mushrooms, they have a protective rock cap which shelters their shaft, detering them from disintergrating at the same speed as the surrounding sandstone.
In the Drumheller area you can follow a special 25 km (15 mile) Hoodoo Drive Trail to where you can visit them along highway 10, 18 km southeast of town.
The hoodoos look like they are from a Star Wars setting. Best of all it's free!!! to visit
You can get information at the tourist office under the 90-foot Tyrannosaurus rex (world's largest dinosaur statue) in the centre of town.
Take the bus from the main town of Fira to Imerovigli (about a 5 minute ride). Then walk along the rim of the caldera - it's about a 2-3 hour walk with spectacular views of the caldera the whole way. Ia is a great place too, and you can catch the bus from there back to Fira.
The bus station in Fira is located just south of Platia Theotokopoulou. The path from Imerovigli is clearly marked all the way to Ia.
Well known by sports motorcycle riders for its location on the fabulous Reefton Spur run, the old timber pub has a good bar menu and an even nicer restaurant. The best spot however is sitting outside with a beer in ya hand.
McMahons Creek, on the C511 between Warburton and Cumberland Junction (n.b: Reefton is approximately 4kms downstream and Warburton is 15kms away);
tel: 5966 8555
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