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Slow Down for a Local Travel Experience of Cape Town, South Africa

  • Mark Stodel
  • 17 February 2012

Here’s the best piece of advice you can get from a local: if you really want to get under the skin of Cape Town, you have to slow things down. If you speed through the city, you will miss out on the great subtleties that give Cape Town its character. It’ll melt together and become a blur, as if you are driving a car at 100 miles per hour and trying to look out the window.

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A New Approach to Public Transport in Barcelona, Spain: Bicing Bicycles!

  • Christian Petzold
  • 19 September 2011

Like many cities all over the world, Barcelona is investing heavily in a public bicycle-sharing system. Called Bicing, it was inaugurated in 2007. Since then, it has won several awards and become an integral part of Barcelona’s public transport. Today’s 6,000 Bicing bikes are used for 100,000 daily trips, which represents a huge savings of carbon dioxide and other emissions what contrasted with that of motorised transport.

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Bicycles in Vietnam: More than Simple Transport

  • Tuan Truong
  • 25 August 2011

In Saigon, bicycles are a tradition and a livelihood. For generations, bicycles have been used not only as transport but also as a way of generating income for working-class families. A lot of people’s lives are closely connected to this rudimentary conveyance because they can earn their living right on two wheels.

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Local Travel in Syria by Donkey, Tirtera and Scania Bus

  • Ednan Ghamyan
  • 23 August 2011

Transport in Syria is always an adventure requiring improvisation and spontaneity. High gas prices are the main reason why local transport is what it is today in all its living and very vivid colour. If the movie Planes, Trains & Automobiles were set in Syria, it would have been a completely different (but equally comic) film! On this virtual tour of Syrian modes of transport, you get a taste of the wide variety of unusual options on offer in our country.

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Cycling in Iceland: Rain, Bright Nights, Stunning Views and Unbeatable Adventures

  • Thomas Marvin
  • 12 August 2011

Back in 2006, my friend Legs and I packed our bags and bikes and headed to Iceland for a six-week pootle round the island. The cycling trip ended up being some of the most amazing six weeks of my life – howling gales that lasted days, thoroughly pot-holed dirt tracks, stunning views and the invention of tuna tikka-massala.

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The Inside Word on… Siem Reap, Cambodia

  • Thomas Holdo Hansen
  • 27 July 2011

Through the Inside Word, local travel experts share their top tips on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop in their neck of the woods. This month, we find our way to the heart of Siem Reap, Cambodia, at the threshold of Angkor Wat.

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Top Five Things to Do in Lijiang, China

  • Lily Zhang
  • 15 July 2011

Lijiang, China, is a charming city in the heart of Yunnan province, a region notable for its ethnic minorities. Lily Zhang, a local Naxi woman who grew up in a beautiful Naxi village about 15 kilometres from Lijiang City, is the whl.travel local connection in Lijiang. As a Lijiang local, Lily shares the top 5 things to do in Lijiang while on a Lijiang holiday.

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The Sunny Coast of Nha Trang Is the Newest whl.travel Portal in Vietnam

  • whl.travel
  • 20 June 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND VIETNAMESE. In Nam Trung Bộ (the South Central Coast) of Vietnam, smiling at the South China Sea is the coastal city of Nha Trang. Given its location, this vibrant metropolis of around 300,000 people is well known for its perfect beaches and various water sports and activities, including as the country’s scuba diving capital. On land, too, it is blessed with stunning mountains and rivers, a backdrop justifying claims that Nha Trang Bay is one of the most beautiful in the world., now a popular stop for jet-setters.

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Photo of the Week: Autumn at Tsiganesti Monastery, Moldova

  • Vladimir Bujak (Photo and Text)
  • 1 May 2011

This photo captures the incredible range of colours on display as the trees of the Moldovan countryside ready themselves for another winter. It was taken on the way to Tsiganesti Monastery, which lies some 40 kilometres outside the capital city of Chisinau.

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The Inside Word on… Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Marlo Perry
  • 20 April 2011

Buenos Aires, Argentina, was once known as the ‘Paris of South America’. It is a cosmopolitan city that mixes European heritage with Latin American culture. Now you can get the inside word on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop from our Porteño local partner, a certified travel expert.

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