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Hippy hangouts around the world: readers’ tips. Winning tip: Viva Madrid, New Mexico Nothing quite spells Summer of Love like Madrid, New Mexico, a multi-hued, gloriously ramshackle artists’ colony lying on the scenic Turquoise Trail between Santa Fe and Albuquerque, a few miles from Cerillos Hills state park.

Hippy hangouts around the world: readers’ tips

The Mine Shaft Tavern, on whose shaded deck I sat sipping cold beer, bears testament to the town’s coal mining past. Top 10 things to do in Hội An, Vietnam. Vietnam’s former imperial capital, Huế, has the sights – temples, tombs and the Purple Forbidden City – but much of it was destroyed during the “American war” (from 1955 to 1975).

Top 10 things to do in Hội An, Vietnam

The ancient town of Hội An, 100km south, down the coast, is a much more beguiling place to spend a few days, with its lazy river lined with mustard-yellow merchants’ houses, and beaches a few kilometres away. How to plan a post-Brexit holiday – from Serbia to the Lake District. Picking our way across the broken glass, we cross the beach to where the sea can just be seen, a distant grey smudge.

How to plan a post-Brexit holiday – from Serbia to the Lake District

1 Simple Tip To Keep Ticks Off Of You All Summer Long - Useful Tips For Home. When winter is coming to a close and we are getting ready for the warmer weather, many of us look forward to heading outdoors and enjoying some sunshine.

1 Simple Tip To Keep Ticks Off Of You All Summer Long - Useful Tips For Home

There are many reasons to go outside and it certainly can be a wonderful time of year. Can’t sleep on airplanes? These products and techniques can help. The rumble of a jet engine is a comforting sound to some air travelers, making it easy to sleep on virtually any flight.

Can’t sleep on airplanes? These products and techniques can help.

For others, just the thought of being trapped in a pressurized aluminum tube is enough to send massive doses of adrenaline into their bloodstreams, ensuring alertness for days. Pamela Wagner falls somewhere in the middle. Though not a white-knuckled flier, she says the noise makes rest impossible. “I’m used to super silence when I’m sleeping,” she says. Can’t sleep on airplanes? These products and techniques can help. Large And Beautiful Son Doong Cave In Phon Nha-Ke Bang, Vietnam. In the Vietnamese national park Phon Nha-Ke Bang, there sits a cave the likes of which have only ever been seen in fiction novels.

Large And Beautiful Son Doong Cave In Phon Nha-Ke Bang, Vietnam

The cave is roughly 87 miles long The cave, mostly unexplored for all of evolutionary history, was first explored in 2009 when British experts when on a voyage for the ages. They found the cave having it's ecosystem of wildlife, rivers/lakes, and climate. Call a Bike Berlin (An English Guide - Updated with iPhone App) One of the greatest ways to get around Berlin is by bike and Deutsche Bahn’s Call-a-Bike is a really convenient way of hiring one.

Call a Bike Berlin (An English Guide - Updated with iPhone App)

The silver and red bikes are usually scattered all over the city. When you need one you hire it by the minute and when you are done you just lock it up and leave it at a busy corner for the next person to use. How to register for Call-a-Bike To register you need to sign up with Deutsche-Bahn and give them a credit card. 10 of the best market restaurants in Barcelona. You’ve not really done Barcelona until you’ve ticked off a Gaudí or two, had some average tapas, watched stag and hen parties messily collide in the early hours – and visited a locals’ market where you will fall in love with the city.

10 of the best market restaurants in Barcelona

There are nearly 40 food markets here; almost every barrio (neighbourhood) has one. There are also loads of non-food markets. Each has its own character, reflecting its community, so a market trip is an excellent way of exploring the city beyond the Ramblas. La Boqueria (the city’s most famous market, on the Ramblas) is not in this list because it’s sold its soul to the devil, who leads a Segway tour of the Gothic Quarter on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Staying in style in Barcelona. Barcelona: city of Gaudi, beaches and tapas.

Staying in style in Barcelona

Charming but perhaps a little predictable. So Casa Bonay, a hotel, opened in Dreta de l’Eixample last March, that is also a restaurant, coffee shop, art gallery and social hub, is a breath of fresh air. A collaboration between 15 like-minded creative types in this neighbourhood just outside the old town, it will “fill some of the city’s gaps”, according to co-founder Inés Miro-Sans. An archway leads from the street into Casa Bonay’s living room-esque lobby and bar, called the Libertine. Costa Rica: ‘the most biologically intense place on Earth’ It’s dusk and Don Felix is sitting on the porch of his cabin, sipping a can of Imperial beer.

Costa Rica: ‘the most biologically intense place on Earth’

Two white horses graze in a meadow and beyond them, evening mist spills over a ridge thick with jungle. Fireflies flicker in the gathering darkness. I let out a long breath and feel tightness release in my belly. Henry David Thoreau had it right when he said: “We need the tonic of wildness.” And what wildness. Northern lights Expeditions to Norway. NEW REVISED ITINERARY FOR 2017!! Gives us more time at the cabins, less time on the road, same price as before. 2017 Northern Lights Expeditions to Norway, travelling by road and snow scooter, staying in mountain cabins. Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips. Winning tip: Ninh Binh countryside OK, so the town of Ninh Binh (two hours’ drive south of Hanoi) is no looker, but the surrounding countryside will seduce you. Once there I hired a bicycle and set out early morning to explore the karst limestone scenery (think Halong bay with rice paddies replacing the sea).

It was a wonderfully peaceful day of exploring villages, and having a picnic by the side of rice fields while watching the locals work. Most underrated destinations in Europe - INSIDER. The 26 funniest Czech expressions (and how to use them) Photo: biskvi 1. A Czech will not tell you to “go to hell/fuck off”…they will ask you to “go to the woods!” (Do háje/ Do Prčic). 2.

A Czech does not blame things on “bad karma”…it’s more like “to shit in one’s shoes.” Northern lights holiday guide. Iceland Iceland offers some of the most wallet-friendly options for northern lights trips (apart from less-reliable Scotland). Short breaks to Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital, can be good value. Thomson has a new three-night trip, with a northern lights tour and a Golden Circle excursion taking in some of the island’s most spectacular sights, from geysers to waterfalls, for the bargain price of £374pp B&B, including flights, departing 28 February. Because the lights are brightest in the remotest corners of the most expensive countries in Europe, aurora spotting rarely comes so cheap. Ski Hire Zell am See Austria - SKISET: Ski rental Zell am See.