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Walking around

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Dedicated to those routes that can only be done on foot to be truly appreciated, on this space we blog about those magical corners of the world you have to walk through to fall in love with and make your journey a truly memorable one.

This is the place to learn all about some of the unmissable trails to do around the globe, some of the most memorable streets to walk on, the most exciting routes to follow and the most photogenic journeys on foot.

Follow our detailed walking guides to some of the most interesting paths in the world and get first-hand tips on the sights not to miss along the way.

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  • 05 Mar 2016
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  • Travel Story
  • MJ Lopes
Globetrotting away - There goes MJ!

Incredible Sri Lanka - Beaches, culture and highlands

Come and join me on my dazzling expedition of stunning Sri Lanka and all its natural marvels; from the rich and captivating culture to the pristine beaches and the verdant highlands. From the inviting friendliness of the locals in coastal towns, to the surfing paradise beaches of the West Coast, the dramatically scenic hillside cities, lush tropical jungles and the protected national parks in the south; on my month-long trip I got to know this fascinating country inside out and I want to let you in on all the secrets.
  • 15 Oct 2015
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  • Travel Story
  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

My first taste of northern Italy

On a trip filled with delicious food, Roman remnants, fairytale castles and medieval churches, I got my first taste of north-eastern Italy - a serene, prosperous place of rolling orchards, wide beaches and little manicured cities - where the past and present happily sit side-by-side.
  • 25 Sep 2015
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  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Mountains and modern art: the other side of Mallorca

Its beaches are among the best in the Med and it's impossible not to like its cosmopolitan capital, but the proliferation of package tourism and British louts means the little Spanish island of Mallorca is sometimes overlooked by travellers. Journeying around the island, I discovered unspoilt beaches, dramatic landscapes, charming towns, a legacy of modern art and much more.
  • 14 Apr 2015
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  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

A walk around Remedios on its 500th anniversary

One of Cuba's most wondrous little towns, big in history and charm but quaint in size; Remedious is turning half-a-millennium-old this year. To mark the occasion, I'm taking the time to write about its rich past, its pirate legends and the wealth of colonial beauty to be admired on its streets as well as its famous festivals and carnivals. Read on to find out more about magical Remedios and all its hidden treasures.
  • 31 Jul 2014
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  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

A walk through Trinidad - the jewel in Cuba's Spanish colonial crown

Walk along Cuba's quirkiest, best preserved 19th century town of Trinidad and get to know each nook and cranny of this wondrous little city by following in my footsteps. This way, next time you visit you can ensure you don't miss a thing, leave no stone unturned and no little wonder unexplored. From the best places to drink traditional "canchanchara" to the best spots to join in with the locals, learn a dance step or two, or dine in style at a former 19th century mansion, you'll find it all here; I've done it all and seen it all in magic Trinidad.
  • 30 May 2014
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  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

Havana on foot - Paseo del Prado

Follow me on my journey along Havana's Paseo del Prado, a long and iconic promenade, flanked on each side by buildings of historic importance, most of them decaying, some rescued from oblivion and transformed into cafes and restaurants on the lower grounds. From theatres, schools and hotels to aged art deco marvels, this is a magnificent promenade and landmark that no one should miss if they really want to immerse in the city's culture.
  • 22 May 2014
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  • Susana Corona
Our woman in Havana

Discovering Havana's finest Art Deco pieces

Havana is famous the world over for its old age allure, its impossible-to-replicate mix of architectural styles perfectly coexisting without any of them looking out of place, the nostalgia of the crumbling marvels that were glorious in its heyday - and amidst all these stand the amazing Art Deco buildings that are authentic living, breathing time pieces that have magnificently withstood the passage of time, remaining virtually untouched for all to admire. Get to know them here.
  • 21 Apr 2014
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  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

Havana on foot - La Rampa and around

Surrounded by cinemas, lively bars, the city's most famous ice cream parlour and a host of historic hotels, La Rampa is the most concurred area in the Vedado district and with good reason. Ultimately leading to the sea and the Malecon promenade, read on to find out just what makes this zone so special to city dwellers.
  • 18 Mar 2014
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  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

Havana on foot - The Malecon

Join me on my walk along Havana's Malecon promenade for a guide on all the stops to make and the sights not to miss if you venture out on foot on this part of the city. From the places most frequented by youngsters, to the nicest restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels.
  • 03 Mar 2014
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  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

Havana on foot - Old Havana's Plazas

If there's one way that Old Havana should be seen and experienced is on foot, and rightly so as many streets here have pedestrian access only and many others will soon be. But this time I want you to walk with me along Old Havana's squares and discover the enchanting piece of history behind each and everyone one of them. So, read on and join me on this plaza tour of Havana, you wont' regret it and soon will want to be there yourself.
  • 10 Feb 2014
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  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

Havana on foot - Quinta Avenida

Join me on my walk along Havana's leafy Quinta Avenida and admire the collection of lovely homes and interesting buildings found on either side of this long avenue. Follow my footsteps and learn about all the sights to be seen, the history to be learnt and the beauty to be absorbed through my personal guide.
  • 17 Jan 2014
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  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

Havana on foot - Avenida del Puerto

Join me on my walk along one of Havana's longest and most famous avenues, lined by interesting colonial and historical buildings as well as museums. It is located in the oldest part of the city and as such it's full of history and old world charm. If you happen to be on Havana, a long and leisurely promenade along this avenue will give you a rare insight into the city's heritage and culture.