Tourist: Hey Uber, Take me to the most Dangerous place in town


Australian Tourist asked Uber driver to take him to the most dangerous place in Rio de Janiero Brazil  By: Vanessa Brown/news.com au When it comes to making stupid decisions after a few beers while on holidays, this Australian tourist may well take the cake. After travelling around Central and South America as part of a … More Tourist: Hey Uber, Take me to the most Dangerous place in town

Seven surprisingly strange traditions celebrated at Easter in Spain


Spanish actor Antonio Banderas takes part in the “Lagrimas y Favores” (Tears and Favours) brotherhood Palm Sunday procession in Malaga. Photo: Jorge Guerrero / AFP Pardoning prisoners, dressing up as skeletons, “killing Jews” and just what are those white pointy hats about? We reveal all…   Easter week is celebrated in Spain like nowhere else … More Seven surprisingly strange traditions celebrated at Easter in Spain

Is this the world’s most underrated train journey?


Washington DC’s palatial Union Station CREDIT: AP By: Anthony Horowitz/UK Telegraph A book tour of America is a true rite of passage.Everything is arranged – hotels, flights, limos – and you travel huge distances but see almost nothing; mainly bookstores and schools. If what follows feels confused and a little brusque, I’ve captured something of the experience. … More Is this the world’s most underrated train journey?

The dos and don’ts of taking your clothes off on French beaches


France is world famous for its nudist beaches and its topless sunbathers but there are some rules or customs you need to abide by when it comes to taking your clothes off this summer. Here’s what you need to know about dropping your top (or bottoms) on French beaches.   Like all things French, getting … More The dos and don’ts of taking your clothes off on French beaches

Tourism is killing Venice, but it’s also the only key to survival for the Italian City


Throngs of tourists flood the streets of Venice. Photo: Venezia Autentica By Catherine Edwards/The Local Venice has topped travellers’ bucket lists for centuries, but in recent years the city has struggled to cope with mass tourism, while tension has grown between visitors and locals.   By the 17th century, a trip to Venice had become … More Tourism is killing Venice, but it’s also the only key to survival for the Italian City

The quirky Spanish habits you can’t help picking up if you live in Spain


If you’ve moved to Spain, chances are you have picked up some Spanish habits. How many of these do you do?   Kissing people – even strangers Photo: Simon Blackley/Flickr  Kissing as a form of greeting is an alien and often horrific concept for Anglos, who would much prefer a firm handshake or, even better, … More The quirky Spanish habits you can’t help picking up if you live in Spain