Equity Point Hostels sponsors FITAG 2011

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Equity Point Hostels is proud to collaborate and sponsor FITAG 2011 –XI International Non Professional Theatre Festival of Girona-. FITAG is a popular festival in Girona where, as a public, you can watch awesome comedies, dramas, Muppets… If you’re in Girona this week you shouldn’t miss the plays!

As a part of FITAG, the local TV is doing some contests and we’re participating giving away some free nights in private rooms at our hostels. You can participate watching TV Girona each night at 21 hours until Friday.

The prize for the winner of the contest is two nights for two people. Today you can win a Barcelona stay, tomorrow at Madrid, on Wednesday at Lisbon, on Thursday at Marrakech and the last one will be on Friday at London.

Good luck!

Notting Hill Carnival 2011

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This weekend will take place the famous Notting Hill Carnival. It will start on Sunday 21 until Monday 22. The Notting Hill Carnival is a unique celebration on Europe that resembles the Caribbean Carnivals with colorful costumes, music, and hundreds of Caribbean food stalls.

If you want to attend to the Carnival you’ll find that Equity Point London Hotel is the best place to stay. We’re at walking distance of the main carnival street, and that makes a big difference when it’s attended by over a million people and it’s hard to get there if it’s not on foot. Continue reading

Lisbon’s Pátio da Galé

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After some years of restoration this February Pátio da Galé –Praça do Comércio- was reopened. The Galé is the original patio of the Royal Palace and the House of India, so it has an important heritage that dates from 1755 when an important earthquake destroyed the city and the Maquês de Pombal approved the project.

After the restoration Pátio da Galé has recovered all the glamour of previous ages and it’s an unforgettable visit for the tourist and also it’s an important meeting point for Lisbon’s citizens.

At Pátio da Galé you can find: restaurants, a gallery for exhibitions and events, an ice cream bar, the Lisbon Shop, and a tourist office. And the best of it all is that it’s just 15 minutes away walking from Equity Point Lisboa.

London’s Soho, the best night out

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Almost every major city has a district that congregates the Red Light District, the Gay neighborhood with some of the most amazing Pubs and Clubs in town. In London this place is Soho, a district to look for trendy restaurants, clubs, pubs, Live Music, theatres, and even burlesque shows.

London’s Soho was the first district to create this unique bohemian atmosphere that has spread to cities all over the world such as New York, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires. Continue reading