Two Days in Barcelona

What to see in the Catalan capital in 48 hours, from the Gothic old town to paella on the beach. Here’s our guide to how to make the most of two days in Barcelona.

Gaudi Architecture

Gaudi Architecture

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London in Two Days

London in Two Days

How to make the best of 48 hours in this cool capital, from free museums to the best places to eat. Check out our guide of what to do in London in two days.

 

The view from Waterloo Bridge

The view from Waterloo Bridge

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Where to Eat in Marrakech

Find out the delights of Moroccan cuisine in our guide to what and where to eat in Marrakech, from cafes and crepes to Djemma al Fna food stalls.
Traditional Moroccan dinner

Traditional Moroccan dinner by Arvind Grover 

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London Summer Festivals 2015

What to see and do in the UK capital this summer from music in the park to riverside theatre, tennis and a celebration of love. Read our recommendations for London Summer Festivals 2015 and enjoy!
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The Scoop at More London Free Festival

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What to do in Girona this Summer

This historic Catalan city of Girona is famous for its beautiful old town, riverside views and Costa Brava coast, but it’s also known as the City of Festivals. Girona is a great place to experience the Catalan culture and they love to party! Find out the best things to see and do with our recommendations of what to do in Girona this summer.

Girona

Girona, view from the Eiffel Bridge over the River Onyar

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Enjoy Prague Like a Local

The Czech capital is famous for its beautiful bridges, the oldest castle in the world, Kafka and great beer, but there is more than just pivo and outstanding architecture to this romantic destination.

The ‘Golden City’
A beautiful capital packed with historical monuments, museums and old town allure; Prague lies on the Vltava River and has well preserved districts that make it a photographer’s dream. The stunning architecture and cobbled streets with horse drawn carriages make it a charming tourist attraction, with the main sites busy all year round. Take a break from the tourist trail and try something a little different; enjoy Prague like a local.

Yarga River

Yarga River with the famous Charles Bridge

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Hostel decorations: Equity Point Prague’s “Kofola”

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At Equity Point Prague we’ve got a room dedicated to Kofola and not to Coca cola. So, what’s the connection?

Originated in the Czechoslovak pharmaceutical company Galena, (located in Opava) in 1959 during research targeted at finding a possible use for surplus caffeine produced in the process of coffee roasting. The resulting dark-coloured, sweet-and-sour syrup Kofo became the main ingredient of a new soft drink named Kofola introduced in 1960.

During the 1960s and 1970s Kofola became exceedingly popular in Czechoslovakia because it substituted for Western cola-based drinks like Coca-Cola or Pepsi, which were not generally available. Continue reading

Hostel decorations: Equity Point Prague’s “Carps”

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It is too early to think about our Christmas’s menu but this tradition but we’ve got a room at Equity Point Prague devoted to the Christmas menu. A traditional Christmas meal in the Czech Republic is fried carp and potato salad. It’ a sort of “Carp tradition”.

Several days before the 24th Carp sellers pop up around the country. The Carp sellers or stalls consist of several large vats filled with live Carp and water. There is a large table where the carp is killed and prepared if you want to.

But the tradition is that families buy their Carp fresh a day, or so, before and cook it fresh on the 24th. Those who buy the Carp alive will fill the bathtub up with water and have a family pet for a couple of days.

Won’t you try the traditional Christmas Czech Carp?

Hostel decorations: Equity Point Prague’s “Pilsner Urquell”

PILSNER URQUELL

In this long itinerary through the history of the decorations of Equity Point Prague’s Hostel, we are going to present you the most refreshing subject: BEER!

Plze?ský Prazdroj, known better by its German name Pilsner Urquell, is a bottom-fermented beer produced since 1842 in Pilsen, part of today’s Czech Republic. Pilsner Urquell was the first Pilsner beer in the world. Continue reading

New York’s best pastrami

New York is an incredible city where it’s easy to find some of the best world meals. But some of them have become so famous that nowadays are New York classics. That’s what has happened with Pastrami.

Pastrami is made with spiced beef meat cooked in the oven for hours to gain a fabulous taste and a really soft texture. Usually it’s eaten in a sandwich and the most famous pastrami in New York is the one served at Katz Delicatessen, even though there are a lot of incredible pastramis such as Carnegie Deli, Artie’s Deli, or Stage Deli.

Katz Delicatessen and its pastrami became worldwide famous when they appeared in the legendary scene of the film ‘When Harry Met Sally’. And yes, it’s the one of the fake…

And the best of it all is that Equity Point New York hostel at Times Square is just 15 minutes away –using the Metro- from the most famous pastrami in Manhattan. Continue reading