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.
What not to miss with two days in this Moroccan gem, from busy souks to tranquil gardens.
La cité ocre, or Pink City, is an assortment of bustling market stalls, impressive historical sites, and a labyrinth of chaotic narrow streets. Here’s our guide of what not to miss!
Mercado da Ribeira is one of the oldest markets in Lisbon as it was built in 1885. And it’s also the biggest and most important fresh market in Lisbon. At Mercado da Ribeira you can find flowers, fruit, fish, meat, bread and almost any kind of food. Most locals buy the food here, so should you.
But probably the best part of Mercado da Ribeira is all those trendy bars and eateries that surround it. The market is frenzy all the mornings and later the life in bars sparks. Usually there’s also live music, dance, exhibition, performances…
If you visit our hostel in London, and you fancy a good meal, you should pay a visit to the Borough Market which is one of the biggest food markets in London and sells food from all over the world. The wholesale market opens at 2am until 8am but there’s also a retail market that opens Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Historically, the Borough Market was a fruits and vegetables market, but nowadays you can find all kinds of food from all over the world that is known for its gourmet foods and the quality of its products.
Did you know that Equity Point Hostel in London is really close to Hyde Park? In less than five minutes walking you’ll be at one of the most gorgeous parks in London, and until January 4th there’s extra fun with the Winter Wonderland attractions.
At the Winter Wonderland you can find the most amazing German Christmas Market in England with free entry; the largest skate rink in London with 1.400 square meters and capacity for 400 skaters; an iconic 50 meters observation wheel; a winter circus; and loads of attractions including the possibility to visit Santa.
For many years Camden Market has become an indispensable walk for all London visitors and now it’s one London’s top attractions. Originally the Camden Market was only opened on Sundays, but nowadays most stalls are also available on Saturday and many of them also open on week days. Getting to Camden Market form Equity Point Hostel in London it’s pretty easy and it’s only twenty minutes away with the tube.
At the Camden Market you can find virtually everything: clothing, music, antiques, ethnic art, food, drinks… And also, on Sundays there’s live music and plays in the evenings. The opening hours are from 10 in the morning until 18 in the afternoon.
If you’re interested in the recent history or want to learn more about the international conflicts such as the World Wars, the Imperial War Museum in London is an interesting visit while you’re staying with us at our Hostel in London.
The Imperial War Museum was created in 1917 during the First World War and pretends to show the visitor the impact that war has in individuals and society. They host numerous documents photographs and videos that show the horror of war, but they also have aircrafts, military vehicles, weapons and other equipment.
Portobello Market fame is known all over the world, being popular equally among Londoners and tourists. It’s located at Portobello Road where you can also find numerous independent shops, but the main attraction is the market which opens six days a week. The most popular market takes place on Saturdays when the antique’s market arises.
In the Portobello Market the merchandises are ordered in areas, so you’ll find an antiques market, a fruit and vegetables market and a flea market. To visit them all you just have to go down the street. But if you’re hungry don’t bother to get to the food area because through the street you’ll find restaurants, cafes and street food stalls that serve delicious food. Continue reading