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Travel Like a Local: Pyramids in Egypt, Drinking in Rio, Risky Business in London

Local Insight — By Amy Widdowson on April 9, 2010 at 9:40 am

During our first full week of April, our Local Experts are writing about everything from hotel openings to zoos to drinking etiquette – here’s our favorite stuff from around the Local Flavor blogs.

Nick in Cairo

“Egypt is, believe it or not, a great big desert. Which means Cairo is in the middle of a great big desert. It’s hot.”
- How to Enjoy Your Trip to the Pyramids

Erin in London

“… visitors wonder why Londoners don’t say hello as they pass? Well, frankly, we’re too busy dodging droppings to look up.”
- Risky Business

Kevin in Bangkok

“You can sit on a bed and staff will serve you food and drinks. You can even dance on your bed.”
- What’s Hot in Bangkok? Ask a Concierge!

Lucy in Rio

“If you don’t want to become a social pariah, take note – these bottles are not intended for solo consumption.”
- Drinking Etiquette in Rio

Emma in Lyon

“Some visitors to Lyon are a bit intimidated by using the velo’v bike service, but the system of use is really very straight forward.”
- Using and Cruisin’ with Lyon’s Velo’v Bike Service

Sarah in New York

“The penthouse suite at the Trump SoHo is supposedly the largest on the East Coast, and comes with a private chef.”
- Trump SoHo New York Opens

Kristen in Orlando

“… you get lots of close encounters with the wildlife, including opportunities to feed sheep, goats, zebus, and a llama.”
- Should You Go to the Central Florida Zoo? YES!

[Photo: nagillum / Flickr]

Tags: Bangkok, bikes, Cairo, dog poop, drinking, I included a picture of a llama because it's friday, local experts, London, lyon, New York, Orlando, penthouse, pyramids, rio, zoo

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