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Animal Smuggling: “Virtual Zoo” Found in Man’s Suitcases

Animal Smuggling: “Virtual Zoo” Found in Man’s Suitcases June 6, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Chalk one up for the good guys. Although it does make one wonder how many successful smuggling attempts there are for every one that gets busted. As reported by The Guardian, a 36-year-old man from the United Arab Emirates was arrested in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi international airport while awaiting...

7 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Around the World

7 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Around the World May 4, 2011 | Asia, Bangkok, Chicago, Colorado, Food Lovers, Las Vegas, Mexico, San Francisco, Thailand, USA | Read More
You might know it as the Mexican holiday that involves tequila, Coronas, and maybe a sombrero or two, but the special day actually commemorates a battle won by Mexican forces on May 5th (shocker, I know) 1862. Called the Battle of Puebla, the win against French forces was an unlikely one. With 8,000...

Travel Like a Local: Be a $5 Culture Vulture

Travel Like a Local: Be a $5 Culture Vulture October 19, 2010 | Featured, Local Insight | Read More
Travelling is expensive. We know this, and we feel your pain. That’s why, for this week’s Local Expert Challenge, we asked our eyes and ears on the ground to tell us about cultural attractions in their destinations that a) had an entrance fee under $5 and b) were not free. Needless to say,...

Travel Like a Local: Find the Places You’ve Never Heard Of

Travel Like a Local: Find the Places You’ve Never Heard Of August 20, 2010 | Around the World, Travel Tips | Read More
It’s that time again when we challenge our worldwide network of Local Experts to give us their most specific, über-relevant on-the-ground travel advice. It’s the Local Expert Challenge! This week, we challenged our experts to betray their local loyalties and spill the beans on some of their...

Robots, Eggs, and a Pineapple: 11 Modern Buildings in Asia

Robots, Eggs, and a Pineapple: 11 Modern Buildings in Asia May 15, 2010 | Featured | Read More
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a…performing arts center? Between the high-tech architectural wonders of the 21st century and the post-modern gems of decades past, Asia has more than its fair share of spectacular modern design. Innovative structures that combine the best of art...

Travel Like a Local: Wine in NYC, Massages in Thailand, Graveyard Tourism in Lyon

Travel Like a Local: Wine in NYC, Massages in Thailand, Graveyard Tourism in Lyon May 14, 2010 | Local Insight | Read More
Are you a morbid traveler? Wanna know what a Tonga is, other than a kitschy bar in the Bay Area? Looking for some Kosher wine tonight? Don’t worry, our Local Experts around the world have got you covered, from Lyon to New Delhi and beyond. Local Expert Emma in Lyon Captivating, creepy or a just...

Frisky Business: East Asia’s Love Hotels

Frisky Business: East Asia’s Love Hotels May 9, 2010 | Asia, Featured, Offbeat | Read More
There’s a magical moment that happens sometimes between couples, whether they’re a new item or well acquainted lovers, at home or on the street. Their eyes might meet across the table; a single hair might brush against his face; a hand might slip down to her thigh, and a miraculous, impossible...

Travel Like a Local: Carnivores in Rio, Football in Perth, Truffle Shuffles in Seattle

Travel Like a Local: Carnivores in Rio, Football in Perth, Truffle Shuffles in Seattle April 30, 2010 | Local Insight | Read More
One of the joys of working for NileGuide is getting to see all of the wacky shenanigans our writing team is up to around the world. Elephants? Check! Meat Feast? Check! Anniversary of 80s moves that resides in the mind recesses of a generation? Double Check! Here’s how to Travel Like a Local, with...

Airport Olympics: Stranded Travelers Pass Time With Sports

Airport Olympics: Stranded Travelers Pass Time With Sports April 28, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Even though flights resumed last Wednesday, it was estimated that over 35,000 Britons began the week still stranded and waiting for the chance to fly home.  While some people went to extraordinary lengths to get home, others have been patiently waiting it out and finding ways to pass the time. The Telegraph...

27 Weird and Wacky Bathrooms Around the World

27 Weird and Wacky Bathrooms Around the World April 13, 2010 | Around the World, Featured | Read More
When traveling, the differences in the mundane and familiar are often what brings about homesickness the quickest. Think about an uneven bed at a hotel, lack of your favorite toiletries, or different way that water tastes. Or, think of the can – wacky bathrooms that is, and the travelers who take...
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