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Prostitutes Invade Dutch Airport

Prostitutes Invade Dutch Airport August 5, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
What does Amsterdam’s Shiphol Airport got that your local international airport doesn’t? Nope, not marijuana. That other thing that Amsterdam is famous for. Though it’s not Dutch prostitutes…ahem, courtesans that are raking in the cash from male travelers flying from place to...

8 Famous Bodiless Brains, Hacked Hands, and Dismembered Members on Display

8 Famous Bodiless Brains, Hacked Hands, and Dismembered Members on Display May 19, 2011 | Featured, Offbeat | Read More
The tradition of putting body parts on display is almost as old as religion itself. Reliquaries containing the hands, feet, teeth, and other parts of holy people have been touted around the globe for thousands of years. But 20th-century cultural icons and ancient historical figures? Yeah, those get around...

9 Ridiculously Creepy Medical Museums Open to the Public

9 Ridiculously Creepy Medical Museums Open to the Public September 8, 2010 | Featured | Read More
The gruesome appeal of medical museums is twofold. While dissected cadavers, preserved parasites, and diseased organs fulfill the sick fascination for human oddity in all of us, the fact that it is a “museum” makes visiting them a commendable act of self-education. A real win-win! This dichotomy...

Afflicted: 11 Abandoned American Hospitals and Asylums “Open” for Exploration

Afflicted: 11 Abandoned American Hospitals and Asylums “Open” for Exploration July 17, 2010 | Featured | Read More
With some of the most disturbing and tragic histories of any buildings in the US, asylums and hospitals are way beyond creepy. Many of them were built in the late 1800s, when “mental illnesses” (such as masturbation, menopause, and teenage rebellion) were considered dangerous enough to lock...

And the Winners Are… 2010 James Beard Award Winners Announced

And the Winners Are… 2010 James Beard Award Winners Announced May 5, 2010 | Food Lovers | Read More
Back in March, NileGuide reported on the Nominees for this year’s James Beard Awards, a foodie’s equivalent of the Oscars and the Golden Globes all rolled into one. The Beard Awards are no joke; past winners have gone on to global acclaim and renowned careers. On Monday night, the nation’s best...

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...

Philadelphia Bars Raided Because Of Typos, Dated Laws

Philadelphia Bars Raided Because Of Typos, Dated Laws March 23, 2010 | Philadelphia, Travel News | Read More
I would imagine there’s not a whole lot a high-ranking Republican state representative and a Philadelphia Daily News beer reporter would agree on.  And yet, they both believe Pennsylvania state police were clearly in the wrong when they conducted a series of raids earlier this month in Philadelphia. Cops...

Skip New York: Philadelphia for the Holidays

Skip New York: Philadelphia for the Holidays December 15, 2009 | Philadelphia | Read More
The New York Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, ice skating under the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center and New Years Eve in Times Square are some of America’s iconic holiday events. But what if you don’t want to fight the crowds, pay for an exorbitantly-priced hotel room or spend hours...

First Date Dining: Forget Candles and Long Walks on the Beach

First Date Dining: Forget Candles and Long Walks on the Beach June 1, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
Have you ever gone to a restaurant and watched people that are obviously on a first date? They tend to have too many silences, there’s always a bunch of awkward nodding and smiling, and they always, always order too much food. While under ordinary circumstances the following possibilities are wonderful...
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