Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Free: All time The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is housed in one of Edinburgh’s most remarkable building. This neo-gothic palace went through a dramatic three-year refurbishment and was completed in 2011. The Gallery now offers 17 new displays that explore different aspects of the history of Scotland. Through the gallery’s...
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

Free: All time Melville Koppies Nature Reserve is the last remaining Johannesburg’s natural ridges, conserved as it was before the discovery of gold in 1886. It’s located 5km away from central Johannesburg, near the suburb of Melville. The Melville Koppies’ geology dates back to 3 billion years. It covers about...
Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz

Free: All time After the WWII and during the Cold War era, the area of Potsdamer Platz was a desolate land since it was situated right in the no-man’s land by the Berlin Wall. It wasn’t until 1995 that it has become the site of major redevelopment projects. Today, you...
Lello Bookshop

Lello Bookshop

Free: All time It was named by the Lonely Planet as the “Third Best Bookshop in the World” and the most beautiful bookshop by some! This Art Nouveau store has a little  more  than 100 years old and it stands out for the wooden ceiling, beautiful bookshelves and the amazing...
Fushimi Inari Shrine

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Free: All time Fushimi Inari Shrine is dedicated to Inari, the god of rice and sake. Leading up the mountain are thousands of red torii (gates) which were donated by worshippers. There are also numerous stone statues of foxes as they are considered the messenger of Inari. A stroll around...
Buenos Aires Free City Tour

Buenos Aires Free City Tour

Free: Mondays – Friday 11am Like most free walking tours in Europe, Buenos Aires’s free tour is run by young locals. These outgoing porteños (Buenos Aires-ians) are energetic and eager to show you iconic spots in the city and tell you about their secrets and history. The tour takes about two...
Terminal 21

Terminal 21

Free: All time Terminal 21 is a shopping mall. But not just any shopping malls. It brings the dream of traveling the world to the heart of Bangkok: every level is a different country. Hungry? Grab a bite at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Feel like bargaining? Pay a visit...
Mirogoj Cemetery

Mirogoj Cemetery

Free: All time Mirogoj is considered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe. More than a burial ground for the dead, Mirogoj is also a beautiful park and an open art gallery. Situated on the slopes of the Medvednica mountain, its architectural is beautifully composed with stone arcades, pavilions,...
Grand Prix Museum

Grand Prix Museum

Free: All time The Grand Prix Museum in Macau contains exhibits that are related to Grand Prix worldwide including photos, videos, illustrated articles, cups, records of champions and some commemorative items. It was built in 1933 in memory of the 40th anniversary of Grand Prix Racing in Macau and is...
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"The Canyon" at Ob Khan National Park

“The Canyon” at Ob Khan National Park

Free: All time Ob Khan is one of a handful of national parks in Thailand that doesn’t charge an entrance fee. Despite its close proximity to Chiang Mai, it’s not very well known. This hidden gem is the perfect spot for swimming. Its 30-meter cliff known to expats and backpackers as “The Canyon” or “The...
Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral

Free: All time Strolling down the main street of St. Petersburg – Nevsky Prospekt, you’re bound to come across the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, a.k.a. Kazan Cathedral. It’s constructed in the beginning of the 19th century based on the design of the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome. After the war of...
Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploschchad)

Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploschchad)

Free: All time Palace Square is basically the central city square of St. Petersburg and the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance, including the Bloody Sunday of 1905 and the October Revolution of 1917. The earliest and most celebrated building on the square is the baroque white-and-azure Winter...
Piskariovskoye Memorial Cemetery

Piskariovskoye Memorial Cemetery

Free: All time Piskariovskoye Cemetery serves as a reminder and memorial for the tragedy the city lived through during World War II – specifically during the 900-day Siege of Leningrad. More than a million people perished during the period, of which some 420 thousands of inhabitants of the city died from hunger, bombing and shelling....
St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral

St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral

Free: All time Located in the sailor quarter of St. Petersburg, this impressive baroque Cathedral was named after Nicholas – the patron saint of seamen. It was built under the order of Empress Elizabeth between 1753 was finished during the reign of Catherine the Great in 1762. St.  St. Nicholas Cathedral had kept functioning as...
The Bronze Horseman

The Bronze Horseman

Free: All time The Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great – the founder of St. Petersburg immortalized in the poem of the same name by Aleksander Pushkin. Commissioned by the Empress Catherine the Great, it was created by the French sculptor Etienne Maurice Falconet. Being originally a German princess by birth,...
Strelka (The Arrow)

Strelka (The Arrow)

Free: All time Strelka, literally translated to “arrow”, is the eastern tip of Vasilyevsky Island and is one of the oldest parts of St. Petersburg. Strelka is a mere short walk across Palace Bridge. Visit this area to get a breathtaking view of St. Petersburg. It is easily the best photo op site. Come during...
Chesme Church

Chesme Church

Free: All time When Catherine the Great was delivered the news about Russian victory over the Turks in 1770, the Empress decided that a church was to be built at the very spot she was standing. Thus the Chesme Church came to be. This striking red-and-white pseudo-Gothic styled building is considered by some to be...
Bridge of Kisses (Potseluev Most)

Bridge of Kisses (Potseluev Most)

Free: All time The Potseluev Most, literally Bridge of Kisses, is a bridge across the Moyka River in Saint Petersburg. The name of the bridge spurred numerous urban legends. The panoramic view of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral that opens from the bridge makes it a popular subject of artists paintings. The bridge was originally erected in...
The Big House (Bolshoy Dom)

The Big House (Bolshoy Dom)

Free: All time Unofficially named “The Big House” (Bolshoy Dom), this great Soviet Constructivsm-styled building was where once the headquarter of Soviet secret police OGPU. The Big House gained notoriety during the Stalin period. Most people who were taken to this building would mostly likely not be heard from again. Vladimir Putin during his KGB...
Alexander Nevsky Monastery

Alexander Nevsky Monastery

Free: All time Alexander Nevsky Monastery or Lavra is St. Petersburg’s most ancient and prominent monastery. In fact, the word “lavra” in Russian is reserved only for a monastery of the highest order, of which there are just found in all of Russia and Ukraine. The monastery was first built in 1710 – seven years...
Dom Knigi

Dom Knigi

Free: All time The House of Books (Dom Knigi) is located in the middle of Nevsky Prospekt (the main street in St. Petersburg). It is housed in a landmark building known as Singer House. The building is an art-nouveau architectural masterpiece.  Founded in 1919, the House of Books was the first bookstore in Soviet Russia....