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My City Tips allows you quick access to a wealth of information about the largest and most interesting cities and countries around the world. We are a reliable open source guide offering information and tips on cities, written by our members and based on their experiences. You can benefit from their tips and  advice on a range of topics from lifestyle and shopping through to sightseeing, family fun, hotels and restaurants, all inspired by travel.  Our country section features all the relevant information on foreign exchange, internet services, useful phrases, transport and more. Feel free to join My City Tips. Add your own experiences and tips to inspire travel and explore the world.

City Example

Quito

Quito is the capital of Ecuador and is the most Spanish city in the New World. The city is in a transitional state, with new buildings being constructed in the midst of the old colonial city. Volcanoes, some active and some not, form a majestic backdrop to the city and its magnificent natural setting. The sheer number of  architectural styles around the city make Quito an open-air museum rivalling many European towns in quality and diversity. Old Quito, the colonial core of the Ecuadorian capital, is included on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites. The city has many colourful markets, and the many diverse peoples of multicultural Ecuador, are all there buying, selling or simply watching the world go by.

Grassalkovic Palace

Sightseeing

Grassalkovich Palace

Bratislava found in Slovakia

The beautifull rococo summer palace was built in 1760 for the chairman of the Hungarian Royal Chamber and advisor to Empress Maria Theresa, Count Anton Grassalkovich. This is where the Austro-Hungarian crown prince Franz Ferdinand d'Este met his wife Zofia Chotek. In 1914, the murder of the couple in Sarajevo led to the start of World War 1. Today the palace is the official residence of the President of the Slovak Republic. Behind the Presidential Palace (Grassalkovich Palace) is a park that was originally the French gardens of the palace with old trees and lawns. Restored to its former glory in 1999 and opened to the public, it contains a statue of the Empress Maria Theresa on horseback, the Fountain of Youth by prominent Slovak sculptor Tibor Bártfay, and avant-garde statues by contemporary artists.

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

Nightlife

The Green Dolphin

Cape Town found in South Africa

This is a great venue for dining and enjoying Jazz music. The food is superb and the location, situated on the waterfront, is stunning with mountain and harbour views. The Green Dolphin also has a lively pub where you can enjoy a drink and listen to great music, highly recommended.

Hotels

Izmir Hotel

Izmir found in Turkey

The hotel is beautifully situated in the center of the promenade. The stylish rooms are all furnished and equipped with air conditioning and TV.

Restaurants

Atea Bilbao Restaurant

Bilbao found in Spain

A very modern cosmopolitan restaurant with excellent cuisine and tapas menu. This restaurant is well known and very noble. Recommended.

Annual Events

Donauinselfest (Danube Island Festival)

Vienna found in Austria

This event is the largest open-air festival in Europe and, is for free. For the young and fit intent on having a good party time, this is for you. The event offers sensational music and hordes of fun seekers arrive from all over the globe. What more can I say, Vienna in summer, fine food, beautiful people and terrific music.

Entertainment

Thames Speed Boat Experience

London found in United Kingdom

Enjoy the wonderful sights of London from the Thames river with Rib Boats. The "Thames Rib Experience" has three high powered boats, complete with PA systems, and most importantly, all the safety certificates and equipment. The guides on the boats are very knowledgeable and can show you the top sights of London from a very different aspect. In 50 to 75 minutes you can see more of the city than the conventional tours. The maximun passengers on a boat is limited to 12 so that you get only the best.

Shopping

Mercat de la Boqueria or La Boqueria

Barcelona found in Spain

The market halls have an area of 2,583 m² and you can shop fresh fish, vegetables, fruits and many more. 

Dessert Recipes

New York Cheesecake

New York City, State New York found in America

Typical New York Cheesecake with crushed biscuits.

Highlights

the amsterdam bikes

Amsterdam found in Netherlands

the bikes in Amsterdam are everywhere