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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.

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Durban

Durban is one of the busiest harbours in Africa and a bustling industrial centre, while the blend of African, Asian and European lifestyles make it a vibrant cosmopolitan city. Durban is South Africa`s best known and most popular coastal resort. Stretches of safe sandy beaches and year-round sunshine make the city a playground on the Indian ocean. The rickshaw pullers are still to be found in their ornate and colourful costumes on the beach front. The coastal waters are an anglers and surfers paradise, and the city offers many excellent restaurants, exotic bazaars, museums, theatres and galleries.

Sightseeing

Sydney Aquarium

Sydney found in Australia

The "Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour" has the largest number of sharks and is one of the largest aquariums in the world. You can see through the glass walls floating above you sharks, rays and fish. You have a tunnel to walk through under the water surface, and coral and colorful fish of the Great Barrier Reef can be observed.

Nightlife

The Radium Beerhall

Johannesburg found in South Africa

The Radium Beerhall is the oldest surviving bar and grill in Johannesburg, with a genuinely historic ambience that's just as enticing as the good food on the menu; as authentic as the foot-tapping live jazz that makes the embossed tin ceiling vibrate in sympathy. The walls are covered in memorabilia, from photos of pre-war soccer teams and jazzmen who have played there, to vintage posters and press clippings that record the Radium's history. The spit-and-sawdust era ended in 1986 with the advent of Manny Cabeleira, a colourful character who added some Portuguese flair and replaced the billiard room with a restaurant. It was a new Radium, anticipating the New South Africa by quite a few years with a vibrant cosmopolitan mix of new customers, included blacks -- and women, who had been banned during the macho epoch. Then came live music, TV shoots and the start of a Radium Tradition -- the Fat Sound 19-piece jazz band on the first Sunday of every month. Now the Jazzed-Up Radium has live performances by different artists four nights a week. Since 1994 it has won an international reputation, featured in overseas travel guides as a genuine South African experience, and a "must" for tourists passing through Johannesburg.

Hotels

Swissotel Metropole Geneva 5*

Geneva found in Switzerland

An elegant 5 Star hotel situated in the shopping district and directly on the shores of Lake Geneva. The 127 rooms have air conditioning, minibar, safe and high-speed Internet access. A bar and a restaurant and a gym are among the other amenities.

Restaurants

Rodizio

Johannesburg found in South Africa

Rodizio is one of the best examples of Brazil's party culture outside Brazil. If you're looking for a fun dancing and dining venue, Rodizio is the place to be. Rodizio was voted as Leisure Options "Best Dinner and Dance Venue" for 1999 - 2009, as well as being nominated as a finalist for "Best Occasion Restaurant". It bustles during the day, but evenings are when Rodizio really comes alive. At Rodizio anything goes as long as you're enjoying a great meal and looking for fun. Portuguese/Brazilian grill specialities at its best.

Annual Events

Zurich Theatre Spectacle

Zurich found in Switzerland

Since 1980, the Zurich Theatre Spectacle developed into one of Europe's most important festivals of contemporary performing arts. When the summer is coming to an end, the Zurich Theatre Spectacle shows its wonderful and spectacular side again. The street artists from all over the world come to this international theater festival to show off their skills.

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

Via Montenapoleone

Milan found in Italy

Via Montenapoleone, is the most luxurious shopping streets of Milan. Here you will find the flagship stores of leading fashion brands. Via Montenapoleone is considered the most expensive street in Milan. Who ever wants to go shopping here, should have a well-filled purse. However, it is well worth coming just for a stroll along the street

Dessert Recipes

Berlin Donuts

Berlin found in Germany

Highlights

Barcelona Beach

Barcelona found in Spain

Water sports, sunbathing, swimming and much more at this beach. The man-made sandy beach of Barcelona is about 4 kilometers long. It starts at the Barceloneta district and is about 60 km with short interruptions,continues to Malgrat de Mar in the north. The beach is easily reached from Barcelona along its entire length with the metro and tram. Behind the beach is a palm-lined beach promenade which is very inviting for a stroll.