Author: Dan Morey

Top 14 Things to do in Hobart, Tasmania

Top Things to do in Hobart, Tasmania (Australia) Nearly half of all Tasmanians live in Hobart, Australia’s southernmost state capital. The city began as a penal colony for British convicts (stealing a watch in London could get you transported to the end of the earth in 1804) and has evolved into a major port town with fine museums, easy access to nature, and some of the best seafood on the planet. Here are the top 14 things to do in Hobart, Tasmania. Constitution Dock This is where you go for that incredible seafood. Fishing boats unload heaps of lobster...

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Explore Devonport: Gateway to Tasmania

Explore Devonport Tasmania (Australia) Devonport, on Tasmania’s north coast, is a popular arrival point for trekkers heading into the mountains and wild rivers of the island’s interior. Don’t be in a hurry to hit the road, though. There’s plenty to see around Devonport, and most of the area’s attractions can be easily explored on foot. Spirit of Tasmania Devonport has a small airport, but most visitors arrive by the Spirit of Tasmania ferry from Melbourne, which takes about 10 hours. Various accommodations are available, from a simple recliner on a public deck to a deluxe cabin with windows and...

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6 Historic Buenos Aires Cafés

Historic Buenos Aires Cafés Buenos Aires is known for its historic cafés and bars. These are the places where Jorge Luis Borges charted the course of Argentine literature over coffee; where Carlos Gardel crooned tango tunes; where Ernesto Sábato scribbled novel chapters in notebooks. They’re also the social centers of neighborhoods, the equivalent of a corner bar in the U.S. or local pub in Britain. Establishments of particular cultural significance are listed as bares notables, a designation that protects them from gentrifying developers. At least that’s what I thought. It turns out, however, that bares notables don’t last forever....

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Rome: 7 Things to do in Piazza di Spagna

BEST THINGS TO DO IN PIAZZA DI SPAGNA All roads lead to Rome, goes the old saying; and all Roman streets lead to Piazza di Spagna, the city’s favorite meeting place. Shops and cafés surround the iconic Spanish Steps. There’s a museum dedicated to a Romantic poet, and a theater spotlighting satire, burlesque, and jazz. Here are 7 fun things to do in Piazza di Spagna. SPANISH STEPS This baroque stairway, built in 1725, is a great place to chat with fellow travelers. You’ll meet people from all over the globe, as stylish Romans strut by on their way...

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7 Amazing Tombs in Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

Best tombs in Recoleta Cemetery Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires is full of famous corpses. There are Argentine presidents, poets and Nobel Prize winners. Napoleon’s granddaughter is here. So are boxer Luis Firpo and Eva Perón. Evita is the big attraction, but her memorial isn’t particularly interesting—just a series of plaques on the Duarte family vault. Her preserved remains are sealed deep in a subterranean crypt. Recoleta’s mausoleums were decorated by some of Argentina’s finest sculptors. This City of the Dead is an open-air art gallery, brimming with masterpieces in styles ranging from Art Nouveau to Neo-Gothic. A day...

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