Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ask the Concierge for a local restaurant

When you visit your next city, ask the Concierge for a local restaurant choice.  But ask them for the restaurant where the locals go.  They will then tell you where is the cool place around town to get a local atmosphere and some very good local cuisine.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Visit the Saturday Market in Portland, OR

One of the beautiful things about Portland, OR is its Saturday market.  It runs on Saturdays and Sundays too from March 1 to Dec. 24 each year.

You can find all kinds of stuff at this wonderful market so check it out when you are next in Portland, OR.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Enjoy local markets in London, England

If you visit London, get the London Pass - the modern way to experience the capital in the new millennium.

While there, check out some of their quaint local markets.  Two of its most famous are Portobello Road Antique and Spitalfields markets.  Saturday mornings are the best day to check out these markets.  Wear a comfortable shoes as you will need it.  If in the winter time, dress warm.

Both these markets are easily accessible from the London Underground.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Enjoy the local markets in Paris, France

If you are in Paris, France, there are plenty of local markets on Sunday mornings.  Here you can get some local wines as well as cheeses, fruits, vegetables, some clothing as well as other nick knacks.  Usually are really great prices.

Just ask your concierge for details.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Turn those wheels outwards in the overheads

When you are storing your carry-on that has wheels, point the wheels towards you and upwards.  This will allow it to fit better and the overhead bin will be able to be closed.  

Also, never place the bag sideways as it takes up the space for two bags in that case.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Check out the two equator monuments in Quito, Ecuador

If you visit Quito, Ecuador, Le Mitad del Mundo is not exactly the center of the world.  The center is actually located at the Museo de Sitio Inti-nan.  They are about 250 meters apart.  it is well worth visiting them both.

Check out some pictures of the Mitad del Mundo here.