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Remembering Bowie's Berlin

Berlin has always attracted great artists from all of the world. One of those artists was David Bowie, who moved to the city in 1976 in search of a new career, in a new town. At the time, Bowie was one of the world´s biggest musical stars and had left Los Angeles home to escape his decadent lifestyle and the negative influences that fame had brought. He moved to Berlin to focus on his next musical projects, and what followed was arguably his most prolific period. Over the next two and half years he wrote and produced three of his most artistically acclaimed albums known as the “Berlin Trilogy”. Here is your guide to the famous sites of Bowie’s Berlin:

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Why Prague Should Be on Your Arts and Culture List in 2016

2016 is finally here!  And what best way to kick it off than by starting to plan another trip? Prague's eternal charm and the never-ending cultural menu just gets better and more diverse every year. Other than checking out the incredible sites of the city with our free walking tours, here's a play by play of the social calendar and events you definitely shouldn't miss while you're in this charming city! Here's why Prague should be on your arts and culture list in 2016:

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The Tour Guide's Inside Track To Berlin

Time can be a precious commodity when it comes to travelling, particularly when you are limited to just a few days in an incredible city, and even more so when that city just so happens to be one of the world’s best in Berlin. The German capital is a cultural and historical mecca for travellers and backpackers alike, offering a widespread range of activities, sights, smells and sounds. 

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10 Reasons Why Berlin Should Be on Your New Year's Resolutions List

We know. Resolutions are overwhelming - or worse - boring. But Berlin is a babe when it comes to taking care of all your needs - whether it's indulging or detoxing. So even if you don't have "travel more" on your list, here are a whole bunch of other reasons to tempt you into smashing those resolutions this year.

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The 5 Best Views of Berlin

Since the dawn of time man has always sought to climb the highest peaks and for modern day travellers, it's no different. The desire to feel like a giant is almost immediate when arriving somewhere new. Looking out at sensational vistas gives you a sense of calm, allows you to pick out famous spots and draw a mind map of the place you are visiting. While Berlin may be lacking in mountains, it more than makes up for it with great spots to gaze out over the city.

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Reasons to Visit Dublin in 2016 & Why You Should Start Planning it Now!

The capital's most valuable cultural export is tourism and it has enjoyed a notable surge in 2015. Indeed indications are that this year was the best so far for overseas visitor numbers to Ireland (a marked improvement to numbers during the global recession) while Dublin city centre has been accused of a shortfall in the number of visitor beds relative to demand - a trend which will no doubt see some kind of price increase by accommodation providers in 2016. Here are 6 reasons you need to visit Dublin 2016:

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Generation Tours Czech Survival Language Guide

So you've decided to travel to Prague? It's a beautiful destination with so much to see and discover. With its ancient history, awesome beer, gorgeous architecture and affordable everything, it comes as no surprise that it's consistently listed as one of the most visited cities in the world. Although Prague is a fairly touristic place, it's always good to learn a few phrases here and there to fit in like the locals or try to anyway. Plus who wants to get stuck having to use body language to ask someone where the toilet is? So over at NEXT City Tours, we whipped up a Czech survival language guide that'll come in handy, or you can learn some wicked phrases from the local guides on our free walking tours in Prague. You'll never have to worry about what to say to that cute bartender anymore at the local bar or on the Backpacker Pubcrawl!

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Christmas Markets and Ice Skating in Budapest

Eating your way into a cheese coma while donning a mulled wine jacket is the perfect ways to participate in the holiday festivities. From the end of November, clusters of winter villages populate cities throughout Europe, and the Hungarian capital of Budapest is one not to shy away from the merrymaking. The city centre comes alive during the holiday season when the Christmas lights turn on, markets set up shop, and ice skating rinks open. So, if you're lucky enough to be visiting Budapest during Christmas time, make sure you tickle your festive feels by getting wonderfully lost amongst the happy holiday huts. Here are our top 4 Budapest Christmas markets and our choice for the perfect ice skating date:

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Top 5 Museums you Need to Visit in Prague

Prague is an ancient city full of wonders, culture, history and diverse art. There's so much to see that sometimes the number of options are a bit overwhelming. There are tons of free walking tours in Prague for you to explore architecture and learn about its history from a local's perspective. Or take museums as another great example and way of getting to know the city better. There's a museum on every corner in Prague, but how do you know if it's worth the admission price and your valuable time? Easy. We reviewed the best museums in the city and compiled a handy guide for you. Our carefully picked selection offers something for everyone: tech buffs, design admirers, and arts scene lovers can all enjoy these museums knowing their time and money spent was truly worth it! For the travellers that love to live and learn on vacation, here's our list of the top 5 museums you need to visit in Prague:

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Budget Eats in Berlin

Bored of your travel diet of microwave noodles? Then you'll be pleased to discover that along with exceptionally cheap beer, Berlin is the perfect city for eating out on a budget. Boasting a multitude of cafes, restaurants, and takeaways, it's easy to eat your way around the world without breaking the bank. Renowned for its bustling food markets and multicultural cuisine- whether a kebab from the infamous Mustafas, Vietnamese curry, or healthy vegan salad  - Berlin is a city where even the fussiest of eaters can satisfy their bellies. Intrigued? Here's my essential list for the best budget eats in Berlin for under €10:

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