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  • Green Park boutique hotel in Vientiane, Laos

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  • Athens' best street foods and stalls

    6 Jun 2013:

    Where do you go if you want a bite to eat on the streets of Athens? The Culinary Backstreets network has the answers, from fresh koulouri breads to the Athenian twist on a hot dog

  • Mexico City's best street foods and stalls

    5 Jun 2013:

    Do you know your tacos from your tlacoyos? Mexico City is the destination for part two of our street food guide from the Culinary Backstreets network

  • Shanghai's best street foods and stalls

    4 Jun 2013:

    With the first World Street Food Congress kicking off in Singapore, the Culinary Backstreets network is celebrating the best street food and stalls in the cities covered by its bloggers, kicking off with Shanghai

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  • Au Soleil, Brussels

    Been there for city guides: Nightlife

    becinbrussels Housed in a turn-of-the-century outfitters on a pedestrianised street, this is a bar for would-be hippies. Battered tables, lazy conversation, and not a laptop or latte in sight

  • El Caldero, Madrid

    Been there for city guides: Restaurants

    madridsensations Best paella I have ever had in Madrid. They bring the ingredients every day from the coast and the seafood is fantastic. It's located in Huertas, a beautiful area to walk around

  • The Lighthouse, Torquay, UK

    Been there for city guides: Hotels

    tipairs The Lighthouse has a truly stunning vista across the whole of Torbay from a gloriously furnished penthouse. To wake up to those views and space is worth the few extra steps. Wonderful!

  • Sala Montejuc cinema, Barcelona

    Been there for city guides: Culture

    barcahiddencorners This is a great spot for film lovers. It's open annually from 4 July until 5 August on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is set within the walls of Montjuic Castle

  • Haga Deli, Stockholm

    Been there for city guides: Restaurants

    globalgoat Get off the main streets and go to this hidden gem of a restaurant less than five minutes from Odenplan. Wonderful pizza and pasta, but try the house special beef stew for a real lunchtime treat

  • Brixstone Hostel, Ulm, Germany

    Been there for city guides: Hotels

    westbritmiss A gorgeous, laid back small hostel in a lovely old building in the beautiful medieval town of Ulm. The owner is charming and helpful, and the common spaces are inviting with interesting retro furniture

  • Yuzin magazine, Seville

    Been there for city guides: Culture

    EloiseHorsfield If you have a little Spanish and want to go to the coolest live shows and club nights in Seville, make sure you pick up your free copy of Yuzin. No culture-loving Sevillano would be seen without it

  • Balcon en Forêt, Beynac, France

    Been there for city guides: Hotels

    ladordogne This place truly deserves its name, for one feels as if one were living in a treehouse, perched above (yet still within walking distance of) the village of Beynac. It charmed and delighted us

  • Villaggio Europa, Grado, Italy

    Been there for city guides: Hotels

    lizbou Grado is a sunny, sandy peninsula between Venice and Trieste. It has several campsites, but the best is Villaggio Europa, with its own stretch of beach water park and chalets

  • The Resurgence, Nelson, New Zealand

    Been there for city guides: Hotels

    greenjourneys A perfect base from which to explore the Nelson region and Abel Tasman national park. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable and Clare is renowned for her fabulous dinners

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    Video (9min 44sec) Photographer Toby Amies takes us on a road trip from Houston to Austin, exploring the art scene of the Lone Star State

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