Cape Town has something for everyone; good food and wine, beautiful beaches, great shopping, museums and beautiful nature spots. When the weather is good most Cape Townians head outdoors to experience the best the city has to offer without spending a penny. Here’s some of the best outdoor activities for everyone in Cape Town that you can do for free!
Hike up Lion’s Head
This moderate hike up Cape Town’s iconic Lion’s Head Mountain is one of my favorite outdoor activities in the city. Start your hike early to avoid the heat in summer, or do the full moon hike at night. You’ll be rewarded with the best views of the bay, for free. For more details and tips on the hike, read my full post here.
Picnic on Signal Hill
If you’re not up for a hike, you can drive past Lion’s Head on to one of Cape Town’s other landmarks, Signal Hill. This is the perfect spot for a picnic and to watch the sun go down over Table Bay.
Whenever I plan my next trip, I spend a lot of time reading about my destination. I’m constantly on the lookout for helpful articles about what to see, where to eat and where to shop. Sometimes you come across the perfect destination guide and the best you can do is to either print it out or bookmark it and try to search for the places the article talks about on Google Maps. This can be really troublesome and what if you would like to read the article again but you have no data or free wifi?
Well, the guys at GPSMyCity are here to help. If you’re not familiar with their app, be sure to check it out as it has amazing maps of city walk you can use offline! Yes people, offline. That is not all. Many of their city walks are now accompanied by related travel articles that are GPS-guided and some of my most popular city guides are now also available with this feature. You can also download the articles and read them offline later – no more worries about your internet data.
This is so cool! How do I get it?
Firstly, you have to get the GPSMyCity app on your iOS device from the itunes store. You’ll find City Walk maps for over 600 cities and accompanied by even more helpful articles. You can download the articles for free and keep it for later. If you want to download the accompanying map of the article, you’ll have to make a small in app purchase for it (about $1) and voila, you’re set up with your own cool destination article guide!
Four of my most popular posts has been turned into article guide apps in collaboration with GPSMyCity and to celebrate, I am giving away my Harajuku and Omotesando Guide article app away for free! This will be for a limited time only (a week after the launch) so that you can check out the awesome functionality of the apps for yourself.
Clink on the link below to download my Harajuku and Omotesando Guide article app, and then upgrade the app for the GPS map.
The Shibuya area in Tokyo is a popular district for shopping, entertainment and nightlife. It’s located between the equally popular Shinjuku and Harajuku areas and a good central point to stay if you visit Tokyo. Most of the well-known shops and restaurants are located around Shibuya Station and you’ve probably seen pictures of the busy Shibuya Crossing or heard about Hachiko, the loyal dog’s statue. Here’s some of my recommendations on what to see and do in Shibuya.
If you’re traveling to South Africa, chances are good that you will visit Cape Town, South Africa’s mother city. This beautiful harbour city sits against the backdrop of Table Mountain, one of the new seven natural wonders of the world. The city is stacked with stuff to do, indoors and out doors. If this is your first time here, read my quick guide on how to spend a packed 24 hours in Cape Town.
Madrid is one of those cities I constantly long to go back to. I can see myself living, working and eating here. I’m in love with the Spanish way of life, the ‘duende’ you’ll hear many of them speak of. Madrid’s city center is a great place to get an idea of what Madrid is about and it can easily be explored on foot. After you’ve explored the city center, you can head out into the other areas like El Rastro La Latina, Lavapiés etc. Here’s my best 10 things to see and do in the center.
Tokyo is a big city with many layers to it. It’s impossible to try to reveal all the layers during a five-day stay, but I certainly tried my best. Asakusa falls under Eastern Tokyo in the Taito ward and it is separated from the more industrial Oshiage area, where you find the Tokyo Skytree, by the Sumida River. So what is there to see in this old entertainment district?