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London is a city that's always full of energy – think the reverie and theatres of Soho, the packed pubs of the East End, the buzzing commuters pacing The City and the packed galleries and food markets along the Southbank. But what happens when everything stops? This week James and Lucy are joined by writer Julie Falconer, also known as A Lady in London, to discuss all things London, including their favourite places to go, what makes London so special and how they got on in the city in 2020.
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8. Egypt30:02Hosting a mind-boggling array of monuments, Egypt is a historical destination on the grandest scale. The towering Pyramids of Giza and hieroglyphic-rich tombs of the Valley of the Kings may be the country’s main calling card, but today’s guest Monica Gerges shows us there is far more to the country than its ancient bounty. We discuss everything from the delightful chaos of culture-rich Cairo to the rainbow reefs of the Red Sea and the serene hot springs of the Siwa Oasis. Plus, we get an intriguing tease for the Grand Egyptian Museum.Where to Go listeners can now get 20% off any DK Eyewitness travel guide at WHSmith with code EYEWITNESS20.
7. Prague37:50With more pretty buildings and breath-taking views than you can shake a stick at, Prague has been dazzling visitors for the better part of a millennium. Travel and comedy writer Joseph Reaney takes us through the iconic sights, advising how best to enjoy them without the crowds. Then we explore some more niche spots in the city and surrounding areas, including a grisly chapel made from human bone. Of course, it would be a sin to discuss Prague without discussing beer. After all, this is the home country of Pilsner and the original Budweiser lager. Cheers!Be sure to check out Joe's brand new travel podcast Strange Old World.Where to Go listeners can now get 20% off any DK Eyewitness travel guide at WHSmith with code EYEWITNESS20.
6. Chicago34:45This week native Chicagoan and lifestyle journalist Ari Bendersky sets us straight about the USA’s so-called Second City. With its astounding architecture and treasure-laden Art Institute, iconic sports teams and sprawling Lake Michigan shoreline, Chicago sits in no city’s shadow.As if that’s not enough to boast about, the Windy City’s wonderfully diverse neighbourhoods offer virtually every cuisine you can imagine – from Chinese to Chilean, Korean to Cambodian, Venezuelan to Oaxacan.If peanut butter infused egg rolls, artisan doughnuts and the best BBQ in Chicago sound appealing, you'll want to tune in for Ari's recommendations!Check out Ari's Substack Something Glorious: https://aribendersky.substack.com/Planning a trip? Where to Go listeners can now get 20% off any DK Eyewitness travel guide! Find out more: https://geni.us/WTG-WHSmiths-discount
5. Denmark40:55This week we’re off to Denmark, home of some of the happiest people on earth, progressive politics and cutting-edge design. Returning guest and travel writer Allan Mutuku-Kortbæk takes us on a whirlwind tour of this beautiful country and inspires us to embrace the Danish lifestyle.We learn that culture vultures are spoilt for choice between artistic Aarhus and uber-cool Copenhagen, while the rugged coastline of Jutland is the best place for those in search of sandy beaches and top tier surf spots.Tune in for Danish fish and chips, the magic of wild swimming and a haunted house that takes Halloween to the next level…
4. Winter 202337:52This week James and Lucy are joined by the DK Eyewitness team to discuss their favourite winter destinations.From Moorish marvels in Andalucia to the aurora borealis in Iceland, Dan Stables gives us the lowdown on Europe's hottest winter spots. Next, Leila Siddiqui proves the US is the place to be this season – whether you prefer exhilarating winter sports or hunting down hearty comfort food. Finally, Zoë Rutland reveals the cosy side of Seoul and an unmissable festival in Hokkaido.
3. Bangkok42:15This week James and Lucy are visiting the Thai capital with Dane Halpin, Director of PR and Communications at Minor Hotels in Bangkok.We explore the contrasts of a city that is simultaneously traditional and modern, frenetic and serene. Join us for a mouth-watering foodie tour, an eye-opening street art trail and an unmissable festival that keeps locals cool in the scorching summer months…
2. Japan42:21This week we’re heading off to Japan with travel writer and photographer Todd Fong. Together we get off the beaten path and explore the full extent of what these immensely varied islands have to offer – think historic hamlets of thatched roofed houses, scenic sea-crossing cycle routes and neighbourhoods that transport you back to the Tokyo of 50 years past.Tune in for the joys of Japanese craft gin, advice for your first onsen visit, tips to make your yen go further and myth busting about Fukushima…
1. Paris44:53Where to Go is back! Kicking off season 6 with a bang, we return to one of the world’s most visited cities: Paris.Culture and travel journalist Lindsey Tramuta joins us to go beyond the traditional postcard image of Paris, discovering the innovators, creatives and local businesses that are shaping the city’s lesser-explored neighbourhoods.Tune in to hear how experimental chefs are bringing new flavour to traditional dishes, how upstart baristas are overturning the city’s poor coffee reputation and how preparations for the 2024 Olympics are going (swimming in the Seine, anyone?).
12. Madrid47:53Brace yourself listeners, you're about to feel hungry! For the season finale, Saveur Travel Editor Benjamin Kemper treats us to a foodie tour of Madrid.From young upstart chefs serving feasts out of food stalls to traditional tabernas that have been selling wine for centuries, heavenly churros to hearty pig ears (perhaps a dish reserved for the daring), the Spanish capital is a gourmet's delight.Beyond the plates we discover street parties, superb galleries, grisly histories and the cheekily named Park of the Seven Boobies. *Correction: the cocido restaurant in El Escorial is not Casa Carola but El Charolés*Stay tuned! Where to Go will be back with more brilliant destinations and guests very soon...