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  1. Castelo de S. Jorge

    Must Do in Lisbon, Portugal

    Laurent says

    “Great walk to get there from the center. Wonderful views on Lisbon from the very pleasant gardens. The castle itself is a fine open air construction with … ” more

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  2. Royal Alcazar

    Must Do: must go in Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain

    Jeffrey says

    “The Royal Alcazar was absolutely amazing. I initially was not expecting to like it as much as I did. I honestly had forgotten about it, and we only did it … ” more

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  3. Royal Alcazar

    Must Do: must go in Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain

    Laurent says

    “I agree with the other reviewer. The Cathedral - with its size - looks like the highlight before you start exploring, but the Alcazar is the true jewel.”

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  4. Aqui Há Peixe

    Restaurants in Lisbon, Portugal

    Laurent says

    “Very good place for grilled seafood/fish. Fresh ingredients and good selection of inexpensive wines. A couple of streets away from the more touristic Bairro … ” more

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  5. Don Juan de Alemanes

    Restaurants in Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain

    Laurent says

    “This looks like a trap for foreigners right next to the cathedral, but it turn out to be a great place with very solid food and wines - actually lots of locals … ” more

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  6. Al Sur de Granada

    Restaurants in Granada, Andalucia, Spain

    Laurent says

    “A local natural gourmet store where you can also taste - by the class - a selection of very good 'natural wines' from Andalusia. In particular, try the wines … ” more

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  7. The PuLi

    Hotel in Shanghai, China

    Laurent says

    “Very intelligent floor plan for the rooms and elegant combination of materials.”

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  8. Su Gologone

    Hotel in Oliena, Sardinia, Italy

    Laurent says

    “Fantastic food. Great local wines. Inspired, quirky and soulful design. Great location with wonderful treks in the adjacent mountains. A special place”

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  9. Alhambra

    Must Do: Architecture in Granada, Andalusia, Spain

    Laurent says

    “This is one of the Muslim architectural wonders of the world - incredible heights of grace and refinement. The eponymous Christian King who built the Charles … ” more

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  10. Alhambra

    Must Do: Architecture in Granada, Andalusia, Spain

    Terry says

    “A must if you visit Granada. Some of the most stunning Moorish architecture anywhere.”

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  11. Carpe Diem

    Nightlife: club in Hvar, Hvar, Croatia

    joanne says

    “THE place to dance under the stars. Good cocktails too.”

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  12. Le Septime

    Restaurants in Paris, France

    François says

    “Juste en face du Hi-Matic, 80, rue de Charonne allez diner au Septime. Le chef est Bertrand Grébaut 01 43 67 38 29, malheureusement fermé samedi et dimanche … ” more

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  13. Palais de Tokyo

    Arts in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “Groundbreaking in many ways and truly contemporary. Opened until midnight with a cool terrace bar/restaurant complete with DJs in the summer.”

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  14. Pierre Hermé

    Restaurants: bakeries: café: Patisserie: Chocolatier in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “Softer, more delicate, layered and flavorful than Laduree ... by 10 miles.”

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  15. Le Chateaubriand

    Restaurants: French: vins naturels in Paris, France

    Tablet says

    “The youthful and trendy clientele keep coming back for the creative fusion cuisine.”

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  16. Le Chateaubriand

    Restaurants: French: vins naturels in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “Excellent. The tapas bar next door is from the same owner/chef. Useful tip since it is very difficult to get a reservation: they take walk-ins from 21:30 … ” more

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  17. Chez Omar

    Restaurants in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “Very Good Couscous - my 2nd favorite in Paris. In particular, the mechoui and merguez are solid!”

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  18. Bocca Di Lupo

    Restaurants: Italian in London, England

    Laurent says

    “Judging by how difficult it was to sit at the bar before 10 pm, I am late on this one. Delicious Italian and relaxed experience.”

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  19. Modern Pantry

    Restaurants in London, England

    Laurent says

    “Food in London is finally happening. Refreshing and understated ... substance without the pretense. The London restaurant scene had been all about pretense … ” more

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  20. Bistrot Bruno Loubet

    Restaurants in London, England

    Laurent says

    “My favorite restaurant in London. OK I am French, but this place would hold its own anywhere in France. I used to believe that the best food in London was … ” more

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  21. La Corniche

    Must Do in Beirut, Lebanon

    Laurent says

    “Take a stroll there. A window on the multicultural aspect of Beirut - overlooking the Med. It's like Central Park without the park but with the sea.”

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  22. B-018

    Nightlife in Beirut, Lebanon

    Laurent says

    “One of the original clubs of the Beirut revival. Don't go before 1 am. The club is located under a parking lot in a "bomb shelter" type of venue … ” more

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  23. Skybar

    Nightlife in Beirut, Lebanon

    Laurent says

    “The local living legend with a spectacular location above the Mediterranean coastline. A glittering mix of local celebs, TV stars and Western tourists descend … ” more

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  24. Casa Camper Berlin

    Hotel in Berlin, Germany

    Laurent says

    “No non-sense and practical rooms. Location is very good. The top floor breakfast/club room is appealing and well stocked.”

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  25. Pierre Hermé - Macarons & Chocolats

    Shopping: Patisserie: Chocolatier in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “Simply put: Pierre Hermé makes the best Macarons in Paris. Ladurée has fallen victim of the hype and commercial success.”

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  26. Caraiva Village

    Must Do: Neighborhood Stroll: Beach in caraiva, Bahia, Brazil

    Laurent says

    “The quintessential Bahianese fishing village. Trancoso is very commercial by comparison. A couple of hours on a dirt road to get there. Friendly welcoming … ” more

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  27. Praia do Espelho

    Must Do: park: Beach: nature in Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil

    Laurent says

    “This is a picture perfect tropical ocean beach. It helps that it can only be reached by a dirt road about 45 mins from Trancoso. There are a few pousadas … ” more

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  28. Allen's Boots

    Shopping: Clothing - Unisex: Shoes in Austin, Texas, USA

    Tablet says

    “You think you're here just to look at Austin's biggest selection of cowboy boots, but there's something in that leather-scented air — don't be surprised if … ” more

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  29. Café Pushkin

    Restaurants: Russian in Moscow, Russia

    Tablet says

    “Great introduction to Russian food. The architecture and decor are lovely, and you cannot leave without trying the Beef Stroganoff.”

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  30. Pok Pok Restaurant

    Restaurants: Thai in Portland, Oregon, USA

    Laurent says

    “Simply put ... the best Thai meal I have had outside of Thailand and one of the best meals I have had this year. A bit of background: I used to go to Thailand … ” more

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  31. Le Baratin

    Nightlife: wine bar: champagne in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “For first timers, Paris is a gigantic tourist trap. Because I came from there (nearly 20 years ago!), I am always excited to be able to report on places like … ” more

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  32. Caseificio Coop. Campo Imperatore

    Must Do: park: nature in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Abruzzo, Italy

    Laurent says

    “This is the highest plateau in Europe, reminiscent of the Altiplano in the Andes only much smaller - but well worth a ride or a drive. Desolate and rugged … ” more

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  33. Caffè Sant'Eustachio

    Restaurants: bakeries: café in Rome, Italy

    Tablet says

    “Maybe it's the water, reputedly from a Roman-era aqueduct, or simply the Ricci brothers' skills — one way or another the Caffè Sant'Eustachio inspires near-religious … ” more

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  34. One Girl Cookies

    Restaurants: bakeries: café in New York City, New York, USA

    Laurent says

    “This is the place if you like your cookies to look like handmade miniature art. No crumbling piles of dough there. The also have ice-cream from il laboratorio … ” more

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  35. Diner

    Restaurants: American in New York City, New York, USA

    Laurent says

    “Cool places also have their classics. In Williamsburg hipster world, Diner has become an anchor. It is located one block away from the Williamsburg Bridge, … ” more

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  36. The Modern

    Restaurants: American in New York City, New York, USA

    Tablet says

    “The Modern is just so awesome. It's a beautiful, modern spot but without any of the pretension or snobbery that can sometimes plague these types of restaurants. … ” more

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  37. Saul Restaurant

    Restaurants: American in New York City, New York, USA

    Catherine says

    “Consistently reliable and excellent restaurant on Smith Street. Good choice of wines. Menu changes often and the food is original without being pretentious. … ” more

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  38. Gramercy Tavern

    Restaurants: American in New York City, New York, USA

    Tablet says

    “Chef Michael Anthony and pastry chef Nancy Olson create culinary delights that keep the masses coming. The friendly and knowledgeable staff creates a warm … ” more

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  39. A La Ville de Rodez

    Shopping: gourmet food: market in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “My roots are in Rouergue. For those who do not have an obsession with Charcuterie, this is the gorgeous but forgotten part of France where the best charcuterie … ” more

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  40. L'Astrance

    Restaurants: French in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “Very small and creative. Make sure you go for the wine pairing. When a restaurant is that good, a meal is a journey. It's that good to me.”

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  41. Gelateria della Palma

    Restaurants: bakeries: café: gelato in Rome, Italy

    Tablet says

    “You won't have time to try every gelateria in Rome; this one's open well past midnight, and features over a hundred flavors, more than an occasional traveler … ” more

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  42. Zeughauskeller, Tony Hammer

    Restaurants: Swiss in Zurich, Switzerland

    Laurent says

    “A classic Beer Hall kind of place with communal tables. Very convivial, packed with tourists and locals. Every type of Swiss sausage ever created. A happy … ” more

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  43. Casa Aurelio, Lorenzo Aurelio

    Restaurants: Spanish in Zurich, Switzerland

    Laurent says

    “I know that Spanish cuisine has come a long way - beyond Paella and Tapas. I cannot say that I am an avid amateur of the rocket science that has triggered … ” more

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  44. Restaurant La Viuda

    Restaurants: Mexican in Costalegre / Pacific Coast, Mexico

    Laurent says

    “A family retaurant vibe. A favorite with the locals. Just plain good food - simple and spotless. Even the people who run the luxury hotels on that coast … ” more

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  45. Fjaderholmarnas Krog

    Restaurants: Swedish in Stockholm, Sweden

    Tablet says

    “The restaurant is located on archipelago island and serves fresh seafood alongside traditional Swedish dishes.”

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  46. Casa La Anselma

    Nightlife: Live Music in Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain

    Laurent says

    “Yes, when in Sevilla, you can and you should attend a Flamenco show. But then, if you cannot get a ticket to that hot show of the moment, or don't want to … ” more

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  47. Globus

    Restaurants: Fusion in Zurich, Switzerland

    Laurent says

    “A great place to nimble on various types of food - rather than commit to a restaurant. The setting is on the ground floor of a cool department store. Each … ” more

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  48. Experimental Cocktail Club

    Nightlife: bar: pub: lounge: games in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “This place has inspired serious loyalty. Quite a performance for a place where cocktails are not the drink of choice. Lots of regulars there. Old-fashioned … ” more

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  49. Esalen

    Must Do: wellness: beauty in Big Sur, California, USA

    Tablet says

    “More than a spa, slightly less than a way of life, the Esalen Institute offers pure sensory indulgence; new-age philosophy entirely optional.”

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  50. Casa Cruz

    Nightlife: bar: pub: lounge: games in Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Laurent says

    “Whether you want to eat (late) or sip a cocktail, this has been the fashionable establishment of reference in Palermo for the past 3 years. The huge polished-brass … ” more

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