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This place is special to me because when I moved to LA in my 20s, going to “The Strip” was the ultimate night out. Not only did I get to see tons of amazing bands here, but the vibe of the area holds a unique electricity. Despite Los Angeles’ characteristic sprawl, this area has much to love for any rocker in a concentrated place. A fun night out on the Sunset Strip consisted of going to the Rainbow Room for pizza and pre-show drinks—where you might have a rock-celebrity sighting—then going off to a show at the Roxy or the Viper Room. After a night of dancing, drinking, and meeting kindred music souls, you could go grab a hot dog at the famous Carney’s. For any music lover living in or visiting Los Angeles, the Sunset Strip is a must-see place!
This place is special to me because yes, I am a banana slug! I went to university in Santa Cruz and lived there a few years after as well. There is lots to do in this cute town - hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and surfing. Of course you can also relax on the beach or ride the Giant Dipper rollercoaster at the Boardwalk. There are also lots of tasty eats in town which I didn't include on this map. I guess I need to do another one! :)
This place is special to me because I recently moved from Chicago IL to Galway Ireland which has been a huge change of scenery. I try to walk down to this area of the city at lest once a day because it is always such a calm and beautiful place which never fails to put a smile on my face.
Chennai happens to be the city where I had spent my childhood vacations.Marina beach,the light house and the Kapaleeswarar temple were amazing childhood memories.The second stint was when I was working and the time I got to spend with my grand parents.I used to go for walks with my grandma at Nageswara Rao park which is filled with greenery.Crossword and Hindustan Trading Company are like amusement parks for the book lover and stationary freak in me.And during summers Ibaco ice cream parlor is heaven to the rescue.Do try their rocky road flavor if you are a chocolate lover :)
As a vegetarian in Providence I have plenty of wonderful options for a meal out, including numerous restaurants that cater solely to vegetarians! However, my husband is an omnivore so it's extra special when I find a place where we can both get a meal we're craving. I left out my favorite exclusively vegetarian restaurants—they can get a map all their own!
There are so many good choices around here that I had to constrain them to an area of two square miles in order to cap the list at ten. This is an ode to dishes that have captured my heart.
This place is special to me because it reminds me of my childhood. When my family moved out of state, my sister and I still remained close to our mutual best friend from our hometown in upstate NY. Though we didn’t see each other often, we could always count on spending one magical weekend together in the summer! Every summer my sister and I would spend a few weeks visiting our grandparents just south of Lake George, NY. Conveniently, our best friends’ grandparents had a cabin just north of Lake George. So naturally, Lake George became our spot! Martha’s Dandee Cream was always the drop off/ pick up spot, and from there it was a weekend filled with mini golf, theme parks, arcades, and kitsch statues (it was’t until years later that I realized not every area has these weird old theme park statues running rampant)! Now that we are adults and have cars of our own, our meeting spots have changed, but every once in awhile a drive through the village of Lake George is on the agenda and it’s retro charm never disappoints!
This place is special to me because it recently became my new home :) Best known for its famous beer festival, Oktoberfest, Munich has much more to offer than just beer and lederhosen!
I moved to Munich recently and my family will visit me soon for the holidays. Because I wanted to show the beautiful side of Munich, I created a map to share the main attractions as well as some of the more local hidden treasures :)
This place is special to me because it's where I spent the most significant parts of my childhood. The map follows a food theme mainly, outlining the cafes that I've spent time in and tried different cuisines from. Pune's rich heritage and culture reflect in Kalyaninagar with The Aga Khan Palace, a historic monument and now a museum. Making this map made me nostalgic, taking me back to the lush, green grass in Jogger's Park and the chilled Kulfi(Ice cream- on a stick) from Punjab Sindh Dairy.
This place is special to me because it is the only neighbourhood in which I have lived, in Hong Kong, as an adult. I have been here for 13 years, and it's directly down the mountain from my Ma Ma's place (嫲嫲 – my father's mother), where I spent many summers as a child.
I love Sai Ying Pun because it has the perfect mixture of delicious Cantonese treats, historical buildings and traditional culture, alongside a splash of great western-style coffee, eggs, and so on. It's close to the heart of the city, yet quiet – and it's not even that far from some trails that take you up to the Peak.
This place is special to me because it's the place where I spent the happiest hours of my life. Napoli and its magical harbors. From the former fishing village of Santa Lucia, you will reach the small marina at Borgo Marinari at the foot of the enormous Castel dell'Ovo. Here is the small, nondescript trattoria Castel dell'Ovo, also called O'Tabbaccaro, which serves delicious fish and seafood dishes. You sit directly at the water, the boats rock, in the background the ever present Vesuvius. Gorgeous! Here you will also find the street musicians who go from restaurant to restaurant and accompany the meals musically, often accompanied by loud songs of local guests. From Borgo Marinari, along Via Francesco Caracciolo, you will come to Villa Communale Municipal Park, where you will find the marine biology institute Acquario. From there, to the west, lies the picturesque harbor of Mergellina. On the way, you can visit two of the best pizzerias in Naples: Gino Sorbillo Lievito Madre al Mare and 50 Kalò. Arriving at the port, treat yourself to a delicious Neapolitan caffè and a babà at Chalet Ciro.
This place is special to me because I live close to Barcelona and I am a cat lover just like so many other people!
It’s incredibly relaxing to drink coffee around locely fluffy cats, which all are adoptable, by the way!
There’s also another place in that map where you can adopt and foster cats as well, I just enjoy the hard work and big hearts of these people.
I also enjoy the arts, so it’s no wonder why I also enjoy seeing the fun huge cat sculpture made by Botero and I also enjoy going to the MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya), I get inspired by great artists and get to find a few cats in some paintings.
Barcelona is a wonderful place, rich in culture and full of kind people. I recommend everyone to visit this city!
This place is special to me because for the world, it’s a major tourist destination but for me, it was a short term workplace that made me explore the place beyond its beaches and churches. All the sights marked have been discovered on my way to the office or to the printing shop
, or just grew out of the need to escape on a fine weekend. And they’re my favourite spots to show-off my tourist friends visiting Goa the second or third time around. The city feels mine. Like I’ve known it for longer.
This place is special to me because it makes me feel inspired. This map shows my favorite independent bookshops in London. Books are many people’s safe space. These really special bookshops made me feel home in a new city when I first arrived, and I’m sure they delight many others everyday!