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A very, very, very big crossing (some say the largest and busiest on Earth), and a decent place to catch the night-time buzz of the city of Tokyo. Have a wander thru before or after dinner when the neon lights are out.
Good views out over the city from the spot in the ritzy Roppongi Hills neighborhood. Go at night for the best results, but beware glare in the glass if you're taking photographs.
This beautiful whitewashed mosque is one of Mumbai's most instantly recognizable landmarks, and is an awesome spot for photography, especially at night. Set out at sea on a long, narrow causeway, that gets swallowed up each day by the rising ocean, the shrine is only accessible at low tide. The walk out across the water is one of Mumbai's most memorable experiences, though the shrine is currently undergoing extensive renovations.
An absolutely gorgeous and quite untouched stretch of sand fronting a crystal-blue sea, Marley beach in Royal National Park is a gem. It's a 3.6km walk from the car park at Bundeena, ensuring that it gets a small fraction of the park's more accessible beaches, and so remains wild and unspoiled in a way that's hard to fathom, given its ultra-close proximity to Australia's largest city. An awesome spot for beach camping too, though no open fires.
Located in the burgeoning Redfern neighborhood, the Saturday farmers' market and once-monthly Sunday artisans' market in an old open railway warehouse are fantastic. With gorgeous distressed industrial architecture and the cool art-and-performance space of Carriageworks right next door, it's a great spot to appreciate Sydney's homegrown hip away from the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and to see why Sydneyside locals love their city so much.
A Quetzaltenango institution, this dark bar just west of Parque Central is a good spot to start or end an evening out in Xela. It's got decent snacks, and there's always a crowd.
Dirt-cheap, delicious, and completely authentic -- mow down on grilled meat, beans and tortillas here!
Yes, there are tons of westerners here, and yes, it's a bit of a gringo-fest as a result. Nonetheless, Monoloco has decent pub-style grub and is a fun place to hang out with like-minded Spanish-lanaguage students looking to pick up or just get down on the dance floor.
For many people (myself among them), a visit to Guatemala is simply not complete without a trip to the country's spectacular volcanic lake. Super-close to Antigua, I spent perhaps nine days here -- drinking and dancing in Panajachel, taking kayak trips from San Pedro, and swimming and relaxing around the new-age jungle at San Marcos. Lago de Atitlan is the kind of place that blows out itineraries -- if you're not careful, that week you've planned here can easily turn into two or more!
For a long time my favorite resto in the world, this vegetarian mecca in Cleveland Heights (don't worry -- there's also plenty of options for carnivores) is a must-visit while in the city. They've got a cool, crunchy vibe, and the falafels, milkshakes, and french fries are to die for.
This sprawling necropolis situated amidst a beautiful landscape of wooded slopes and deep valleys is a treat. Containing stunning megalomaniacal tombstones and crypts the size of houses, this cemetery is a relic of a bygone time when Cleveland was one of America's richest and most important industrial cities. Buried here you can find John D. Rockefeller (beneath a 60-foot-high obelisk!) as well as the mausoleum of former president James Garfield, an enormous structure with stunning views over Cleveland and the lake during open hours. As a sculpture park and nature preserve, the cemetery is one of America's finest.
A classic old-school market experience, the West Side Market offers awesome fresh produce, meats, cheeses, pastries, pasta and breads from a host of top-quality local sellers. If you're into eating local, this is the spot to shop. The market hall building is likewise gorgeous, and even if you're only here for a snack or sausage sandwich from one of the corner vendors, it's worth bringing a camera.
This is one of the finest free art museums in the world: full stop. Located in the lovely University Circle area, the CMA has outstanding collections of Asian art, European and contemporary painting, and strong pieces in a host of other collections. The newly redesigned and expanded buildings (part of a huge multi-year makeover) are gorgeous, and the exhibitions are well curated. I consider being close to the CMA growing up to be one of the best things about being raised in the Cleveland area. No joke.
A striking late-gothic monster, and an architectural masterpiece, the Kolner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) simply cannot be missed. The imposing black-stone edifice is incredible, the cavernous interior atmospheric, and the climb up the tower for excellent views should not be missed.