Oslo’s coming of age

Oslo seems a bit, well, underappreciated. It’s seen as the less cool, less pretty sister to Copenhagen and Stockholm. But we spent last weekend there and found out that its reputation is pretty unfair. It feels more diverse and cosmopolitan than Stockholm, and while the cool and creative Grunelokka area is a match for any…

Geneva, a total bore?

I thought I’d drawn the short straw when I was assigned the Geneva guide. Why? Because the unanimous opinion among everyone and their second cousin was that Geneva is SO BORING. Don’t believe me? Google “Geneva is…” and “…so boring” is a top result (“…so expensive” comes next, FYI). But it turned out that this oft-repeated…

Partying like the Madrileños

So, we can officially confirm that the rumours are true: Madrid likes to party. And the partying just never stops. We spent last weekend there, hopping from bar to club, club to bar with our local expert and, boy, do the Madrileños know how to party. The nightlife here is legendary. To help you out…

48 hours in Atlanta

We only had 48 hours in a city we knew nothing about. It could have been daunting and/or an epic waste of time, but – lucky for us – our super cool Atlanta local expert was on call, ready to take us to their favourite places in the city. What impressed us the most was how…

Ultimate Singapore Eating

It’s no secret that Singapore is a foodie paradise. Here, eating – and eating well – is more than just sustenance; it’s a time-honoured national pastime. I’ve been to the city so many times that it’s almost a second home, and there’s basically two things I like to do when here: eat and shop. Thanks to…

Unexpected New Orleans

If there’s one thing we learned from our long weekend in New Orleans, it’s that you never know what’s going to happen in this sultry and enchanting city. You never know where you’re going to end up – no two days or nights are the same. Which is strange because New Orleans is one of…

London’s Hidden Gems

I was once a Londoner, born and raised. That was until I moved to Stockholm six years ago. Now, each time I go back to London, I feel more and more like a tourist. London is an incredible city – in fact, I’d say it’s the best city in the world – but it’s a…

Testing Berlin’s Cool

Berlin’s long been known as the coolest city in Europe – a true cultural melting pot of creative cool. But does it live up to the hype? We headed there to find out if it’s still got what it takes. Our last trip to Berlin was focused on uncovering the hottest galleries, museums and other…

Keeping It Weird in Texas

One thing that hit us about Austin was, well, how bloody odd it is. It shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise given the ubiquity of those “Keep Austin Weird” bumper stickers, but having just spent several days immersed in Houston, GuidePal was taken aback at how un-Texan the state capital is. Austin is,…

The UAE uncovered

GuidePal’s just returned from a trip to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where we’ve uncovered all the latest, greatest places to eat, play and sleep at – here’s some highlights: Located directly opposite the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with the waters of the Grand Canal lapping gently against the resort’s private beach on the other…

Get the best out of Dublin this fall

GuidePal has teamed up with Totally Dublin to bring you the five hottest things that you simply must try, nosh, sip (you get the idea) in the city during its most beautiful season. So, here they are – the latest must-dos in Dublin: La Cucina at Farrier and Draper La Cucina promises Dublin’s diners a salubrious…