Hidden Bars of New York City's East Village & Lower East Side: A 2-Evening Itinerary by Talia Friedman

New York is one of the world's most visited cities. Sadly this often leads to a generic experience. Most tourists stick close to Midtown where many well-known attractions like Times Square are located. Even if the museums and iconic buildings of Midtown are your main destination it is worth exploring other areas of the city to get an idea of what a unique and often quirky place New York can be. Speakeasies are a relatively new phenomenon, with hidden entrances heading into one of these bars will give you the thrill of discovering a secret and have your friends marveling at your New York savvy. 

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León, Nicaragua - A mini city guide for GoNomad by Talia Friedman

Nicaragua was the highlight of my recent trip to Central America. It has beautiful colonial cities, stark volcanic landscapes, and the idyllic Corn Islands. As one of the least visited countries in Central America Nicaragua makes a great off the beaten track destination. León, was my favourite stop in this amazing country. I've written a Mini-City Guide for GoNomad about León. Check it out here: http://www.gonomad.com/destinations-xxx/5923-leon-nicaragua-destination-guide