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    best way to big ben

    Depends on the starting point, but I've always liked the walk along the Thames on the Southbank where you can meander along the restaurants and cafes there, past the Royal Festival Hall, the London Eye and then across the Westminstr Bridge to Big Ben. Another approach is from Trafalgar Sq through the Mall and Horse guards Parade which takes you past the Churchill War Rooms. Take a left on Great George Street. An alternate route that also starts from Trafalgar Sq is to go down Whitehall, which takes you past Downing Street and right ti Big Ben. about 10 years ago

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    What are some good walking routes to explore New York city?

    Great recommendations above! A good map is all you need and/or a smart phone with cool apps like Urbanspoon, yelp, and opentable to help you with the food/cafe pitstops. My fave walk is from Unuin Square down Braodway towards Canal Street and through Chinatown. Keep going to City Hall and then walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and over to Brooklyn Heights. If you have the stamina keep going to Carroll Gardens and Smith Street where there are terrific restaurants (The Grocery is one of NYC's best-make reservations!) about 10 years ago

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    where is the best outlet shopping near San Fran?

    I'm a fan of Napa Outlet Mall. There's one in Gilroy in the south of SF, but Napa offers the opportunity to combine the effort with exploring Napa wineries and restaurants. Second Dave are Vacaville; lots of stores & good if doing a road trip towards Tahoe or up Highway 5. Look them up online to see the number & types of stores to choose best fit. about 10 years ago

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    Are there any excellent places to eat in Quito?

    Soo glad you asked! My research has pointed to several places. I'll list a handful here-they range from the cosmopolitan hip/trendy to the traditional and neighborhood gems: Zazu Les Redes Pedro & Pablos (soup and ceviches) The Magic Bean (!!!) Azuca Latin Bistro (open 24 hours!) Rincon La Ronda Mi Viejo Arrabal-steak house (Address: Juan León Mera 678 y Foch) Other good reviews were given to: Cafe Moasaico, Pims. Hidden Garden, Boca del Lobo (nightclub), and La Vaca Negra. about 9 years ago

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    How safe is Lima at night?

    As a solo female traveler there in September, I felt the streets to be fairly safe at night, but definitely stayed away from the smaller side streets in the Plaza de Armas area. The Miraflores & Barranca neighborhoods felt pretty safe at night, but I would echo what Jesse shared above. Cabs are cheap too, but look for ones with the radio taxi tel number on the roof vs.what may look like an unofficial cab driver. Be careful if watching a football match, the fans are zealous and can verge on rough, especially with foreigners, so keep a low profile. I would stay away from the Callau neighborhood at night. almost 9 years ago

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    I am going to Madrid for a week how much money should I expect to spend?

    Broad question, so assuming you are asking outside of your hotel costs? Food is cheap in Madrid, breakfasts are usually a simple bun/bread and coffee which can be up to 5 Euro, usually less. Lunches would be your best bet for value and getting your main food for the day with the menu del dia, a fixed price menu of starter, main and dessert and sometimes they even include a beer or wine (yes, soft drinks are extra). The Spanish never had the habit of bringing their lunch to work and always ate out for lunch, so menu del dia need to stay cheap to attract the regular Spaniard on a lunch break. These can run anywhere from 8-12 Euro. Dinner can be had at a taverna or bar by way of tapas which can be 2E+ each. I also had to a bakery and supermarket to buy some chorizo and cheeses and picnic in one of the many beautiful parks in the city. almost 8 years ago

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    Where are the best places to go in southern Spain?

    Oh where to begin! Firstly, it does depend on your starting point, how long you have and how you plan on getting around. If you are focusing solely on the Andalucia area, you will be run ragged with places to visit in that province alone. The beaches are lovely, but many of the coastal towns (Fuengirola, Marbella, Torremolinos etc) have been increasingly dominated over the decades by package holiday that would put you hard pushed to find locals amidst pubs, chippies etc. I spent many of my childhood holidays near Estepona but that was decades ago and even then its 'Spanishness' was receding. AlHambra in Grenada as noted above is a MUST if you want to get a flavor and understanding of Spain's Moorish and Jewish past, as is Cordoba. Inland, there's Casares and Ronda villages tucked in the rocky crags of the mountains. Sevilla melds old with the modern and is known for its vibrant and varied nightlife, especially in the summer months when people surface in the cooler hours of the otherwise very hot days. Buses are good to get around but I would also look at a car rental for some of the trip to get you out to those smaller OTBP villages and towns. over 8 years ago