One city that has definitely grown old gracefully is London. Sure it’s sagging here and there (so would you at around 2000 years old) but it’s constantly reinventing itself, so this week’s top trip shows you a side to the city that you probably wouldn’t expect. Intrepid’s John Warland takes us to the backstreets of London on East End Uncovered…
“Most tourists arriving in London head straight for the iconic sites of Big Ben and the Millennium Eye, or the bright lights of the vibrant West End, but for those wanting to see why London is known as being on the cutting edge of art, fashion and design you have to head East to find the real action.
Sometimes the biggest wow factor hits when you find something new in a place you thought you knew well. Intrepid’s unique Urban Adventures are all about revealing the sides of cities that you never knew existed and as Intrepid’s Sally Johnson discovered, it can even happen in your home town…
“The most common question I hear is “do you get to try out the trips?” and I’m excited to say the answer is “yes!” Recently a group of Intrepid staff went to road test one of our newest Urban Adventures – Moonlight Kayak Tour – and it was amazing to see Melbourne from a completely different perspective.
Are you heading to South Africa to see football’s best battle it out for World Cup glory? Intrepid’s John Warland explains why it’s the perfect chance to kick off your own off-field action with our Cycle Soweto Urban Adventure…
“As a first-timer to South Africa, aware of the high crime rate I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. Some friends advised me to fly on to my next destination without leaving the terminal. But I think every city is worth at least 48hrs, so before leaving home I booked my place on a Cycle Soweto tour. An early start and a leg-stretching ride seemed the perfect antidote to an 11hr flight, and the township district of Soweto is synonymous with JoBurg so I decided it was the ideal place to start my African journey.
Faced with the daunting experience of landing in a strange city for the first time, sometimes it feels like our fate is in the hands of the gods. So these tips from Intrepid’s Danielle Jeffreson will help your Thailand holiday get off to a great start…
“For many people Bangkok is their first taste of Asia and it can often be an overwhelming experience. Once you arrive in the city you are faced with the crazy traffic, exhaust fumes, humidity and crowds, all of which can take time to get used to. Though before long the friendly smiles and hospitality of the Thai people will help you settle in and you can get down to exploring the many experiences this buzzing city has to offer.
Urban Adventures unlock the hidden secrets in and around some of our favourite cities, even the very one you live in! Right now you can be part of the Urban Adventures journey by registering to be a tester. You’ll be the first to hear about new trips and special deals, plus just like Rebecca, you could try our day trips for FREE…
Urban Adventure: Rocks, Bridge and Bay Bike, Sydney
Background: Local Sydney-sider, keen to discover more about her home town.
Summary: “On Saturday 21st November I did the Sydney Explorer Ride as a Tester. I had an awesome time and was blown away with how beautiful my home city is. Our guide was friendly, charismatic and had really interesting stories to tell. I’m not a fan of long history talks, but I didn’t once get bored with his funny, sad, quirky and shocking tales of the history of Sydney.”