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  • Entertainment | Japan > Tokyo > Harajuku Station
    Updated at May 22,2013

    Take the Yamanote JR line to Harajuku station. On Sunday mornings the best place to be at is Harajuku district. This is the time that the “Harajuku Girls” gather around Harajuku Station and engage in Cosplay ("costume play"), dressed up in costumes such as anime characters, punk musicians or Gothic Lolitas.

  • Entertainment | Spain > Madrid
    Updated at May 22,2013

    Flamenco:
    Corral de la Moreria - Calle Moreria 17. One of the best places in the world to see Flamenco. Definitely the most well-known in Spain. Ideally book in advance (a day or two is more than enough) and can ask for dinner + show or just the show + drink. It's great if you like the music. Highly recommend it!
    http://www.gomadrid.com/activity/corral-de-la-moreria.html

  • Entertainment | Spain > Madrid
    Updated at May 22,2013

    Las Ventas bullring - you can see from outside or take a tour to see it all.
    Dotted area is the expensive and exclusive shops in madrid
    If you go to Ventas bullring use metro line2 to Ventas station.

  • Entertainment | Myanmar > Mandalay > E.T Hotel, 83rd Street, Mandalay, Mandalay Region, Burma
    Updated at May 22,2013

    There are some options for entertainment in Mandalay:

    The Moustache Brothers - this family is famous for being sentenced to 7 years in jail after performing a comedy that included criticism against the Burmese government (mainly jokes about the authorities). After negotiations with the NLD (some say that Aung San Suu Kyi was involved as well) they were released and allowed to perform their show only in front of foreigners. Nowadays, they perform the show in Mandalay at their house's garage.

    Some people go to the show because of the family itself and story behind it, but the comedy itself isn't especially entertaining .If you are interested, check this nice article about the brothers from Jan 2013: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20528893

    MINTHA Theater - on  the corner of 27th and 66th streets you can find a nice show with local performers. It's cheaper than the traditional Burmese puppet show, and includes "The Dance of the Spirit", Zaw-Gyi dance, Cane ball playing performances, as well as Tonaya and Bagan dances, a young Harpist and much more with a varied showcase every evening.

    English premier league -  The Burmese men are big fans of the premier league in the United Kingdom. Many of ther tea houses and restaurants will have an loud TV broadcasting the English league games. Even in a deserted town in Northern Burma, you'll always be able to hear about the latest gossip regarding Wayne Rooney or Arsene Wenger.

  • Entertainment | Spain > Barcelona
    Updated at May 23,2013

    The 2013 lineup includes, among other artists, names such as Kraftwerk, Pet Shop Boys, Jurassic 5, Chromatics, Liars, Jamie Lidell, Major Lazer, Two Door Cinema Club, and Soulwax.

  • Entertainment | Belgium > Werchter
    Updated at May 23,2013

    The 2013 Rock Werchter lineup includes Blur, Depeche Mode, Green Day, Sigur Ros, The Editors, Kings of Leon, Dizzee Rascal, The National, Jamie Lidell, Bloc Party, Balthazar, and others.

  • Entertainment | Denmark > Roskilde Municipality
    Updated at May 23,2013

    In 2013, the festival is featuring artists such as Henry Rollins, Animal Collective, Peter Bjorn and John, Crystal Castles, Of Monsters and Men, and Bobby.

  • Entertainment | Turkey > Istanbul > Cağaloğlu Hamamı Sk
    Updated at May 22,2013

    if you are in Istanbul you won’t want to miss a visit to a Hamam (Turkish bath), especially if you travel in the cold season. But since we had some bad experience, I recommend you’ll make some checks before choosing one.

    We decided to try the historic Cagaloglu hamam – a public Turkish bath which was established more than 250 years ago. It is located in the old city, and takes pride in every possible way in the face that it appeared in the list of “a thousand Places you should see before you die”. The hamam is also recommended by travelers sites.

    We arrived at the hamam more than an hour before closing time (22:00 in December). Near the entrance sat a group of men (apparently masseurs), but none of them even bothered to get up. There was no one in the ticket booth to help as well. We entered into the women section (the hamam has a separation between men and women, like some of the other hamams in Istanbul. If the separation is important to you, you’ll be wise the check in advance), and a group of women – none of them spoke English - sent us back to buy tickets in a most aggressive manner. All through the visit the service was very unpleasant.

    The tickets prices start at 30 euro (40$), and it includes only the entry to the hamam (self service). A treatment including a scrub and 10 minutes of massage is 50 euro – not including tip (it is customary to leave 25% of the total bill). Payment is cash only.

    Each visitor receives a private changing booth where you can leave your personal belongings (no cameras are allowed inside the hamam), a towel, flip-flops, soap and a silk gloves for scrubbing. After we changed clothes the we were encouraged to take the scrub treatment (35 euro), but declined because of the late hour and just took the basic deal. We went inside the hamam itself, which is an impressive building with domes, a central stage with benches and faucets around it. The hostess that led us inside didn’t tell us what we were supposed to do and just left us to ponder for ourselves. The central stage, which to our knowledge is supposed to be warm, was cold and unpleasant to sit on. After some time 2 girls who purchased the extended package arrived. They received the massage on the central stage, and during it they – and the masseurs as well – were naked. If you have problems with undressing in public you should bear that in mind.

    In short, we sat there for about an hour, and it was the most expensive shower I ever took. It was one of the bigger expanses of our trip, and it was totally unjustified, especially considering the attitude of the workers. We recommend checking other alternatives in the hotels in the new city or in other hamams in the old one. Çemberlitas Hamami, for example, is an ancient hamam which appears on the map the Turkish tourist office published. You might prefer a more tourist-packed place, but one in which the workers have a more pleasant approach.

  • Entertainment | Montenegro > Kotor
    Updated at Jul 2,2013

    We were greeted by a band with an accordion, singing folk songs, and it was a great start, promising us a splendid day. 

  • Entertainment | United Kingdom
    Updated at Mar 13,2014

    Paddle Boarding in Paddington Basin:

    A British company is developing the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding in Paddington Basin (as well as other locations across the UK). They offer Paddleboarding lessons and sessions along the basin. Mainly for the offices' employees in their lunch breaks. A range of boards, paddles and SUP equipment is available to hire. They say the whole idea is safe and healthy. All depends on the weather. http://www.active360.co.uk/