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Amsterdam – Reypenaer Cheese

Reypenaer Cheese is fabulous. I always describe it as the kind of cheese that Dutch people buy for each other for Christmas. They buy really high-quality types of cheese and they let them age slowly and carefully.

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Amsterdam – Hungry Birds

A full 4-hour food adventure in small groups of 2 to 8 people. Hungry Birds invited me on their Daytime Experience’ and I loved it.  I was curious to see how they would make a whole tour out of Dutch street food.

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Bratislava – Authentic Slovakia

Go behind the scenes in Bratislava from the relative comfort of a vintage Skoda seat!  We didn’t go with the Skoda as it was too cold so we went in their 1992 VW van instead which still had a pleasingly retro feel to it.

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Budapest – Budapest Guide

Andrea of Budapest Guide is the owner/operator of Budapest guide and gives excellent and affordable private tours which is what I’ve heard as she comes so highly recommended by customers on my tours.

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Istanbul – My Local Guide Istanbul

Lee and I went on 3 tours in Istanbul: The Secrets of Istanbul and Istanbul Heritage, with Yunus.  Excellent tours, he has such a broad knowledge of the city and its history and was very open to changing the content and route.

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London – Bowl of Chalk

At last, I’ve found a London tour that I can confidently recommend! I went on 2 thoroughly enjoyable tours, both given by Jonnie who owns a tour company called Bowl of Chalk (Cockney rhyming slang for ‘walk’).

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Paris – Sight Seeker’s Delight

One of the great things about living in Amsterdam is being so close to Paris! Lee and I love tours and we make a point of trying other tour companies in different cities. So we hopped on hopped on the TGV train.

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Prague – The Naked Tour Guide

Marcus has a relaxed way of making complicated history understandable, a quick laugh, and a wry sense of humor just below the surface that pokes regularly through.  Lee and I went on all 3 tours.

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