5 Cities – 5 Locals – 5 Unique tips (4)

The Egg Shop New York (by Kathleen Walsh)

The Egg Shop New York (by Kathleen Walsh)

Our regular followers will know we share a nice and unique local’s tip on our social media channels every day. Tips and local recommendations that are special in their very own way, places you might not find in other cities. We’ve covered quite a few by now, so how about touching on some of the best insider knowledge that we have?

The Egg Shop – New York

Are there any huge fans of…eggs? That’s right. If you are (or you are just curious about what we are talking about), let’s go straight to The Egg Shop. Although the place’s name has the word shop in it, it’s actually a restaurant dedicated to showcasing the egg in all of its delicious variations. Taking the egg sandwich as primary inspiration, the owners created a full-fledged menu, which includes various dishes that are certainly complemented with eggs (poached or scrambled…pick whatever you like!). According to our local Kathleen, The Egg Shop is a great inspiration if your fridge includes nothing but eggs. She also strongly recommends the poached burrata and the Egg Shop B.E.C for your dinner!

Laboratorio Morion – Venice

Laboratorio Morion Venice (by Nicoletta Bortoluzzi)

Laboratorio Morion Venice (by Nicoletta Bortoluzzi)

Most travellers may see Venice as a flawless city without any apparent imperfections, because that’s how the city is represented. Our spotter Nicoletta says that the city pays more attention to tourists’ demands. Hence, Laboratorio Morion is a symbol of Venice, which tries to reject the image of a perfect city. Local activists and volunteers gather together at this autonomous, as well as self-managed, space in order to re-shape Venice’s image and make the city more oriented to locals’ needs. Many different debates take place here, oriented towards social and political subjects. This area has a rebellious vibe which is supplemented with colourful, graffiti-painted buildings.

Ostannya Barykada – Kiev

Ostannya Barykada Kiev (by OB)

Ostannya Barykada Kiev (by OB)

Pssst…What is the password? Ostannya Barykada is a place which can be entered only if you know the secret word. Such mystery intrigues its visitors and gives it a unique effect. Its official website says that “Ostannya Barykada – is an art and gastronomic space, a meeting place of free people – new generation, born with three modern Ukrainian revolutions: Student Revolution on the Granite 1990, Orange Revolution 2004 and the Revolution of Dignity (Euromaidan) 2014.” The place has two bars as well as a museum where you can find original exhibits from the previously mentioned revolutions. It is the place where people – people with the same values, ideas and aims to change the country – gather together.

White Tube – Copenhagen

White Tube Copenhagen (by Cindy Fonvig)

White Tube Copenhagen (by Cindy Fonvig)

Want to play a game? Then let’s head to Copenhagen’s Guldberg Byplads – a modern urban space which functions as a town square and, most importantly, as a public playground for… adults. A main focus of the playground is the sculpture called the White Tube. Of course, it is really popular amongst children, but if you were to search for more photos of this sculpture, you will see a great amount of super-excited adults climbing the White Tube. Furthermore, our local Cindy says that “a little further down the street, you will find a 20 meter high and very steep tube slide.” She didn’t have enough courage to slide down the pipe, but maybe you will be brave enough to challenge yourself?

Duke of Wellington – Glasgow

 Duke of Wellington Glasgow (by Gill Davies)

Duke of Wellington Glasgow (by Gill Davies)

Outside the Gallery of Modern Art, you will definitely notice the statue of the Duke of Wellington. With a traffic cone on his head. Our local Gill writes, “I’ve never seen the statue without the cone – sometimes even the horse has one on each ear.” Though the Council spends A LOT of money to remove the cone from the Duke’s (and horse’s) head every year, we can see that it clearly doesn’t work. In their opinion, the cone creates a negative image of the city, but locals think differently: they support the idea to keep the cone (what is going on over there???). So, if you are visiting Glasgow, don’t forget to visit the Duke, his horse and the cone. By the way, check out this video which shows how the cone emerges on the Duke’s head (it’s a miracle!).

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