Welcome to My City Tips

My City Tips allows you quick access to a wealth of information about the largest and most interesting cities and countries around the world. We are a reliable open source guide offering information and tips on cities, written by our members and based on their experiences. You can benefit from their tips and  advice on a range of topics from lifestyle and shopping through to sightseeing, family fun, hotels and restaurants, all inspired by travel.  Our country section features all the relevant information on foreign exchange, internet services, useful phrases, transport and more. Feel free to join My City Tips. Add your own experiences and tips to inspire travel and explore the world.

City Example

Chicago, State Illinois

"Checaugou" means,  where the land smells of onions. In the 1770s, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable founded a trading post on the spot where Chicago now stands, and once the railway was established in the 19th century, it grew into the most important economic centre of the American Midwest. The great fire of 1871 destroyed one third of the city and promted famous architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright to work their magic and build the first skyscrapers on Earth. The city on Lake Michigan has a long tradition of music known as Chicago Soul. Chicago has a population of approx.9.3 million in the metropolitan area, and among its famous citizens are Edgar Rice Burroughs, Walt Disney, Harrison Ford and Hilary Clinton. 

The Frauenkirche in the back

Sightseeing

The Frauenkirche

Munich found in Germany

The Frauenkirche was completed in 1488 and stands on the site where a former chapel stood in the 13th Century. This church was dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The onion-shaped domes were added to it in 1525. The church has a hall but no transept, but has a series of side chapels. With an elevator you can go to the top of one of the towers and get a nice view of the inner-city. In 1944/45, the church was badly damaged and after the Second World War, rebuilt.

Nightlife

Tausend Bar

Berlin found in Germany

This bar is unassuming from outside, and difficult to find. The owners want to keep it out of the spotlight and free from chit-chat and small talk. When walking along the Schiffbauerdamm, the Tausendbar is not easy to find. Great place and well known for their excellent cocktails.

Zimmerausstattung

Hotels

El Hotel Rivoli Ramblas 4****

Barcelona found in Spain

This luxury class hotel is situated in a wonderful location directly on the pedestrian street, La Rambla. This popular hotel is decorated in Art Deco style. The restaurant, Le Brut and the Bar, Blue Moon, offers International / Mediterranean cuisine. In fine weather you can have breakfast on the terrace in the courtyard. There is a small wellness area, wireless, TV, etc. Highly recommended.$$$

Restaurants

Ami Restaurant and Champagne Bar

Johannesburg found in South Africa

Ami Restaurant and Champagne Bar is an exciting Asian Fusion, with French influence, Boutique restaurant. Like the food, the attention to detail creates a trendy, elegant atmosphere. Ami restaurant serves light meals, tasty lunches and an a la carte restaurant menu infused with a health conscious flavour. Ami Restaurant and Champagne Bar offers a comprehensive Wine and Champagne List. Our restaurant’s Champagne collection includes fine MMCs, rare and unique champagnes and sparkling wines. Ami is Joburg’s preferred choice for tasting the world’s finest champagne and wines. This outstanding collection is complimented by the exquisite bar design and wonderful location.

Annual Events

Helsinki Festival

Helsinki found in Finland

This is Finlands biggest cultural festival and is famous for music, theatre, arts, film and dance. The event is a last chance to have a great time at the end of summer before the long cold winter nights begin. Helsinki Festival caters for everyone young and old and is best for an eclectic mix of music, arts and drama.

Entertainment

Zoo Palast

Berlin found in Germany

The new Zoo Palast cinema has ambiance of Elegance with style of the great movie theater with innovative technology and the comfort of modern Premium cinema. ...

Shopping

La Campana and the pedestrian streets of Tetuán and Sierpes

Seville found in Spain

Seville offers great shopping opportunities and has a great range of goods to choose from. Leather goods, art and craft, presents and clothes to mention but a few. The shopping districts are lively and vibrant. The historical centre of La Campana and the pedestrian streets of Tetuán and Sierpes one can find traditional wares such as Spanish guitars, flamenco dresses, and traditional clothing,ceramics and Spanish fans. One can also find great modern boutiques for the latest fashion articles like shoes, handbags etc. The district of Nervión near Santa Justa has modern shopping centres. For modern boutiques the area Los Remedios on the other side of the river next to Triana is the best option... enjoy shopping

Dessert Recipes

New York Cheesecake

New York City, State New York found in America

Typical New York Cheesecake with crushed biscuits.

Entrence to the Konak Pier

Highlights

Konak Pier

Izmir found in Turkey

Konak Pier has many high quality shops and restaurants, and it is a must see in Izmir.