The Magic of Tenerife

As ranked by the producers of the Breaking Stereotypes documentary series
Destination: Tenerife, Spain
 
The Magic of Tenerife - The Cardboard Surfer at La Marea Surfschool, Mount Teide and volcanic sea sand - image credit BreakingStereotypes.org
Interesting website for the island: Tenerife.es and TurisModeCanarias.com
 
Is it easy to navigate around? Yes, and being able to read or converse in Spanish will make things even easier. 2
 
Hostels and Hotels (few, many, tons): Tons! 2
 
Best part of the city? There are a number of tourist sites and set-ups - with Mount Teide headlining as the biggest attraction however its the black volcanic beach sands that are just magic!

Maputo a colourful cultural experience - Image credit Kwanele Mpanza

Maputo a colourful cultural experience - Image credit Kwanele Mpanza

As ranked by Kwanele Mpanza
Destination: Maputo, Mozambique
 
Interesting website for the city: VisitMozambique.net and  Pmaputo.gov.mz  
 
Is it easy to navigate around? Yes, the city centre is not that big so you can navigate it by foot, cab, or local taxi. 2
 
Hostels and Hotels (few, many, tons): There are few quality hotels in Maputo. The ones I would recommend are the Polana Serena Hotel, Southern Sun Maputo, and Radisson Blu Hotel Maputo. In general hotel accommodation prices in Maputo can at times be expensive. 0.5
 
Best part of the city? The CBD/city centre (city hall, Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, The Iron House, botanic gardens, red-light district, Grand Train Station) with its Art Deco, Bauhaus, and Neoclassical architecture stands out. It’s also close to some great beaches just south in Ponta D’ Ouro & Ponto Malongane.

Dubrovnik: Not just about Game of Thrones - Image Credit BilbyandBear ©

Dubrovnik: Not just about Game of Thrones - Image Credit BilbyandBear ©
 
As Ranked by BilbyandBear
Destination: Dubrovnik, Croatia
 
Interesting website for the city: tzdubrovnik.hr
 
Is it easy to navigate around? Beyond the city walls you may need to rely on buses.  Within the city walls it is straight-forward.  Although its a big city, the paths are easy to navigate. 2
 
Hostels and Hotels (few, many, tons): Plenty to choose from.  Dubrovnik is a popular tourist destination. 2
 
Best part of the city? The city walls that face the Mediterranean Sea.  Watch from several meters up as the waves crash against these ancient walls.
 
Interesting Fact: There was a siege here during the Yugoslavian crises.  You'll be able to spot bullet holes on the walls of some buildings.

Alicante goes beyond the Volvo Ocean Race - Image Credit: Erik Ohlsson

Alicante goes beyond the Volvo Ocean Race - Image Credit: Erik Ohlsson

As ranked by Erik Ohlsson
 
Destination: Alicante, Spain
 
Interesting website for the city: Alicante.com
 
Is it easy to navigate around? Very easy. 2
 
Hostels and Hotels (few, many, tons): Tons, just by the beach! 2
 
Best part of the city? La Rambla, a vibrant neighbourhood scattered with little bars and restaurants.

Istanbul: where Europe meets Asia - Image Credit BilbyandBear ©

Istanbul: where Europe meets Asia - Image Credit BilbyandBear ©
 
As Ranked by BilbyandBear
Destination: Istanbul, Turkey
 
Interesting website for the city: istanbul.com and  ibb.gov.tr
 
Is it easy to navigate around? Its a large sprawling city, so you'll need to rely on public transport. Unfortunately they are not well linked, so it is not too easy. However, some sights are clustered together which makes it not too bad. 0
 
Hostels and Hotels (few, many, tons): Tons, especially in the tourist area around the Blue Mosque. 2
 
Best part of the city? Its tourist attractions are fantastic. But perhaps nothing can beat the vibe on the main shopping street, Istiklal Street.
 
Interesting Fact: This city boasts to be where Europe meets Asia. It might sound over the top, but you do believe it when you are there, such a diverse array of faces and cultures.