Spotted by Locals

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A cityblog network by locals in 23 cities in Europe - with up-to-date tips



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We’re trying to keep a close watch on what’s happening around the discussion about overtourism (read a bit more about what we think about the topic – and what we’re doing). As often the case with many social issues in cities, the distress was...

Rayan Ezzeddine is a Lebanese raised in Zimbabwe. She currently works with UNICEF in Beirut and considers herself a traveler, humanitarian, poet, writer, human rights activist and a global citizen. “I love Beirut for its simplicity, diversity and h...

In recent years Egypt has been in the news a lot, mostly because of the demonstrations against the repressive regime. During the latest series of demonstrations in September and October 2019, 4300 arbitrary arrests were made. The crackdown was harsh...

I once dreamed that I was being photographed while I was on a hop on hop off bus. That was a scary dream. If this had happened in real life I would deservedly never again be taken seriously as a co-founder of Spotted by Locals and someone worried abo...

Rome can feel like a very touristy place if you stick to the tourist highlights. Everybody knows Rome is huge and has a lot more to offer. But how to find the spots where can you escape the tourists? That’s what we’re here for! In this article w...

Sebastian Meier is a former history student, then political journalist in local newspapers, now working for the Bern city government. And promoting his city Bern as a Spotter of course :) We met Sebastian this year in Bern and loved his spots “Bern...

We are proud of our partnership with one of oldest (1919) and best daily newspapers in Greece: Kathimerini. Since 2016, we have produced and published more than 150 (!) weekly “Spotted by Locals” articles for their Saturday edition – online as...