The Anti-Dote to Getting Lost in a Strange City – the Guided Travel Article

It is a frightening experience getting completely lost in a large, strange city. I still remember my blind panic as I galloped down a road in Rome with five minutes to go before pick-up time. Expected landmarks did not appear and the buildings on either side of the road were thinning out. Finally, it occurred to me that although I was on the right road I was going the wrong way. Even worse, I was the guide on that tour and to be late would be unforgivable.
Fontana di Aesculapius, Villa Borghese in Rome
I had visited Rome many times before but on this occasion I decided to go off piste and visit some places I had never been to before. Villa Borghese was my target and having found the entrance very easily I was not concerned about finding my way out again. The Villa is a large park with interesting buildings and monuments which had distracted me. I did an about turn and raced back down the road. Only three minutes left to get there. As I emerged from the park I spotted a familiar bus. It was my bus and the driver recognised me, even though we had met for the first time that morning. He was able to stop and I jumped aboard.
temple of Aesculapios in the Garden Lake of Villa Borghese, Rome
By the time we reached the meeting place I had regained my composure and my companions were impressed that I was already on board the bus. I was already planning my return to Villa Borghese the next day, a free day, as I knew it would be ideal for a GPSMyCity guided travel article. Indeed, if I had had one with me that day I would not have got lost and I could have found the main sights at Villa Borghese more quickly.
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Visit the website GPSMyCity where you will find thousands of these articles from cities all over the world. For a small fee you can download the app of a city you want to visit. Once you have the app on the phone that is all you will need for a successful visit. The app will show you exactly where you are on the map and guide you from place to place. It could not be easier. The original travel articles are also available from this website free of charge. Once downloaded you can read it when you wish without having to be connected to the internet.

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Here are some guided travel articles you may like to try.

A Memorable Encounter in Bordighera on the Italian Riviera

I wasn’t exactly lost when exploring Bordighera I just could not find what I was looking for. So I asked a gentleman who passed me pushing his bicycle up a hill in the old town of Bordighera. Not only did he give me directions he then decided to take me there himself. Had it not been for his help I would never have seen one of the most interesting places there. This article is now featured on GPSMyCity as a Guided Travel Article to download use the Article Page URL or Link to the iOS article app

Giardino Esotico Pallanca above Bordighera in Liguria, Italy

Inuyama a Japanese History Book

Inuyama is a small town in Japan but it has two fascinating historical sites. One is an ancient wooden castle flanked by two temples. The other is the Meiji Mura open-air historical theme park featuring buildings from all over the world that were built during the Meiji period (1868 – 1912). This article is now featured on GPSMyCity as a Guided Travel Article to download use the Article Page URL or Link to the iOS article app

Red torii gates and Inari fox of the Sanko Inari Shrine in the grounds of Inuyama Castle in Inuyama, Japan

Horta, Charming Capital of Faial Island in the Azores

Horta has a very unusual feature in its harbour – hundreds of paintings on the walls and rocks done by sailors visiting the town. On a clear day, across the sea, visitors can see the volcano on Pico Island. This article is now featured on GPSMyCity as a Guided Travel Article to download use the Article Page URL or Link to the iOS article app

Island of Pico from Horta harbour on Faial Island in the Azores

Weymouth in Dorset – a Royal Favourite

Weymouth is a lovely fusion of historical buildings offering modern experiences and old-fashioned fun. This article is now featured on GPSMyCity as a Guided Travel Article to download use the Article Page URL or Link to the iOS article app
Nothe Fort in Weymouth, Dorset, UK

The Walks of Wareham in Dorset

Wareham is surrounded by easy walks at the end of which visitors can enjoy some refreshment in its riverside pubs. This article is now featured on GPSMyCity as a Guided Travel Article to download use the Article Page URL or Link to the iOS article app
The Quay on the River Frome in Wareham, Dorset, UK

A Warm Welcome Awaits in the Dorset Town of Wimborne

Wimborne https://www.visit-dorset.com/explore/towns/wimborne-minster is famous for its minster but there are other interesting sights to visit as well. The model town is great fun. This article is now featured on GPSMyCity as a Guided Travel Article to download use the Article Page URL or Link to the iOS article app
Wimborne Minster in Wimborne, Dorset UK

Christchurch – A Dorset Diamond

Christchurch https://www.visit-dorset.com/explore/towns/christchurch is a really interesting town that features the Priory, a massive church, fascinating ruins and pretty riverside walks. This article is now featured on GPSMyCity as a Guided Travel Article to download use the Article Page URL or Link to the iOS article app
Ruins of the Norman House in Christchurch, Dorset UK

Hardship to Holidaymakers on Pico Island in the Azores

Pico island in the Azores has achieved an incredible feat by turning their struggle to survive in a hostile environment to informative tourist attractions. This article is now featured on GPSMyCity as a Guided Travel Article to download use the Article Page URL or Link to the iOS article app
Arcos do cachorro on Pico Island in the Azores

Ponta Delgada, a Portrait in Black and White

Ponta Delgada, the capital of the island of São Miguel Island and Azores archipelago of Portugal is a treasure trove of traditional black and white architecture. This article is now featured on GPSMyCity as a Guided Travel Article to download use the Article Page URL or Link to the iOS article app
New Zealand Christmas tree in Ponta Delgada on the Island of São Miguel in the Azores

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About the Author - Valery Collins
London, England

I have been addicted to travel since I was three years old and escaped from the confines of the family home and set off for Windsor – on foot. After qualifying as a solicitor I took a gap year and worked as a tour leader on a freelance basis. That was 20 years ago and I am still working as a tour leader. Over the years I have ridden camels, horses and an ostrich, walked and skied in mountains and followed the Inca trail and climbed towers and temples. I write honest reviews of my travels in the hope it will inspire others to follow in my footsteps.

Valery on the Zugspitzplatt above Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria

Recently I became a regular contributor to GPSMyCity and my city guides have been converted to Guided Travel Articles This week, 06 to 12 November 2017, you can try three of my guided travel articles free just click here.

Valery Collins