Dimitris Hall

Dimitris Hall is the editor of Spotted by Locals, city guides featuring insider tips by locals in nearly 70 cities around the world. Half-Greek, half-Australian and an Athens insider ("Spotter") himself, he enjoys writing about local travel, sustainability and where culture, nature and technology meet.

Where the locals go in Zagreb



Zagreb, capital of Croatia, might be the ex-Yugoslav city that is most reminiscent of capitals further north, like Vienna or Prague. Its aesthetic leaves little doubt that this is ...

Where the locals go in Vienna



Vienna has somehow got the reputation of being a predictable, musty, glamourous, boring city. It has this historical Central European side, certainly, but this prejudice leaves out...

Where the Locals Go in Ghent



Clamoring for some that classic, pretty, medieval European city feel? There’s definitely no lack of options in Belgium, with Antwerp, Brussels and Bruges all a (cobble)stone’s thro...

Where the locals go in Frankfurt



Frankfurt has the reputation of being a banking city and little else: it’s the HQ of the European Central Bank, after all. Ask the locals, however, and they’ll tell you a completel...

Where the locals go in Turin



Did you know that Turin was the Kingdom of Italy’s first capital? Torino, the capital of Piedmont, or Piemonte, is in the mountains in the foot of the Alps, and is traditionally on...

Where the locals go in Bucharest



Romania initiated its transition from communism almost exactly 30 years ago with the execution of Nicolae Ceaușescu on Christmas Day 1989. Since then, Bucharest has opened up to th...

Where the locals go in Warsaw



Warsaw is figuratively and literally the connector between Europe’s East (Vilnius, Minsk) and West (Berlin). The obvious Cold War associations are still there, but the Polish capit...

Where the locals go in Brussels



Ah, Brussels. The capital of Belgium and… Europe? Well, it is of the European Union at least, and many Europeans closely identify it with all the fun and joy of bureaucracy, politi...

Where the Locals go in Manchester



England and the UK in general is famous for giving birth to railway and is of course a popular European destination to this day. But what percentage of visitors to Britain stray fr...

Where the locals go in Bern



Bern is the capital of Switzerland, and with its central location, is perfectly primed to be an ideal stop if you’re visiting Europe’s highest mountain range. You might think you a...