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 Thessaloniki



Thessaloniki might be Greece’s ‘co-capital’, as it’s often referred to within the country, but that’s no reason to skip it. In fact, this city is an ideal gateway to the Balkans, w...

Where the locals go in The Hague



Travelling to the Netherlands? You’re probably considering Amsterdam and/or Rotterdam as possible destinations already, but how about The Hague? The oft-overlooked Dutch city has a...

Where the Locals go in Cologne



The largest city on the Rhine, Cologne seems to have it all, including a convenient location: Brussels, Amsterdam, Luxembourg and Paris are all four hours by train, so it’s worth d...

Where the Locals Go in Sofia



Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria in the beating heart of the southern Balkans (with connections to Romania, Greece, Serbia and North Macedonia), is another frequently misunderstood c...

Where the Locals Go in Malmö



If you’re travelling by rail to the Nordic countries from Northern Europe, chances are you’re going to be crossing the Öresund Bridge. On one side of the bridge is the Danish islan...

Where the locals go in Ljubljana



Just 2:15 hours from Zagreb, 2:40 hours from Trieste, 4 hours from Venice and 6:15 hours from Vienna by train, Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia (note: not Slovakia, that’s Bratis...

Where the locals go in Antwerp



Antwerp: the Flemish medieval wonder and one of northern Europe’s most habitually overlooked major cities. A commercial center of Belgium and the wider Benelux region historically,...

Where the locals go in Belgrade



Putting together a history or synopsis of Belgrade in a few short sentences is no easy task. The “White City” has been at the epicenter of conflicts of great empires for millennia,...

Where the locals go in Sarajevo



They say that Europe has enjoyed more than 70 years of peace for the first time in its history. It might be true in certain respects, but only if one disregards the conflicts that ...

Where the locals go in Podgorica



Podgorica, capital of Montenegro, a small country on the Adriatic sea, part of ex-Yugoslavia. With a population of just over 180,000 and having joined the map of the continent’s in...