Creative Corners City Guides

Creative Corners are a series of city guides written for creative travellers and travelling creatives. We focus on the most inspiring local attractions featuring the best a city has to offer in the arts, architecture, design, nature and style.

Creative Corners - Things to do in Detroit | Madam ZoZo

Creative Corners - Things to do in Detroit

“Why?” was the first question many people asked when I told them I was going to Detroit for a long weekend. It’s undeniable that the crime statistics and news reports are off-putting. However, if you know anything about Detroit’s glory days, you’ll suspect that there is still some duende in this city, and you’d be right. After a three days exploring whatMotor City has to offer, here are my top picks for things to do in Detroit.

Rainbow Bridge - Tokyo | Creative Corners - Where to go in Tokyo | Duende by Madam ZoZo

Creative Corners - Where to go in Tokyo

With a leisurely 10 days to explore Tokyo I covered a lot of ground, and uncovered plenty of inspiration. I’ve written before about how impressed I was at the attention the Japanese give to the smallest details from the cherry blossom motifs decorating the city’s utility covers, to delicately formed sushi rolls and manicured gardens. To my joy, every street I ventured down and even dreaded public bathrooms, were clean and neat as a pin. When it comes to sightseeing you’ll be spoilt for choice, but if you’re creatively inclined my – where to go in Tokyo – may help to narrow the field.

Creative Corners - What to do in Shanghai | Duende by Madam ZoZo

Creative Corners - What to do in Shanghai

Shanghai isn’t the picture of ancient culture I expected from China. Unlike Beijing’s obvious historical legacies, evidence of Shanghai’s quaint, fishing village past is long buried beneath urban sprawl. Only the meandering Huangpu River is old enough to tell the city’s full history. Spending an entire week in Shanghai, I really got to spend some time with the city and here I share what to do in Shanghai for creative inspiration.

Things to do in Singapore - A Creative's Guide | Duende by Madam ZoZo

Creative Corners - Things to do in Singapore

There are many things to love and hate about Singapore. On the positive side, it is extremely safe; for the most part squeaky clean; the tap water is drinkable; and English is one of its three official languages. This is why I joke that Singapore is “Asia for beginners!” The island nation has an extremely efficient airport and continually works to make itself more attractive to visitors.

Creative Corners - Things to do in Pittsburgh | Duende by Madam ZoZo

Creative Corners - Things to do in Pittsburgh

After returning from Australia in January, my February excursion was scheduled as a road trip to Pittsburgh. The weekend getaway got nudged into early March due to some important sights that were closed over the coldest winter months. Therefore my first tip for Pittsburgh is plan your visit for warm weather. There is plenty to explore in Steel City, so I have narrowed them down to my weekend essential things to do in Pittsburgh for creatives and culture lovers.

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