An app for the world's hidden gems

Pao (say “pow”) shows you the coolest spots in whatever city you’re in.

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Post your favorite spots from around the world. Pao will organize them into your own beautiful profile.

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Search through hidden gems only, no tourist traps or negative reviews. Only the best.

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No information overload. Sleek design and minimalism is what Pao is all about.

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Pao users are doers who just want to find and share the coolest spots as they experience the world.

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Check out our Pao Blog to get a feel for the hidden gems you’ll find on the app. From the best taco joints to secret European villages, Pao highlights the coolest finds around the world.

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An Expert Guide to the Best Sandwiches in San Francisco

From mouth-watering breakfast sandwiches to classic deli subs, San Francisco is home to some of the best sandwiches out there! We’ve put together a list of 10 of the best spots to get sandwiches across the city. These delicious sandwiches are perfect to enjoy at one of San Francisco’s many parks or while strolling through one of the city’s lovely neighborhoods.

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A Weekend Guide to the Hidden Gems in Glasgow, Scotland

After spending a summer studying abroad at the University of Glasgow, I fell in love with the city. I truly believe that Glasgow is home to the kindest and funniest people in the world. It also has a great food scene and is full of all sorts of cool music and art. I hope to go back someday, but for now, I will relive all my memories by writing about the perfect weekend in Glasgow.

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10 Posh Spots for an Unforgettable Afternoon Tea Experience

The tradition of afternoon tea is credited to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, who began the habit of ordering tea and cakes to her room to keep full until dinner. She decided to invite friends over for the activity, and soon the tradition took hold. By the late 1800s, it was common for the British elite to enjoy afternoon refreshments at elegant tea parties. For the working class people who couldn’t take a break until later in the afternoon, the tradition became known as “high tea,” named after the tall stools the workers would sit on. Afternoon tea is one of the most quintessential English customs and can today be enjoyed all around the world. Here we have highlighted some of the coolest tea experiences uploaded to Pao that each add a new touch to the 19th century tradition. With so many different options, at least one of these spots is sure to be your cup of tea!

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