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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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.

An Expert Guide to the Best Mexican Food around Williamsburg, Brooklyn

I would consider myself somewhat of a Mexican food expert, as I’ve had hundreds of Mexican meals in my 25 years on this Earth. After moving to Williamsburg I made it a goal to try as many Mexican spots around me so I could find the best of the best. After countless tacos, burritos, and enchiladas, here we have it: my guide to the best Mexican joints in my fave neighborhood! Hope you enjoy!

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A Perfect Road Trip Chasing Waterfalls and Coastlines through Oregon, USA

My best friend and I went to Oregon with one plan: to get to the coast. Traveling with no plan might seem super stressful to some but for us, it was AMAZING. We had the whole state open for exploring! As the water creatures that we are, we were naturally drawn to water and spent most of our time chasing waterfalls, lakes, and exploring the beautiful coast. It was the best feeling to wake up and think “Okay, where should we venture to today?”. Instead of feeling stressed about having to be at a certain place at a certain time, we could explore as we pleased. I’m so excited to share this journey of a lifetime with you! Scroll down to see and hear about my adventure.

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The Perfect Foodie Day Supporting Black Owned Businesses in Montreal, Canada

As the city with the second biggest population in the country, Montreal prides itself on being one, if not THE most culturally diverse city in Canada. With over half of its population being made up of immigrants from all over the world, the food scene reflects more and more the mosaic of cultures the city is made up of. The BLM movement has created momentum and space for each one of us to think about what we stand for and wish to see in this world, so I took it upon myself to dig deeper and create a foodie day supporting black-owned businesses all over town. I want to thank every one of the employees and owners that took the time to share with me and let me into their places of work; I cannot wait to discover more. Scroll down to check out a few of the incredible #paoworthy spots that can feed your stomach as much as your soul while you make your way around the city!

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