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Want to tour a city with a famous person? There's an app for that

By Katie Pisa, for CNN

Updated 9:04 AM ET, Thu April 21, 2016
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The Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town, South Africa, is best known for its history and colored homes painted from lime green to bright pink. VoiceMap provides tours of areas such as this from a local's perspective. The aim is to give visitors a more genuine glimpse of the area. Laura Kiniry
A woman takes an audio tour around Bo-Kaap, guided by a local via VoiceMap. Courtesy Voice Map
VoiceMap co-founder Lauren Edwards on a tour using the app she and business partner Iain Manley created. Courtesy Voice Map
San Francisco offers many quirky VoiceMap tours, including one that traverses areas where the 1906 earthquake destroyed much of the city. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/File
London-based radio producer and presenter Nicki Bannerman gives a tour past the London Eye on the River Thames, towards Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and past Westminster Abbey. courtesy Visit Britain
Singapore's condensed landscape means visitors can quickly tour some of the city's most famous attractions. Singapore Tourism Board
A Parisian street scene just off of the Jardin des Tuileries, one of Coco Chanel's former hangouts. Voice Map tours sites linked to Coco Chanel's life from fashions and jewelry and perfumes, in addition to areas central to the fashion industry of Chanel's time. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/File
The iconic Brooklyn Bridge is part of one of VoiceMap's New York City audio tours, given by a local Brooklyn resident. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A square in Buenos Aires, with its colonial past, has seen a transformation from a remote Spanish colonial outpost to a cosmopolitan capital. And you guessed it, VoiceMap offers a tour through the city's historic center. JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
VoiceMap's Melbourne walk takes visitors down alleyways and lanes and by the riverside. Scott Barbour
Tours of Bangkok include a city where Buddhist temples stand in dramatic juxtaposition to slick skyscrapers. Travel + Leisure
A seafaring Nordic nation, Copenhagen has become known for its gourmet food scene. A VoiceMap tour provides a culinary tour of some of the city's best eateries. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty