• Archive for November, 2013

    Krakow – The Jewel in Poland’s Crown

    by  • November 13, 2013 • City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Festivals, Food & Drink, Krakow

    Poland’s second largest city is the most popular tourist destination in the country.  In 2012 the city recorded a record-breaking total of almost nine million visitors. The bulk of these visitors were tourists and the British topped the list of foreign travellers to the city.   Krakow certainly represents superb value as a city break...

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    Beautiful Bruges – an Award-Winning City

    by  • November 11, 2013 • Bruges, Christmas Markets, City Breaks, Food & Drink

    After months of voting, the winners of the 2013 Guardian, Observer and guardian.co.uk travel awards were announced today with some interesting results. Topping the polls for the second year running for the category ‘Favourite Overseas City’ was Tokyo, with San Francisco once again in second place. Replacing Seville, Berlin and Cape Town for the...

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    Europe’s Great City Parks

    by  • November 11, 2013 • Amsterdam, Barcelona, City Breaks, Munich, Nature

    Many European cities can boast wonderful public open spaces. Here are just three of Europe’s best city parks. Parc Guell – Barcelona Parc Guell is one of the most important sights in Barcelona and one of Gaudi’s masterpieces.  Gaudi planned and directed the construction of the park from 1900 to 1914 for Eusebi Guell...

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    Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities for 2014

    by  • November 7, 2013 • City Breaks, Paris, Riga, Top 10, Zurich

    When Lonely Planet speaks, we, as do countless others, listen! Ubiquitous amongst backpackers, this essential travelling companion recently published its top 10 listings for 2014. And as you might expect, there’s some interesting results. Looking in particular at its top 10 city hotspots for 2014, three European destinations make the shortlist in a medals...

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    Moscow – the Riches of Red Square

    by  • November 6, 2013 • City Breaks, Moscow, Religious Sites

    Capital of the world’s largest country, it may come as no surprise that Moscow masquerades as a billionaire’s playground, where a fast-paced lifestyle is second nature to the movers and shakers on the city’s financial and social scene. And yet in amongst the exuberance of wealth and prosperity on display in the hippest nightclubs...

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    Berlin – the German Christmas Market Capital…

    by  • November 2, 2013 • Berlin, City Breaks, Food & Drink

      The magic of traditional German Christmas Markets attracts thousands of tourists every year to cities across Germany. The markets offer a festive shopping experience without the commercialism so prevalent today.  In the German markets you can buy all kinds of Christmas merchandise and gifts, especially traditional items such as crib figurines, toys, wood carvings,...

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