• Archive for April, 2014

    A May Day Celebration

    by  • April 29, 2014 • City Breaks, Krakow, Milan, Paris, Prague, Rome

    May Day is approaching;  the festival which dates back many centuries is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night.  In the late 19th century the day became associated with the International Labour Movement and  was also called Labour Day or International Workers Day.  In many countries it...

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    Reykjavik and Northern Lights tour…

    by  • April 29, 2014 • City Breaks, Reykjavik

    The most northerly capital of the world, Reykjavik is not your typical European capital. Yes, you will find all the cultural trappings of a large 21st-century European city but its low-level wooden buildings with their traditional corrugated roofs create the appearance of a small, rural town rather than a major city.  And then of...

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    Bob Dylan in Copenhagen

    by  • April 28, 2014 • Architecture, Art, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Exhibitions, Music

    Showing off his artistic prowess as opposed to his legendary musical flair, Denmark’s Museum of National History, situated in the magnificent fairy-tale setting of Frederiksborg Castle to the north of Copenhagen, is currently the proud host of not one but two exhibitions of paintings by American singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan. Only exhibited once before at...

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    Vienna & Bratislava…

    by  • April 16, 2014 • Bratislava, City Breaks, Vienna

    The former capital of the Hapsburg Empire is a living work of art, still as beautifully refined as ever and proud to display treasures from eras of its long colourful history. A leisurely rail journey takes you over the border to Slovakia and Bratislava. This small historical city spread on both banks of the...

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    For Something a Little Different Try Bucharest

    by  • April 16, 2014 • Bucharest, City Breaks, Culture Breaks

    Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of “Little Paris”), Romania’s capital city offers the tourist an intriguing mixture of experiences.  A city of great contrasts, Bucharest’s grey housing blocks from Ceauşescu’s brutal communist era clash with...

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