• Archive for September, 2014

    Oktoberfest comes to Edinburgh and London

    by  • September 30, 2014 • City Breaks, Edinburgh, Festivals, Food & Drink, London

    Beer Appreciation in the Scottish and English Capitals If you didn’t quite manage to make it to Munich this year for the city’s annual Oktoberfest, fear not for the Scottish capital is preparing its own very special version! Launching tomorrow (Wednesday, 1st October) is the Edinburgh Oktoberfest, a festival of German beer, food and modern...

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    Venice Hits the Headlines

    by  • September 30, 2014 • Architecture, Art, City Breaks, Venice

    Romance Rocks the Waters of Venice as George Clooney Ties the Knot You surely can’t fail to have seen the mass coverage of George Clooney’s wedding this weekend in Venice as he and Amal Alamuddin became man and wife at the city’s sumptuous seven-star hotel, the Aman Canal Grande, in front of a star-studded...

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    Europe’s Colourful Markets

    by  • September 27, 2014 • City Breaks, Food & Drink, Munich, Nice, Venice

    Many European cities have an attractive food or flower market to wander around. When visiting any city I like nothing better than to wander around a colourful market, whether it is selling fruit and vegetables, flowers or local food specialities.  In this blog I take a look at 3 well known markets which are well worth...

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    Luxury in Budapest

    by  • September 25, 2014 • Budapest, City Breaks, Luxury Breaks

    The Hungarian capital can offer some excellent top class hotels   The city of Budapest has come alive in recent years and offers tourists a bewitching mix of history and culture. From the architecture of Buda, to the boulevards of Pest, famous cuisine to thermal baths, there is much to experience on a short...

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    Discover Istanbul…

    by  • September 24, 2014 • City Breaks, Istanbul

    The only city on the planet to straddle two continents, Istanbul truly is a unique city crammed with colour, complexity and contradictions from both Europe and Asia. Visit the stunning Sultanahmet Mosque, haggle for carpets in the Grand Bazaar or try one of the many tempting dishes in the vast selection of trendy and...

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    Bridges of the Balkans and Eastern Europe

    by  • September 24, 2014 • Architecture, Bratislava, Budapest, City Breaks, Ljubljana, Montenegro, Mostar, Prague

    Be it Budapest, Bratislava or the Balkans, don’t miss these city break sightseeing essentials Must-see landmarks in many a European city, the bridges of the Balkans and Eastern Europe rank amongst the most popular and photographed attractions on any short break itinerary, whether it be in Mostar or Montenegro, Slovakia or Slovenia. Here’s a...

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