• Archive for January, 2016

    A February What’s On in Madrid

    by  • January 31, 2016 • Art, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions, Fashion, Food & Drink, Madrid, Sport

    From Cleopatra and Kandinsky to Titanic and Georges de la Tour, there’s plenty happening in Madrid this February. In my last blog I looked at easy excursions to undertake venturing outside of Madrid. This time around, I’m sticking with the Spanish capital, yet concentrating on events happening during the month of February, should you...

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    Meanders beyond Madrid

    by  • January 28, 2016 • City Breaks, Madrid, Multi Centre Breaks, Religious Sites, Segovia, Toledo

    Step outside the Spanish capital and you’ll discover a wealth of historic, cultural, religious and architectural treasures. It’s probably a fair assumption that most people planning a city break to Madrid won’t necessarily think to travel much outside the heart of the city centre, let alone outside the capital itself. Yet travel less than...

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    City Breaks with a Sporting Sideline

    by  • January 12, 2016 • City Breaks, Cologne, Florence, Funchal, Geneva, Helsinki, Leipzig, Madeira, Prague, Sport, Stockholm, Warsaw, Zurich

    From football to the Olympics, Europe’s sporting prowess extends to its museums. Once again, all the major stars of the football world descended on Zurich last night for the presentation of the coveted annual FIFA Ballon d’Or award. This year, the lucky recipient was Lionel Messi, with 2015 being the fifth time he’s lifted...

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    City Breaks with a Scintilla of Science on the Side

    by  • January 10, 2016 • Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Children, City Breaks, Cologne, Exhibitions, Florence, Geneva, Paris

    From Planetariums to Particle Physics, Europe boasts a sensational array of science centres. When discussing the virtues and attractions of Europe’s principal cities, much is made of the historical, political and religious monuments and stunning architecture, the fabulous cultural institutions devoted to art, music and theatre, the rivers and canals that carve their watery...

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    Grab a Spot of Winter Sun in Lisbon

    by  • January 7, 2016 • Cascais, City Breaks, Lisbon

    Warm temperatures are predicted over the next few weeks and a short break in Lisbon would be an ideal winter pick-me-up. The Portuguese capital is not known for its consistently sunny weather in winter.  In fact if you were to be in Lisbon at the moment you might be suffering a rather dreary, drizzly...

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    Toulouse-Lautrec in Rome

    by  • January 2, 2016 • Art, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Rome

    City Break in Rome and enjoy a fabulous exhibition whilst you’re there. It’s not often that I get to write about the French artist, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, yet if you happen to be enjoying a short break in the Italian capital before the start of May, you might like to catch this must-see exhibition...

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