• Archive for February, 2016

    Vienna – the World’s Best City?

    by  • February 28, 2016 • City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Music, Vienna

    There’s never been a better time to visit Vienna so find out if this claim is right….. According to recent international research, Vienna is the world’s best city to live in.  There is no doubt that it is also a wonderful city to visit and perhaps experience some of those special qualities which have...

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    European Museum of the Year 2016 – Who Will Win?

    by  • February 24, 2016 • Amsterdam, Art, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Paris, Porto, Sport, Turin, Warsaw

    From Polish Folk Culture to Portuguese Football, this year’s nominated EMYA short list offers a diverse choice of subject matter. Fierce debate and careful consideration is currently underway as the European Museum Forum assesses the nominations for this year’s European Museum of the Year. Having received a total of 49 entries from 24 different...

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    European Best Destinations 2016 – The Runners Up

    by  • February 20, 2016 • Athens, Brussels, City Breaks, Kotor, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Plovdiv, Prague, Rome, Vienna

    From Athens to the Azores, Europe’s Best Destinations are as varied as they are attractive. In my last blog, I talked about this year’s title winner of the fiercely-fought competition, European Best Destination, Croatia’s Zadar. Well, I thought I’d devote this blog to the runners up in the top 15. As you’d expect, there’s...

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    Zadar is Crowned European Best Destination 2016

    by  • February 17, 2016 • Architecture, City Breaks, Zadar

    See for yourself “the most beautiful sunset in the world” in this year’s winner of the title, European Best Destination. The 289,000 votes have been cast and the winner announced of the 2016 Best European Destination, a competition organised by the eponymous travel organisation based in Brussels, developed to promote culture and tourism in...

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    It’s Nearly Carnival Time in Basel!

    by  • February 12, 2016 • Basel, Festivals

    Carnival festivities completely take over the Swiss city of Basel for three days every February   The Basel Carnival (or Basel Fasnacht) completely takes over the city from 4am on Monday 15th February until 4am on Thursday 18th, providing a thrilling time for locals and tourists alike.  For almost 700 years this three day...

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