• Archive for March, 2016

    Eurostar to consider plans for a high-speed link to Bordeaux

    by  • March 16, 2016 • Art, Bordeaux, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Film, Food & Drink, Rail, Sport

    Bordeaux City Breaks just four hours by rail from London could be a thing of the future. Eurostar announced today that it is looking into the possibility of a direct rail route between London and Bordeaux. Nicknamed the “vineyard express”, the proposed new route would make use of the new £6.1 billion high-speed line...

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    Aside from all the Art and Architecture, Florence’s Scientific and Mathematical Credentials are also Pretty Impressive!

    by  • March 14, 2016 • City Breaks, Florence

    March 14th is an important date in both the spheres of science and maths. Not only does today, March 14th, represent Pi Day (3/14), a celebration of “π” otherwise known as the mathematical symbol to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately...

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    Pope Francis to Visit Auschwitz this July

    by  • March 13, 2016 • City Breaks, Krakow

    Auschwitz-Birkenau features in the Pope’s Polish itinerary this summer. Plans have been announced for the Pontiff to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp as part of his five-day tour to Poland this coming July, coinciding with his presence at World Youth Day, an international jamboree of Catholic youth, taking place in Krakow. Pope Francis will...

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    Additional Architectural Wonders in Europe

    by  • March 8, 2016 • Antwerp, Architecture, Basel, City Breaks, Cologne, Ljubljana, Paris, Vienna

    Celebrating the architectural genius of Frank Gehry and Richard Rogers (amongst others) across the European continent. I’ve written a few blogs now about Europe’s most distinctive and unusual buildings and each time I think I must surely have exhausted the subject, I come across another surreal structure. With previous blogs devoted to the unique...

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    If You Enjoy Culture – Head to Dresden

    by  • March 4, 2016 • Architecture, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Dresden

    After more than 70 years of reconstruction, Dresden has become a major cultural centre in present-day Germany. Dresden, capital of the eastern German state of Saxony, is distinguished by its celebrated art museums and the classic architecture of its reconstructed old town. The sheer abundance and splendour of the city’s cultural treasures are enough to take...

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