• Archive for April, 2016

    Joan Miró in Frankfurt

    by  • April 23, 2016 • Art, Exhibitions, Frankfurt

    If you happen to be undertaking a city break over the next few weeks to the city of Frankfurt, there’s a pretty exciting exhibition devoted to one of the great artists of the 20th century that you should make time to see. Entitled ‘Joan Miró – Painting Walls, Painting Worlds’, this exhibition explores a...

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    Budapest – A Tale of Two Cities

    by  • April 20, 2016 • Budapest, City Breaks

    Buda and Pest were two separate  cities until 1873 and are now very different – but equally charming – “cities within a city” Having recently been fortunate enough to visit Budapest for a few days, I’ve come away with a few lasting impressions in my head.  Firstly, this is a very relaxed and friendly city...

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    Trip Advisor’s Top 10 European Landmarks

    by  • April 20, 2016 • Barcelona, Brussels, City Breaks, Europe, Granada, Istanbul, Milan, Paris, Prague, Rome, St Petersburg, Top 10

    Europe’s ecclesiastical architecture celebrated as the finest landmarks on the continent. Following on from yesterday’s top 25 best destinations yesterday, I thought I’d have a look at the top 10 European landmarks as voted for in the 2016 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. Voted for by millions of online users, here’s what they ranked...

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    Trip Advisor’s 2016 Travellers’ Choice – Top 25 Destinations Worldwide

    by  • April 19, 2016 • Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, City Breaks, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Marrakech, New York, Paris, Prague, Rome, St Petersburg

    London, Istanbul, Marrakech, Paris, Prague, Rome, New York, Barcelona, Lisbon, St Petersburg, Amsterdam and Budapest all feature in the top 25. Ubiquitous amongst travel professionals and holiday makers alike, Trip Advisor has just published the long-awaited resulted of the Travellers’ Choice survey for 2016. Topping the poll of the top 25 destinations across the...

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    There’s Much to Do in Munich

    by  • April 18, 2016 • Architecture, Art, Christmas Markets, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Munich, Nature, Religious Sites, Sport

    Capitalise on the capital of Bavaria with a city break in Germany’s third city. Following on from last week’s blog about the UEFA Champion’s League Quarter Final teams, Atlético Madrid, Man City, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have made it through to the last four, with semi-final matches being played late April and early...

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    Barcelona or Madrid, Spain’s top-flight football teams are as impressive as their short break credentials

    by  • April 13, 2016 • Barcelona, City Breaks, Madrid, Sport

    It’s an exciting night for football as four top teams compete for a semi-final place in the UEFA Champions League. Indeed, as I write this, two quarter-final matches are minutes away from kick-off, with sights firmly set on a semi-final place in the prestigious UEFA Champions League. Will Atlético Madrid defeat their arch rivals,...

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    Gauguin’s coming to Copenhagen

    by  • April 11, 2016 • Art, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Exhibitions

    A new exhibition devoted to Paul Gauguin, opens later this week at the NY Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen. Fresh from its success in Milan last year, Copenhagen’s NY Carlsberg Glyptotek is preparing to unveil its latest exhibition devoted to the French Post-Impressionist artist, Paul Gauguin. Entitled ‘Gauguin’s Worlds’, the Copenhagen exhibition is based on its...

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    Warsaw’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews named European Museum of the Year

    by  • April 10, 2016 • City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Religious Sites, Warsaw, World War II

    Pay homage to Warsaw’s Jewish Heritage in the Polish Capital. A few weeks ago I took a look at a few of the shortlisted museums and cultural institutions vying for the title of European Museum of the Year. Yesterday, the winner was announced at a ceremony in San Sebastián, with the coveted title awarded...

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