• Food & Drink

    Give Valencia a try – not only for it’s culture but also for its gastronomy.

    by  • July 29, 2017 • City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Food & Drink, Valencia

    Valencia is an excellent city-break destination but it lies under the radar for most tourists. Valencia might not spring to mind when you’re thinking of heading to Spain for a short break, particularly a foodie break.  However for a number of reasons Spain’s third largest city can justifiably be termed one of the top...

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    Enjoy some fabulous food on a European city break

    by  • July 13, 2017 • Budapest, City Breaks, Food & Drink, Krakow, Reykjavik, Rome

    From Goulash in Budapest to Pierogi in Krakow, there are sure to be some tasty local specialities to try in every European city. For many people one of the pleasures of visiting different European cities is in sampling the local food specialities and trying the local beer and wine.  The rise in popularity of many Eastern European...

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    Bologna is One of Italy’s Hidden Gems

    by  • May 26, 2016 • Bologna, City Breaks, Food & Drink

    Bologna makes an ideal city break destination for foodies   The city of Bologna, capital of the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy,  really is a gastronomic delight.  Having recently watched Rick Stein’s programme about the city in his “Long Weekends” series, I was reminded what a charming place Bologna is and how it...

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    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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    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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