• Food & Drink

    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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    San Sebastian set to become the new European Capital of Culture in 2016

    by  • December 31, 2015 • Architecture, Children, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Film, Food & Drink, San Sebastian, Sport

    Culture abounds in northern Spain as San Sebastián takes on a very important European title. As 2015 draws to a close and 2016 is but a few hours away, the northern Spanish city of San Sebastián is busy preparing for its year-long tenure as European Capital of Culture. Together with the Polish city of...

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    Cologne is a very Special Place to be this Christmas

    by  • December 16, 2015 • Art, Christmas Markets, City Breaks, Cologne, Exhibitions, Food & Drink

    With its Christmas Markets and cultural riches, Cologne reigns supreme this wintertime. Christmas is a magical time of year to be in Cologne, with the larger of its seven annual Christmas Markets taking place in and around the mighty Kölner Dom. Germany’s number one tourist attraction, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and undisputed backdrop...

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