• Ljubljana

    Ljubljana – a green community.

    by  • July 3, 2017 • Ljubljana, Uncategorized

    Ljubljana was a wonderful surprise as I arrived with no expectations or prior knowledge. This city has a very cosy communal feel flowing through it, I felt very much at home here. It’s evident from walking through the city centre that the residents are very proud of their recent European Green Capital award for...

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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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    Marathon Aspirations

    by  • December 27, 2015 • Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cannes, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dresden, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Funchal, Geneva, Girona, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madeira, Madrid, Malaga, Malta, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Naples, New York, Nice, Oslo, Palermo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Rotterdam, Salzburg, San Sebastian, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tromso, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Zagreb, Zurich

    Start 2016 with a spring in your step and a place in one of Europe’s city marathons. If your festive indulgences have left you approaching 2016 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get in shape, then it’s more than likely that you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start the New Year, it’s often...

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    Try Somewhere New!

    by  • November 26, 2015 • Bratislava, City Breaks, Ljubljana, Vilnius

    There are plenty of lesser known European cities which are well worth visiting   The recent terrorist incidents in Paris and subsequent threats in other cities such as Brussels has led to many people being rather worried about taking a short break in one of these major cities.  To look at the situation from...

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    Europe’s Most Distinctive Bridges

    by  • October 2, 2015 • Architecture, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Dresden, Girona, Ljubljana, Venice

    Whether it’s Renaissance architecture or futuristic design, Europe boasts many of the world’s most recognisable river crossings. As a 180-metre-high, glass-bottomed suspension bridge opens to the public in China’s Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, I take a look at some of Europe’s perhaps lesser-known, but no less recognisable river crossings… Bridge of Sighs, Venice It...

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    As Slovenia prepares to celebrate its national day, why not consider a short break in Ljubljana?

    by  • June 23, 2015 • Architecture, City Breaks, Ljubljana

    The Slovenian capital offers much to tempt the city break stalwart. If you’ve done Prague and already been to Budapest, visited Vienna and taken in Krakow, chances are you’ll be thinking you’ve exhausted the classic city break destinations of Central Europe. Yet there is one stunning destination that quietly sits alongside its neighbouring city...

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    Which City will be Crowned Europe’s Best Destination in 2015?

    by  • February 4, 2015 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Innsbruck, Istanbul, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Paris, Porto, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Top 10, Vienna, Zagreb

    From Amsterdam to Zagreb, 20 European cities fight it out for the coveted title of European Best Destination. Voting is currently underway to decide which city is the ‘European Best Destination’ in 2015, a competition organised by the eponymous travel organisation based in Brussels, developed to promote culture and tourism in Europe with tourist...

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