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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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    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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    Picasso in Paris, Málaga, Marseille, Barcelona and Buitrago del Lozoya?

    by  • March 3, 2016 • Art, Barcelona, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Madrid, Malaga, Marseille, Paris

    Indulge in some cultural cultivation on a city break in Malaga, Paris, Barcelona, Marseille and the outskirts of Madrid. Further to my recent blog rounding up the spring series of exhibitions in Paris, in which the Musée National Picasso Paris is about to launch its ‘Picasso. Sculptures’ temporary collection, I recently noticed another Picasso...

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    European Museum of the Year 2016 – Who Will Win?

    by  • February 24, 2016 • Amsterdam, Art, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Paris, Porto, Sport, Turin, Warsaw

    From Polish Folk Culture to Portuguese Football, this year’s nominated EMYA short list offers a diverse choice of subject matter. Fierce debate and careful consideration is currently underway as the European Museum Forum assesses the nominations for this year’s European Museum of the Year. Having received a total of 49 entries from 24 different...

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    European Best Destinations 2016 – The Runners Up

    by  • February 20, 2016 • Athens, Brussels, City Breaks, Kotor, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Plovdiv, Prague, Rome, Vienna

    From Athens to the Azores, Europe’s Best Destinations are as varied as they are attractive. In my last blog, I talked about this year’s title winner of the fiercely-fought competition, European Best Destination, Croatia’s Zadar. Well, I thought I’d devote this blog to the runners up in the top 15. As you’d expect, there’s...

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    City Breaks with a Scintilla of Science on the Side

    by  • January 10, 2016 • Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Children, City Breaks, Cologne, Exhibitions, Florence, Geneva, Paris

    From Planetariums to Particle Physics, Europe boasts a sensational array of science centres. When discussing the virtues and attractions of Europe’s principal cities, much is made of the historical, political and religious monuments and stunning architecture, the fabulous cultural institutions devoted to art, music and theatre, the rivers and canals that carve their watery...

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