• Zurich

    Zurich – A liveable city

    by  • September 18, 2017 • Zurich

    I exited the train station tired, dirty and disorientated at 8am that Friday morning. After trying to sleep on a train hurtling through Germany I wasn’t 100% ready for my next adventure, but here I am. I make my way through town along the river, passing the bicycles and trams carrying commuters to work;...

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    City Breaks with a Sporting Sideline

    by  • January 12, 2016 • City Breaks, Cologne, Florence, Funchal, Geneva, Helsinki, Leipzig, Madeira, Prague, Sport, Stockholm, Warsaw, Zurich

    From football to the Olympics, Europe’s sporting prowess extends to its museums. Once again, all the major stars of the football world descended on Zurich last night for the presentation of the coveted annual FIFA Ballon d’Or award. This year, the lucky recipient was Lionel Messi, with 2015 being the fifth time he’s lifted...

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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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    The October Octet

    by  • September 21, 2015 • Art, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Turin, Vienna, Zurich

    From Stockholm to Zurich, Madrid to Milan, there’s an Extravaganza of Exhibitions across Europe this Autumn. As you’ll have no doubt seen from my recent blogs, the arrival of autumn brings about an abundance of artistic offerings as the museums and cultural institutions unveil their fabulous temporary exhibitions, complementing their already impressive permanent collection,...

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    Zurich Invites People to Look Up This Summer!

    by  • July 12, 2015 • Art, Festivals, Zurich

    An open air art festival, “Aufsehen”, will ensure that everyone casts their eyes upwards this summer This summer in Zurich an exciting open-air art festival called “Aufsehen!” will invite people to look up in various parts of the city centre. Barely noticed building façades have been dressed in style, displaying video projections, balloons, or...

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    The February Five: Art Exhibitions in Basel, Amsterdam, Madrid, Zurich and Brussels

    by  • January 22, 2015 • Amsterdam, Art, Basel, Brussels, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Madrid, Zurich

    From Gauguin to Chagall, Europe’s cities uncover some artistic gems from February 2015. Fancy a city break with a cultural twist? As we all know, Europe is chock full of artistic masterpieces, be it the Hermitage in St Petersburg, the Prado in Madrid, the Louvre in Paris or the Uffizi in Florence. And yet...

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