• A Magical Musical Mystery Tour of Europe

    by  • June 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    If you were playing a game of word association and someone said ‘The Beatles’, chances are your automatic response would be John Lennon, Paul McCartney or, quite possibly, Liverpool. Yet did you know that Hamburg also claims strong links to the Fab Four, with a dedicated Beatles-Platz – paved black to look like a...

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    Enjoy Venice and avoid the crowds……..

    by  • June 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Many visitors to Venice head straight for St. Mark’s Square or the Rialto Bridge but is it possible to find a few hidden gems as well? The first recommendation is simply to turn off the signposted route from the station to St. Mark’s Square and lose yourself amongst the smaller canals and alleyways.  Here you will...

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    Have children, will travel…

    by  • June 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Looking for a city that offers culture and history for the adults and fun and excitement for the kids? Well, over the next few blogs, as a mum of two with a strong passion for travel, I’ll be looking at the top cities in Europe for young families. The first on my list has...

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    The Obamas hit Berlin

    by  • June 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Fresh from attending the G8 summit in Northern Ireland earlier this week, the Obama contingent descended on Berlin where a spot of sightseeing was the order of the day for the First Lady and her daughters. Accompanied by no less than 8,000 policemen and women, the whistle-stop tour of the German capital incorporated many...

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    Reykjavik – a midsummer experience with a difference

    by  • June 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Rekjavik is the world’s most northerly capital city, lying on the Seltjarnarnes peninsula in south-west Iceland.  The setting, if not spectacular, is certainly extremely picturesque with the silver-blue waters of Faxafloi bay and the slopes of MountEsja as a backdrop.  Reykjavik is by a long way the largest city in Iceland but with only...

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    Parlez-Vous Touriste ?

    by  • June 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The undisputed capital of romance, Paris remains one of the world’s most visited cities and yet Parisians have long endured a reputation for rudeness when it comes to dealing with the 29 million visitors who flock there each year. And with tourism accounting for one in ten jobs in the capital and surrounding region,...

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    Laid-back Amsterdam…

    by  • June 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Amsterdam is a unique city. It’s canals and gabled houses give an historic elegance, plus a wealth of galleries and museums, fine dining and a buzzing nightlife, make it an ideal city break destination. For the perfect introduction, why not take a canal boat tour or perhaps hire a bicycle, it’s the ideal way...

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    Lisbon – the friendly city

    by  • June 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Recently named as one of the friendliest cities in the world in a Tripadvisor poll, Lisbon’s capital city has a lot to offer the tourist who enjoys a mixture of history and culture. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest city in Western Europe. Julius Caesar made it...

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    Pick of the Parks

    by  • June 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Think of Paris and your touristic checklist would undoubtedly include the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. A trip to Rome meanwhile would undoubtedly incorporate the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the Vatican. Yet, the cities of Europe play host to some truly beautiful and often overlooked parks, hidden gems...

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