• Prague – back to normal

    by  • July 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Almost two months have passed since the city of Prague was making headlines for all the wrong reasons.  The very heavy rain in central Europe over a prolonged period had led to many rivers flooding their banks including the River Danube and, in Prague, the Vltava. Pictures of the worst city centre flooding in...

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    Beautiful Budapest – Beyond the Grand Prix

    by  • July 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    This weekend sees the awesome spectacle of motor racing that is Formula One descend on Hungary at the Hungaroring, situated some 20 kilometres outside the capital, Budapest. The 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix was in fact the first Formula One race to take place behind the Iron Curtain and ever since, has been a regular...

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    Europe’s Glorious Gardens

    by  • July 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Some of the most famous gardens in the world are located in major European cities.  Here I’ll take a look at three of the most impressive gardens:- The Palace of Versailles needs little introduction to most people.  Located on the outskirts of Paris, the garden of Versailles has been described as “the most famous...

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    Congratulations, Chris!

    by  • July 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    For the second consecutive year, a British rider has secured the coveted yellow jersey and won worldwide acclaim for taking the Tour de France crown. Following Bradley Wiggin’s phenomenal win in 2012, Chris Froome has retained the maillot jaune not only for Team Sky, but for Britain too, cementing our status as a veritable...

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    Glorious Ghent

    by  • July 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Today witnesses the dawning of a new era in Belgian history as Crown Prince Philippe officially becomes the new King of Belgium. Playing our own part in marking this momentous occasion, we take a look at another of Belgium’s glorious gems, Ghent. Reminiscent of Bruges, Ghent is a most attractive and vibrant city, thanks to the...

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    Munich – city of contrasts

    by  • July 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Music is famous for its beer festival  – The Oktoberfest – which is held every September and October and features parades, music concerts and other festivities. The first festival took place in 1810 when Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The citizens of Munich...

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    A Gastronome’s Delight – The Best Cities in Europe for Food Buffs

    by  • July 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Be it authentic paella in Valencia, a traditional Neapolitan pizza or mouth-watering meze in a tempting Greek taverna, there’s a seemingly-endless variety of tempting cuisine on offer throughout Europe. And yet, whether you opt for Michelin-starred fine dining, a hearty local speciality or a simple snack, there’s a common and consistent thread running through...

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    Madrid and Toledo

    by  • July 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A veritable treasure chest of architectural masterpieces, intriguing history and unstoppable culture a twin centre break to Madrid and Toledo will take your breath away. Saunter along the Gran Via, unwind in the extensive gardens of the Retiro Park or simply meander through a menu of tapas as you wait for dusk to fall...

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    Delirious about Dalí? A Retrospective in Madrid

    by  • July 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    If you’re lucky enough to be in Madrid this summer, then you’ll be positively spoilt for choice if art appreciation is something of a passion. Not only do you have an absolute wealth of wonders in the Prado Museum, not only do you have the delightful Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza with its Pissarro exhibition (running until...

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