• Europe’s Best Marathons

    by  • August 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Whether you’re a seasoned marathon pro or simply planning to make your 26-mile debut, Europe plays host to some of the most exhilarating, challenging and picturesque marathon courses in the world. Of course the marathons of London, New York, Chicago and Boston are renowned, but why not consider one of Europe’s capitals for a...

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    To Paris by Rail or Air?

    by  • August 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Paris is one of the best loved and most visited cities by British tourists, but which is the best way of travelling to the French capital?  For those travellers who live in the south-east of England it would seem an obvious choice to opt for the Eurostar service from London St. Pancras.  Eurostar is...

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    Istanbul – a Blockbuster Backdrop

    by  • August 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    One of my favourite films this year has to be Argo, Ben Affleck’s multi-award-winning thriller telling the story of the rescue of six US diplomats from Tehran during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. And yet given Iran’s fractured relationship with the western world, it probably comes as no surprise to learn that much of...

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    Flamenco, Tapas and Spectacular Architecture in Seville

    by  • August 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    One of the most attractive and historically interesting cities in Spain, Seville is a perfect destination for a short break.  However the Andalucian capital it is not particularly well served by airlines from the UK so its potential as a destination for British tourists remains more limited than it deserves.  Direct flights to Seville...

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    Frankfurt – where Business & Finance meets Culture & Heritage

    by  • August 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Best known as a centre for business and capital of finance for Continental Europe, Frankfurt-am-Main is often overlooked as a city break destination. Perhaps more famous for its futuristic skyline, home to some five million inhabitants and 400 financial institutions including the European Central Bank and the German Stock Exchange, Frankfurt also maintains an...

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    A Stroll in the Park

    by  • August 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Many of Europe’s finest cities are proud of their public open spaces –  green lungs where residents and visitors can go to appreciate nature, play sports and games or just relax and contemplate.  We’ll take a look here at a few of the best examples of beautiful parks right in the heart of major...

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    A Gastronome’s Delight – Part II

    by  • August 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A couple of weeks ago, we took a look at the cities of Paris, Lyon, Brussels and Rome, each enjoying a richly-deserved reputation as some of Europe’s most prominent culinary capitals. This week, we focus on a further four cities renowned for their gastronomic prowess: Barcelona, Istanbul, Copenhagen and Bologna. Barcelona Without doubt, Barcelona...

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    Degas in Copenhagen

    by  • July 31, 2013 • 0 Comments

    If you’re lucky enough to be on a short break in the Danish capital of Copenhagen during the month of August, take time to visit a fascinating exhibition dedicated to the French artist, Edgar Degas, taking place at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek until the 1st of September. Entitled ‘Degas’ Method’, this groundbreaking  exhibition is...

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    A Musical Interlude across Austria

    by  • July 31, 2013 • 0 Comments

    As the German city of Augsburg attempts to rival Salzburg for the coveted title of City of Mozart, we take a look at Austria’s most celebrated links with the world of classical music and indeed how the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert and Strauss continue to play a pivotal role in the culture...

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