• Extraordinary Edinburgh…

    by  • June 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Every August, Scotland’s cultural capital Edinburgh, bursts into life with the jolly jamboree that is the Fringe Festival. Comedy, music, cabaret and a multitude of other vibrant entertainment take place in various venues across the city.  It’s the perfect time for an Edinburgh City Break. Of course, there is plenty to discover beyond the...

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    A Viennese Waltz…

    by  • June 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Vienna, former capital of the Habsburg Empire will delight you with magnificent architecture and imperial treasures and intrigue you with its fascinating history and cultural heritage. There is much to see, from Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral to the Imperial Palace, the Art Nouveau splendor of the Secession, the magnificent baroque palace Schönbrunn, the Museum...

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    Last Chance to See…Kandinsky in Brussels

    by  • June 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Calling all Kandinsky fans! If you’re quick, you might just make it to the last few days of a rather special exhibition currently taking place at the Fine Arts or ‘Musée Oldmasters Museum’ (to give it its official title) in Brussels, devoted to one Wassily Kandinsky and his peers. Entitled ‘Kandinsky & Russia: To...

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    The Vikings return

    by  • June 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Officially unveiled by Queen Margrethe of Denmark last week, Copenhagen’s National Museum has just launched a rather spectacular exhibition entitled ‘Viking’, presenting a modern-day representation of the Viking age and their love of adventure, savagery and desire to conquer. The exhibition comprises four central themes – international contacts, power and aristocracy, war and warriors...

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    Gladiators, gelato and an ancient history lesson in Rome

    by  • June 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Spellbinding art, stunning architecture and ancient ruins may not be top of the list when planning a holiday with children in mind but Rome has much to offer the younger visitor. Children, especially younger ones will love throwing coins in the Trevi Fountain to ensure they return to Rome one day. They will be...

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    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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