Because you’d expect it in Amsterdam!
Oct12

Because you’d expect it in Amsterdam!

Don’t go hunting for something different in Amsterdam – embrace the stereotypes of sparkling diamonds and red lights, cheese, canals and cannabis, art, architecture and windmills. 177 resident nationalities and seventeen million tourists per annum give you an idea of the hectic eclectic kaleidoscope of culture and concentrated interests within the city, offering a welcome for everyone. It’s too easy to dismiss Amsterdam because it’s...

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Budapest – a tale of two cities
Oct05

Budapest – a tale of two cities

It seems almost prophetic that the act of combining the two towns of Buda and Pest on November 17, 1873 also created two faces of a city that has become renowned as one of the most beautiful in Europe. Whether it’s old and new, hilly and flat, art and architecture, conflict and peace, tyranny and freedom, independence and unity or culture and barbarity, Budapest provides a mesmerising dual insight into European history, visually...

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The true spirit of France
Sep28

The true spirit of France

The little known village of La Bastide d’Armagnac epitomises the genuine essence of France Draw a triangle with Bordeaux, Toulouse and Biarritz at their corners and you’ll find a sleepy gem of a medieval village nestled at its centre. It’s also just off the A65/E7 road, midway from Bordeaux to Pau. Les Landes area of France on the Aquitaine coast to the west of France is less visited than many areas but offers a diverse and...

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Tuscan Reflections
Sep21

Tuscan Reflections

Four fun filled days in four fantastic Italian cities Why not consider seeing some of the highlights of Tuscany for yourself on this compact short break. Although we’ve toured the whole of Italy at different times – we take every opportunity to return. This time, with a long weekend in mind, we take a short flight to Tuscany with the intention of spending time in each of four cities – Pisa, Florence, Siena and Lucca. We land in...

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There’s so much more to Bergen than Bryggen
Sep07

There’s so much more to Bergen than Bryggen

Well known for its wooden wharf-side buildings that lean on one another for support, the World heritage site of Bryggen annually attracts thousands of sightseers and artists who clog the narrow alleyways in search of artisans, easels and esoteric clutter that belies its old trading and seafaring heritage. The nearly sixty buildings that date from after the fire of the early 1700’s were rebuilt in the 12th century style and look as if...

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Aalborg – a puzzle of pictures
Aug10

Aalborg – a puzzle of pictures

This thriving little town at the narrowest point of the Limfjord that cuts through Jutland, Denmark, is a real puzzle. It’s not easy to summarise this colourful city, as it seems to have been made out of three different puzzles with their pieces randomly fitted together to form just one picture. As the European Commission concluded that the citizens of Aalborg are the most satisfied people with their city in Europe, then this amalgam...

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