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...

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Mallorca – game, set and match
Jul27

Mallorca – game, set and match

Combine a group of friends, a love of tennis, fine wine and food with a stunning villa and you’ve got the perfect recipe for fun in the sun. It’s become something of an annual tradition for a group of us to pick a country, find a villa with a tennis court and pool that will accommodate all, a location that offers interest and distraction – and then get stuck into full-on enjoyment for a week of games, great dining...

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Calm and charm in the Cotswolds
Jun29

Calm and charm in the Cotswolds

When an English summer permits, there’s no more enchanting a place than Easter Cottage to spend time just chilling in the Cotswolds. We set off with the roof down on a blisteringly hot summer’s day and after an effortless drive turn up, lightly-toasted, at Church Enstone in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds. We’ve eschewed more grand and ostentatious alternatives in favour of investigating the quietly charming and...

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The destruction and delight of Dubrovnik
Jun22

The destruction and delight of Dubrovnik

Few cities can have gone through the same trauma as Dubrovnik and come out glowing as if little had occurred. This magnificent city has endured destruction by earthquake and conflict, yet glows with all its original majesty to be one of the must-visit destinations of the Mediterranean – or more precisely, the Adriatic. This Croatian city dates back to the 7th century and steadily grew as a multicultural seafaring and trading...

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Corfu – charmingly more Greek than Greece.
Jun01

Corfu – charmingly more Greek than Greece.

Corfu wakes up from its slumbers from between May and September each year when the locals exert themselves to earn a few Euros to see them through the winter sojourn. Olive groves rest unattended – it’s too much like work (a convenient practice attributed to local patron saint Spyridon who forbade these labours in a vision) – and the narrow rutted roads inland from the coast deter tourists from overcrowding them...

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Thinking Helsinki?
May25

Thinking Helsinki?

Shedding some light in the darkness… Helsinki is among the world’s northernmost capitals and the lengthy winter, from November all the way up to March, is dark and freezing and must discourage all but those committed to business or depression. The summer, however, is pleasant but extremely short, lasting from early June until late August, which gives the opportunity for a short weekend break. You can see the sights in a...

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