Meandering in Malta – diary of a long weekend
Dec14

Meandering in Malta – diary of a long weekend

Marcus & Emma Doo, our guest writers, great friends and long term residents of Malta put together a wonderful weekend diary for you. We’ve put together what we believe to be an ideal long weekend in Malta and Gozo that would suit those who seek to experience Malta’s culture, history, sights, fine dining and relaxation! We’ve spent enjoyable time in all of these venues at various times, on trips from overseas and...

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Atypically Italian in Rome
Nov23

Atypically Italian in Rome

Our guest writers Jamie & Iza enjoy a weekend in Rome that’s a little out of the ordinary. Our ‘mission’ in Rome is simply to visit as many historical sights and eat as much Italian food as possible during our weekend stay! Therefore, being based in central Rome is going to be essential. Its so easy to end up going around in circles to find a good convenient place to stay so we’re especially pleased to find...

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Ancient & Modern – a hymn for Rouen
Nov09

Ancient & Modern – a hymn for Rouen

The more common use of ‘Ancient & Modern’ is with reference to the Church of England hymnal songs for refreshing worship but it’s perhaps strangely appropriate to the medieval and modern facades…and character of Rouen, France. That’s not to say that one isn’t overwhelmed by religious presence within the city’s confines, called the ‘city of a hundred spires’ by Victor Hugo, what with the imposing Rouen Cathedral that...

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Saint-Valery-sleepy-sur-Somme
Oct26

Saint-Valery-sleepy-sur-Somme

When William the Conqueror assembled his fleet at St.Valery before sailing to attack England in 1066 and Joan of Arc took one last look from her cell within the fortifications before her fiery end in Rouen, little could they have anticipated what a peaceful destination the town would become for many of the nationalities who had previously fought over this strategic location at the mouth of the Somme estuary. Situated on the Picardy...

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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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