Category Archives for "Europe"

11 Exploring the Many Faces of Krakow, Poland

My mission – to celebrate the end of a long, torturous degree.  My accomplice – Wizz Air.  My destination – Krakow. The drive to Liverpool airport allowed me to play my ‘learn Polish in an hour’ CD twice, meaning when I touched down in Katowice, I could ask for a beer, a policeman and a swimming pool.  Shame […]

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18 To the Heart of Algarve, Portugal

Portugal is one of my favourite countries in the world, and in Algarve the weather’s amazing, the food is better and the people are some of the friendliest I’ve had the chance to intrude upon. And that’s the precise thing I love about Portugal: I didn’t feel like I was intruding. I didn’t feel like […]

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6 A Chamonix Summer in Short (and in shorts)

My comrades and I were approximately halfway through a hastily-planned road trip to celebrate the end of University and having sampled the best that northern Italy had to offer, we had been drawn towards the highest peak in western Europe*, with Chamonix in summer (mont-blanc) seeming like the logical base to explore the Mont Blanc […]

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12 A Natural Wonder: the Fjords in Bergen, Norway

Without a doubt the fjords in Bergen are one of the most attractive natural wonders of the world, and are easily accessible from this quaint town in southwest Norway. Just a 1 hour flight from Copenhaguen, Bergen is that picture perfect Scandinavian town you have seen in travel magazines and brochures: small two-story houses surround […]

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5 What is Malta Like? A Treasure in the Mediterranean

I was imagining what is Malta like as my flight was descending into this Mediterranean archipelago that lies directly in line with the toe of Italy’s boot, and I felt hopeful. I had long suspected that the Mediterranean was vastly overrated and underrated in equal measures. Overrated as a summer destination; underrated as a winter […]

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5 The Best Clubs and Beaches in Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza is undoubtedly a great holliday destination especially for clubbers during the summer season, which runs from May to Septemeber. Ibiza is actually one of the smallest Baelaric islands but it turns out to be the most fun filled and entertaining with world renowned clubs that are extremely popular among tourists- and DJs- from all […]

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9 How to Relax in Tuscany (Italy) for Free

Tuscany is a very popular destination in any season. Art cities,lovely towns and villages, world famous culinary tradition, splendid private villas and Tuscany apartments, friendly people and a fascinating sense of history wherever you walk are the elements that make this region so sought after. Whether  you’re traveling alone, with your partner or visiting Italy […]

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4 Photo of the week

Occuppied by the moors for over 800 years (711-1492) Spain has an overwhelming diplay of Arab influence particularly in the South, where fortresses built by the Romans to defend themselves and islamic architechture mingle with modern day constructions. Perhaps the two most famous pieces of such architechture are the mosque in Cordoba and the Alhambra […]

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7 Insider Tips for Your Island Holidays in Spain

  Spain has been one of the most visited countries in the world for many years, but during the summer months there are two islands that receive more tourists than any other place in the country: Mallorca (Majorca in Catalonian) and Tenerife. Mallorca is the biggest of the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea […]

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7 Photo of the week

Pompeii is a ruined and partially buried Roman city near Naples in the Italian region of Campania. Along with Herculaneum, its sister city, Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of  volcano Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The eruption buried Pompeii under 22 meters of ash and pumice, and it was […]

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What would Dublin ( or Ireland) mean to most of us if there were no pubs or, worse yet, Guiness? Sipping a Guiness in any pud is the quintessential experience of Ireland, and there is a plethora of pubs to choose from.  Along Temple lane you will find all the pubs you  can hit in […]

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Set away in the lush Sierra de Tramuntana valley on the north west side of Mallorca, lies the little village of Valldemossa. Once described by composer Frederic Chopin as the most beautiful place in the world, the little town is just 8km from the coast and charms guests with its pretty stone houses built in […]

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6 Photo of the week

The capital city of Slovakia, Bratislava, is a little gem that offerst a lot to tourists and travelers alike. It can easily be visited in a single day, and with Vienna only 45 minutes away by train the stay can be even more productive. Accommodation is easy to find, with great deals to be found […]

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