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The Wonders of Staying at a Romantic Hotel in Paris

Paris is affectionately known as the ‘City of Love’ and not without good reason. It holds the coveted prize of being the most visited city in the world thanks to the amorous setting that includes the Eiffel Tower and the beautiful backdrop of the River … Continue reading →

What to Expect When Going on Holidays to Spain

With the second largest tourism industry in the world, Spain has plenty to offer any visitors to the country, which includes the mainland of Spain, as well as the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. Here is a brief overview of what people can expect … Continue reading →

The First Lesson in Italian Expresso

If you are fan of the Italian kitchen and the great wines that come along with it you should be aware that another imperative part of the Italian culinary culture is coffee.

Visit Florence in January

The term “tourist” has somewhat of a bitter, negative taste to it. Nobody really wants to be called a tourist when going somewhere and we all have this image in our head of a poorly dressed person, with a camera around their neck, fanny pack, … Continue reading →

Holiday Highlights in Madrid

A highlight of the holiday season in every city are the decorations and the opening of Christmas spectacles. There is often one particular night on which the Christmas lights collectively are being turned on accompanied by the opening of Christmas markets.

Helsinki in Finland a City of Diversity

Visit the remarkable city of Helsinki in Finland

Helsinki is a fascinating historical European city with its very own archipelago, Helsinki is the capital city of Finland.  This modern city offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle that has something for every kind of twenty first century traveler. The seasons provide a fresh change from the … Continue reading →

The Berlin Underworld Tours

Berlin Underworld

In the Berlin underground train system, there’s a particular green door. Thousands of people pass it everyday on the way to work, completely oblivious to what’s behind it. But here, where no one would think otherwise, you can get a taste of Berlin’s bizarre recent … Continue reading →

Spain’s Lesser Known Cities Explored

If there is one country in Europe – or indeed the world – which has more than its fair share of beaches, cities and islands to visit, it is surely Spain. There is quite simply too much for the average person to see and do … Continue reading →

Catalan Christmas Traditions

Living in a different country such as Spain it is always interesting to see how other cultures celebrate holidays we share. With Christmas right around the corner I thought I’d share some Catalan Christmas traditions that I find interesting.

Useful Smartphone Apps to Explore Berlin

Everyone is getting one and if you have one it is one true reliable companion. I am talking about the smart phone. With the growing number of smart phone users more phone applications hit the market to make our life a bit easier.

Getting Around in Venice

Venice is a city of canals and unlike many other places the public transportation system is based on water for the most part. On land the best way to get around is on foot. To have a true Venetian experience you most certainly won’t rely … Continue reading →

The Lesser Known Island Gems of Venice

Visit the Islands of Venice

Wandering the labyrinthine streets, indulging in rich coffee and gelato, sampling the local pizza and pasta options, shopping on the Rialto Bridge, and relaxing in the Piazza San Marco are all fabulous ways to spend your time in Venice. It is not uncommon for visitors … Continue reading →

Now is the time to visit Seville

If you are thinking about a vacation in the south of Spain you usually plan for the summer time, right? Andalusia has one of the warmest climates in Europe. During the summer Sevillanos keep their cool by avoiding the midday sun and drinking their beer … Continue reading →