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Emma
Judging by some of the reactions I have had to my recent weekend away in Hannover, it’s not top of people’s list for a short break in Germany.  And it’s true that it’s probably pipped by the likes of Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and Cologne.  But this doesn’t mean it’s not worth spending some time here –...
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Image: © Elizaveta Galitskaya/ Dreamstime.com To those who have read and commented on my posts this year, a huge thank you. I’ve been fortunate enough to squeeze in a fair few “travel on a time budget” trips, many of which have been one or two nighters. This has allowed me to pack in a lot and...
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I grew up a short drive from England’s Dorset coast. This meant that most Sundays we were bundled into the car for a day out, to spend some time walking along the coast, rock pooling in the bays, followed by an obligatory stop in a local tearoom and a wander around a souvenir shop to buy...
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Anyone who knows me will vouch that I absolutely adore Switzerland.  And other than the fact that it’s a tad expensive, why wouldn’t you? But it’s not just the highly liveable cities, breathtaking scenery and fantastic food, it’s also a favourite for the sheer fact that’s it’s a perfect country to explore if you’re on...
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You won’t be in Hannover long before realising it’s an incredibly green city – there are parks and lakes galore as well as a 1,600 acre forest to amble around.  And although it’s true that the rebuilding of large swathes of the city centre after the World War II Allied bombings focused more on functionality...
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My guide book said that Angra do Heroismo was one of the most beautiful cities in the Azores and a must-see for any visitor to the archipelago which lies in the Atlantic Ocean about 900 kilometres west from the Portuguese coast.  Having spent a couple of days exploring this delightful town this summer, I was...
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Guest post by Monica Castenetto You’ve always wanted to see Hadrian’s Wall, but thought you can’t do it on a time budget? Think again. Granted, in a weekend you won’t walk its 117.5 kilometres in their entirety, but you’ll certainly take in its unbelievable scale, connect with its intriguing history and experience the breath-taking landscape...
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Before arriving in Tirana, I have to confess I knew very little about the city, other than that it was the capital of a former communist country that, until relatively recently, rarely, if ever, featured on a “must-see” list of places to visit.  But it’s increasingly appearing in travel blogs as a place to consider,...
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The Azores, an archipelago comprising nine islands, is a relatively undiscovered destination as far as tourism is concerned. Although the number of visitors is gradually increasing, far fewer people venture here than any other destination in Portugal, with only just over a quarter of a million tourists annually (compared to almost 4.5 million for Lisbon...
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“Blink and you could miss it” was my partner’s observation of Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz, after we’d spent an afternoon there. In some respects, this is true – with less than 5,500 inhabitants, it covers an area of less than 7 square miles and is even smaller than the tiny country town I grew up in.  But...
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