Monte is a small village set high up in the mountains above Funchal, a magical place that was originally designed as a retreat for the Madeiran wealthy to escape the heat of summer.  It is a must on a short trip to Madeira and easy to do in a day, with time still left in...
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Lausanne is probably not the number one destination of choice for tourists visiting Switzerland, being overshadowed by the three main cities, Zurich, Geneva and Bern. However, as I found out recently, a short trip to this picturesque lakeside city is definitely worth the effort. Lausanne sits on the shores of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) and...
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Porto is a wonderful city.  Take a walk around the centre and it’s hard not to fall for the charm of the place: the higgledy piggledy coloured houses sitting on top of each other in the old town of Rebeira, the steep climbs connected by cable cars or funiculars that bring you out onto stunning...
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When I took the advice to visit the sculpture park in Oslo, I’m not sure what I expected; maybe a collection of statues of historical figures associated with the city or an eclectic mix of modern art fashioned by some of the up and coming Norwegian sculptors.  But what I found was neither of these....
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Baden-Baden.  So good they named it twice.  On a dip into to Baden-Baden you will discover how true this is.  A pretty spa town on the edge of the German Black Forest, it has everything you could want: great bars and restaurants overlooking green and leafy boulevards, elegant museums and gardens juxtaposed with ornate flowing fountains,...
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