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Emma
Most visitors on a short break to Zurich will find that there is more than enough to keep them amused in Switzerland’s largest city. See for example my other recent posts on spa visit and a trip to the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant).   However, if like us, you visit regularly, and fancy seeing what...
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Of all the things you can spend your time doing on a weekend in Portugal (and it’s a long list!), port tasting in Porto has to be one of the most pleasurable pursuits.  So if you like a tipple, and want to find out more about the highlights in Portugal’s second city, read on. This...
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There are several towns on Lake Como to choose for a short break to the Italian Lakes.  These include Menaggio, Bellagio, Tremezzo and Como itself. However, if you’re looking for a couple of days away in a picture postcard place that is easy to get to, then I’d say you need look no further than Varenna.   This...
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When a friend suggested meeting for brunch in Haus Hiltl, the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant in Zurich, I thought I would be eating in a small cosy room with plates full of hearty traditional Swiss Alpine fare.  Food such as fondue, raclette and potato rosti (all of which I love).  I was, after all, in a...
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I was fortunate enough to visit some amazing places in Europe during 2019.  All of them had a diverse range of interesting things to see and do, and were perfect weekends away.  So, if you’re looking for ideas for weekends away in Europe in 2020, read about some of destinations that stood out for me. This post...
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Christmas is coming!  And with less than 25 sleeps to go, you’re likely to be thinking about what you’re going to buy the loved ones in your life.   But what gifts do you get for someone going travelling?  What things are there that are small enough to take away in your luggage, but don’t cost a fortune?  Read...
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Image courtesy of Thermalbad and Spa People who know me well know that Zurich is one of my favourites places to visit for a short break.  So when a close friend expressed disbelief that I’d yet to try out the Thermalbad and Spa in Zurich, I felt it was time to take the plunge.   Setting aside...
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Visiting the Alhambra is undoubtedly on many people’s bucket lists.  It certainly was on mine.  But if you’re going on a short break to Granada – and want to make the most of your visit to the Alhambra – there are a few things you should consider.  Read on for my top tips for visiting the Alhambra. This post...
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This post contains affiliate links Holidays to Tavira Portugal are wonderful. It is located in the eastern part of the Algarve, a popular area for holidaymakers to visit. The Algarve is Portugal’s most southerly region, and forms a fringe along the Atlantic Ocean. The area is therefore blessed with beaches galore, picturesque white washed villages...
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Julie Andrews sang about the hills being alive with the sound of music in the film of the same title. And that’s exactly what I experienced on an afternoon coach tour during my Salzburg sightseeing break.  Read on for more information on what I was lucky enough to see and do on my Salzburg Sound...
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