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Emma
I wrote a few months ago about places to visit in Autumn 2020. Now that travel restrictions are easing in many places, I thought I would provide a round-up of suggestions for short trips to Europe in 2021. This post sets out 9 places to visit in 9 months’ time: places to consider for a...
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Famous for its port wines, Portugal’s second city has much more to offer visitors than a tasting session at one of its renowned port-wine lodges.  There are many things to do on a Porto city break. Boasting a UNESCO World Heritage centre, arresting views of the River Douro with its iconic suspension bridge, and a...
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Morocco’s top tourist destination Marrakech offers a fascinating blend of the exotic and the strangely familiar. Perhaps this is why short breaks to Marrakech are so popular.  You wade through the souks, passing the traders beckoning you to purchase their beautifully designed local crafts. There are elaborate rugs, pots and vases; piles of colourful, perfumed...
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Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg, may be one of Germany’s less heralded cities. But this doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of things to do over a long weekend. What’s more, if you wanted to extend your stay, there are some great day trips from Stuttgart to be had. It is ideally located for visiting some of Germany’s...
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Thanks to its political isolation for nearly half a century, Albania has, understandably, rarely figured as a destination of choice on the tourist trail. That’s a shame because the country will undoubtedly captivate you. We certainly found this on a short break to its capital Tirana a few years back.  What’s more, there are a...
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People who know me know I love Zurich.  It’s one of my favourite cities (and  favourite countries).  As the largest city in Switzerland, it has so much to see and do: a chocolate box old town, a crystal clear river that runs through the historic centre and a glacial lake from which you can see...
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Times are tough at the moment.  We all need to stay safe and well and this means remaining at home. But if you’re like me and love travelling and seeing new places, this doesn’t mean you have to stop dreaming.  And it doesn’t mean you have to stop planning where you might go when we’ve all got...
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We recently spent a long weekend in Marrakech.  This is a fascinating city with a rich history and plenty of things to keep the intrepid traveller busy.   But before I went I knew that one of the things I definitely wanted to do while I was there was experience one of the Marrakech hammams (essentially a...
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Lyon is generally recognised as being France’s gastronomic capital. But it’s not all about eating here (although that does play a big part!). There are lots of other things to see and do on a weekend in Lyon. As France’s third largest city, Lyon has a generous sprinkling of attractions to keep visitors occupied for...
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When I was looking for where to eat in Lyon and realised I was literally staying next door to Lyon’s “famous” Brasserie Georges, I had to pay it a visit.  I’d read about how sumptuous the food was, so I thought it fitting to check it out.    That way I could sample some dishes for myself...
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