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‘One Day In’ Series

Only have a day or two to explore a destination? Here are some great ‘One Day In’ options to pack more in and hopefully tick some boxes.

Day Trip to Bruges

Day Trip to Bruges

The medieval fairytale town of Bruges in Belgium is considered by many, one of Europe’s prettiest towns. Beyond the picturesque facade, Bruges also invokes thoughts of beer, waffles, chocolate and the black comedy In Bruges. The sole reason many people even know of Bruges. Pretty cobbled lanes sprawl from central market squares where horse-drawn carriages trot purposefully through town. Swans…
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One Day In Lisbon

One Day In Lisbon

If you find yourself in Lisbon, Portugal short on time with a “must do” list a mile long. Never fear.  In Lisbon, if you are a little savvy, it is easier than you think to pack a lot of the cities best sites into one day.  One Day in Lisbon Grab a Lisboa Card The Lisboa Card is a great…
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Nicosia, A Tale of Two Cities. Crossing The Border in Cyprus

Nicosia, A Tale of Two Cities. Crossing The Border in Cyprus

“There is something evocatively appealing about experiencing two intrinsically different cultures with such ease” Cyprus is so much more than a lazy beach destination. While visiting the capital may not be on the top of the “To Do” list for many of the islands visitors, for those who do peel themselves off the sun lounge will be rewarded with a…
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One Day In Old San Juan Puerto Rico.

One Day In Old San Juan Puerto Rico.

As you wander the characteristic blue cobblestone streets and around the small plazas that dot the fortified city, you can’t help but constantly look up at the kaleidoscope of colours of the beautifully preserved colonial buildings. The little city manages to create an atmosphere which can be both sleepy and vibrant.  This is the atmosphere of Puerto Rico. Laid back and very colourful.…
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South of France. La Cite de Carcassonne.

South of France. La Cite de Carcassonne.

In southern France’s Languedoc region, you will find La Cité de Carcassonne, a magnificent medieval walled city and one of France’s most famous monuments. We have mixed feelings about Carcassonne. Admittedly, when the double walled impenetrable fortress with its 52 watchtowers suddenly appears, it is impressive, in a Disney fairytale castle kind of way. Then as you arrive at the site…
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Visit Spain Without Leaving France. Introducing Llivia.

Visit Spain Without Leaving France. Introducing Llivia.

Not far from the Spanish border in the French Pyrenees is a tiny picturesque town by the name of Llivia. Llivia is a small Spanish enclave completely surrounded by France. At around eight square miles in area with a population somewhere in the vicinity of 1500, much like Gibraltar, Llivia is a historical and cartographical anomaly. Separated from Spain by a…
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s New Capital Of Culture.

Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s New Capital Of Culture.

Is Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s culture capital?  Named the European Capital For Culture 2019, it’s quite likely Plovdiv will surpass Sofia as Bulgaria’s new culture capital. The second largest city in Bulgaria, we were immediately enamoured with this pretty city. Much in the way Riga, Latvia’s culture capital won our hearts. Five centuries ago, the area of Kapana or “The Trap” in Bulgarian,…
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Top Things To Do In Oxford For Under A Fiver.

Top Things To Do In Oxford For Under A Fiver.

Oxford is one of the most recognisable cities in Britain next to London. The oldest university in the English speaking world and one of the most prestigious. Oxford holds high celebrity status not only for it’s long and impressive list of famous graduates from around the globe, but also as the backdrop for many films and TV series.  The most famous…
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A Locals Guide To Istanbul

A Locals Guide To Istanbul

Over the past year, we have taken quite a shine to city tours, which is not something we were really into before. The private kind of tour that give you a local’s perspective on a city. The kind that enable you to see all the good bits at your leisure, while skipping queues, missing the crowds and getting better access…
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