Monthly Archives: November 2014

Palma de Mallorca has launched the Palma Pass

27/11/2014 by .

With the backing of The Fundación de Turismo Palma de Mallorca 365, Palma de Mallorca has launched the Palma Pass the Mallorcan capital’s first ever tourism card. The pass, using contactless technology,  gives visitors to the city free access to over 36 different museums, monuments and cultural sights, including Palma’s iconic gothic Santa Maria Cathedral, the Bellver Castle, the Joan Miró Foundation and the Es Baluard contemporary art museum.

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Night Train to Berlin

27/11/2014 by .

On a rainy night in February, I was waiting in Paris’s Gare de L’Est station for the night train to Berlin. Those last four words are loaded with romance. And I was taking this winter journey in search of the romance of rail travel in a European winter.

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Vidago Palace Golf Course

26/11/2014 by .

Standing on the 17th tee of Vidago Palace Golf Course I had no indication of quite what I was in for. It had been quite a round up to that point; negotiating most of the cunningly placed creeks, coping with Augusta like slopes on the giant greens, and  one wayward fairway wood aside, keeping to most of the fairways.

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Jamaica Reggae Marathon gets under starter’s orders

24/11/2014 by .

Over 3,000 marathon runners from around the world will be arriving on Negril as Jamaica’s  Reggae Marathon gets under starter’s orders. One of the world’s most-popular running events takes place on Saturday 6 December 2014, in Jamaica’s party capital Negril.

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WOW Air is flying to the USA from £99

24/11/2014 by .

Iceland’s low-cost airline WOW Air is flying to the USA from £99 beginning in April 2015. The £99 one way fare which includes taxes will depart London Gatwick to both Boston and Washington DC via Reykjavik in Iceland, making it the cheapest current connection between Europe and North America.

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Restaurant at the Randolph

24/11/2014 by .

The restaurant team were all looking a little smug as we were shown to our table at Restaurant at the Randolph, and rightly so considering the restaurant had just been awarded its third AA rosette. Some accomplishment from a kitchen brigade committed to serving only British sourced fresh ingredients. It helps of course if your owners hail from Scotland (especially when salmon is on the menu) and Macdonald Hotels and Resorts has collected over 40 AA rosettes across all its properties.

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