Europe and Middle East

Jakobsweg Culinary Festival in Ischgl

It was a sound I came to look forward to each day; the clanking of a thousand dull bells echoing their intermittent beats across the sweeping Paznaun valley as The Tyrol’s famous dairy cows wandered around snacking on the lush summer Alpine grass.

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Tee off with The Royal Scotsman Golf Tour

The UK’s only luxury sleeper train, The Royal Scotsman, has launched The Golf Tour; a five day journey exploring Scotland’s famed golf courses. Departing from Edinburgh on 18th May and 22nd September 2014, the train will travel through the Scottish Highlands, transporting guests seamlessly between the world class courses, in the height of luxury.

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The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya

“We are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen” so says Gadi Hassin a hotel General Manager well used to Israel’s high end hospitality vagaries we have all come to reluctantly accept; construction not quite finished off properly, landscaping with the odd bit of piping sticking out and service lacking a simple smile or two.

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Prague. A city with two faces

Prague is like the double-faced masques in Mozart’s operas:  one smiles, the other frowns. This is a town which will entice and repel at the same time.

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Madesimo ski resort. Italy’s best kept alpine secret

The Madesimo ski resort is just 30 minutes drive away from Lake Como, the playground of those rich Milanese.

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Egyptian step pyramid uncovered

An Egyptian step pyramid even older than all the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World which also includes the Great Pyramid of Giza has been unearthed by archaeologists in southern Egypt.

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