Trip Reviews

Hiking and Biking in the Algarve

15/03/2018 by .

You’re not going to find mountains in this part of Portugal, the most you’ll get are gentle hills, but these are sufficient to give you a cycling work out.

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Insider Guide to Basel

Is Basel, the art hub with culture unlimited, hot on the heels of Geneva in the race for weekend-break Travel Oscars? And is the city on the Rhine leading the charge of the land-of-milk-and-money up the global happiness leagues?

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Guide to Zanzibar

25 km off the coast of Tanzania, this gorgeous island goes beyond the sunshine stereotype of “beaches, booze and bling.” It is literally full of history.

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Art Rotterdam Week

Art Rotterdam Week is every February and the 19th edition comes bigger and better than ever. The main event, Art Rotterdam takes over the entire ground floor of the iconic 1920’s Van Nelle Factory,

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Kurent Festival in Ptuj

Huge shaggy horned giants, wielding clubs are chasing me down the cobbled street. The noise from the huge cowbells hung from chains around their waist is deafening. They follow me through squares lined by medieval houses, monasteries and churches. This is the Kurentovanje, the Slovenian equivalent of Mardi Gras, and one of the world’s top ten carnivals.

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Montpellier. Modern metropolis with a mediaeval heart 

Anthea Gerrie reports on Montpellier, a vastly under-visited city in southern France. It’s a modern city but with a mediaeval beating heart.

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