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Month: September 2015

Travel tips to make your holiday a gastronomic delight!

Travel tips to make your holiday a gastronomic delight!

Eating out, when you are away from home, can be something of a double-edged sword. Stay on the tourist trail and you may only find high prices and food that it is a pale imitation of authentic fare. But equally, if you leave things to chance, will you be fortunate enough to discover that one gem in a hidden backstreet? Here are a few tricks of the trade that will improve your chances of eating out as well as the…

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A city break in Ljubljana: castles and dragons!

A city break in Ljubljana: castles and dragons!

Before we start, the Oxford Dictionary suggests you pronounce it Lyoo-blee-AR-na! The Ljubljana Dragon, which sits astride the Dragon Bridge in the heart of Slovenia’s capital, is a sign of power, wealth and greatness – appropriate descriptors for a city whose history is dominated by its influential role as a midway settlement on the strategically important trade route that linked the Danube with the Adriatic Sea. Since 1991, Ljubljana has been the administrative capital of the small republic of Slovenia,…

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Fuerteventura: a paradise at this time of year

Fuerteventura: a paradise at this time of year

Fuerteventura is a paradise island that can be enjoyed all year round, but especially out of season, when prices are lower, the breeze is cooler, and the kaleidoscopic flora and fauna on the enclave reawaken. The oldest island in the volcanic Canary Islands archipelago, Fuerteventura rises from the waters of the Atlantic just 60 miles to the west of the African coast. With its 100 mile-long stretch of beaches, and having been declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve, the island is…

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