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Month: August 2016

Discover beautiful Bruges

Discover beautiful Bruges

The Belgian city of Bruges is an interesting destination for a city break. It is within easy distance of Calais, being under an hour and a half by car, or you can get a Eurostar train from London St Pancras International station. Historic buildings Bruges, or Brugge, is Belgium’s, and perhaps Europe’s, most well-preserved medieval city. Almost every street consists of pristine and attractive houses built in the distinct Flemish style with ornate gables. Popular destinations in the historic city…

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TripAdvisor and travel guide apps

TripAdvisor and travel guide apps

In the last issue of this newsletter we started a new series looking at travel gadgets and travel apps. Last time we looked at airline apps, and this month, Ian from our technical team takes a look at TripAdvisor and some of its lesser-known features, and sees if it can replace a traditional guide book. Tripadvisor is one of the biggest apps out there, and you’ve probably used it, or at least heard of it. The basic premise is that…

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The Big Beach of Ulcinj is Montenegro’s hidden treasure

The Big Beach of Ulcinj is Montenegro’s hidden treasure

Although its near neighbour Croatia attracts the lion’s share of attention when it comes to resorts facing the blue Adriatic, the more modest coastline of Montenegro, to the south, should not be overlooked. One of the most stunning beaches in this part of Europe can be found in this former Yugoslav state. Montenegro is a delightful destination for British tourists with easy access to euros from cash machines and most restaurant meals costing somewhere between £15 and £20 before drinks….

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