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Month: November 2016

Uber: a taxi service on your smartphone

Uber: a taxi service on your smartphone

If you’re looking for a cheap alternative to a hire car on your holidays, especially for city breaks, then Uber could be just what you need. It’s effectively a taxi service that you order directly from an app on your phone. You’ve probably heard about Uber, because it’s become incredibly popular, and is often in the news. There’s no more trying to find a taxi rank, looking up the phone number of a minicab firm, or waiting outside in long…

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Tips for visiting Christmas markets

Tips for visiting Christmas markets

Christmas markets are held in many towns and cities between the end of November and a day or two before Christmas. Medieval squares are decorated with Christmas trees and lights, making an enchanting backdrop to the bustling stalls where you can shop for charming gifts and decorations. Here’s how to get the most out of your pre-Christmas city break: Book your flight early Cheap flights to the largest Christmas markets such as Munich, Cologne and Nuremberg sell out quickly, so…

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Riga: a winter wonderland

Riga: a winter wonderland

The fairy-tale medieval city of Riga, in Latvia, makes an intriguing destination for a winter city break, despite the long hours of darkness and the freezing temperatures. There are plenty of interesting things to see and do, and it is much less crowded than during the summer months. Riga is the perfect destination to rediscover the joys of winter. Things to See and Do in Riga The tradition of decorating a Christmas tree is believed to originate in Riga, and…

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