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Visiting Mallorca in the Balearic Islands

A small, town hugged the shoreline and the smell and fragrances of bougainvillea and pine trees filled my nostrils. Fishing boats chugged out to sea and my fellow guests scattered their towels and lounged on the veranda, soaking up the morning sun. I was to discover a region of untold beauty, of dramatic scenery with […]

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July 5, 2013 by | Comments Off on Visiting Mallorca in the Balearic Islands

The Dorsoduro District of Venice

One of the most enduring and increasingly fashionable districts of Venice, Dorsoduro. juts out from San Polo and lies to the South of San Marco with its tip almost opposite the Doge’s Palace.  It also embraces two islands across the canal to the south, Giudecca and the less fashionable, Sacca Fisola.

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March 20, 2013 by | 2 Comments

London 2012: A Guide to London Olympic Park

Food hall Westfield Stratford City

In the summer of 2012, London will be awash with visitors from all over the world as the capital hosts the XXX Olympic Games from July 27th to August 12th and the Paralympics from August 29th to September 9th. While events will be scattered over venues throughout the southeast of England, the centerpiece of the […]

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July 13, 2012 by | 4 Comments

A Night at the Opera in Verona, Italy

L'Arena in Verona, Italy. Photo courtesy of AroundTuscany via Flickr.

Verona is famous for its music and especially its opera, which takes place in the former Roman amphitheater, l’Arena, next to the Piazza Bra in the center of this beautiful city. A venue more renowned for gladiatorial combat and games (ludi), it has been transformed into one of the wonders of the world, with over […]

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May 22, 2012 by | 1 Comment

[VIDEO] East London Walking Tour with Lunch

Brick Lane

Take the guided walk through the heartland of the City of London and savour the splendour of the monuments to Britain’s imperial past. Wander through cobbled streets and alleyways and be transported back in time from Saxon and Roman London to the present where towering skyscrapers stand as symbols to London’s financial strength. Finish in […]

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March 20, 2012 by | 1 Comment

[VIDEO] Tower of London and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

Thames River cruise

Step aboard the spacious River Liner outside the Houses of Parliament (Westminster Pier) and sit back as the sights and splendour of London unfold round every bend of your journey on the Tower of London and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise. Weave your way past the London Eye turning slowly and majestically, the Royal Festival Hall, […]

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March 16, 2012 by | Comments Off on [VIDEO] Tower of London and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

Take a Walk through Marbella and Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus

Mention Marbella to anyone and they immediately think of money, the rich and the famous. This is the Costa del Sol’s quintessential Monte Carlo, a place to hang out with the glitterati and to be seen by the paparazzi hunting their little bit of sleaze. Stroll along the Passeo Maritimo from the Parque de la […]

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March 9, 2012 by | 1 Comment

[VIDEO] Evening Walking Tour of London with Fish and Chips Dinner

Walking Tour of London with Fish and Chips

Our group on the Small-Group Evening Walking Tour of London with Fish and Chips Dinner was small and intimate–six in total including our guide, Matt, who seemed to be a repository of every known fact about the history of London. Armed with his iPad, brimming with images and photographs, we set off on a journey […]

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March 8, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Malaga in a Day

Malaga

Half and hour down the Autopista del Sol, you turn off to Malaga and have six hours to indulge yourself in Andalucia’s second most important city after Sevilla and one of its most atmospheric. Mention Malaga and most people think of the airport, a transit point to the Costa del Sol and beyond. Their memories […]

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February 23, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Verona in One Day

Roman Ampitheater in Verona.

One hour West of Venice on the Eurostar train, lies the beautiful city of Verona, nestling on the banks of the River Adige and now given the prestige status of being a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. A visit here is a chance to step back in time, to capture the grandeur and splendor of a […]

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February 21, 2012 by | Comments Off on Verona in One Day