Decorated Easter eggs with hand painted floral motifs for sale in the windowshop of a souvenir store in the Thamel area-Kathmandu. Kathmandu district-Nepal.

Europe’s Strangest Easter Traditions

Four whole days off, plus an excuse to eat a sickening amount of chocolate eggs. What more could you want, really? Easter is done differently all across Europe and the mix of old and new traditions makes for some bizarre cultural events. Whips in...
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10 of Europe’s Most Famous Hotels from the Movies

Look, we all do it - don’t even try and pretend you don’t sometimes wish your life was a movie. Fade-outs to black when things get too awkward, private jet planes to exotic locations and crisp, clean hotel rooms at all times: what more could you...
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10 Perfect Spa Break Getaways

Now's the time to shake off those winter blues and get planning a cheeky spa getaway or pampering weekend somewhere fabulous. There are plenty of relaxing retreats to choose from in Europe and beyond, the following are ten of our top...
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9 Dishes that Say it’s Christmas in Europe

Let’s just be honest here: the best thing about Christmas is undoubtedly food. Forget the presents, the '80s guilty pleasure music and spending the afternoon watching your dad after he’s had one too many eggnogs – the Christmas meal is a guilt-free,...
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5 of Europe’s Weirdest Christmas Traditions

  One of the best things about Europe is that, for a pretty small continent, it’s incredibly diverse. You can fly from the seaside to the snow in just an hour; or from eating croissants and baguettes to feta and olives in another. The same can...
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A Sandwich Lover’s Guide to Europe

Let’s face it: the best thing since sliced bread is…well, delicious things squished between sliced bread. The origins of the humble sandwich supposedly lie with John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, in the 1700s. Poor old John was too busy gambling...
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The Vegetarian’s European Bucket List

Let’s be honest - the words ‘Europe’ and ‘vegetarian’ aren’t particularly synonymous with one another. Whether it’s Germany’s sausage offerings, les escargots in France or the fact that they seem to eat nothing but hunks of meat and bread through the...
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Mont Saint-Michel: France’s Emerald City

I first encountered Mont Saint-Michel during a European trip when I was 11 and let's just say my excitement for yet another sight containing a church was, well…non-existent.  Fast-forward a decade or so and I've fallen in love with its legitimately...
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No Joke: Five of London’s Finest Novelty Cafés

If 2014 saw London’s obsession with #cleaneating, kale and quinoa cakes and soya alternatives to everything, this year’s version of the superfood must be novelty cafés. Quirky places to while away an afternoon in the British capital are plentiful,...
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Where to Eat in Paris When You’re Vegetarian

If you tell a French person you don’t eat meat, they will feed you chicken. If you politely remind that French person that you do not, in fact, eat meat…they will stare vacantly at you then probably feed you fish. How my mum eventually explained it...
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