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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A 72-Hour Guide to Cologne

With its excellent shopping, iconic sites and famously friendly locals, Cologne is the perfect destination for a city-break. Make the most of a weekend visit with our our 72-hour guide to this awesome German city... Friday Morning: Sugar Highs...
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The Foodie’s Guide to Valencia

  Located on Spain’s sun-kissed Orange Blossom Coast, where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea, Valencia not only boasts a sunny climate, soft-sand beaches and a culture-packed old town, but also a foodie scene that's on the...
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And eat it too: Europe’s Best Cake and Bakeries

 Cake. Show me a person that doesn’t like cake and I will show you a liar and/or a fool. Cake is everything. The only bad thing that cake has ever done is singlehandedly cause the word ‘moist’ to remain in regular use. Apart from that, cake is one of...
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A 3 Step Guide to Cologne’s Brauhaus Culture

With more pubs and taverns per capita than any other major city in Germany and a famously easy-going population, it's fair to say Cologne is the perfect destination for a weekend of beer-based antics. Prepare yourself for 'Stangen', 'Köbes' and...
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9 Delicious Reasons To Go To Vilnius

One of my favourite things about travelling somewhere new is when that new place pulls something out of the bag that you really weren't expecting. You know, you go to Rome or Paris and you have a fair idea what you can expect from the food - but...
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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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Across the river… Take a Time Out in Trastevere, Rome

Standing in St Peter's square on a brisk, sunny October afternoon, I stare up at one – just one ­– of the 284 giant pillars that surround St Peter’s square. I’m lost for minutes, wondering if anyone has ever figured out how much just one of them...
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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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The European Street Food Bucket List

You can get a great feel for a city by its street-food – it’s what you get when you strip away the fancy wallpaper and schmoozy lighting and bustle and lounge music of a restaurant. It’s cheap, it’s quick, and you can eat it on the go, or find...
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Eat Like Royalty in Barcelona In 3 Easy Steps.

Wandering the streets of Barcelona trying to choose where to sit and eat can be a bit of a mission. Actually it can be a bit of a nightmare. That’s the scourge of brilliant cities everywhere: lots of very average restaurants, trying to get lots of...
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