The Hills Are Still Alive In Salzburg

It’s my second morning in Salzburg and I'm sitting aboard a coach with a joyous Julie Andrews emblazoned down the side, driving through the Austrian countryside, and yodeling along to the Lonely Goat Herd with a bunch of other nerds. I couldn’t be...
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Backstage Pass: A Guide to Europe’s Best Music Festivals 2015

Missed out on Glastonbury? No need to cry into your wellies, there’s still a summer full of music festivals to look forward to at locations all across Europe. Check out our pick of the best festivals happening over the coming...
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Isola Maggiore: The Secret Irish Island in the Heart of Italy

  "Each piece takes three and a half days to make", says the local tour guide. The crowd inches closer to the elderly lady who sits shaded, in a doorway, stitching a small beige square of lace.  As she rotates the delicate...
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If you build it, they will come… Europos Sculpture Park, Vilnius

I visit Europos Park on a bright, cold spring day. Intermittent rainfall exaggerates the sweet smell of pine in the air, and purple wildflowers carpet the soggy ground. Europos Park is an open-air art gallery, hidden away in woodlands about 20...
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Re-Joyce! How to Have A Proper Bloomsday in Dublin

"Today 16 June 1924 twenty years after. Will anybody remember this date." James Joyce wrote this sentence while lying miserable in a hospital bed, back in 1924. On that same day twenty years before, June 16th 1904, Joyce had sent one Leopold Bloom...
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No Joke: Five of London’s Finest Novelty Cafés

Quirky places to while away an afternoon in the British capital are plentiful, and whatever activities - or animals - your heart desires, there’s probably a café in London town to satisfy you. And with London’s coffee culture really lifting its game...
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Wine Is Precious, Waste It Wisely: Haro Wine Battle

Spain just keeps knocking it out of the park when it comes to weird and wonderful festivals. You can get into the world’s biggest tomato fight with 30,000 other lunatics at La Tomatina in Buñol. You can watch months’ worth of painstaking and...
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Into the Blue…and Yellow

As you've probably noticed, we like to keep things blue and yellow around here, so much so that we've put together this little round-up of destinations that appreciate our favourite colours as much as we do. From powder blues to sunny yellows, we've...
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Park Life: Five Ways to Make the Most of Summer in London

Get those sunglasses on - London is set to shine this summer with an awesome line-up of outdoor events in parks, gardens and green spaces across the city. See the city in a whole new light (and work on your tan) with these six open-air...
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The Free(ish) Berlin Tour

My friend Nathalie and I get to Alexanderplatz just after 11am. Just in the nick of time actually, as the gaggle of obvious tourists standing outside Starbucks have already been split into smaller groups and are about to leave. We took just a few too...
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Frank Zappa, Freedom, And A Dog’s Right To Be A Dog: Welcome to the Republic of Uzupis.

Behind a car park on Kalinausko Street in Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, there’s a small bronze statue. It’s been there since 1995, sitting atop a plinth that had been left empty since a statue of Lenin was torn down when Lithuania broke free from...
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