Europe

King’s Cross Begins to Buzz

February 25, 2014
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King’s Cross was a product of Victorian progress – not just a railway station, but a massive, interlinked landscape of goods yards, warehouses, energy storage, distribution facilities and waterways. Railway passengers found hotels ready for them at the station, and an underground railway waiting to carry them to other parts of the metropolis. If the […]

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First Tracks Ski Experience, La Plagne

January 21, 2014
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I never get the post holiday blues quite as much as when I’ve been skiing. It’s so invigorating, so otherworldly… and absolutely impossible to even vaguely recreate back here in the UK. But let me share something of a secret with you — the undoubted highlight of my group’s trip to La Plagne in the […]

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Snow & Ice Sculpture Festival Bruges 2013

December 5, 2013
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We’ve just got back from an amazing few days in Bruges, Belgium. One of the first things I knew I wanted to see, and the first thing I want to blog about is this unique, ice-cool show! Camped out in front of the city’s railway station, the Snow & Ice Sculpture Festival is tucked away […]

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Manchester: The Perfect Family City Break

November 6, 2013
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Manchester surprised me. I headed there on a flying overnight visit for work, and I’ll be absolutely honest: I wasn’t expecting much. But as soon as I stepped out of the train station, the uniqueness of this city hit me. I fell in love with the tall, red brick warehouses – once home to a […]

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5 Tips for Enjoying Florence on a Budget

July 17, 2013
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Ah, fabulous Florence – easily one of the most artistically inspiring and pretty cities in Europe. But cheap? No. While you might manage to get a cheap flight over there on one of the budget airlines, Tuscany is one of the most visited places in Italy – and seeing all that world-famous art doesn’t come […]

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Florence – a paradise for art lovers

May 15, 2013
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The Italian city of Florence is one of the most important European cities for art lovers with so much on offer from art to architecture and more. The whole city is simply beautiful and you’ll want to whip out your camera on almost every street you walk past as you’ll find something round every corner […]

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Hilly Barcelona – seeing the city from up high

March 8, 2013
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As any runner preparing for Barcelona’s up-coming marathon will tell you, Barcelona is not a flat city! The Catalan capital is anything but and several hilly areas spring up around the city, not to mention the slope all the way from the beach to Tibidabo in the north. While the hills may be a nightmare […]

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