Europe

13 things to love about Corfu

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I must admit Greece was not my first choice for places to visit this summer, but when I saw how many of my friends opted for Corfu, I simply had to find out what the fuss was all about and booked a ticket with Aegean Airlines. After a short and comfortable flight we were greeted with sunny skies, warm air and plenty of smiles to what would become one of my n[...]

The Travelettes city guide to Brasov

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Ringed by the Carpathian Mountains sits the quaint town of Brasov, in one of Romania's most well-known regions; Transylvania. Characterised by its medieval Saxon walls, gothic architecture and cute cafes, Brasov is a pleasant destination to explore. Though small, the sights to see are plenty so further ado, here are a few we think you shouldn't miss out [...]

De-busting myths about Iceland

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What comes to mind when someone mentions Iceland? Chances are it's probably those dreamy green Aurora lights in the dark night sky. It's no secret that Iceland’s nature is a wonder to be explored, home to surreal landscapes which are probably the inspiration behind many Windows screensavers. Chasing the Northern Lights is a popular tourist activ[...]

Why an upcoming quiet season in Iceland is the best thing you could wish for

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Places like Hawaii have black sand beaches and active volcanoes. New Zealand has accessible glacier. Greenland has mighty icebergs. The US have gorges. Canada has enormous waterfalls. Finland has the northern lights. Scotland has puffins. Russia has reindeer. But only Iceland has all of these things combined. Couple it with the warming effect of the gul[...]

Catalonia beyond Barcelona: where gastronomy meets art

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Before visiting the South of Catalonia, my knowledge of this Spanish region was limited to Barcelona. I never knew a that the popular Spanish breakfast pan con tomate (bread with tomato) originated from here, or that it's a land rich in carob trees but most importantly that it is a place four world-class artists have in common: architect Antoni Gaudí, paint[...]

WTF is Champing?

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A little known term that you may very well have never heard uttered previously - the name "champing" is a cute abbreviation of "church camping". And church camping is, well, camping in churches - perhaps unsurprisingly. But I don't mean flinging up a 2 man pop up in the cemetery - champing means actually camping inside the church buildings themselves. To be [...]

Girls Just wanna Have Sun: Cancel Winter in Gran Canaria

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The Canary Islands are well known as one of the best winter sun options in Europe being that they fall on the same line of latitude as Southern Morocco, hovering around the Tropic of Cancer, which is exceptionally temperate year-round. But believe it or not, I (a Brit) had never ventured to the Canaries before - not even to escape the icky British winter[...]

Are You Obsessed with Mad Men? You Have to See This Hotel

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Don Draper's Uncle is Alive and Well in Germany. (Hamburg, specifically.) When I was a kid, I dressed up as a "poodle girl" for three Halloweens in a row. For those of you who aren't familiar with the technical term poodle girl, it was the 8-year-old saying for a wannabe 60s sock hop gal, complete with a baby pink, flouncy skirt adorned with - you gues[...]

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