Cities

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[...]

Viseating Bologna: A culinary guide

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Those that love food will know that a must destination is Italy. Those that love Italy will know that food plays a significant role in the country's identity. Those that love travelling will visit Italy for its beautiful vineyards, picturesque towns but above all for a taste of its cuisine. I am someone that adores all of the above and I'm pretty sure yo[...]

Could This Be The Best View in Melbourne?

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Like a gaudy bejewelled crown glittering against the velvet night and shining like freshly polished silverware by day, the Melbourne Star is an iconic treasure within Melbourne's city skyline. Yes, observation wheels like this can now be found all over the world, but Melbourne's is quite unique. Perhaps not by design, but most definitely by character.[...]

11 things to see and do in Moscow

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No matter the season in which you visit the Russian capital, Moscow is bound to captivate you whether the Christmas lights shine on the ice rink at the Red Square or you're basking under the sun at the evergreen Gorky park. In a city as large as this one with a history known around the globe, some guidance on what to see and do is needed to elevate your R[...]

The Travelettes guide to St Petersburg

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Before I visited St Petersburg, all I knew about it was what I had seen in the animated film Anastasia. I'm not sure what that says about me but I grew up singing "Journey to the Past", feeling terrified of Rasputin's character and in complete awe of how aristocratic the city looked. In the summer of 2019 when I visited it for the first time, I got to explor[...]

5 lessons I learnt from living in Paris

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When I moved to Paris spontaneously in the summer of 2013, it was out of a need for adventure, for profound change and a desire for a life a little less ordinary. I was ready for the change of scenery, but I was in no way prepared for how much I would learn, grow and transform after a year in the bewildering intensity of the city. If you have ever undergone [...]

The 10 Most Surprising Things About My First Trip to China

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China is a bucket list destination, with so much to learn about the country with the largest population and one of the world's earliest civilisations. During a week spent in two beautiful cities which are close to Shanghai - Suzhou and Nanjing, I learned so much about China! At least, Eastern China. Overall, leave your preconceptions about China at home -[...]

Dubai's best hotel (probably)

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Every summer I take my son on a 3-4 week break somewhere we haven't been before and this year our choice fell on Mauritius. The flight there would have us stop over in Dubai and in a an effort to avoid being stuck at Dubai airport over night, I decided to treat him and I to a 3 day stint in Dubai. The decision wasn't easily made, after all it would be full o[...]

How to spend 24 hours in London

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The first time I visited London was on a stop-over from Australia to Rome and I had a measly 24 hours to explore the city. My quick stay consisted of frantically moving from one tourist attraction to the next in an attempt to jam as much into my one day in London as I possibly could. I left feeling overwhelmed and deflated, crushed by the hectic pulse of the[...]

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