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Cracow, the real capital of Poland

There’s no escaping the clichés, Cracow is a pure gem, a little Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque jewel. Poland’s former capital city is, beyond question, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978, it is readily compared with Prague, but is a little less touristy.
Wawel Cathedral Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Cathedral

Bordeaux off the beaten track

A cinema in an old church, a warehouse converted into a cooperative garage, a concert-boat – Bordeaux is full of unusual venues that can easily slip by unnoticed should you be exploring its streets for the first time. To discover them, take the time to venture into the suburbs far from the touristy city centre.
Bordeaux fine arts museum Bordeaux fine arts museum
Bordeaux fine arts museum

Mountain biking in Liguria: coasting along the Italian Riviera

With its gentle, sunny climate and backdrop of the Alps and Mediterranean, the Italian province of Liguria is blessed with an exceptional environment. Naturally, tourism of the outdoorsy sort is actively promoted, with an accent on mountain biking. Three of the region’s prime cycling spots are presented below.
Riviera Ligure Riviera Ligure
Riviera Ligure

Estonia: Jouluturg Christmas Market in Tallinn

Christmas is best celebrated up North, with snow on the ground! Wrapping up warm and taking a stroll through the frosty streets of Tallinn’s Old City heralds the holiday spirit far better than lazing about in a hammock in the Bahamas!
Town Hall Square, Tallinn Town Hall Square, Tallinn
Town Hall Square, Tallinn

England: discovering the New Forest

A fantastic yet underrated ancient forest where animals roam free, an exceptional automobile museum, English country gardens, one of the most famous pubs in the country, delicious local produce and charming hotels. Where can you find all this? Answer: the New Forest.
New Forest National Park New Forest National Park
New Forest National Park

Nuremberg’s Christmas Market: the Bratwurst tradition lives on

The roasted German sausage called bratwurst is the big star at Nuremberg’s Christmas Market. Bratwurst can also be savoured year ‘round in the city’s many traditional restaurants.

Lake Lugano and the village of Morcote

Frequented mainly by German and Swiss German tourists and their Lombard neighbours, Lake Lugano is a body of water like a gem set in the midst of the Alps.
Lago di Lugano Lago di Lugano
Lago di Lugano

Great Britain: in the kingdom of Shakespeare

Two towns provided the background to the famous dramatist’s life: Stratford-upon-Avon and London. Follow his trail on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of his birth in 2014 and the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.
Shakespeare's Birthplace Shakespeare's Birthplace
Shakespeare's Birthplace

Denmark: Bornholm, a little closer to Paradise

Hands up those who have heard of Bornholm. There’s not much hype in UK tourist pages about this little Danish island situated near the Swedish coast. And yet, those who have ventured here have never forgotten it.
Bornholm Island Bornholm Island
Bornholm Island

Portugal: mystical marriage at Sintra

Lush green gardens, tropical flora and fairytale palaces – the charms of Sintra have a magical quality. Just a few kilometres outside Lisbon, this enchanting site bewitched kings and poets, and of late, wedding couples.
Palacio Nacional de Pena Palacio Nacional de Pena
Palacio Nacional de Pena


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