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25 Places in Western Europe you must see

Eiffel Tower

The birthplace of some of the most renowned artists, musicians and scientists. The land that built castles rivalling that of any fairy tale. The home of myths, legends and epic histories that has romanticised the hearts of literary geniuses for millennia. Europe has it all. Travelling Western Europe can be a bit more expensive than say, exploring Asia, but it is worth every penny! Western Europe is home to some of the best music festivals in the world and some...

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Top 10 reasons to visit Western Europe

Europe is a treasure trove of cultures, history, landmarks and cuisines. With an incredible 50 countries sharing the continent, it’s no wonder the diversity and variety here is second to none and home to some of the most incredible attractions and finest food in the world. High end couture meets local markets, adrenaline-pumping activities or classy wine bars, Europe is bound to have something to entice you in. With so much to see, here are our top 10...

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5 facts you didn’t know about The Leaning Tower of Pisa

When people decide to visit Pisa, it’s no secret that they are after that iconic photo with the world famous leaning tower. Arguably one of the most recognisable structures in the world, the leaning tower of Pisa attracts visitors from all corners of the globe, while Pisa itself has landed on the map for being the gateway to beautiful Tuscany. Standing at an impressive 57 meters, engineers have long questioned how the structure has remained standing all this...

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10 Reasons to visit Italy

Italy, the land of romance, art and indulgence, is rich in history, charm and absolutely drenched in style. Being the birthplace of some of the world’s biggest brands, most famous artists and renowned chefs, the influence that Italy has had on the world is unparalleled. Tours to Italy are forever becoming more and more popular, and it’s not hard to see why. Italians have a passion for quality, always going the extra mile for the finer things in life. No...

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Exploring in the name of Cyber Monday!

 

Cyber Monday, the online sibling of Black Friday, is the next day on everyone’s mind. No doubt the world and itself will be pouring over web pages, sifting through sales looking to bag a bargain. 

Cyber originates from the Greek word “cybernetics” to mean “skilled in steering or governing”. So in the spirit of all things cyber, we’re looking back and taking a virtual trip around the world....

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How to spend a day in Tallinn

Medieval buildings, cobbled streets, terracotta rooftops, quaint cafes and...smoked fish on the breakfast buffet? Welcome to Tallinn! The capital of Estonia, Tallinn lies on the coast of the Gulf of Finland and is one of the must see destinations in the Baltic's. Like stepping back in time, the city is home to one of the most well preserved Old Towns in Eastern Europe. Since making the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in 1997, Tallinn has slowly been...

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Myths and Legends from around the world

From ancient ruins steeped in history, to natural wonders that hide hidden beasts, there are plenty of myths and legends that surround some of our favourite destinations. Some have been told through the years to scare misbehaving children whilst others are ingrained in historical textbooks - below are just some of the most interesting tales from across the world.

Greece- Delphi

Perched high on the hillside of Mount Parnassos, the ancient ruins...

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Three days in Dubrovnik

Three days in Dubrovnik

You may have heard the ancient city of Dubrovnik referred to as the Pearl of the Adriatic. Standing on the top of the cliff looking down, I felt I had discovered a fantastical place that wasn’t quite of this world. That feeling never left throughout my three days in Dubrovnik.

Day 1

When I first entered the Old Town through the Gothic Pila Gate, I found that the noises of the outside world silenced themselves. Spread out...

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A day in Krakow

Place yourself in the walled city of Krakow in the 13th Century. Unbeknown to you or the rest of the population of Poland’s walled capital at the time, the Mongols, led by the brilliant military strategist Subutai, were planning a surprise attack to raze the city to the ground. Their plans, however, were to be thwarted. A sole trumpeter spotted the approaching horde and blew a warning, now famously known as the Hejnal Mariacki, that allowed the city’s gates to be closed in time to stop...

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Feeling at peace in Lake Bled

Samuel Zifchak is an adventure traveller, having travelled through Eastern Europe extensively. Here he describes setting eyes on Lake Bled for the first time.

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