Things to do in Riga

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Vecriga The old centre of Riga on the right bank of the Daugava River is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On these scurrying cobblestone streets and sociable squares are Riga’s oldest houses and churches. Vecrīga is stacked with restaurants, nightspots,…

Winter Wonderland

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“Are you crazy?” That’s the typical response we’ve been getting after telling family and friends about our plan to visit Ukraine in December of 2018. Indeed, the recent news have been troubling – the country’s president just declared Martial Law…

Things to do in Valencia

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Valencia has many of the things that attracts tourists to Spain, all in one place: The city has a vibrant old centre, with a knot of little streets and splendid medieval buildings like the UNESCO-listed Lonja de la Seda. Valencia is also right on…

Things to do in Cordoba

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A thousand years ago Córdoba (Spain) was the largest city in the world, with a population three times its current 320,000. It was the capital of the Caliphate of Córdoba, which for several hundred years controlled  much of the Iberian peninsula. The…

Things to do in Seville

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Andalusia’s capital is a city rich with Moorish heritage. This is visible in everything from the colourful painted tiles that adorn many buildings, to the lobed arches of the palaces and of course the iconic Giralda tower, which was once a…

Things to do in Barcelona

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Capital of Catalonia and Spain’s second city, Barcelona is utterly incomparable. It’s one of a few must-see cities with its own identity. This is partly down to a generation of early-20th-century artists and architects, like Antoni Gaudí, whose unforgettable buildings are like nothing…

Things to do in Madrid

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Madrid is a city so full of life and culture that it’s hard to do justice to it in a few paragraphs. Artistically the city holds its own against any in Europe, with the of the best art museums on the…

Things to do in Prague

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Prague’s history dates back over a thousand years. The city rivals any other in Europe in terms of sheer beauty but there is much more on offer than just a pretty face. Bisected by the Vlatava River, Prague will astound…

Things to do in Budapest

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Hungary’s capital city Budapest is actually made up of 3 unified cities, with Buda and Óbuda on the west bank of the Danube and Pest on the east bank. Much of the city has been granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status,…

Things to do in Istria, Croatia

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Pula is a city with a cultural mixture of people and languages from the Mediterranean and Central Europe, ancient and contemporary. Pula/Pola’s architecture reflects these layers of history. Residents are commonly fluent in both Croatian and Italian language but also to foreign languages like German and…