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Spain

Family-Friendly Huesca, One of the Most Beautiful Places In Spain

Huesca is one of the most beautiful places in Spain that I have visited. The landscape is varied and rugged, dominated by the peaks of the Pyrenees, rocky outcrops of stone left over from the shifting of tectonic plates and fertile fields nurtured by the rivers flowing from the mountains. The mass tourism that has

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Antoni Gaudi’s Crypt at Colonia Guell, a Catalan Modernist Factory Town
Spain

Antoni Gaudi’s Crypt at Colonia Guell, a Catalan Modernist Factory Town

Most people have heard of Antoni Gaudi’s famous unfinished cathedral in Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia. Immensely popular, this cathedral receives some 3 million visitors a year! In the factory town of Colonia Guell, located in the outskirts of Barcelona lies the unfinished church crypt of Colonia Guell. The Colonia Guell Crypt is where Gaudi tried

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Experiencing French Riviera Travel As A Feast For The Senses
France

Experiencing French Riviera Travel As A Feast For The Senses

The famous French Riviera, or Cote D’Azure, has something to offer every type of traveller. When you think of Riviera travel, the mind immediately moves onto beautiful people, huge yachts and the famous film festival. A French Riviera holiday is also perfect though for the less rich and not-yet-famous. The weather is fantastic for a

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Why We Love Toulouse as the Gateway To South West France
France

Why We Love Toulouse as the Gateway To South West France

We have to confess we stumbled upon Toulouse in France and the airport at Toulouse accidentally. First, we were looking to visit Carcassonne, then we decided to go skiing in the Spanish Pyrenees and, finally, we decided to take an Armagnac tour.  All of these destinations had one thing in common – the easiest airport

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A Lourdes Pilgrimage For the Occasionally Devout Day Tripper
France

A Lourdes Pilgrimage For the Occasionally Devout Day Tripper

I’ve had enough education to question blind faith but not nearly enough to give me any answers. Like many others raised Catholic have found, it’s a religion that stays with you once you have been indoctrinated. Once you’ve started Catholic, frankly, there’s no real way to stop being Catholic. Even not believing in God isn’t

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15 Family-Friendly Things To Do on the Costa Blanca With Kids
Spain

15 Family-Friendly Things To Do on the Costa Blanca With Kids

Costa Brava, Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol… the names are beautiful and conjure up mental images of sunshine and beautiful beaches in Spain. Not surprising because Spain has regularly been voted the country with the most high-quality beaches. This summer we will have an extended family vacation on the Costa Blanca, one of the most popular

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Thai Silk Southwark, An Authentic Thai Restaurant in London
London

Thai Silk Southwark, An Authentic Thai Restaurant in London

There aren’t many options for decent food, never mind good food, in the area between Waterloo and London Bridge. Located pretty much adjacent to Southwark station, Thai Silk stands out as a culinary beacon in this wilderness. Thai Silk is that rare beast – an affordable yet authentic Thai restaurant in London. With great food

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Classic Elegance at the 4 Star Hotel Giorgione Venice Italy
Italy

Traditional Elegance at the 4 Star Hotel Giorgione Venice Italy

We were scrambling to find affordable accommodation during our trip to Venice for the famed Venetian Carnival. In the end we found a good deal at the 4 star Hotel Giorgione Venice. Located at the convenient end of Canareggio, we had a good experience and even managed to avoid the Carnival crowds (no mean feat

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