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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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The Hidden Charms of Sifnos Greece Is a Well-Kept Secret
Greece

The Hidden Charms of Sifnos Greece Is a Well-Kept Secret

The Cyclades are what everyone thinks of when you think of the Greek islands – beautiful beaches and whitewashed houses where the blue sky meets the even bluer sea. Make no mistake though the most popular of the Cyclades – Mykonos, Santorini and Ios – can get very crowded during the summer. If you want

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Tips For Having The Best Experience at Carnival in Venice
Italy

Tips For Having The Best Experience at Carnival in Venice

Having just returned from Venice Carnival 2017, I have mixed feelings about visiting this city during this festival.  Many of the carnival outfits and the Venetian masquerade masks were truly beautiful. On the other hand, Venice is busy at the best of times and we found the crowds overwhelming. I do think it is an

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Fun Facts About The Most Famous Church in Barcelona, La Familia Sagrada
Spain

Fun Facts About The Most Famous Church in Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia

Artists do not need monuments erected for them because their works are their monuments. – Antonio Gaudi When I went to check out the most famous church in Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia, exactly 20 years ago this year, my visit was very different from my recent trip. Unlike today only the Nativity facade was finished

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The Magical Lantern Festival, A Chinese Light Festival in London
London

The Magical Lantern Festival, A Chinese Light Festival in London

You can spot the Magical Lantern Festival held at Chiswick House in London from several roads away.  The bright colours in this Chinese light festival mark the inky sky over sleepy Chiswick in a striking gash much like a neon highlighter on paper. The Magical Lantern Festival Although the Magical Lantern Festival in Chiswick is

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