Category: Attractions

Top 5 things to do in Yangon

Top 5 things to do in Yangon

If youíre heading to Burma, the chances are that youíll be beginning your trip in Yangon: Burmaís former capital city and former stronghold of the British Raj. Though it is by far the largest city in Burma, Yangon remains much quieter and less developed than most Southeast Asian capitals. It has only 5 million residents […]

Six architectural highlights of Rotterdam

Six architectural highlights of Rotterdam

This advertorial is in association with American Expressģ I recently had the opportunity to sample 24 hours in life of a Platinumģ Cardmember when I visited the world-renowned port of Rotterdam with American Expressģ. Following a relaxing start to my trip using the Priority Pass that I got as a Cardmember for the day to […]

Ice Q, Solden, Austria

Where to see the 5 most glamorous locations in Spectre

Glamorous locations pepper the new James Bond movie, Spectre, like bullets from 007ís Walther PPK. But these breathtaking places arenít guarded secrets and you donít have to be licensed to kill to visit them. Thereís no need to worry, either, that in travelling like Bond you will be plagued by evil villains – you will […]

5 famous bridges in Paris

5 famous bridges in Paris

The Seine and its bridges have always been central to life in Paris. For proof, we need look no further than the stirring works that some of our finest artists have created to pay tribute to them; Apollinaire, Barbara, Montand, Piaf, Verlaine and a whole host of others have immortalized those great witnesses of the […]

4 ways to avoid human gridlock in Paris

4 ways to avoid human gridlock in Paris

Audrey Hepburn said, “Paris is always a good idea.”Ě From the hordes of tourists taking selfies and family portraits in front of famous works of art, it seems most of the world agrees with Hepburn. Surely, the city’s most famous attractions are worth some elbow-knocking and selfie-stick bruises, but sometimes one wants to enjoy Paris […]

Top 5 things to do in Lake Bled, Slovenia

Top 5 things to do in Lake Bled, Slovenia

Hugged by mountains and favoured by the rich and famous, Lake Bled manages to remain a sanctuary for all. Perfect for blissful weeks spent in the Slovenian countryside, and definitely one to recommend for romantic weekends away, it has a charming list of activities. Whether youíre interested in planning a spa break or walking holiday, […]

Photograph of the week: Sydney Opera House during during the Vivid Sydney Festival of Light

Photograph of the week: Sydney Opera House during during the Vivid Sydney Festival of Light

The Sydney Opera House is considered one of the milestones of 20th century architecture. Its multi-performance venues are the stages of more than a thousand spectacles each year, and its exteriors are also the ‘canvas’ of contemporary artists and performers, as seen here during the Vivid Sydney Festival of Light. Thank you to Paolo Evangelista […]

Arabic Baths in Barcelona

5 unmissable Autumn treats in Barcelona

Each season in Barcelona has its own special pleasures, from wrapping up warm and feeling the crisp sea breeze as you take a walk along Barceloneta in winter, to long lazy summer evenings in the cityís many terrace bars. Autumn has arrived, bringing with it the whisper of several treats that are especially pleasant to […]

Our favourite Winter escapes

Our favourite Winter escapes

As we ready ourselves for the coming months that require scarves, coats and central heating, we mustn’t forget that thereís plenty of winter sunshine waiting for us elsewhere. From the vibrant shores of Jamaica to the magnificent coastlines of the Florida Keys; here are a few of our favourite destinations for that perfect winter getaway. […]

3 of the best high-speed train escapes out of Shanghai

3 of the best high-speed train escapes out of Shanghai

The name Shanghai conjures up all kinds of images, and visitors are rarely disappointed. What few foreign visitors realise is that, with the recent development of a fast and efficient high-speed rail network across China, Shanghai is now well connected with some exciting options. Here we describe just 3 of these; enough to suit most […]

4 unusual things to do and see in Vancouver

4 unusual things to do and see in Vancouver

In Vancouver, British Columbia, most visitors head to the renowned Granville Island with its public market, restaurants, and boutique stores. Others stray from the roads most traveled and are surprised at Vancouver’s many attractions. Trolleys and trains, primeval (but passable) forests, native and contemporary art, innovative food, and its island setting make Vancouver one of […]

Salamanca - a city of many pleasures

Salamanca – a city of many pleasures

Whether your interests are architecture, religion, art, history, music, education, food or sport Salamanca has something for you. I went as an independent visitor travelling from Segovia by bus having already visited Irun, Hondarribia and Toledo, all with ease and comfort either by train or bus. All the towns had some interest for me in […]

Limassol

Luxury in Limassol: how to spend 48 hours

Limassol is perhaps one of the most underrated cities in the Eastern Med. Itís the second most populated area in Cyprus but unlike Paphos, Aiya Napa or the Akamas Peninsula, it rarely takes first place on a bucket list. In fact, this stunning coastal city is one of the Medís best kept secrets; if youíre […]

A perfect Winter break in Toronto

A perfect Winter break in Toronto

However you measure entertainment, Toronto has to be one of the most exciting destinations out there. With a vibrant dining scene, world-class shopping and iconic sight-seeing, Toronto is the perfect place for a city break this winter. Rather than slowing down during the colder months, Toronto leaps into the festive spirit with a range of […]

5 tips for a perfect weekend in St. Petersburg, Russia

5 tips for a perfect weekend in St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia is a romantic destination, especially during the White Nights of May-June, when it never gets completely dark. It’s no wonder this former capital of Russia built by Peter the Great has been nicknamed the “Venice of the North” for its many canals and the beautiful European facades that line its main street, […]

Altafulla beach Spain

Secrets of Spain: Altafulla – an elegant, UNESCO Golden Coast jewel

Located on Spain’s Golden Coast – the Costa Dorada, Altafulla has a lovely golden sandy beach, which is embraced by a gorgeous, authentic promenade. What makes Altafulla different to some of the other seaside towns on the Costa Dorada, is its promenade, known as the Botigues de Mar, its Roman villa, Els Munts, which was […]

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