Switzerland: The 17 best things to do in Neuchatel
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Switzerland: The 17 best things to do in Neuchatel

Neuchatel is a beautiful city in western Switzerland, not far from Bern and Geneva. It’s the perfect location for a short break or day trip. The city has a picturesque old town graced with a stunning lakeside setting, and there is plenty to do and see both here and nearby. If you’re thinking of going,…

Geneva vs Zurich: which city is better to visit?
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Geneva vs Zurich: which city is better to visit?

Switzerland’s two best known cities, French-speaking Geneva and German-speaking Zurich share lakeside locations, but in many ways are very different cities, albeit each with unique sights.  But if you have just a few days for a short break, which one should you visit: Geneva or Zurich? In this post I set out information to help…

20 of the top things to do in Leuven Belgium (2023)
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20 of the top things to do in Leuven Belgium (2023)

Overshadowed by more famous Belgian destinations like Bruges and Ghent, the beautiful city of Leuven is, in my humble opinion, one of Belgium’s hidden gems, certainly in the country’s Flemish region.  There’s lots of great things to do here to justify a short trip. Why visit Leuven? Like Bruges and Ghent, there are many top…

Crete: The 17 best things to do in Elounda (2023)
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Crete: The 17 best things to do in Elounda (2023)

I’ve just returned from a 3 night trip to the small coastal town of Elounda on the north eastern side of Crete and loved it! Just an hour from the island’s capital, Heraklion, there’s plenty of things to do in Elounda. The stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, charming villages, and proximity to historical sites makes it…

The 26 top things to do on the Isle of Man 
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The 26 top things to do on the Isle of Man 

The Isle of Man, a small self-governing island sitting in the middle of the northern half of the Irish Sea, is a fascinating short-break destination. There are lots of things to do on the Isle of Man. There are picturesque seaside towns and bays dotted along its rugged coastline, ancient castles, and some heritage railways…

One day in Bratislava: what to put on your itinerary 
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One day in Bratislava: what to put on your itinerary 

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is a perfect destination for a one-day trip. Located on the banks of the Danube river, this historically important city is relatively small, and most of the main attractions are located in and around its picturesque old town. The fact that Bratislava is just over 50 km from Vienna means…

2 days in Bordeaux France: your guide to the perfect itinerary
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2 days in Bordeaux France: your guide to the perfect itinerary

If you’re looking for an itinerary for 2 days in Bordeaux, this post has it for you. Bordeaux is full of wonderful historic buildings, fabulous museums, and a river to wander along, and it is within easy reach of other great places if you’re looking to go out and about on day trips. The Bordeaux…