The Bernina Express: riding on top of the world through Switzerland’s spectacular mountains
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The Bernina Express: riding on top of the world through Switzerland’s spectacular mountains

By Emma Marshall If you love trains, mountains, or both, then this is the ideal trip for you.  The Bernina Express, a 122 km train journey through some of Switzerland’s most breath-taking and picturesque scenery, is an unforgettable experience and a great way to savour the diverse Swiss landscape on a short trip away. We…

The Sanguinaires Archipelago: A Corsican treasure
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The Sanguinaires Archipelago: A Corsican treasure

By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links Corsica is famed for its outstanding scenery.  Towering, rugged mountains, emerald green forests which sweep across the island, wide stretches of golden sand beaches, and imposing fortresses that overlook its charming towns and cities. However, two-thirds of this French island is mountainous and a fifth is forested….

Bucharest Attractions: An eye-opening visit to the People’s Palace
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Bucharest Attractions: An eye-opening visit to the People’s Palace

By Emma Marshall Contents1 Bucharest Attractions: The People’s Palace2 Current contrasts3 Bucharest attractions: how to visit the People’s Palace4 Pin it! Bucharest Attractions: The People’s Palace When considering which Bucharest attractions to write about, it might seem obvious to focus on Romania’s Palace of the Parliament, otherwise known as the People’s Palace. But after a…

Sensational sights from the Sugarloaf Mountain cable car: questions you might need answered

Sensational sights from the Sugarloaf Mountain cable car: questions you might need answered

The list of things to do on a holiday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are endless and can cater for every taste.  However, my lasting memory will without doubt be my trip on the Sugarloaf Mountain cable car.   It’s one of the must-dos in Rio.   This is partly because of the experience itself and partly because…

Monte Palace Tropical Garden: Things to do in Funchal
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Monte Palace Tropical Garden: Things to do in Funchal

By Emma Marshall Contents1 Things to do in Funchal, Madeira2 Monte, Madeira3 The Funchal cable car4 Monte, Funchal5 The Monte Palace Tropical Garden6 Why did I like the Monte Palace Tropical Garden?7 Other blogs Things to do in Funchal, Madeira Funchal is the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira. It is a city with…

Lausanne Museums: the Olympic Museum
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Lausanne Museums: the Olympic Museum

By Emma Marshall Lausanne is probably not the number one destination of choice for tourists visiting Switzerland.  It’s often overshadowed by the three main cities, Zurich, Geneva and Bern. However, as I found out recently, a short trip to this picturesque lakeside city is definitely worth the effort. Lausanne sits on the shores of Lac…