Towns on Lake Como: Visit Varenna for a wonderful short break to the Italian Lakes
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Towns on Lake Como: Visit Varenna for a wonderful short break to the Italian Lakes

By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links There are several towns on Lake Como to choose for a short break to the Italian Lakes.  These include Menaggio, Bellagio, Tremezzo and Como itself. However, if you’re looking for a couple of days away in a picture postcard place that is easy to get to, then I’d say…

Brunch in Zurich: visiting the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant
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Brunch in Zurich: visiting the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant

By Emma Marshall When a friend suggested meeting for brunch in Haus Hiltl, the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant in Zurich, I thought I would be eating in a small cosy room with plates full of hearty traditional Swiss Alpine fare.  Food such as fondue, raclette and potato rosti (all of which I love).  I was, after…

Visiting the Alhambra, Granada: 7 top tips
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Visiting the Alhambra, Granada: 7 top tips

By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links Visiting the Alhambra is undoubtedly on many people’s bucket lists.  It certainly was on mine.  But if you’re going on a short break toGranada or Andalucia – and want to make the most of your visit to the Alhambra – there are a few things you should consider.   Read…

Holidays to Tavira Portugal: 7 things to do
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Holidays to Tavira Portugal: 7 things to do

By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links Holidays to Tavira Portugal are wonderful. It is located in the eastern part of the Algarve, a popular area for holidaymakers to visit. The Algarve is Portugal’s most southerly region, and forms a fringe along the Atlantic Ocean. The area is therefore blessed with beaches galore, picturesque…

Short breaks to Italy: a weekend in Verona
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Short breaks to Italy: a weekend in Verona

By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links The Oxford Dictionary defines “enchanting” as “delightfully charming or attractive”.  Well, Verona is all of these. It’s a small, pretty, medieval city, with cobbled streets that lead you to its handful of must-see attractions. And it’s hard not to come away from a weekend in Verona without finding something…

2 days in Hannover: 5 reasons not to overlook it for a short German break
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2 days in Hannover: 5 reasons not to overlook it for a short German break

By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links Judging by some of the reactions I have had to my recent 2 days in Hannover, it’s not top of people’s list for a short break in Germany.  And it’s true that it’s probably pipped by the likes of Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and Cologne.  But this doesn’t mean…

Things to see in Hannover: The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen
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Things to see in Hannover: The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen

By Emma Marshall You won’t be in Hannover long before realising it’s an incredibly green city.  There are parks and lakes galore as well as a 1,600 acre forest to amble around.  And although it’s true that the rebuilding of large swathes of the city centre after the World War II Allied bombings focused more…

Tirana’s Skanderbeg Square: a snapshot of Albania’s past
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Tirana’s Skanderbeg Square: a snapshot of Albania’s past

By Emma Marshall Before arriving in Tirana, I have to confess I knew very little about the city, other than that it was the capital of a former communist country that, until relatively recently, rarely, if ever, featured on a “must-see” list of places to visit.  But it’s increasingly appearing in travel blogs as a…