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…

Vaduz, Liechtenstein: things to do in an afternoon in one of Europe’s smallest capitals
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein: things to do in an afternoon in one of Europe’s smallest capitals

By Emma Marshall “Blink and you could miss it” was my partner’s observation of Vaduz, Liechtenstein, after we’d spent an afternoon there.  In some respects, this is true – as capital cities go, it really is diminutive, with a population of less than 5,000 people. But this doesn’t mean that you should overlook it as…

The Menton Lemon Festival: a great south of France short break
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The Menton Lemon Festival: a great south of France short break

By Emma Marshall I was lucky enough to experience the 2018 Menton Lemon Festival – the “Fete du Citron”.  This was something I had wanted to do after visting the town the previous year.   I did, however, wonder if it was worth travelling back for the Menton Lemon Festival. Would it be worth the effort? Would the early Spring…