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Art Nouveau District

Some of the finest examples of Art Nouveau in the world can be found in the Latvian capital of Riga.

A whole district is dominated with examples of the architecture and art works from the late 19th Century. Some of the best examples can be found on the main street of Elizabetes Iela . There are over 800 Art Nouveau buildings in the city so good luck ticking them all off. read full article



Though it may not receive as much attention as its more glamorous Western European neighbors, Kiev has long been a gem of a city well hidden between the flashier tourist draws of Russia and Europe.

Thanks to… read full article



Does Marbella have more to offer than sun, sea and steak and chips?

The southern Spanish holiday town of Marbella has seen a few changes over the years. There’s always been a relaxed and fun feel… read full article



For those who have not been to Cannes, they may have an impression that the only interesting event this coastal city has is the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival.

While it is true that Cannes came to… read full article



In 2006, while waiting for my German working papers to be renewed, I made a snap decision to spend a week in Poland in the dead of winter.

While walking around Krakow’s Cloth Hall, I snapped up a brochure from… read full article



Madrid and Barcelona tend to dominate the gay scene in Spain but then that isn’t to say the Orange-famous, beautiful southern city of Seville can’t compete.

In terms of the general feeling towards the gay scene in the… read full article



Jutting out and hanging on my a thin thread of land off the east coast of Florida, Miami Beach is famous all over the world for being full of fast cars, bikini-clad sunbathers and high rise apartments.

What you might not know… read full article



Planning a city break in Budapest? Read four curious facts about the capital of Hungary.

1. The home of the largest synagogue in Europe

Dohány Street Synagogue is colossal. Able to house 3000 people and stretching 44 metres high and filling… read full article



If you heard Galicia you’d be forgiven for looking a little lost. Few people even know about the north-western region in Spain that juts out into the Atlantic above Portugal.

It’s a region of rivers and fishing ports. It’s known as the “land of a 100 rivers”. These watery snakes sweep across the land and end up in either the beautiful sandy beaches of As Mariñas or into the dangerous sharp cliffs of Costa de la Muerte, which is the coast of death, but don’t be too scared. read full article



1. King of bicycle kingdom

Bicycles in China are what cars are to Westerners – a way of life. Chinese of all ages love to bike, and bicycling is one of the main modes of transportation. But if China is “Bicycle Kingdom”… read full article



For any tourist who has ever been to Zurich, going to Zurich would be reason enough. Such is the ambience of the city.

Often referred to as ‘downtown Switzerland’ Zurich offers both the pristine landscape that Switzerland



On the east coast of Italy in the region of Emilia Romagna there is a beach town that would impress even the most hardcore party orientated travelers.

The town of Rimini is just about 1 hour south east of Bologna… read full article



1. Shopping paradise

Shanghai has more commercial goods than anywhere in China outside of Hong Kong, making it one of the top shopping centers of Asia. Shopaholics especially love to explore the markets of Nanjing Road, the… read full article



There’s nothing like the warm and enchanting Mediterranean.

It’s as though Europe has its own private swimming pool. If you squint at the map then you might just see the outline of an elephant. The trunk taking you to Gibraltar… read full article



Sadly there is a bit of a stigma now attached Tallinn, Estonia.

Like Prague it has become infamous with throngs of beer-guzzling stag parties all intent on sampling the cut-price beer and treating the place as… read full article