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By day the coastal town of Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca is known as a hotspot for sun worshipping tourists attracted to one of the most popular holiday destinations on the Continent because of mild year-round temperatures and a laid back beach lifestyle.
But by night, the Alicante resort really comes alive with a vibrant nightlife scene to keep even the most hardcore revellers happy. And it’s not all like the ITV sitcom, Benidorm, there’s much more to this place than just sea, sangria and all-you-can-eat buffets.
Benidorm coast lights up after dark

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Ever since the Berlin Wall came crashing down in 1989 the German capital has become one of the leading European destinations for visitors looking to blend gritty urban city life with chic culture. Whether you are enjoying a whistle stop tour or have plenty of time to kill, there are certain must-see landmarks and attractions. And so you don’t miss out, we’ve put together our favourite city offerings that showcase the best of Berlin.
Famous kiss scene from the Berlin Wall

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You may think that the last thing anyone would want to do on a city break is spend hours on public transport. Yet, the ‘vaporetti’ in Venice – think bus on a boat – are a great way to take in the main sights, discover some of the city’s hidden gems and experience life of the ‘streets’ like a local, all at a fraction of the cost of a gondola. Buy a day pass and get on board!

Venice Vaporetto sign

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Benidorm is one of the most popular resorts in Spain and attracts around five million visitors each year. But with a steady influx of holiday-makers there are businesses and individuals that want to take advantage of this and to entice people to part with their money. Benidorm, being a Mecca for tourists, has its tourist traps.
Euros

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The Milan Expo is now in full swing with millions expected to attend. But don’t let that put you off! Milan has a superb selection of hotels, apartments and B&Bs that still have plenty of availability for the Expo period. Venere has picked a selection of the best in luxury and boutique hotels, B&Bs as well as more practical accommodation options within easy reach of Expo!

Milan Expo

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Barcelona is a city with no end of visual attractions and a wealth of eye candy. Not only does it have beaches, restaurants, bars, parks, museums, and a wonderful Mediterranean climate, but its combination of unique artistic modern buildings and historic architecture make it a place where you can get some truly incredible photos.
A modern building in Barcelona

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Picture-perfect canals and bridges contrasted with gritty urban inner city scenes, Amsterdam is a vibrant cosmopolitan capital filled with photo opportunities; from great selfie scenery to iconic backdrops, authentic architecture to Dutch decor, visitors can get snap happy almost anywhere. Here we offer some handy insights to some of the best picture spots in Amsterdam.
I love Amsterdam

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Nice is very popular with tourists and known as Nice la Belle, “Nice the Beautiful,” which is also the title of the unofficial anthem of the city.
Hotel Negresco in the evening

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3 destinations in Italy that are ideal for catching those early rays of sun and topping-up the tan well before the summer season gets underway!
A beach in Calabria

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Finding decent accommodation in Cannes, especially during the film festival can prove tricky, but there are plenty of options away from La Croisette and town centre that won’t cost the earth. Here are some tips on accommodation options in the area.
Cannes Film Festival boy

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Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and famed for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival held each year but there are far more attractions the city has to offer its many visitors.
Monte Arthur's Seat

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Venice is a wonderful place to visit but there are tourist traps the unwary can fall into. Having a list of what to do and what not to do is a must.
atp painting

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Brussels By Night is a Belgian film that was released in 1983. It was a bleak drama about a depressed assassin but by sharp contrast the reality of the city today is one with a busy nightlife with many popular nightclubs and a very lively music scene.
Brussels has many international bars as well as traditional taverns, and supping the best Belgian beers in the company of friends is a favourite activity of locals.
Belgian craft beers

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Portugal is a wonderful and culturally rich vacation destination that dates back to, well, pretty much the beginning of time! Neanderthals originally called Portugal home, and today, the Portuguese republic has a wonderful sense of itself that it loves to show off in its many museums. Begin your museum tour of Portugal with these seven mesmerizing institutions!
Museums in Portugal

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This amazing city is filled with culture that you won’t find anywhere, so plan on being a sponge and absorbing all of the beautiful sites. Let’s discover Vilnius!

what to see in Lithuania

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