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Top five Monday

When you are choosing the top five pubs of Cambridge, UK, your major problem is what to leave out, as this fair student city is full of excellent hostelries, each with their own unique atmosphere.

So for those of you in a hurry, I have sifted… read full article



There’s no need to shy away from the truth: Lyon, France is not Paris.

But all things considered, it is far better. Paris, you see, is a city you visit: museums, famous places, legendary streets, etc… Lyon, on the other hand, is a… read full article



Planning a family vacation in Copenhagen, Denmark and want to take the kids to the world famous Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park?

Check out these 5 Copenhagen hotels close to Tivoli Gardens. Also conveniently located within walking distance of København H train station, these city hotels… read full article



The British are obsessed with the weather. It’s an unfair accusation to say that it always rains in the north of England. It just rains some of the time.

Manchester, UK is a city with much to offer the world – music, nightlife and a huge… read full article



This month’s most popular travel articles on the Venere Travel Blog are:

1. Bali Luxury Hotels

Published July 5th – Dreaming of a spiritual retreat or an exotic honeymoon in Asia? Venere presents three of the most romantic hotels in Bali, Indonesia. These three exclusive resorts offer luxury… read full article



Istanbul is a captivating Turkish city which has a rich historical past during which it was the epicenter of three great empires, namely the Roman, the Christian Byzantine and Islamic Ottoman. The influences of this rich cultural heritage continue to have a bearing on Istanbul until today.



Dreaming of strolling down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the wonderful Ocean Front Walk in Venice Beach?

Looking for a budget hotel in Los Angeles offering easy access to Long Beach or the world famous Santa Monica Bay coast?

Check out this selection… read full article



Madrid, Spain is known for its all-night parties and sweltering summer heat, but if you need a break from sangria and siestas, why not check out these five historical gems that the city has to offer?

Palacio de Linares

1. Arab Wall

This ancient wall… read full article



Planning a weekend break in Paris and wondering what is the best way to get around the city?

Here are some transport tips that will help you choose how to go from the airport to your hotel, from the Eiffel Tower to the Latin Quarter… read full article



So you’ve packed the travel documents, beginners guide to Catalan and passport (I hope) and jumped up and down on your suitcase like a gymnast on a trampoline so you can fit everything in.

Parc Guell

But once you’re on the ground in Barcelona, what… read full article



Taking a taxi in Asia can be a hit and miss. Here are 5 things you do not want to hear your taxi driver say:

1. ‘Your hotel has closed down’

‘Your hotel has closed down’ says the Indian rickshaw driver. He will tell you that… read full article



So you’ve had your fill of street vendor crepes and the quaint but all-in-all perfunctory brasseries found at every corner in Paris, and you’re ready fork over the cash for the exquisite, delicate, lemon zest-laden morsel of gastronomic bliss for which you came to France in the first… read full article



1. Hotel Marqués de Riscal

Hotel Marqués de Riscal - outside view

The Starwood Collection luxury Hotel Marqués de Riscal in Elciego, a lovely town in the Basque Country of Northern Spain is a cutting-edge landmark hotel. It first opened in 2006 by Pritzker Prize winning… read full article



Naughty Resorts

If you want to take both your clothes and your inhibitions off or you fancy a one-of-a-kind sensual vacation and seek freedom from conventional restraints, then these resorts are ideal places for you to stay! Set in the most gorgeous destinations, these luxury adults-only hotels offer everything you… read full article



Condom, France

On Saturday 5 July 2008 the French town of Vatan was the scene of the 6th annual meeting of a rather peculiar association: the Association des communes de France aux noms burlesques et chantants, the Association of French municipalities with burlesque and melodious names. Here’s… read full article