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What to do beyond the beach in Goa

What to do beyond the beach in Goa

The seaside region of Goa may be famous for its beach parties and wild nightlife, but there is much more to see here besides waves, hangovers and haze. Goa is a slice of paradise offering everything from serene beaches to a lively cultural scene, architectural delights, bustling bazaars and plenty...
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The complete guide to: Goa travel

The complete guide to: Goa travel

Tiny Goa on India’s southwest coast is the smallest state in the country, but that doesn’t mean it lacks for things to see and do. Alternatively, Goa offers a dizzying array of sights and activities well worth your time. Whether you’re planning to be a beach bum for a few...
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Things to do in: Goa

Things to do in: Goa

You probably know all about the beach parties and wild nightlife that Goa is famous for. But there’s far more to see and do in the state than stay up ’til dawn. Here are a few things to check out while you’re here — and the best part is, none...
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24 hours in: Goa

24 hours in: Goa

Goa is a sliver of India all its own, a slice of paradise where the beach beckons and the only pace is slow and relaxed. It’s enough to make you want to stay forever — but alas, we know most of us can’t. While a mere day’s stay seems like...
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October 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

October 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

San Sebastián feels like autumn. It is the time for chestnuts and hot tea, fluffy coats and umbrellas, falling leaves and thunderstorms. For the last few weeks, the climate has been setting up the mood for a quiet end to the year. Mind you, we still have three more months...
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Trendy, smelly, mild and cheesy: This Parisian fromagerie has something for everyone

Trendy, smelly, mild and cheesy: This Parisian fromagerie has something for everyone

“Look at this, look at this.” Baptiste, a Parisian fromager shows me a page in an open book. “That’s what they ate in the 1980s.” The picture shows some quite mature camembert, so mature that the cheese has turned yellow and looks more like an old cookie than the kind...
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Gracia the great: A guide to the Barcelona barrio

Gracia the great: A guide to the Barcelona barrio

Ditch the tourist map, forget the sand (for a minute) and head to a place in Barcelona that really captures the Catalan way of life. Beyond its famed beaches, tucked inside the heart of this buzzing city lies the halcyon barrio Gracia. Entering this quaint neighbourhood provides a snippet of...
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San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

If you’ve done your Basque research, then you probably know that San Sebastián’s most important tradition is Donostia Eguna (San Sebastián Day) on January 20th. But that’s not the only day of celebration in our city. Month after month, there are different events bringing joy to our streets — but...
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Can ‘responsible travel’ really help to alleviate poverty?

Can ‘responsible travel’ really help to alleviate poverty?

Earlier this year I wrote about what a great opportunity 2017 presents having the full force of the UN behind the idea of Sustainable Tourism for Development. That article was well received (thanks!) and everyone seemed supportive of the rationale and sentiment. The point of the initial article was about...
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6 dishes you must eat in Madrid

6 dishes you must eat in Madrid

The rich history of Spanish cuisine dates back thousands of years. With each region of the country having its own ‘claim to fame,’ Madrid offers visitors a taste of the best dishes Spain has to offer, all in one chaotic, quintessentially Spanish foodie playground. Madrid’s food scene is in constant...
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