Best cities for showing your Pride

Best cities for showing your Pride

There are some cities that just know how to do Pride right. We’re talking going far beyond hanging a few rainbow flags in windows, and instead throwing the biggest, baddest parties to celebrate who you are — from sexual orientation to gender to race to age. Because while Pride started...

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10 things to do in Ljubljana

10 things to do in Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a lovely city, and one that’s getting a lot of attention lately. It seems this Slovenian capital is popping up on must-visit lists everywhere, with travellers falling in love with the city’s food, architecture, culture, and people. So what to do once you’ve landed in this pretty place?...

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Must-buy souvenirs from Krakow

Must-buy souvenirs from Krakow

Part of the fun of visiting a new city is picking out all the great souvenirs you want to bring home, either to remind yourself of how much you loved this corner of the world, or to introduce a piece of a new place to friends and family (and let...

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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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Things to do in: Chania, Crete

Things to do in: Chania, Crete

One of the most charming cities on Crete, Chania is the destination of your dreams — if your dreams include narrow cobbled streets, flower-filled balconies, late nights of music along the waterfront, rounds of delicious seafood and heaps of history. There’s a reason that most people who come to Crete...

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The legend of Prague’s one-eyed general

The legend of Prague’s one-eyed general

“The one whom no mortal hand could destroy was extinguished by the finger of God”. – Unknown, upon the death of Jan Zizka by the plague. Sitting on a hill overlooking Prague is one of the largest equestrian statues in the world. Jan Zizka (1370-1424), the one-eyed general. In my...

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24 hours in: Athens

24 hours in: Athens

Europe’s oldest city has endless things to do and neighbourhoods to explore that aren’t easily covered in a day or two — but with a little planning you can still see some of the best sights in Athens even in 24 hours. For an easy way to see the city, catch...

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Ketchup, cheese and liberty: The legend of Poland’s zapiekanka

Ketchup, cheese and liberty: The legend of Poland’s zapiekanka

The zapiekanka (a long, open-faced sandwich) was a beloved piece of my childhood. But not only mine — it was a miracle treat for a whole generation of Polish children who discovered it at the end of ‘80s (and who still buy one from time to time for sentimental reasons)....

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Beyond the stroopwafel: Where to taste Amsterdam’s multicultural flavours

Beyond the stroopwafel: Where to taste Amsterdam’s multicultural flavours

Amsterdam is a bright city. I am not talking about its iconic housing along the canals, but rather the people who occupy them. The locals. Despite the city’s relatively low population as a capital, it is home to more than 180 nationalities, making this one diverse city. And to really...

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24 hours in: Brighton

24 hours in: Brighton

The seaside city of Brighton makes for an ideal quick trip thanks to its compact size. There’s enough here to keep you busy for several days, but if you’ve only got 24 hours you can still squeeze in a lot without feeling too rushed. Ready to explore the sights and...

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