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The Boat Race Oxford Cambridge 2016

The Boat Race Oxford Cambridge 2016

It is no secret that the English love tradition, gentlemanly sports and a bitter rivalry between two opposing teams. One event which combines these three elements is The Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities, raced every year between Putney and Mortlake on the River Thames. more ...

Architecturally inspired apartments in Barcelona

Architecturally inspired apartments in Barcelona

Barcelona architecture is recognised and admired across the world for being a never ending source of inspiration. The curved lines of the modernist buildings, the colourful mosaics, and the wrought iron detail in Gaudi’s works and his contemporaries are some of the defining features that make it the modernist capital of the world. However, there is much more to Barcelona than this: the sturdy walls of medieval churches, its markets and lively streets and the more trend setting recent constructions. more ...

Six typical dishes to eat in Osaka

Six typical dishes to eat in Osaka

According to many food critics, Osaka is one of the world’s great cities for eating. Since many of its culinary delights are unknown outside Japan, we’ve made a list of the six top dishes to try in Osaka. more ...

Places to go in Mallorca: The Drach Caves

Places to go in Mallorca: The Drach Caves

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Mallorca is the Drach caves. They are located in Manacor, on the west coast, a short distance away from Porto Cristo, a small fishing town featuring a pretty beach with clear and shallow waters. more ...

The Complete Guide to Venice’s Districts (Sestieri)

The Complete Guide to Venice’s Districts (Sestieri)

You’ll have heard all about the hundred islands that Venice is built upon, not to mention its bridges, gondolas and Carnival. But you might not know quite as much about its different districts. Venice is divided into six neighbourhoods, or sestieri as they’re called in La Serenissima, each with their own personality. It’s worth finding out a bit more about them before booking your accommodation. more ...

Sacromonte district in Granada: flamenco and caves

Sacromonte district in Granada: flamenco and caves

Sacromonte is one of the most picturesque and authentic districts in Granada, most famous for its caves and flamenco spirit. Situated just opposite the Alhambra, this district, home to artists and a more bohemian crowd, captivates many for its personality and the beauty of its surroundings. more ...

Chinese New Year: New York 2016

Chinese New Year: New York 2016

During the month of February the streets of New York City will come alive with the sounds of firecrackers, Chinese drums and gongs, and flashes of colour as the Chinese Lion, Unicorn and Dragon dancers weave their way through Chinatown to welcome in the Chinese New Year. This year will be the Year of the Monkey and the 4714 of the Chinese calendar. more ...

A short history of Venice’s Carnival

A short history of Venice’s Carnival

Carnival in Venice, romantic, elegant and timeless it is the pride of the City of Canals and an experience which must be experienced at least once in a lifetime. It is also considered to be the oldest carnival in the world. more ...

Typical Argentinean dishes

Typical Argentinean dishes

Argentina has a rich food culture which has successfully combined European with the national and indigenous cuisine. So prepare yourself for some delicious suggestions during your holidays in Buenos Aires. more ...

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