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  • The 10 best Baltic beach resorts

    The 10 best Baltic beach resorts

    March 16th, 2018Jonathan Bousfield
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    European beach holidays haven’t always been just about the Mediterranean. A century ago, the resorts along the Baltic Sea were just as likely to attract the Emperors, Duchesses and celebrities of the day as anywhere on the French Riviera. Indeed an awful lot of Europeans still spend their summers on Baltic shores. As well as... Read more »

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  • Ten central & Eastern European sites to mark the WWI Centenary

    Ten central & Eastern European sites to mark the WWI Centenary

    April 2nd, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    Most of us know that World War I started with the assassination of an Austrian Archduke in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. For the English-speaking world, however, the subsequent history of the conflict largely focuses on the Western Front, Gallipoli and other theatres where British, Commonwealth and American forces saw action. It is often forgotten... Read more »

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  • European Capital of Culture 2014: why Riga?

    European Capital of Culture 2014: why Riga?

    January 13th, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    January 2014 sees the start of Riga’s year-long stint as European Capital of Culture, an honour it shares with the Swedish town of Umeå. The occasion provides the Latvian capital with a golden opportunity to shrug off its reputation as a cheap destination for boozy breaks, and focus instead on the more creative aspects of... Read more »

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  • The least friendly countries for tourists?

    The least friendly countries for tourists?

    June 25th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Whether you’re on a weekend away or a month-long adventure, being made to feel unwelcome by rude or unpleasant locals can make or break a holiday. So, if you don’t want to be shunned by waitresses and dismissed by taxi drivers, then Pakistan and Russia are apparently not for you. Following an HSBC poll on the... Read more »

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  • Unusual accommodation ideas

    Unusual accommodation ideas

    February 4th, 2013Site Editor
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    If you’re the kind of traveller that seeks out new and unusual accommodation, allow us to present some really far out suggestions. From ice hotels to underwater boltholes, here’s some of our favourite wacky hotels around the world, taken from Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth. Troglodyte villages, Tunisia When Tunisia gained its... Read more »

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  • Top five crime-related holiday experiences

    Top five crime-related holiday experiences

    March 6th, 2012Site Editor
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    Go behind bars in Liepaja, Latvia The best place to book yourself in for a bit of rough treatment is the former naval prison in Karosta. Formerly used as a punishment block for unruly sailors, the grim-looking red-brick prison is now the venue for “Behind Bars” a two-hour interactive performance that involves being herded at... Read more »

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