Stockbridge, Edinburgh – A historical and serene oasis in the city

(Cover image Susanna Green) Nestled between Edinburgh’s somewhat ironically titled New Town (given its two-hundred year age) and Comely Bank lies Stockbridge; sitting a short distance north of the City Centre, though still very much...
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Our Paraguay – By Tetsu Espósito and Elton Núñez

(Image: by Elton Núñez) Through their photo blog Yluux photographers Tetsu Espósito and Elton Núñez tell stories of the diverse spaces and people that make up Paraguay. They explain the idea behind the blog and...
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A Londoner in Rome

It’s early August and I am back at Gatwick airport in London. I am outside smoking a cigarette it is grey and getting dark and the concrete landscape merges easily with the mundane. I...
Pigneto Rome

Pigneto Rome

Katie Anderton finds Pigneto the coolest neighbourhood in Rome by far. When I moved to Rome I didn't have a plan as such, I just knew that I wanted to learn Italian and after spending...
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Hamburg – Discover Germany

Looking for a European city break? The lively yet laid back destination of Hamburg has a lot to offer. Going out Hamburg has a great choice of bars and clubs in the St Pauli quarter and...
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Unique holidays: Top five retreats

Farm holiday? Yoga retreats? Meditation mini break? More and more people are looking to get away from it all, choosing unique holidays that don’t involve the hustle and bustle of a city or the...
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Turin… There’s More Than Meets The Eye

Lucy Serlenga introduces us to the veritable charms of Turin. What are the first images conjured up when you think of Italy? A chic gondola sailing through the Venetian lagoons or maybe Rome's grand Colosseum...
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Life in Cuba

On December 7, 2014, at a ceremony in Dubai, the Swiss foundation New7Wonders revealed the results of an international competition organized to nominate “Seven Wonder Cities“. Among the favorites, out of more than 1,200...
Famous Mountains in the World

Famous Mountains in the World

There is something about staring at spectacular mountains that makes you realise you are in the presence of the sublime. We take a look at five awe inspiring famous mountains in the world. Mount Huangshan,...
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Herencia – Windmills and the legend of Don Quixote

The small city of Herencia, just south of Madrid, turns 775 years old this year. Located in Ciudad Real, Castille-La Mancha, Herencia has just shy of 10,000 residents. Officially established in 1239, Herencia has...