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Three Of The Best Things To See In Berlin

Three Of The Best Things To See In Berlin

Never been to Berlin ? Put it on the list and put it at the top. On the surface, a capital city much like any other, shopping, art, restaurants, museums etc but its twentieth century history raises it above any other city I can think of. It may be a cliché to say that you can imagine a jack boot round every corner and a Red under every bed, but it’s easy when you’re there.

 

Written by Hugh Graham-Watson

posted Friday, 17th November 2017

Where To Stay For Three Unmissable Museums in Naples.

Where To Stay For Three Unmissable Museums in Naples.

A snapshot of the Unmissable Museums in Naples, why the're worth the visit? Where to stay for easy access to most, with the added bonus of a memorable walk or fabulous view from others.

 

Written by Sophie Barling

posted Thursday, 12th October 2017

All That Jazz

All That Jazz

Next year, France celebrates the 70th anniversary of the world's first jazz festivals, held in Nice and Paris in the summer of 1948. In 2018, you'll find festivals in Paris parks and Roman amphitheatres, village bandstands country meadows, medieval fortresses and Renaissance chapels.

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Monday, 2nd October 2017

Best Restaurants in Avignon

Best Restaurants in Avignon

Avignon is one of France's most beautiful cities. It's also one of the most visited. Sadly, not many of those who visit stay long. As a result, it's all too easy to eat a mediocre meal in one of the restaurants that lure tourists with multilingual menus in the city centre. But follow the locals to quieter streets to have your faith in local cooking restored.

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Tuesday, 30th May 2017

The Perfect Mortadella from Bologna

The Perfect Mortadella from Bologna

I've never been a fan of mortadella. Every version I've tried reminds me, greasily, of school dinners. But it's Bologna's signature sausage and this is my first trip to the city. Maybe, I think, the real thing will be different from the ersatz version.

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Sunday, 9th April 2017

Fringe Family Favourites... Anytime.

Fringe Family Favourites... Anytime.

Boutique-style city hotels sometimes seem like a child-free zone, with parents and kids relegated to destinations that offer a 21st-century take on the old-school bucket-and-spade holiday.But it doesn't have to be that way. Families like cities too – and let's not forget that we're not all metropolitans.

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Saturday, 8th April 2017

The Lure of the Minibar.

The Lure of the Minibar.

Hoteliers say minibar prices merely reflect their costs. But with a typical markup of 100% for a bottle of water, 200% for a mini-vodka or 400% for a beer, who can blame guests for being sceptical?

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Thursday, 23rd March 2017

The Ducati temple in Bologna

The Ducati temple in Bologna

The Ducati Museum in Bologna is a temple to two-wheeled excess, celebrating the legendary Italian brand's progress from builder of humble mopeds to creator of some of the world's greatest motorcycles.

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Thursday, 16th March 2017

Edinburgh celebrates its 70th festival year!

Edinburgh celebrates its 70th festival year!

Edinburgh celebrates its 70th festival year! Almost five million people are expected to visit Edinburgh's multiple festivals in 2017, so book early for the best hotels at the best prices.

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Thursday, 2nd February 2017

Stars in our eyes

Stars in our eyes

Hotel rating systems aren't as helpful as they seem, according to Hotel Guru reviewer Robin Gauldie. Surprisingly, there's no global hotel grading system and there aren't even EU-wide standards.

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Thursday, 26th January 2017