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Europe Festivals & Events

Geneva, Chocolate and a Choco Pass

It would be fun to be in Geneva to celebrate World Chocolate Day on 7 July!

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UK

A Pub and a Garden, West Dean, West Sussex

You can see for miles from the top of the Trundle (the hill overlooking Goodwood Race Course). Whoever it was round about 400 -100BC who decided that this would be the perfect vantage point on the South Downs for an Iron Age Hill-fort knew what he was doing. Belated birthday celebrations But for once it […]

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Europe

Spotlight on Ghent and the Ghent Altarpiece

Main photo: Ghent Spires and Gables. Photo ©Martin Corlazzoli, VisitGent

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France

Calais, Calais Vins, and The Grape Escape

Calais highlights Approximately 27 nautical miles, or 31 regular miles, from Dover is the port and city of Calais. It’s an historic city well worth a visit either for a day or better still longer, and it’s within easy reach of the port either by car or by public transport. Things to see and do… […]

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Europe

Tile painting and Royal Delft

We make no secret of the fact that we love visiting the Netherlands. And one of our most favourite cities is Delft – the city where Vermeer lived and painted and which also specialises in splendid blue and white tiles and pottery – Royal Delft. Delft is a charming city dating back to about 1075 […]

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Europe

It’s Limburg for Coffee, Wine, Honey and Cherry Vlaai

For years Anna Hyman had known that Maastricht and Limburg in the Netherlands were renowned for food and culinary flair – as well as being famous amongst other things for its eponymous 1992 treaty and the introduction of the Euro, along with several famous sons including Andre Rieu and van Eyck, but had she realised […]