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Destinations Europe

In Search of the Northern Lights

Two friends who had long held ambitions to see the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights – had so far failed dismally. Maybe a cruise along the Norwegian coast was the answer. Anna Hyman and Rob Philpott set sail. The long range weather forecast was not promising. But at least it was dry as we […]

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Germany

In tune with Leipzig

Leipzig was recently voted ‘the most liveable city in Germany’, Bryn Frank can understand why. Lunch in the park Sitting in a public park across the road from Leipzig’s main railway station I am enjoying a Bratwurst mit Senf in a fresh bread roll. ‘Heavens’, some people might say – ‘all that mustard! It’ll blow […]

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Culture Germany

In tune with Leipzig

Leipzig was recently voted ‘the most liveable city in Germany’, Bryn Frank can understand why. Lunch in the park Sitting in a public park across the road from Leipzig’s main railway station I am enjoying a Bratwurst mit Senf in a fresh bread roll. ‘Heavens’, some people might say – ‘all that mustard! It’ll blow […]

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BeNeLux Europe France

Turn Left at Dunkirk

All too often, we drive off the cross-Channel ferries and head south deeper into France or even further afield. But recently in search of pastures new Anna Hyman and friends heeded the advice to ‘turn Left at Dunkirk’ and headed for Holland and Flanders instead. DFDS Ferry from Dover We boarded the DFDS Ferry at […]

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Culture Europe Scandinavia

Kongernes Jelling – Home of the Viking Kings

Whilst on holiday in Denmark Gillian Thomas found a museum that proved a success for all the family, whatever their age. Kongernes Jelling – the Royal Jelling Experience Centre – turned out to be the biggest hit of our family holiday in Denmark, despite protests from my six and eight year-old grandsons when they realised […]

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Culture Europe France

Dunkirk and Operation Dynamo

Partly to see Christopher Nolan’s epic film of the same name as the city, and also to learn more about Operation Dynamo, Anna Hyman headed across the Channel – to Dunkirk. Dunkirk the film Christopher Nolan’s powerful blockbuster film Dunkirk opens with a young man running down a street desperately making for the beaches and […]