Monday 30 April 2012
Besides wonderful cities, great landmarks, a terrific natural environment and (not always) excellent food, Europe boasts another record breaking win: Parties! Indeed, despite projecting a relatively reserved image to the world, Europe actually knows how to have fun.
Saturday 28 April 2012
Mayday, one of the oldest and most reputed electronic music festivals in Germany, is held annually since 1991 in Dortmund, located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia. Held across the five floors of the city’s Westfalenhallen, this year’s Mayday, the 21st to be precise, is scheduled to host a wide variety of stadium-sized acts.
Friday 27 April 2012
Days are slowly becoming longer, and the thrill of the upcoming summer makes our imagination run wide toward warm Mediterranean places, crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and long walks amid green hills and historic sites, perhaps caressed by a light breeze: is that Greece? Yep, Rhodes to be precise.
Thursday 26 April 2012
The Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light) is a section of the Andalusian coast in Spain extending from Tarifa to the mouth of the Guadiana River. As this area is not discovered yet by mass tourism, but is rather a popular destination for mainly Spanish people, here you will enjoy a truly authentic Spanish holiday, which means having fun, eating and… dancing just as Spaniards do: and we all know how good they are at that…
Wednesday 25 April 2012
Portugal has many competing attractions and the Algarve is one of the most beautiful regions of the country, with endless beaches and lovely towns, including Lagos, a municipality at the mouth of Bensafrim River and along the Atlantic Ocean, in the Barlavento region, southern Portugal. A place where April already rhymes with… Summer!
Tuesday 24 April 2012
There’s a place at the foot of the Belledonne Mountains, just 15 minutes from Grenoble, renowned as the traditional home of the hydrotherapy industry in Isère, in the french region Rhône-Alpes: this is Uriage-les-Bains, or just Uriage, a spa town famous since antiquity for its curative water.
Monday 23 April 2012
With around 300 000 visitors every year, the Alpenzoo – high over the roofs of Innsbruck – is the largest cultural institution in the country of Tyrol. As the name (and location) suggests, this zoo specialises in Alpine creatures, and is a great place to see some of the rarest creatures in Europe, including bears and wolves. More than 2000 animals of 150 species invite you to experience the highest located animal world on Earth, at 727 mt asl!
Friday 20 April 2012
Speaking of Dresden, the one thing that comes up again and again is the reminiscence of a city flattened by Allied bombers and ended up behind the Iron Curtain. 77 years have passed since Dresden’s historic Altstadt was razed to the ground by a shower of bombs during World War II: hope, goodwill… and time, have helped the city to rise from the rubble, and reclaim its status as ‘Florence on the Elbe’. A mix of old and new that makes for an ideal short trip.
Thursday 19 April 2012
London is so overwhelming that when you are there you often forget about everywhere else! However, most of you will probably get back, and back again to England, several times in a lifetime, so one of these times, don’t “forget” to head towards one of England’s major landmarks, and one of the world’s most beloved and discussed mysteries: Stonehenge.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Los Reales Alcazares, commonly known as the Alcazar Palace, is definitely one of Seville’s most impressive monuments. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, was originally built in the 12th century during the rule of the Almohades, and consists of a series of palaces from different times and styles, with gardens, halls, orchards and rooms decorated with glazed tile from Seville. Don’t miss it when visiting the city!