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Save Euros: Stand don’t Sit

on 03/31/2016 in Venice
By Anita Draycott When in Italy drink your espresso or cappuccino the way the locals do— standing at the bar. At most places, the price of a coffee doubles if you sit at a table. My favourite coffee bar, Caffé del Doge, is on a small street (Calle dei Cinque) near the Rialto Market.

Calling All Harry Potter Fans to Edinburgh

on 05/19/2016 in Edinburgh
By Anita Draycott One of the world’s most famous authors, JK Rowling wrote all of her internationally acclaimed Harry Potter series, whilst living in Edinburgh with her young family. Looking around at the city’s gothic architecture, starkly apparent in the school building of George Heriots and Fettes, to name but two, it easy to see where she found her inspiration....

The best Game of Thrones locations

on 06/09/2016 in Ireland
    SPECTACULAR FILM LOCATIONS IN NORTHERN IRELAND   Captivating coastline Portraying Theon Greyjoy, actor Alfie Allen endures great agony. Yet he can never get enough of the filming. “I love this spectacular coastline. If Northern Ireland had a slightly better climate, it would be like New Zealand.” Allen spent most of his time donning a harness and roaming Ballintoy Harbour, the stunning setting for...

The last secret of the Forbidden City

on 06/09/2016 in Beijing
During the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Forbidden City was China’s seat of power. Delve into the symbolism, architecture and the last ‘forbidden’ site of this great cultural treasure in Beijing. In the 15th century, the Chinese regarded their country as the centre of the world. In the heart of their seat of power stood the emperor’s palace: the Forbidden...

Amazing things to visit in Ecuador

on 06/30/2016 in Ecuador
1. Cotopaxi Ecuador is famous for its volcanoes. Cotopaxi is the second-highest mountain peak in the country, and one of  Its unique features is its one of the few glaciers located along the equator. Cotopaxi is near Quito, which makes for a  great day trip for visitors who are staying in Quito but looking to get out of the city...

Shopping in the Souks of Marrakech

on 12/08/2015 in Marrakesh
By: Anita Draycott In seems that  everyone in Marrakech has something to sell and shopping in the souks of North Africa’s largest marketplace is another experience you’ll never forget. Beyond Jemaa el Fna square is the famed Medina, where the newcomer can be enticed, enthralled and exasperated all at the same time. “Lady I have best price for you,” the...

Get Thee to a Convent in Old San Juan

on 03/15/2016 in San Juan
By Anita Draycott El Convento, originally a 17th century Carmelite convent, has been listed as one of the world’s best places to stay by both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines. It’s difficult to believe that this Old San Juan landmark, kitty-corner to the town’s Cathedral, served as a dance hall and flophouse before becoming member of Small...

Become Lords and Ladies of the Manor at Mar Hall

on 03/23/2016 in Glasgow
Just ten minutes from Glasgow airport, Mar Hall Golf and Spa Resort is the ideal spot to start and/or end your Scottish romp. The baronial mansion overlooking the River Clyde, originally completed in 1845, has received a £15 million restoration to bring it back to its former Gothic grandeur. Mar Hall boasts the Decléor Spa offering a huge list of...

A Wee Dram in Aberdeen: Consider a Visit to these Distilleries

on 03/23/2016 in Aberdeen
Strathisla Distillery Seafield Avenue, Keith, Banffshire With its distinctive pagodas, cobbled courtyard and picturesque buildings, Strathisla Distillery is arguably the most beautiful distillery in Scotland. Founded in 1786, it is also the oldest operating distillery in the Scottish Highlands. The Glenfiddich Distillery Dufftown, Moray World famous working distillery. On Christmas Day in 1887, William Grant watched proudly as the first...

Where to Eat in Aberdeen

on 03/23/2016 in Aberdeen
By Anita Draycott Silver Darling The Silver Darling Seafood Restaurant is renowned for its fine food, fine wines and a fine view of Aberdeen harbour and bay, offering fabulous local seafood exquisitely prepared by our French Chef. Highly recommended in the Good Food Guide, the dishes are excellent value and cover a wide range of prices. The rooftop conservatory restaurant...

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