Archive for July, 2015

10 of the smartest new hostels in Europe

July 3, 2015

Style and comfortable stays don’t come at too high a price in this selection of new hostels across Europe. From retro-chic design in Paris to eco-cred beds in Amsterdam, you can eat, sleep and meet without it costing the earth Nungwi Village This hostel brand continues its expansion across Europe with the opening of its […]

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Top 10 hotels in Istanbul

July 3, 2015

History often comes served with a contemporary twist in Istanbul hotels. Choose from a boutique hotel that once housed a sultan’s tailor, a night in the city’s former US embassy, a cool hostel with its own pizzeria and more • 10 of the best sights in Istanbul Nungwi Village Tucked into the heart of Sultanahmet, […]

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10 of the best ways to enjoy Copenhagen … on a budget

July 3, 2015

The Danish capital’s reputation for being expensive is not entirely deserved. With planning, there’s lots of fun to be had on a shoestring (if a high-quality one) and even great places to stay need not be out of reach Nungwi Village As well as the pretty old houses and historic warehouses that line the waterside, […]

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Budapest city guide: what to do, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

July 3, 2015

The Hungarian capital comes into its own in summer. We have the lowdown on the best of the city’s unique outdoor bars and thermal baths, plus escaping to Buda Hills Few European cities can rival Budapest’s glorious setting astride the Danube river. Its two sides, Buda and Pest, were separate cities until 1873, and they […]

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Maribor, Slovenia: let’s hear it for the grapevine

July 3, 2015

New direct flights from the UK make Maribor, Slovenia, easy to reach for a trip that can revolve around its famous wine. But the city has plenty more to offer A gnarled piece of wood may not sound like the most thrilling of tourist attractions. But this isn’t just any piece of wood: it is […]

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Readers’ travel tips: small islands around the British Isles

July 3, 2015

These small outcrops around the British Isles offer many delights, with readers sharing wildlife havens, holy spaces and a shack serving some of the finest seafood in the world Contribute to next week’s readers’ tips to be in with a chance of winning a £200 hotel voucher Many make the pilgrimage from Mull to Iona, […]

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Clärchens Ballhaus ballroom, Mitte, Berlin: a great little place I know

July 3, 2015

Saved from dereliction a decade ago, the faded grandeur of this 19th-century Berlin ballroom now reflects the dance moves of the neighbourhood’s vibrant inhabitants – be they twenty- or seventysomethings Readers’ tips on more great places in Berlin Amid the sleek new cafes, offbeat shops and modern art galleries of the buzzy Mitte district, one […]

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Lighten up, already? Time for NSW smokers to stub out around food – video

July 3, 2015

As of 6 July, it will be illegal for New South Wales venues to allow smoking while they serve food, even outside. Is this a sign that the nanny state has gone mad or a righteous intervention on the behalf of public health? Guardian Australia’s Adam Brereton and Brigid Delaney sit down to chew the […]

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Top 10 budget restaurants and cafes in Newquay

July 3, 2015

Catching the waves in Cornwall – or just enjoying the coast – requires regular refuelling, and with Newquay’s food scene welcoming several new arrivals there’s a greater selection than ever to choose from Newquay is famous for its surfing beaches and laid-back attitude but food was never a strong point – not until now. A […]

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Bonhams: restaurant review| Jay Rayner

July 3, 2015

Tom Kemble’s cooking at Bonhams is exquisite… It’s so good Jay almost didn’t want to tell you about it A restaurant of quiet ambition, located within a fancy auction house, is a whole bunch of dreadful, overwrought analogies just waiting to happen. It didn’t help that, on the day we visited the restaurant inside Bonhams […]

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