Archive for September, 2015

10 of the best ways to enjoy Istanbul on a budget

September 3, 2015

The Hagia Sophia, Galatasary FC, Bosphorus views … there are so many ways of exploring Istanbul’s riches while keeping your lira on a leash Nungwi Village • Our complete city guide to Istanbul Planning some serious sightseeing? The Istanbul Museum Pass allows free entrance to a dozen of the city’s top sites, including the Topkapı […]

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The best of Lyon: readers’ travel tips

September 3, 2015

Classic French cuisine and a burgeoning beer scene, explore by bicylce or take a cruise on the Saône and Rhône, and discover the city’s hidden passageways – the traboules Nungwi Village • Lyon: the alternative city guide | Your Instagram shots of Lyon Get yourself lost down cobbled streets and across countless bridges in this […]

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Bert’s Barges, Hackney, east London: hotel review

September 3, 2015

A stylishly decorated barge on the Regent’s Canal, close to Hackney’s contemporary art galleries and nightlife, makes a refreshingly different, if pricey, option for a stay in London Nungwi Village The coot’s nest was very east London. As well as the usual twigs and foliage, the bird had used a discarded Golden Virginia packet and […]

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Why Girona makes the perfect base for cyclist Dan Craven

September 3, 2015

Some of the biggest names in cycle racing have flocked to this Catalan town for its Pyrenean training routes, food and beauty When people hear that you live in Girona they say: “Oh, that’s where Lance Armstrong lived.” Yeah! So what? He wasn’t the first pro-cyclist to move here. You can come here and avoid […]

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Take the kids to … Eden Project, near St Austell, Cornwall

September 3, 2015

The world’s largest indoor rainforest certainly delivers the wow factor, but the focus on fun and educational activities, sustainability and healthy food also helps to create a great family-friendly excursion • More family day trips: The Helix, Falkirk | Treetop Nets, Lake District | National Showcaves Centre for Wales In a nutshellA vast, lush crater […]

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Vigo: a city break and a beach holiday

September 3, 2015

New direct flights to Vigo, on the coast of Galicia, bring the Caribbean-like beaches of the Cíes islands within easy reach. And there’s lots to enjoy in the newly confident city itself, too On the wide crescent of soft white sand that stretched ahead as far as we could see, we spent a lazy afternoon […]

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Cosy becomes cool: five great cabins to rent in the UK

September 3, 2015

Whether its cabins, huts, pods or even yabins (yurt + cabin), small is currently beautiful when it comes to glamping rentals. As the site cabinly.co.uk prepares to launch we pick five little joints where you can try out the downsizing dream Tiny houses are big news. Last weekend Colorado Springs hosted the first ever Tiny […]

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

September 3, 2015

Visit Florence’s famous museums and galleries for free, eat authentic Tuscan food in markets, and then head to a free film screening or dance performance Combined tickets can offer great deals if you plan properly and use them to their fullest extent. The cumulative ticket to the Duomo Complex (€10 adults) provides access to the […]

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

September 3, 2015

Glitzy Östermalm, vibrant Södermalm, historic Gamla stan – we list the best ways to enjoy Sweden’s capital that won’t cost a whole lot of krona Stockholm city guide: what to do plus the best food, drink and hotels Popular across Europe are boat hotels – or “botels” – refurbished remnants of the continent’s nautical past […]

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The alternative city guide to Ghent, Belgium

September 3, 2015

The second in our series of guides to Europe’s alt cities takes us to Ghent, a medieval masterpiece on the surface, but bang up to date with its underground music scene, cutting-edge design and pioneering sustainable projects. Local creatives reveal their highlights 10 of the best foodie destinations in Ghent Top 10 B&Bs in Bruges […]

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