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Swedish star Loreen having taken the top spot last year (and for the second time), Sweden tapped its handsome,  third-biggest city to again host the world’s largest, longest, and perhaps most anticipated/beloved music competition – this year´s 68th edition pulling in a worldwide television audience of some 200 million. And of course like its predecessors, this one got thousands of fans from some 90 countries to flock to Malmö and enjoy its myriad offerings. (I´m just not sure why they k

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We adore Manchester, as evident by now. The city blends club vibes with industrial roots and some of the UK's finest dining spots. It's a top choice for both living and studying.

TikTok may be trending, but dancing in sync is not always a given. Instagram, on the other hand, remains our favourite social media platform. With Manchester's rich cultural heritage and diverse offerings, it is a perfect canvas for you to showcase your creativity, impress your Instagram followers, and perhaps even ind

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London, England's cherished capital, presents an array of delightful spots ideal for your Instagram. The city boasts vibrant street art and exquisite botanical gardens, drawing visitors worldwide. The abundance of choices might leave you pondering where to start your Instagram journey.

Most Instagrammable Spots in London

Let's dive into 11 of the most Instagrammable locations in London, each offering its own unique charm and beauty.

1. Buckingham Palace

Location: London SW1A 1AA

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No London visit

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8 of Europe's Most Unique Saunas

Saunas are more than just places to sweat; they're sanctuaries of relaxation, culture, and rejuvenation. From the ethereal landscapes of Scandinavia to the depths of Estonian tradition, each sauna offers a unique experience worth travelling for. Here, we unveil some of the world's most exceptional saunas that redefine the art of sweating.

Nestled in the picturesque vineyards south of Gothenburg, Ästad Vingård stands as a testament to Swedish excellence in wine, cuisine, and sauna culture. Amidst

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Experiencing Dublin on St. Patrick's Day

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Every March 17th, the 5th-century Romano-British missionary who converted the Celts to Christianity, then became a bishop and eventually Irland´s patron saint is celebrated in more countries than any other national holiday, and of course it has special weight and significance here, where it´s a public holiday as well as a cultural and religious one. And if you happen to be visiting on this special day, you´re in for a treat, with various forms of festivities shamrocking the cit

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6 Scintillating Sparkling Wines from Europe


Raise a glass to the world of sparkling wine! French Champagne is the most famous, of course, but there are many types of bubbly wine enjoyed around the world, and some of the best/most nobale hail from Europe. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want to enjoy a glass with friends, there is a sparkling wine out there for everyone. Here are some of the most popular types that you can find at your favorite wine shop or online

Champagne (France)

The world´s most renowned bubby

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5 of Spain´s Special New Year´s Traditions

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We Spaniards love to ring out the old and ring in the new as much as anyone else on the planet. And whilst we of course share many NYE practices with the rest of the world (at least the Western world, I guess), there are several which are fairly unique to our country – and here´s a quirky quintet of them:

Toasting with Bubbles - but with a Twist

Of course all of Spain raises a glass of cava (the méthode-Champegnoise sparkling wine – from sweet to dry – made in Catalonia) t

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7 of Austria´s Best Winter Resorts

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by Felice Hardy

Did you know that you can ski in 274 countries - even including Hawaii and South Africa? The skiing countries of the world certainly do vary a lot, but if you're yearning for world-class winter sports outside cute, classic little chocolate-box villages with friendly family-run hotels and chalet-style architecture like the gingerbread house out of Hansel and Gretel - and perhaps cosy, gemütlich mountain eateries serving heart-warming comfort food - the Austrian Alps are yo

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Nestled amidst the Switzerland´s majestic Bernese Alps an hour´s drive from Bern and just under two from Zurich, this charming Alpine village with a permanent population of around 3,800 is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. With its breathtaking landscapes, exciting activities, and charming Swiss village ambiance, this destination offers an unforgettable experience. In this complete guide, we'll explore everything you need to know about Grindelwald-First.

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The Lake District of Cumbria in northwest England, a 5½-hour drive from London and two from Liverpool and Manchester, is a mountainous region and national park renowned for its gorgeous scenery - centering around 19 eponymous lakes - as well as its literary associations with a group of 19th-century "Lake Poets" such as William Wordsworth (one of his most famous poems, "Daffodils," was inspired here), Beatrix Potter (of Peter Rabbit fame), and John Ruskin (a highly influential

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The platter that was set before me was covered with what resembled small piles of leaves from a fall lawn raking. The little brown, green and black heaps hardly invited sniffing, much less tasting. Yet sniff and taste I did.

Little did I know, before this introduction to “cheese wrapping,” that a gastronomic tradition in this corner of Italy is aging cheeses by encasing them in leaves. Nor was I aware that there are highly respected professional “c

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5 of the Most Beautiful Beaches in Corsica

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France´s ravishing, rocky island in the Mediterranean (which the French dub l´Île de la Beauté, the Isle of Beauty) is home to some of the sea´s most stunning beaches, ranging from the more developed strands of the south to the wilder northern beaches with few or no amenities. If you´re looking for a beachy getaway next summer - especially one that allows you to combine it with fabulous history, culture, cuisine, and eco opportunities - do give serious consideration to la Corse. A

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Nestled on the southern coast of Spain, the picturesque city of Malaga beckons travellers with its unique blend of Andalusian charm and coastal beauty. From its rich history and vibrant culture to its stunning beaches and delectable cuisine, Malaga has something for everyone. In this blog post, we will take you on a virtual journey through this captivating destination, uncovering its hidden gems and exploring the best ways to experience it through Malaga, Spain vacation packages and unforgettabl

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What Not to Miss in Barcelona

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There's a good reason Spain's second largest city after Madrid is one of Europe's (indeed, the world's) most popular cities - famous and beloved for its art, architecture, culture, cuisine, and nightlife ever since hosting the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. It's also the capital of the region of Catalonia, one of Spain's nations along with Galicia and Euskadi (aka the Basque Country), with its own distinct language and culture. Well, there's a lot to unpack here, so let's get to

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Sweet Summertime in Stockholm

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Even more than many destinations, Scandinavia blossoms in summer, its warm, lively days stretching into long, luminous evenings. And at the centre of its lovely archipelago, nowhere more so that Sweden's capital. A mix of traditional and modern, stately and avant garde, its streets and squares come alive as Stockholmers enthusiastically grasp with both hands their chance to enjoy the relatively brief Scandinavian summer - and take advantage of the long summer " white nights", when

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