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A Long Weekend in Istanbul

Istanbul is famous for its historic buildings and magnificent Ottoman palaces, and there is plenty to do besides marvelling at architecture as well. If you’re planning a city break to Istanbul and you’re not sure where to start, we’ve put together a manageable agenda of not-to-miss sights and best places to grab a bite – as…

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Our Guide to the Best Films Set in Europe

The European summer is here, the sun is shining and it feels like time for a continental holiday. To get into the mood, we’ve put together a list of some classic European films, and the cities that made them great – Berlin, London, Paris and Rome! BERLIN Wings of Desire A story of angels floating above…

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Berlin’s Best Cosy Cafes – With Wifi

Perfect for: meeting friends, catching up on emails, casual business meetings, resting weary feet and waiting for transport connections. There are many cafes in Berlin, and a good number of coworking spaces. There are also plenty of cafe-come-working-spaces. But if what you’re really after is a home from home, a comfortable ‘working’ space with a…

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Foot, Bike, Bus or Trabi: Exploring Berlin

Berlin is one of the most fascinating and culture-packed cities in Europe, and the sheer amount of things to see and do can seem overwhelming on a short holiday. A great way to get an overview, or explore a niche subject in more detail, is to defer to an expert and let them show you…

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Dutch Appeal: Discovering the best districts of Amsterdam

Over the last millennium, Amsterdam has slowly developed from small fishing village to medieval powerhouse; wartime occupied territory to modern, graceful world city. Its growth can be tracked in the unique layout of the city, with concentric canals circling the oldest part with most parkland and institutions further out. During the Golden Age of the…