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The perfect backdrop for a cinematic weekend break

The perfect backdrop for a cinematic weekend break

The perfect backdrop for a cinematic weekend break

Countless TV and film crews have used the Spanish city of Seville in their productions. Laura Paterson finds out why


Anchors aweigh for a life on the ocean wave

Anchors aweigh for a life on the ocean wave

Anchors aweigh for a life on the ocean wave

A cruise on board a four-masted barquentine gives Ed Elliot the opportunity to explore south-east Asia the old-fashioned way


Rio puts life and soul into city

Rio puts life and soul into city

Rio puts life and soul into city

Rebecca Hay finds a carnival atmosphere, as well as some friendly locals, in Brazil's capital city


Den Haag - a highlight of the Netherlands

Den Haag - a highlight of the Netherlands

Den Haag - a highlight of the Netherlands

The Hague - or Den Haag as it is properly called, is a great destination to explore. There is so much to see and experience, and it so easy to get there.


Leuven part 2 - the Park Abbey

Leuven part 2 - the Park Abbey

Leuven part 2 - the Park Abbey

It was started by Norbertine monks in 1129 and has grown just about ever since. At its peak it covered 3,400 hectares, so as you can imagine it is not…


Leuven, a Belgian treasure trove of wonders

Leuven, a Belgian treasure trove of wonders

Leuven, a Belgian treasure trove of wonders

Belgium is so understated and overlooked. It is so near to us, and yet we do not know all the fascinating places there. Leuven is a good example of this.…


The misty mountains of Wakayama

The misty mountains of Wakayama

The misty mountains of Wakayama

Kiri no Yama, or the misty mountains, describes the inland area. It is row upon row of green mountains, with winding narrow valleys and small towns. The…


On the trail of Johann Sebastian Bach - part 2

On the trail of Johann Sebastian Bach - part 2

On the trail of Johann Sebastian Bach - part 2

In part 1 I told you how I was on a Bach mission in central Germany. This region, Theuringen, has more than its fair share of very special, unique, charming…


On the trail of Johann Sebastian Bach part 1

On the trail of Johann Sebastian Bach part 1

On the trail of Johann Sebastian Bach part 1

I was off from Aberdeen on what had become a frequent flight, the Lufthansa one to Frankfurt. Here, the railway station is underneath the airport, and…


Namur - at the junction of two mighty rivers

Namur - at the junction of two mighty rivers

Namur - at the junction of two mighty rivers

Namur gained importance as it is at the junction of two mighty rivers. The Sambre starts in France and runs for 120 miles to join the Meuse here. The…


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