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The world’s greatest commutes

The world’s greatest commutes

David Whitley June 28, 2015 Comments Off on The world’s greatest commutes

For most of us, the commute into work involves a miserable crush in a crowded train carriage, face into an obese man’s armpit, knees thwacking into umbrellas and eyebrows dicing with paper cuts from

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The world’s coolest castles

The world’s coolest castles

David Whitley March 28, 2015 Comments Off on The world’s coolest castles

From Windsor Castle to Schloss Neuschwanstein, 19 of the greatest castles from around the world. Look at a road map of Britain – or indeed Europe – and you’ll see a castle every few

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Five famous resting places

Five famous resting places

David Whitley August 20, 2013 Comments Off on Five famous resting places

For when a holiday just isn’t complete without visiting a grave. Mao’s mausoleum, China Right in the heart of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the Mausoleum of Chairman Mao was an astonishing feat of constructional

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Behind the scenes at the Monte Carlo Ballet, Monaco

Behind the scenes at the Monte Carlo Ballet, Monaco

David Whitley July 25, 2013 Comments Off on Behind the scenes at the Monte Carlo Ballet, Monaco

David Whitley finds out what day to day life is like at a major ballet company. Upstairs, the ballerinas are huddled around a laptop. They’re on a break and are working on something new.

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Things to do in European river cruise starting points

Things to do in European river cruise starting points

David Whitley June 11, 2013 Comments Off on Things to do in European river cruise starting points

The best pre-cruise sights and activities in Budapest, Prague, Zurich, Bucharest, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna and Avignon. Time spent before getting on the boat needn’t be time killed. The popular start and end points for

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The world’s weirdest airports

The world’s weirdest airports

David Whitley April 29, 2013 2

From the Elvis bar at Glasgow Prestwick to the road crossing the runway in Gibraltar, some airports are more than a little bizarre. Airports are rarely a thrilling experience, but some around the world

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How to save money on foreign trains

How to save money on foreign trains

David Whitley January 23, 2013 1

Whether travelling by rail in France, Germany, Austria or the US, applying the tricks you’d use in the UK can save you money on overseas train fares. If there’s one thing that British people

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The day I walked to France

The day I walked to France

David Whitley December 19, 2012 3

Bored witless in Geneva, David Whitley decided to go for a trek into another country. From fairly early in my career as an annoying child, my parents realised the way to stop me screaming

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20 Reasons to visit Monaco

20 Reasons to visit Monaco

David Whitley October 15, 2012 Comments Off on 20 Reasons to visit Monaco

From the casinos and yachts to peaceful gardens and craft beer, David Whitley checks out the best of Monaco. Monte Carlo Casino If you want to throw away your life savings in glamorous surroundings,

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Mysterious Metz: France’s most underrated city?

Mysterious Metz: France’s most underrated city?

David Whitley September 15, 2012 Comments Off on Mysterious Metz: France’s most underrated city?

David Whitley discovers an engaging city that even the French don’t realise is in France. There’s a lot about Metz that doesn’t make an awful lot of sense, as a lot of people are

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