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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 best destinations for European city breaks

The best destinations for European city breaks

David Whitley June 9, 2015 Comments Off on The best destinations for European city breaks

Whether it’s art and food in Madrid, weirdness in Germany or baths and beauty in Budapest, there’s a European city break for every taste.   Madrid Go for: Food and drink Why: Various Spanish

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Ten museums for people who hate museums

Ten museums for people who hate museums

David Whitley April 28, 2015 Comments Off on Ten museums for people who hate museums

Museums can be incredibly boring. Especially if you’re not very interested in old ceramic pots or trudging through room after room of religious art. But not all museums are full of dusty coins in

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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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Assassination sites turned tourist attractions

Assassination sites turned tourist attractions

David Whitley February 28, 2015 Comments Off on Assassination sites turned tourist attractions

The site of the JFK shooting in Dallas isn’t the only place where an assassination has turned into a somewhat macabre tourist attraction – and here are ten of the most interesting from around

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The world’s grizzliest university

The world’s grizzliest university

David Whitley October 12, 2014 Comments Off on The world’s grizzliest university

In Bologna, David Whitley visits Europe’s oldest university – and finds it surprisingly brimming with gore. My lecture theatres were never this cool. The entire room is panelled in wood, including a throne-like main

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Bologna, Italy | Free city guide

Bologna, Italy | Free city guide

David Whitley September 20, 2014 Comments Off on Bologna, Italy | Free city guide

The food capital of Italy is arguably the most beautiful city in the country, says David Whitley. Why Bologna? Rome has the ancient history, Venice the canals and Florence the set-piece buildings. But step

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Confessions of a spa virgin

Confessions of a spa virgin

David Whitley February 28, 2013 Comments Off on Confessions of a spa virgin

In the Italian Alps, David Whitley has to enter an alien world of spa treatments. Oh no. It’s one of the scary Orange Women; the stuff of my worst nightmares. This is something that

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Il Palio – the world’s greatest horse race in Siena, Italy

Il Palio – the world’s greatest horse race in Siena, Italy

David Whitley January 10, 2013 Comments Off on Il Palio – the world’s greatest horse race in Siena, Italy

With pageantry, danger and Bond movie connections, David Whitley explains why his trip to see Siena’s brutal Palio in 2007 was so memorable. A brutal, frenzied and highly dangerous two minutes of mayhem, Il

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Christmas holidays with a twist

Christmas holidays with a twist

David Whitley December 24, 2012 Comments Off on Christmas holidays with a twist

Destinations with Christmas links that you may not be expecting – including Myra in Turkey, Cologne in Germany, Riga in Latvia, Bari in Italy and Ypres in Belgium. Whilst Bethlehem and Lapland do a

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