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  • The World's Most Weird and Wonderful

    The World's Most Weird and Wonderful

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    17 November 2017

    The world is a weird place. It’s not something we always appreciate as we go about our day-to-day lives, but every so often you learn something about this planet of ours, suspended in a potentially infinite cosmos, that makes you stop and pause for thought.

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  • Murder on the Orient Express Review

    Murder on the Orient Express Review

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    9 November 2017

    When Kenneth Branagh’s action-man Hercule Poirot first bounds onto the screen, we find ourselves in Jerusalem 1933. And while this is sure to be an unfamiliar opening to many of Christie’s more avid readers, we’re soon back into comfortable territory as Poirot’s sense of self-importance and masterful pomp come bubbling to the surface during his self-absorbed denouement.

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  • Halloween Around the World

    Halloween Around the World

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    26 October 2017

    All Hallows Eve, the one night of the year when daemons, ghosties and probably even the monsters under your bed are free to roam the land of the living.

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  • Top 5 reasons to see Ireland

    Top 5 reasons to see Ireland

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    19 October 2017

    The reasons to visit Ireland are fairly self explanatory. It is beautiful, green, and filled with millennia of history and tradition. In case you need a bit more convincing, however, take a look at our top 5 reasons to visit the breathtaking ‘Emerald Isle’.

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  • Oktoberfest and Alternatives

    Oktoberfest and Alternatives

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    18 October 2017

    Munich’s annual Oktoberfest (ironically starting in September) is a hedonist spectacle that sees one of Bavaria’s most popular cities flooded with tourists, eager to sup local beer, and, as we all now know, become raucously drunk.

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  • The Orient Express

    The Orient Express

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    11 October 2017

    Has there ever been a finer example of luxury, glamour and class than the Orient Express? Possibly the first luxury train in the world, the Orient Express combines a refined heritage, elegant carriages and the highest class of on board service to offer passengers a once-in-a-lifetime experience on history’s greatest rail journey.

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  • Through the ages with the Trans-Siberian Express

    Through the ages with the Trans-Siberian Express

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    5 October 2017

    “I could never have imagined such expanses of unspoilt, natural country without actually seeing it myself, it was like a glimpse into another age, another world, and it made a very strong impression on me. It was strange to be sitting in a train, which is the product of technology — the invention of mankind, and travelling through land so untouched and unspoilt by man and his inventions.”

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  • A journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    A journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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    27 September 2017

    Ask anyone for their idea of an iconic train, and the answer will always be the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. This famous train has seen many iterations in its history, but currently it runs as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, run by Belmond, and still retaining its Golden Age charm that has enthralled passengers for many years.

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  • Parts of an Ancient Time

    Parts of an Ancient Time

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    19 September 2017

    Sometimes, it is absolutely incredible to think about civilisations that no longer exist today - and even more incredible to think that relics from those times actually exist and are able to be seen and visited. Here are some of our favourite examples of ancient civilisations around the world.

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  • Spirit of Chartwell

    Spirit of Chartwell

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    8 September 2017

    It’s 10.32 in the morning and I’m sat beneath the leafy boughs of a Portuguese arbour, sipping on delicate green wine made with grapes harvested from the very vineyard I’m looking out over. This is how life is in the Douro Valley, and with so many quintas to choose from you might as well start early and visit as many as possible.

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