Summer solstice: Barcelona style

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The Festival of Sant Joan is known as the ‘Nit del Foc’, or night of fire, and is held over June 23-24. A magnificent festival marking the beginning of summer, during which bonfires and fireworks illuminate the sky, it celebrates the heat given us by the sun; a symbol of fertility and wealth. It’s also said that the fire cleanses …

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HomeAway’s guide to Rome

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If you can not see this, your browser does not support iframes. You can see the graphic here. Do you dream of discovering the ancient wonders of the Eternal City? If so, your first port of call is our travel guide to Rome, an interactive travelogue which features some of our top tips and tricks when visiting the Italian capital. …

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Hiking in Paris?

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Hiking in Paris? The thought alone may be enough to raise a smile. There appears to be something incongruous about it – something surreal, like skiing  on the Copacabana. And indeed: the image of a troop of hardcore hikers – heavy boots, tents on their backs with food enough for a fortnight – marching down the Champs Elysees seems like …

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3 romantic ideas for a London getaway

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If you want to get away from your work and routine for a few days with your love, London provides you with the ideal settings for love stories because of its scenic views and beautiful landmarks. If you want to celebrate your wedding anniversary or your honeymoon, or simply want to spend some quite and romantic time with your love, London …

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A not so ‘Miserables’ family break in London

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With the much anticipated cinematic version of Les Miserables just released and the world’s longest running theatre show showing no signs of waning popularity, my husband decided to surprise me with a trip to see Les Miserables at the theatre. I always forget how easy it is to jump on a train and get into London, I don’t know whether …

KirstiA not so ‘Miserables’ family break in London