One Day in Lille: A Free Walking Tour (+ Interactive Map)

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I’ll level with you; I never intended to spend one day in Lille. My master plan was to bag a cheap Eurostar ticket from London to Lille – a mere 90 minutes’ journey from London St. Pancras International – and use the city as a base to stroll along the canals of Ghent and to […]

A Day in Urbino, Italy: A Renaissance Gem

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Are you searching for an Italian Renaissance city that has all the charm and history of Florence or Assisi but a fraction of their visitors? The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Urbino, the cultural capital of the Italian Renaissance in the 15th and 16th centuries, lures far fewer visitors than its rival cities. Situated in […]

How To Spend 4 Days in Buenos Aires, Argentina: The Ultimate Guide

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I’m going to level with you. Four days in Buenos Aires are not enough. This is a sprawling city, covering 78 square miles and made up of 48 neighbourhoods, or barrios. To do Buenos Aires justice, you would need to spend at least five to seven days there. But what should you do if your […]

A War Walk in Dubrovnik: A Scarred Beauty

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Dubrovnik wears her scars with dignity. This extravagantly gorgeous Croatian city of light and stone, perched beside the sapphire waters of the Adriatic, is instantly beguiling. But look closer and its beautifully restored medieval streets tell a more sombre story. We met Milka – “just call me ‘chocolate’” – by the Onofrio fountain in Dubrovnik’s old […]