Category Archives for "Western Europe"

Jun 11

Walking Portugal’s Coast: Beautiful Alentejo

By Abi King | South Europe , Western Europe

  WALKING IN PORTUGAL: THE ALENTEJO COAST Europe has plenty of surprises hidden up her sleeve, but one that caught me completely unawares lately was the Alentejo Coast in Portugal. Portugal’s Algarve, of course, is well known. It has sandy beaches, skyscrapers, scooped out waterways and hidden spots to boot. Further up north is Alentejo, […]

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May 24

43 Interesting Facts About France

By Abi King | Western Europe

From gastronomy to geese to good old-fashioned guillotines, I love delving into my archive of interesting facts about France.There’s just so much to say! From the country that made inverted pyramids stylish and brought supermodels into politics, here are 43 interesting facts about France.All to inspire travel. And liberty, equality and brotherhood, of course! Allez-y!

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Nov 12

Ggantija Temples Gozo: Older than the Pyramids and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Europe

By Abi King | South Europe , Western Europe

  The Ggantija Temples in Gozo: UNESCO World Heritage Site in Malta A visit to the Ggantija Temples Gozo reveals a culture older than the ancient Egyptians with some fantastic names to boot.  One of the best things about the characters in the Maltese language is that the words make every glance at the map feel […]

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Oct 27

The Candle Festival Malta – What visiting Birgufest is like

By Abi King | South Europe , Western Europe

  Birgufest: The Candle Festival of Malta The Candle Festival of Malta has an official name: Birgufest but it’s the light of thousands of flickering candles that people remember the most. Here’s what it’s like to walk through the streets of Birgu, Vittoria, during the candle festival. And how you can do it yourself.  I […]

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Sep 27

Napoleon’s Last Stand: the tiny Ile d’Aix near La Rochelle

By Abi King | Western Europe

Napoleon is remembered for a great many things. Conquering most of Europe, for example. Overthrowing the king and proclaiming himself Emperor of France. Losing in spectacular historical fashion at the Battle of Waterloo and centuries later providing ample material for a hit song from a band of four from Sweden. He’s also the owner of […]

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Aug 01

Things to do in Pembrokeshire, Wales: Puffins, Cocktails and the Smallest Cathedral in the Land

By Abi King | Western Europe

Things to do in PembrokeshireTwinkling on the west of Wales, Pembrokeshire combines wild rugged nature, lurching puffins and druid-y outposts with gourmet food and some luxe accommodation. Perhaps the best known part of Wales, here is our inside guide to things to do in Pembrokeshire. Quick Navigation: Things to do in Pembrokeshire Things to do […]

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Jan 06

Unusual Things To Do in Ljubljana, Slovenia

By Abi King | Western Europe

Swirling with dragons and medieval beauty, Slovenia’s capital also hits hard with punchy art and challenging history. Cosiness returns through heart-warming food, striking Art Deco and the common courtesy of arranging pretty much everything within walking distance. Here’s our inside guide to finding the best and most unusual things to do in Ljubljana. Updated 2019.

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