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Hipster guide to Dublin

Dublin, with its vibrant art and music scene, quality coffee and food offerings, variety of vintage shops and markets, cool and unique bars, clubs and breweries and, of course, growing density of septum piercings, fixie bikes, and well-groomed mustaches, has become something of a hipster’s paradise!

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Romantic Budapest: Seven romantic ideas  

There are few capitals in the world that lend itself so readily to being the perfect romantic backdrop to a couple’s trip as Budapest. Of course, when one thinks of a romantic destination, iconic Paris typically springs to mind, but beautiful Budapest has plenty to rival the city of lights, and spectacular lights are just one of the Hungarian capital’s alluring delights for lovers.

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Barcelona on a budget

Barcelona is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. The beautiful and historic seaside city is famous for its incredible art and culture, breathtaking architecture, stunning beaches and delicious local food and wine, Barcelona has got everything you could wish for from a city escape.

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Seven places for amazing photos in Barcelona

Beautiful Barcelona, a historic and artistic seaside city, with its many architectural masterpieces, outstanding art and culture, colourful markets, beautiful beach and stunning food will be something of a wonderland for any photographer. Whether you’re a keen professional photographer or an Instagram enthusiast, Barcelona is definitely one of the most visually attractive and best places for capturing perfect travel photos.

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Discovering Cold War Berlin: Six Places to Visit

One could think that reminiscences of the Cold War era are long gone with the fall of the Berlin Wall, but that’s not the case. If you are interested in this intriguing period of history, Berlin is the place to be. The German capital has preserved and taken care of the sites and stories of the Cold War era so that today we can visit them, learn about the circumstances of the time, and hear about the lives of the victims of the period. Our free walking tour all about the Cold War, just one of our Berlin walking tours, is the best way to explore this topic, but if you are venturing out to discover it by yourself, there are six places that you cannot miss.

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10 Weekend Trips from Prague

Prague may not have a seacoast or great beaches, but the great thing is that it's completely central in Europe! This makes it really easy to take short trips or weekend trips from Prague. With Germany, Austria, Poland and Hungary (to name a few) bordering the Czech Republic, there's a lot to see. With flexible transport available from the main bus station (Florenc) and the central train station (Hlavni Nadrazi), travelling is affordable and easy. Bus tickets range from 8 - 30 euros and a train ticket starts from 20 euros, so there's no need to go through the hassle of renting a car or paying for a flight! Without further adieu, here are the top 10 weekend trips from Prague.

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Only in Dublin would this happen!

We're a nation of singers & storytellers here, and the capital's streets are no stranger to a good singsong with many the street-musician busking for passers-by and our general public are not adverse to belting out a few versus either - usually though, it's out-of-key, out-of-tune, gargle-fulled choruses of The Fields of Athenry or Maniac 2000 at 4AM outside eateries, so it was a nice surprise during our free tour of Dublin last Sunday afternoon to witness what seems to be a random lunchtime rendition of a traditional Irish ditty by two fellas who don't even seem know each other. I think it's fair to say, only in Dublin...

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The 5 Best Views of Berlin

Since the dawn of time man has always sought to climb the highest peaks and for modern day travellers, it's no different. The desire to feel like a giant is almost immediate when arriving somewhere new. Looking out at sensational vistas gives you a sense of calm, allows you to pick out famous spots and draw a mind map of the place you are visiting. While Berlin may be lacking in mountains, it more than makes up for it with great spots to gaze out over the city.

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