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Romantic Getaway Destinations

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016

So, you’re thinking of taking a romantic break with your partner but you’re not sure where to go? Well, this post is for you. Whether you are looking for luxury and relaxation or action and adventure, we have put together a list of perfect destinations for romantic getaways! Escape with a city break in Europe, hop over to a magical archipelago of islands just hours from home or take a longer journey and find yourself on golden beaches in The Bahamas.  Explore your options today, and book that romantic getaway of a life time!

Barcelona

Barcelona – it is one of Europe’s top short break destinations and is perfect for that special romantic weekend away. There is plenty for you and your partner to do in this popular city – simply wonder the streets and soak up the culture or go sight seeing around the many historic landmarks. A romantic visit to Spain would not be complete without good food, and Barcelona has plenty of it. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon eating tapas and drinking wine in one of the many traditional eateries.

Guernsey

Guernsey is conveniently located in the English Channel and is the perfect destination for romantic weekend getaways. With great food, a mixture of luxury hotels and self-catering country cottages and a beautiful landscape there is something for everyone. Getting there couldn’t be easier with flights to guernsey taking just 40 minutes from major UK airports, you and your loved one could be exploring the islands stunning scenery just hours from leaving home. If you are looking to really get away from it all then hop over to one of Guernsey’s sister islands – ferry rides to Sark and Herm take under an hour and both islands are completely car free.

Romantic break in guernsey

Paris

Paris is famous for its culture, fashion and arts. This has made it an extremely popular location for romantic breaks. As you stroll down the streets you can feel that the whole city has a magical and romantic vibe. There are plenty of iconic landmarks for you and your partner to explore – Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe and of course The Eiffel Tower to name a few.

The Bahamas

For those looking to head a bit further a field, The Bahamas are an ideal destination for a couples break. Whether you want to relax on a secluded beach or have a bit of adventure and swim with dolphins in the warm waters of the Atlantic, a break in The Bahamas is hard to beat.

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Taste The Flavours Of The World In London

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015

Considered by many to be the world’s most multicultural city, London’s dining scene mirrors its cosmopolitan nature. This means that your taste buds can travel the world during a visit to the United Kingdom’s capital. As well as being renowned for its quality of food, there is also a remarkable variety in cuisines available from all over the world, and this blog will outline some great ones to try.

Italian

You may be thinking that you’ve already experienced what Italy has to offer in terms of dining, however most of the so-called Italian food that we eat in the UK and USA was largely adapted to appeal to the masses in cities such as New York and Chicago, where many Italians migrated to. One of the best Italian restaurants in London is Vivo, based on Upper Street, in Islington. It offers casual dining at its finest, with simple, fresh and delicious food served in a vibrant environment.

Panzanella salad

Peruvian

A fantastic food culture that has recently received great attention is that of Peru. With fresh, vibrant flavours and a splash of Latin passion, it features a whole range of delicious seafood dishes that you simply have to try. Ceviche in Soho is your port of call in London, where they are famed for serving the sea bass dish of the same name, as well as their tasty Pisco cocktails.

 

Indian

Another favourite among British diners is the Indian cuisine, but much like Italian, it has been heavily altered to suit the tastes of those living in the western world. However, London is home to a range of authentic Indian restaurants such as Carom on Wardour St. in Soho, where sharing is the way to go. Pick a range of smaller dishes and enjoy them in an almost tapas style, while sending your tastebuds on a tour of the Asian subcontinent.

 

Lebanese

Like Peruvian, Lebanese is a slightly lesser known but soon-to-be hugely popular cuisine, which takes inspiration from countries of South-Eastern Europe and the Middle East. There are clear Greek, Turkish and Persian influences, and these amalgamate to form a delicious and varied culinary culture that is also renowned for its wide variety of vegetarian options. Mazar in Battersea Square is the place to sample it in London, where you can enjoy a varied meze-style platter whilst sitting outside and watching the world roll by.

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A Family Holiday In Barcelona, Spain

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015

A Family Holiday In Barcelona, Spain

If you are looking for a perfect place to spend a holiday week your family, you should definitely visit Barcelona.  Barcelona is the place which will give you the perfect holiday in the sun which you and your family deserve.

Barcelona is not the capital, but it is the second most populated city in Spain.  Furthermore, Barcelona is one of the largest and most beautiful cities on the coast of Mediterranean..

If you’re looking for a place which will make the hot summer days easy for you to bear, where you will be able to enjoy the sandy beaches and the cultural heritage with your family, you should definitely choose to visit Barcelona.  Moreover, even though there are many places which you can visit in Barcelona, and many things you can do, I would like to single out these four places which are a definite must for you to visit if you are in Spain, and especially if you are in Barcelona.

  1. Park Güell

1117756628_ff199aa84c_oIf you and your family are accustomed to visiting parks, you will love this park.  It is not your ordinary park.  Sure, it has got many plants and looks absolutely lovely on a beautiful sunny day, but it is also a place which has been designed by an architect Antonio Gaudí, who was absolutely smitten with organic shapes. Park Güell has been noted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a perfect place for a family to spend the most amazing day in nature.

  1. Camp Nou

If in your family you have a lot of boys who are football fans, you will simply love visiting Camp Nou!  This is the largest stadium in Europe which was built in 1957. Ever since then it has been the home of Futbol Club Barcelona, but it has also attracted many tourists, hosted some amazing football matches, but it has also been the venue where some of the greatest musicians of our time had the most amazing concerts.

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  1. Beaches

If you like to spend time with your family on the beach, don’t forget to visit some of the beaches in Barcelona.  Barcelona has the most amazing position on the Mediterranean Coast, and its longest beach is Sant Sebastià.  You can also visit Somorrostro Beach or La Barceloneta, which are just as lovely.  It will be truly delightful for you and your family to enjoy a day at the beach and have fun.

  1. Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia 1Sagrada Familia, or Holy Family, is definitely the landmark of Barcelona and the place which you must visit with your family. The Sagrada Familia has been designed by famous catalan architect Antonio Gaudí. Also, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, although it is still waiting to be finished.

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