Features - Europe

24 Hours in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city proud of its past, with a rich history built on maritime trade and a long tradition of excellence in the arts, especially painting. Yet the Dutch city is also a forward-looking place, full of hot young designers, recently redeveloped museums, and progressive ideas. Quirky, innovative, and fun, Amsterdam is best enjoyed with a slow pedal by bicycle, a stroll along its canals, or an hour spent on a café terrace watching the world go by.

24 Hours in Barcelona

Barcelona is nestled snugly between pine-clad hills and the twinkling embrace of the Mediterranean Sea.

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24 Hours in Sofia

A historical gem at the junction of Asia and Europe, Sofia has the creative energy of an up-and-coming destination city. Signs of ancient Rome and Thrace are on display alongside influences from the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires, as well as the 50-year period of communist rule.

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24 Hours in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s a rare character – both instantly loveable and fascinatingly complex. Age has bestowed distinguished handsomeness rather than decay, and there’s a learned air to the city.

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24 hours in Istanbul

In March, Istanbul awakens with a spring in its step. The sun is stronger. Evenings are longer. And the city’s 15 million residents spill outdoors to sip tea al fresco on both banks on the Bosphorus. Alas, that traditional watery divide between European and Asian shores is no more.

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24 Hours in Oslo

Oslo is surrounded by the fjord on one side and by the green hills of Oslomarka Forest on the three others. This proximity to nature is in the very soul of the citys residents.

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24 hours in Vienna

Vienna is one of the world’s most seductive cities, rich in imperial glamour, parks, and coffeehouses, and boasting an unparalleled musical heritage and impressive art museums. The grandeur and gaiety of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire are preserved in the frills and flounces of the city’s distinctive baroque architecture, and history and tradition resonate on every street corner. Vienna doesn’t just dwell in its past, however. It celebrates the modern, with some striking contemporary architecture, new interpretations of classic Viennese cuisine in its restaurants, and an increasingly youthful, multicultural vibe, making it the European tourism capital of the moment.

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24 hours in Berlin

Berlin is much more than the wall that divided it 40 years ago.

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24 hours in Warsaw

Many have joked that Warsaw in winter is like a black and white movie, with several shades of grey! But spend just a few hours in the Polish capital, and you will discover that what it lacks in colour, it makes up for in its vibrant and lively nature.

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24 hours in Stockholm

Olympic host 1912 & 1956

It took author Stieg Larsson’s widely popular Millennium crime trilogy to break Sweden’s stereotypical image of blondes driving Volvos and shopping at IKEA; revealing a richly diverse and complex side of the country’s photogenic capital city, Stockholm.

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