Features - Europe

Islands of Adventure in the Sea

With Qatar Airways launching flights to Helsinki in October, resident writer Katja Pantzar takes us on a journey through the autumn and winter wonders of the Finnish capital.

24 hours in Pisa

Erected where the Arno River once flowed into the Tyrrhenian Sea, this ancient maritime republic was a fierce competitor with other sea powers, including Venice, Genoa, and Amalfi. Now nestled on the river’s alluvial plain, Pisa is no longer the home of a seafaring empire, but it has never lost its cultural and artistic splendour.

Articles - Europe

Bosnia’s Rich Coffee Culture Tradition

With Qatar Airways launching flights to Sarajevo on November 2, Eastern Europe-based travel writer Jennifer Walker takes us on a caffeinated tour to one of her favourite cities in Europe.

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Pisa

Although often overshadowed by Florence, former maritime power Pisa is a jewel of urban architecture with a long-standing cultural verve.

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The Peninsula Paris

Located just steps away from the Arc de Triomphe, The Peninsula Paris is within walking distance of some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums, and shopping districts.

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A route to remember through Italy

With Qatar Airways launching flights to Pisa on August 2, frequent visitor and dolce vita addict Brian Johnston takes us on a drive through northern Italy’s scenic and historic highlights. As starting and finishing points, the historic towns of Pisa and Venice are magnificent, but bracketed between the two are cultured towns, magnificent museums, and glorious countryside that amply showcase Italy’s many pleasures.

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24 hours in Sarajevo

Narrow streets interwoven with mosques, madrassas, and historic caravanserais juxtaposed against Habsburg-era boulevards express Sarajevo’s cultural and religious diversity.

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Abovyan Street, Yerevan

Oryx talks with Yerevanian travel blogger Sirvard Amatuni about mingling with friends in cosy cafés and tea houses along Abovyan Street, which is also home to major business, cultural centres, and tourist attractions.

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FC Barcelona: the match day experience

Claire Bloomfield visits one of the most spectacular venues in world sport.

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Swimming, diving, and sailing in Athens

One doesn’t automatically think of the Greek capital as somewhere to  connect with nature.  Writer Isabella Zampetaki reveals some less familiar treasures just a few miles south of the city.

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