Features - Europe

A heart-warming winter in Denmark

If you’re looking for cheer during dark December days, then Denmark provides plenty of hygge. Writer and frequent visitor Bjorn Thonnias takes us through the pleasures of Danish cosiness.


In the Finnish capital, all roads lead to the Baltic Sea, sparkling and bustling with cruise boats and ferries in summer, covered with dazzling ice in winter.

Articles - Europe

Time-travelling through Romania

Romania’s renovated old towns, fabulous castles, and diverse architecture reflect centuries of style. History lover and Romania admirer Brian Johnston takes us time travelling through this as-yet largely undiscovered country.

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24 Hours in Helsinki

Finland celebrates 100 years of independence in 2017, but its dynamic capital is a joy at any time. Brisk in winter, flooded with light in summer, Helsinki spills across Baltic islands and promontories, and a hint of the sea is always in the air.

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Inland Croatia – Zagreb and beyond

With Qatar Airways increasing its flights to Zagreb, regular Croatia visitor and former Zagreb resident Rudolf Abraham takes us on a journey through the cultural and scenic highlights of inland Croatia.

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Northern lights

You don’t have to go quite as far as the frozen Arctic to experience the aurora borealis unfolding its eerie, dancing green lights in the night sky. You can see one of nature’s greatest spectacles on a holiday in Scotland – and take in Europe’s best stargazing there too.

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On foot in Cyprus

Cyprus has recently been making a name for itself as one of the eastern Mediterranean’s top walking destinations. Avid hiker and Cyprus admirer Brian Johnston takes to the hills.

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Korkeavuorenkatu, Helsinki

Suvi Saloniemi, chief curator of the Finnish capital’s Design Museum, enthuses over the variety of style and ambience of Korkeavuorenkatu, one of Helsinki’s most characterful streets.

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Zurich chocolate tasting tour

Tasting locally made chocolate is an essential part of any visit to Zurich. A guided tour takes you to the city’s hidden sweet spots, teaching you how to order, taste, and discover your favourite Swiss treat.

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Klaus K Hote, Helsinki

Located in Helsinki’s vibrant city centre, Klaus K is a modern design hotel with a rich history.

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