Features - Europe

The timeless sounds of Zagreb

A tram rattles down Ilica Street, a cannon fires from Gri Fortress at noon, and the hubbub of hundreds of people talking over coffee echoes in the city squares. These are the sounds of Zagreb. As a journalist for Croatian Radio’s The Voice of Croatia, I’ve learnt to love the sights and sounds of Zagreb, one of Europe’s most overlooked capital cities.

Vienna - Glory past and present

Resident Diane Naar-Elphee reveals parts of a seriously sophisticated city that successfully bridges the gap between modernity and the imperial traditions of yesteryear. Experience Vienna’s laid-back – but by no means lethargic – spirit.

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Scandinavia - So simple. So exquisite. So Scandinavian.

Clean mountain air, the love of life, clear flowing rivers, and an appreciation for nature are just a few things that contribute to the principles and philosophies that so many Scandinavians share.

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The Amazing Race - Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Top thoroughbreds, serious prize money, international glamour, and the best of French fashion combine to create one of the world’s most prestigious horse races: the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

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weekend away - Magnificent Moscow

At 867 years of age, Moscow shows no signs of slowing down. Rather, the sprawling metropolis is an energetic international hub, buzzing with 12 million residents and ranking second in the global billionaire stakes. This fascinating city is a melange of glitz, glamour, and a rich cultural heritage.

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Switzerland’s striking great outdoors

Switzerland is best known for the Alps, but former Geneva resident of 25 years and repeat visitor Brian Johnston thinks its plateau country provides just as beautiful and active a holiday.

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My Favourite Street Barcelona

Catalan painter and sculptor Samuel Salcedo reveals the secrets of the beautiful Eixample area of Barcelona. With its list of prestigious art galleries, unique modernist architecture, and outdoor dining, it is a cultural feast.

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luxe - Miss Clara by Nobis, Stockholm

One of Stockholms most treasured art nouveau buildings, the former Ateneum school for girls has been transformed into a sleek Scandinavian hotel in the evolving City district.

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Hidden Edinburgh - Seek and ye shall find

Edinburgh is a city that tends to inspire instant love. The Castle, World Heritage-listed Georgian architecture, and an internationally revered cultural scene make it very easy to click with. But venture beyond the obvious, and thousands of secrets unveil themselves...(all images courtesy of visitscotland.com)

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Jermyn Street, London

Home to perfumers, barbers, tailors, and a certain Fortnum & Mason department store, this oft-overlooked London street revels in its long history and quirkiness.

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