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Silvacane Abbey: one of the three Cisterian treasures in Provence invites culture in

Silvacane Abbey: one of the three Cisterian treasures in Provence invites culture in

I reached the Silvacane Abbey on the spur of aesthetic and spiritual curiosity. After being intrigued by the island monks habitat on an island in the Mediterranean this summer, I craved ...
St Moritz: the birthplace of winter tourism still has it all

St Moritz: the birthplace of winter tourism still has it all

Precursing the conception of the Winter Olympics, savvy European jet-setters vested into the mountain oasis of St Moritz. Revelling in the pristine Alpine air, the affluent and trendy still sport ...
Monsaraz: slow, prehistoric Portugal where crafts and rural beauty sooth the soul

Monsaraz: slow, prehistoric Portugal where crafts and rural beauty sooth the soul

Monsaraz is the walled in triumph of a fiercely battled past. Reaching deep into the abyss of conquest, the prehistoric settlement had imprinted pagan whispers in the megaliths crumbled like galactic ...
Hiking Côte d'Azur: challenge the Maritime Alps on foot

Hiking Côte d'Azur: challenge the Maritime Alps on foot

Unlike the splendid but easy coastal trails on Côte d'Azur, the more challenging hikes grip the soul with bird's-eye azure horizons. Not far from the Mediterranean shores hikers, mountain bikers and ...
Hiking Côte d'Azur: be drawn into the soul soothing Mediterranean on these coastal trails

Hiking Côte d'Azur: be drawn into the soul soothing Mediterranean on these coastal trails

Hiking Côte d'Azur is what the savvy locals do. Unlike by the gym consumed Americans, the French have more outdoor spirits. Enticed by the nature's cajoling perfumes, its soothing sonatas ...
Greek street art in Athens is rising in time of austerity

Greek street art in Athens is rising in time of austerity

When you hear about Greece these days the echo beats the Greeks protesting against the austere measures imposed by its heavily indebted Government or the cries of the refugees swimming ...
Dolceaqua: organic farmers market on Monet's canvas

Dolceaqua: organic farmers market on Monet's canvas

Dolceaqua is a charming fortified medieval village tucked in the Alpine valley off Mediterranean coast. In winter, the snow hats of the peaks glitter in the background as you approach ...
Maltby Street Market: let creativity and multi-ethnic cuisines thrive in South London

Maltby Street Market: let creativity and multi-ethnic cuisines thrive in South London

It is a regular weekend in the Borough of Southwark, South of the Thames, and the attention of London turns to delectable cravings. As the liberated clock of the weekend ...
Menton market: discover the sunniest market in Europe

Menton market: discover the sunniest market in Europe

Menton is annually spoiled to receive the most sunshine hours in Europe. No wonder then that the coastal town cutting the border between France and Italy has historically attracted English ...

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