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From Prague to Berlin

Two of Central Europe’s most fascinating cities, and a cruise between the two to view sights which are not on the usual tourist trail.

Firstly the journey is not as easy as it sounds as the cities are not directly …

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A Few Days in Menton

Do you remember the Rum Baba? It used to be a standard on the Dessert Trolleys which whizzed round the dining rooms of hotels in my youth. I suppose they are banned now (dessert trolleys, I mean) as being a …

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Miss Beatrice’s Pink Palace

travel editions logoBeatrice de Rothschild and the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Cap Ferrat.

On Cap Ferrat, it sits like a cherry on the top of a trifle, the pink palace of Beatrice de Rothschild. The views from it and of it are …

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A Few Days in Edinburgh – May 2015

image003How proud Scotland should be of its National Gallery on Edinburgh’s Mound. This handsome Greek Revival building by William Playfair is one of the most intimate of great world museums, thanks to Timothy Clifford’s splendid recreation of the original interiors. …

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A Winter Visit to Prague & Dresden – 46

image006The days are shorter and the nights are darker in December as you gaze at Prague from the river. St Vitus Cathedral and Prague castle stand silhouetted against the sunset, and the baroque spires, turrets, and domes resemble an architectural …

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