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Karen Warren (WorldWideWriter)
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I am a writer and a traveller
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The impressive architecture of Pardubice gave rise to the expression "Shine like Pardubice". The town is also known for horses, beer and gingerbread.

I have to confess I had never heard of Pardubice before my recent visit to the Czech Republic. Yet the phrase “Shine Like Pardubice” was once common, a reference to the town’s grand architecture. There is plenty to see and do here, even apart from the…
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East Bohemia is a beautiful - and diverse - region just an hour away from Prague, yet it is almost unknown to international tourists.

More than 8 million tourists a year visit Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. They jostle among the overcrowded streets and bars, but few of them venture beyond the city. Yet just an hour away by train is the unspoilt region of East Bohemia. An…
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Sarfaq Ittuk, the Greenland coastal ferry, is an essential transport service for local people. But it is also an unforgettable experience for tourists.

A highlight of my recent trip to Greenland was the trip by boat from Nuuk to Ilulissat. This was a two night voyage on the Sarfaq Ittuk, a 52-cabin ship that sails along the coast of Greenland every week of the year (weather permitting). This is a…
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If you've only got 48 hours in Cape Town this itinerary will show you the highlights of this wonderful city.

This is a guest post from Anne Slater-Brooks of Traveltheglobe4less. If you only have 48 hours in Cape Town, you will have to plan your itinerary carefully. This city is a nature lover’s dream, an adrenalin junkie’s heaven and a gourmand’s Babylon. To do…
48 Hours in Cape Town
48 Hours in Cape Town
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Several of the old Art Nouveau style telephone kiosks of Copenhagen remain, many of them now reopened as coffee shops.

Walking around Copenhagen I was intrigued to notice several Art Nouveau style structures.  Some were selling coffee; others were abandoned. Surely, I thought, there must be some story behind them? I later discovered that these were the former telephone…
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Painter to the King by Amy Sackville is the story of the artist Velázquez and the court of Philip IV of Spain. It is a stylish exploration of life, history, and art.

Painter to the King is the story of the artist Diego Velázquez and his life at the 17th century court of King Philip IV of Spain. It tells of a bored and incompetent king and his struggle to produce a living heir. And of a court which grows more splendid…
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Freetown Christiania is a self-styled independent republic in the heart of Copenhagen. It is a haven for artists and freethinkers.

Last time I was in Christianshavn, the lively canals and islands area of Copenhagen, I saw a man with an iguana draped over his shoulder. I was on my way to Freetown Christiania, a self-styled independent republic. It is the sort of place where you can…
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My personal selection of books to read before you visit Italy.

Italy is a major destination for British and American tourists, and there is no shortage of books for the curious traveller. So my problem in compiling this post was not what to put in, but what to leave out. The choice that follows is just a small…
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Leiden in The Netherlands is packed with canals, history, museums and cafes. It is a great tourist destination, an alternative to Amsterdam.

One of my aims on my recent visit to the Netherlands was to find a city that could offer an alternative tourist destination to Amsterdam. Why? Because, although Amsterdam is undeniably beautiful, and interesting, it is also packed with visitors. The…
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