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best christmas markets in Europe

European Christmas markets: A guide to the best Christmas markets in Europe

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‘Tis the season for Christmas carols, Santa, mulled wine and European Christmas markets. Head to some of the best European markets at Christmas to discover on holiday.

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Stay in a castle: 25 of the best castles to stay in Europe

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Staying in a castle gets you closer to royalty, celebrities, legends – and ghosts? Here are 25 of best castles to stay in Europe for a romantic, royal or spooky adventure.

Keukenhof Holland

Keukenhof celebrates Dutch design in blooming gardens

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For just a few short weeks, the Netherlands comes alive with vibrant colour. Tulipomaniacs flock each spring to Keukenhof to catch a glimpse of the legendary Dutch tulips, a symbol that has endured far longer than the flower’s bloom. [Contributed by Keukenhof]

olive tree

A trip to Spain's biggest and endangered ancient olive trees

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Travelling to the area of Spain's endangered ancient olive trees reveals many surprising discoveries, including some of the world's biggest olive trees and the exceptionally high prices of olive trees for sale.

Christmas markets in Spain

Best Christmas markets in Spain

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Catch the festive spirit in Spain by visiting some of the best Spanish Christmas markets from Madrid, Granada and Seville to Costa Blanca and Barcelona.

Hiking in Spain: Spain’s best forest hikes in autumn

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Along with spring, autumn is by far the best season for walking and hiking in Spain. Where better to hike than in one of Spain's most beautiful forests?

Debenhams online delivering British design to expats in Spain and France

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Living abroad means exposure to new foods, cultures, languages and, of course, retail experiences. Sometimes though, you want a taste of home, which British department store Debenhams offers with its convenient online store. [Contributed by Debenhams]

Best theatres in Spain

Spain for Pleasure: Best theatres in Spain

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Spain has some of the most impressive and lauded theatres in the world: Visit these top theatres in Spain and discover Spain's top annual theatre festivals and events.

Spain top places

Top 10 places to visit in Spain

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Select from an eclectic plethora of historic Spanish cities, diverse landscapes, famous artworks, quirky festivals and delicious food from all over Spain. Here are some of the best places to visit in Spain.

How to eat healthy in flights

10 tips on how to eat healthy on flights

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Helpful advice for frequent expat travellers who want to keep their healthy eating habits while travelling on an airplane and stay away from some less than appetising plane food.

Top 8 hidden summer destinations in Spain

Top 8 summer destinations in Spain – away from tourist masses

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Discover some of Spain's less touristic sites and unwind away from other tourists flocking Spain.

7 most beautiful lakes to visit in Spain

8 most beautiful lakes to visit in Spain

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Spain is known for rich culture and mouth-watering food but it also boasts some of Europe's most scenic lakes. If you're a nature lover, here are eight Spanish lakes for your bucket list.

Blowtorch haircut

The perfect haircut: The Spaniard who cuts hair with fire

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Is this the world's 'perfect' haircut? This Spanish hairdresser discovered blowtorches are an essential tool for cutting a 'mathematically' symmetrical haircut.

Spain's prettiest villages

The prettiest Spanish villages considered among world's best

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A total of 44 villages located in various parts of Spain are now considered among the most beautiful villages on the planet.

Things to do in Seville

Dancing in the fountain: The windy road to the 'real' Seville

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You have to discover the city of Hercules via inscrutable maps, narrow streets and residents who like to sing loudly in the early morning hours.



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