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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.

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

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Christmas trees and mangers are now in homes, squares, and streets all over Europe. But they are more than just decorations — there is a rich history behind them.

Top 8 places to visit in Moscow

Top 8 places to visit in Moscow

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Moscow is a lively city, full of things to see and places to visit, from the Kremlin to lots of spots for shopping and sightseeing.

Rick Steves: Exploring Europe’s natural wonders

Rick Steves: Exploring Europe’s natural wonders

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Travel writer Rick Steves urges you to get out of town -- and discover Europe's natural beauty.

Rick Steves: How to bargain at Europe’s markets

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Travel guru Rick Steves offers these tips on when and how to haggle in the markets and bazaars of Europe.

Editor's Guide: Leisure in Moscow

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Moscow's Leisure section offers weekly cinema reviews, book reviews, travelling in Russia and driving culture in the country.

Bittersweet Moscow: Tsvetnoy Central Market

Bittersweet Moscow: Tsvetnoy Central Market

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Expat Marco North describes through pen and photo luxuries and qualities of the latest market to open, the Tsventnoy Central Market.

Rick Steves: Hop away to Riga - Latvia's powerhouse

Rick Steves: Hop away to Riga - Latvia's powerhouse

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The Baltic countries are a close destination to seek holiday refuge out of Moscow. Rick Steves explains that this Latvian capital still carries the Russia scene, but with goodwill and charm.

Addicted expats

Addicted expats

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Rupert Wolfe Murray of Castle Craig Hospital discusses why some expats are tempted by alcohol and how cultural differences can make it difficult to find help.

Bittersweet Moscow: Rinok, a swirl of the tastebud life

Bittersweet Moscow: Rinok, a swirl of the tastebud life

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Expat Marco North explores the overwhelming sights, sounds and smells of Rinok, a traditional Russian food market.

Spas in Moscow

Bliss of the Banya and Moscow saunas

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After a day steaming in the sauna, rolling in the snow and being whipped by branches, Russians agree this relaxing experience will leave you feeling born again.

Rick Steves: Become a European

Rick Steves: Become a European

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Travel show host Rick Steves advises tourists travelling across Europe to go where the locals play instead of visiting the usual international attractions.

The Expatresse: Visiting Lenin’s Tomb

The Expatresse: Visiting Lenin’s Tomb

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The Expatresse manages to visit the great leader's tomb despite the maze-like entrance and decides she likes the elegant building that houses a rather waxy Lenin.

American Girls in Moscow: Visiting Tsaritsyno

American Girls in Moscow: Visiting Tsaritsyno

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Blogger Tamara Smith and family spend a lovely day soaking in the fairy-tale atmosphere of Tsaritsyno, a park in southern Moscow.



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