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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.

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 places South Africa

Top 25 towns to visit in South Africa

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South Africa has breathtaking landscapes and quaint, country towns when you need to escape it all for a weekend getaway or longer.

Places in South Africa

Travelling to South Africa and Swaziland with your family

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From silver-white beaches to wildernesses of exotic animals, visiting southern Africa offers plenty of activities and fun for the whole family.

Best places to spend the holidays in South Africa

Best places to spend the holidays in South Africa

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Find out the top sites where you can enjoy the best of the holiday season in South Africa.

Faith groups in Cape Town

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Many expats find connecting with a local faith group provides a sense of community and belonging in a new country. Check out our listing of local churches, mosques and temples in Cape Town.

Christmas in South Africa

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For those spending their first Christmas in South Africa, here is our guide to the festive season - South African style.

Top 10 places South Africa

Top 10 places to visit in South Africa

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Whether you plan to stay long-term or just pass through, here are 10 essential places to visit in South Africa.

Cape Town with kids: Robben Island

Cape Town with kids: Robben Island

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Blogger Sine Thieme gets a history lesson on Robben Island and contemplates how the colour of our skin set us on such different paths.

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.

An alternative to sleeping around: Living abroad!

An alternative to sleeping around: Living abroad!

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The only thing that stops people from living abroad is fear, writes expat Martyn Bingham, who encourages expatriation the right way and likens moving country to changing jobs.



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