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    Searching for Miniature Amsterdam

    November 30, 2016
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    Tucked away in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is a dollhouse. Placed within a carefully carved cabinet, this Lilliputian home boasts nine meticulously decorated rooms, marble floors, specially-commissioned artwork and intricately decorated Chinese porcelain. The creation of talented silversmiths, glassblowers, artists, basket-weavers and cabinet-makers, this beautiful dollhouse was the vision of Petronella Oortman, the wife of a wealthy seventeenth-century Dutch merchant. A miniaturised version of her own home, the dollhouse was no plaything, but a work of art; the product of meticulous curation…

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    A Christmas guide to Germany

    We all have one of ‘those’ friends that you begin to vaguely dislike around Christmas time. You know the type: the friend playing Mariah Carey on repeat come the 1st November, and busying themselves…

    October 8, 2016
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    The Best Places to Eat in Stockholm

    Stockholm is a city of 14 islands and 57 bridges. It’s a place where beautiful medieval streets nestle alongside cool, hipster neighbourhoods. A city of golden, endless summers and even longer, darker winters. It’s…

    August 30, 2016
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    A Weekend in Liverpool

    Liverpool is a city that’s long been overshadowed by its own caricature. Built on clichés and contradictions, it’s both the nostalgic home of the Beatles and a city defined by its ferociously passionate football…

    August 11, 2016
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    A Guide to Bath

    ‘Oh, who can ever be tired of Bath? Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen Bath – one of the UK’s most beautiful cities – has long featured in tourist guides. For over 2,000 years, tourists of…

    July 5, 2016
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    Five Star Luxury in Rome

    Finding accommodation in one of the world’s most visited cities can prove an ordeal. With thousands of hotels to choose from, finding accommodation that’s right for you in Rome can be a stressful experience, and something…

    June 30, 2016
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    A Long Weekend in Morocco

    Last month, our triplet and Twins That Travel contributor Sophie, from Sophie’s Suitcase, went on a weekend of exploration in Morocco on our behalf (partly because we were so busy preparing for Claire’s Italian wedding!)…

    June 13, 2016
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    An Authentic Slice of Sweden

    For as long as we can remember, rumours have been circulating in our family that our surname – ‘Jopson’ – may, in fact, be Swedish. It’s a rumour that we’ve clung to; daydreaming that…

    June 5, 2016
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    Rotterdam: food and leisure

    took us by surprise. Our expectations of the city and the reality of it were wildly different: in a brilliant way. We’ve visited countless European cities in our time; climbing many a clock tower and…

    March 27, 2016
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    Rotterdam: an architectural dream

    In 1996, the British band The Beautiful South released the song ‘Rotterdam (or anywhere)’.  At the time, I was only 9, but remember the song clearly. It lingered in the charts for months and haunted…

    March 26, 2016
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    Ich Liebe Berlin

    Berlin is a city of contradictions. New and old; beautiful but gritty; sprawling yet local; it is a city that changes with the turn of every street corner. It is a capital with an…

    December 10, 2015