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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 Faroe Islands: part two

    The morning of my 30th birthday began in the company of a witch and a giant. With the Faroe Islands now basking in warm sunshine – the gales and cold rain long gone – the…

    October 6, 2016
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    The Faroe Islands: part one

    Over the years, men from the small village of Mikladalur, on the island of Kalsoy,  have slowly disappeared. Killed at sea amongst the swirling waves of the North Atlantic Ocean, some have tragically fallen from…

    September 14, 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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    What Does Brexit Mean for Travellers?

    What does Brexit mean for travellers? That British vote to leave the European Union kicked up a big stink, right? It’s even landed the UK with a new prime minister. Is it all over…

    July 14, 2016
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    A Guide to the Amalfi Coast

    Boasting some of the finest Mediterranean landscapes in Europe, with dazzling blue seas, lemon trees, olive groves, vineyards and steep, green cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is a location at the top of most people’s…

    July 3, 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 Quick Guide to Orvieto, Italy

    Searching for ideas for a place to stay as we made our way down from Tuscany to Rome, I stumbled across images of the Umbrian city of Orvieto. Perched high on a volcanic rock, this…

    June 28, 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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    A Guide to the South of France

    As we were growing up, we would spend a lot of time in France. Every few months, we would head across the Channel, spending a weekend walking the shorelines and eating Moules marinièr. France,…

    May 17, 2016