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Bath according to Jane Austen

Angela Youngman provides literature lovers with a tour of one of England’s most beautiful cities…  If you love Jane Austen and her books, then you just have to visit Bath. The elegant, genteel streets filled with pretty yellow stone buildings still bear a resemblance to the Bath that Jane would have known. Walking the streets … Continue reading

Unique exhibition in Peniche this Easter

Hip and homely Surfers Lodge Peniche in Portugal is welcoming guests over the Easter weekend to an intimate exhibition of surf, sport and travel photography by lifestyle photographer Tobias Ilsanker, as well as ingenious art by Xandi Kreuzeder and surf board making with Waveglider specialist Nico Smith. The exhibition is taking place on the lodge’s roof … Continue reading

Our top ten unmissable art galleries

Many cities the world over are a treasure trove for art, both classical and modern, and the world’s museums and galleries ensure this heritage is accessible to locals and travellers. Everyone has their own opinions on which are the best, and others are defined as being most popular based on visitor numbers. For the art … Continue reading

UK’s new Mary Rose Museum opens

After decades of conservation and construction, costing a total of £27million, the Mary Rose Museum has been completed to accompany the historic Tudor ship in Portsmouth. The Mary Rose, built in 1510, was the flagship of Henry Tudor’s fleet, fighting for king and country until 1545 when she sank while leading an attack against the … Continue reading

Photo Story: Holi, the festival of colours, at Braj

Holi is a joyful featival of colours celebrating the beginning of the new season and saying farewell to winter. It is also an important religious festival. Braj Bhoomi, the land that epitomizes the whole of the rich Indian culture is also known as the land of Lord Krishna, as it has witnessed the enchantment of … Continue reading

This year’s London exhibitions

2012 is going to be a big year for London, as the city spruces itself up and prepares to show off its finest when the Olympics come to town. The UK capital’s museums and galleries are amongst the best in the world, and this year’s exhibitions promise to be no exception; in the spirit of … Continue reading

The Bolshoi has finally reopened its doors after multi-million refit

Being a ‘balletomane’, the only disappointment about my trip to Moscow a few years back was that the historic Bolshoi Theatre was still under wraps. But now, the grand and very gold-leafed theatre is entering a new era following a six-year, $680 million renovation (that’s about 21 billion rubles!). This incarnation of the famous theatre … Continue reading

Enlightenment and Exhaustion

Anna Corbett experiences a temple stay with a difference in South Korea.  Trudging up a freezing mountain at four in the morning I tried to remember whose stupid idea this had been. ‘Yours,’ replied my mutinous brain. Oh yeah. It had seemed like such a good idea at the time. When I moved to South Korea … Continue reading

Not your usual music festival

For music fans who fancy something a bit different, this could be just the ticket. Scandinavia abounds in ice hotels and ice bars, so an ice music festival shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise! Since 1999, Norwegian percussionist Terje Isungset has used instruments made from ice to develop a unique sound. American expert … Continue reading

Seven great British literary walks

Britain is alive with literary history, and one of these fabulous walks in the footsteps of famous authors and poets provides a different way to experience some of the country’s top spots. Charles Dickens – Central London: Champion of the poor, Dickens’ novels brought to attention the appalling poverty of the poorer citizens of London. Starting … Continue reading