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Mama Mia! Mania: Behind the Scenes in Greece

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“(I would) fly to the beautiful Greek Isles, to a quiet marina, where I could introduce my wife to the boat that would take us island hopping – sailing from fishing village to fishing village…local ports fringed with tavernas…seafood washed down with the native wine whilst the blood-red sun kisses the Mediterranean sea `good night’…”

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NHS Direct: Be prepared before going on holiday

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Holidaymakers should be prepared with a first aid kit before they go on vacation, NHS Direct has advised. Jacqui Jedrzejewski, NHS Direct National Mental Health Children’s Services and Caldicott Lead, said that being prepared was a better "than trying to find a pharmacy open especially if you are going abroad and don’t speak the language of the country you [...] Continue Reading…

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UNESCO names two new heritage sites in Malaysia

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Melaka and George Town in Malaysia have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List by The World Heritage Committee.

With more than 500 years of trading and cultural exchanges, traces of Asian and European influences are well preserved in the two cities.

Melaka, the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca, is also known as the ‘historic city of Malaysia’. No [...] Continue Reading…

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Airship offers views over London

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A new commercial airship service is offering passengers spectacular views of London until August 21st.

The Star Over London zeppelin will carry up to 12 passengers a time, taking in sights such as Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge and the Houses Of Parliament.

Flights will take off from Damyns Hall airfield, Upminster, and follow the Thames, flying at 1000 feet (300m) [...] Continue Reading…

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Pierogi Festival in Krakow

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Krakow’s annual Pierogi Festival will take place on August 15th and 16th.

The festival is inspired by the traditional Polish food: stuffed dumplings, which are similar to ravioli.

These semi-circular dough parcels are stuffed with fillings such as mashed potato, cheese, mushrooms, boiled egg and meat.

Tourists and locals alike can enjoy the nation’s dish at tasting sessions throughout the city, accompanied [...] Continue Reading…

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Singapore Sun Festival

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The critically-acclaimed Singapore Sun Festival returns for another celebration from October 17th to 26th.

This annual multi-arts premium lifestyle festival celebrates The Art of Living Well, through seven disciplines – music, visual arts, literature, film, wine, cuisine and wellness.

Mr Lim Neo Chian, deputy chairman and chief executive of Singapore Tourism Board said: “Well-travelled and discerning visitors can expect an exciting [...] Continue Reading…

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37% of Brits are ‘disorganised’ packers

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More than a third of British holidaymakers could be much more organised when it comes to packing, with 37 per cent of respondents in a Post Office survey admitting to being messy or disorganised packers.The survey also found that nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of people said they regularly pack too much and take an outfit for every [...] Continue Reading…

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WIN YOUR ‘PERFECT HOLIDAY’ (Seriously!)

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Ok folks, it’s finally that time of year – the time when you wake up on a rainy, chilly ‘summer’ morning and realise that you were a fool for economising in ’08 and using your holidays to visit Auntie Maeve in Birmingham for her mid-August birthday…boring!

There’s still time to plan an adventure, and there’s a way to do it…and [...] Continue Reading…

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Bangkok best city in the world

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Bangkok has been named as ‘the world’s best city’ in a new online poll.

The Thai capital has moved up two places since last year’s Travel and Leisure magazine’s annual ‘World’s Best’ survey, deposing 2007′s winner, Florence.

The rest of the top five were made up by Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Sydney and Florence.

The results were compiled from votes by the [...] Continue Reading…

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Cape Town Fashion Week

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From August 13th to 16th, Cape Town Fashion Week will take place at the International Convention Centre in the city.

Now in its fifth year, Africa’s largest gathering of fashion talent will showcase new collections and trends.

Paul Jackson, chief executive of African Fashion International (owners of the event) said that the Fashion Week “will present some of the nation’s most [...] Continue Reading…

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