Bringing History Home: In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres

This year marks the 100th anniversary of World War I. Between the years 1914 to 1918, soldiers travelled from five continents and over fifty different countries to the West Flemish region of Belgium. Sadly, the naive sense of adventure that led many of these young recruits here was a million miles from what was to confront them. Over 600,000 died during battle in Belgium. Today, in the ‘Peace City’ of Ypres, they have not been…
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Summer Reading: Under A Croatian Sun

“The bay was bathed in sunshine, seagulls wheeled above me like risen souls and from over the water came the faint chug of fishing boats. It was all so far away from my usual frantic start to the day – bolting my breakfast and then scrambling to work like a wartime air-squadron pilot. I stood on the terrace marvelling at the world around me. There was such a special feeling to this early morning life…
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Running away to the Circus: A Weekend at 25 Hours Hotel Vienna

Why Stay at 25 Hours Hotel Wien? One word: Fun. From the neon sign on the roof exclaiming “Come As You Are” to the welcome mat that greets you with “Hello Stranger”, and the vintage photo booth in the lobby, 25 Hours Wien is a design hotel that’s determined to show you a good time. And all this before you even see your room… Welcome to the House of Fun Dreimeta, the interior designers behind…
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Learning to Waltz in Vienna

It’s New Year’s Eve and all over Vienna, couples are polishing their dancing shoes in anticipation of the city’s glittering Le Grand Bal which takes place this evening in the magical surroundings of the Hofburg Palace. Tonight, the debutantes committee from Vienna’s world-famous Elmayer Dance School will open the ball. After hours of practice and preparation, they’ll glide elegantly around the palace’s Festsaal, making light work of the intricate dance steps. Learning to Waltz 1-2-3.…
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