European Fairy Tales: Magical destinations for family travel

Jun 03 2023
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As the world opens up again, families are eager to exchange the confines of their homes for the thrill of exploration and adventure. In the myriad choices available for a family holiday, Europe offers a unique proposition – the chance to bring the magic of fairy tales alive. Affordable holiday packages in Europe are making this dream a reality for many. In this blog, we will take a closer look at some of these magical destinations for a family Europe trip, designed to ignite the imagination of both adults and children alike.

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Russian Easter Festivities – what to expect!

May 10 2023
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Russian Easter Festivities – what to expect!

Russia is getting an awful lot of bad press, but to be fair, Putin isn’t Russia, the army isn’t Russia, Wagner isn’t Russia. I mean, are you Rishi? And as I happened to be thrown into my French exchange’s Easter jollities in Paris, it seemed a golden opportunity to show off the beauty of one of the country’s traditions.

French and Orthodox is an unusual combo; they are the descendants  of White Russians who escaped the carnage of the Revolution. They keep the language and traditions alive in their uproarious celebrations, especially at Easter and Christmas.

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Excessive overcrowding at St Pancras Int’l

May 07 2023
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The cream of Franco-British collaboration and torch-bearer of the legacy of Concorde! Yes, I’m waxing lyrical, I bloody love Eurostar going from St Pancras Int’l, wouldn’t dream of going to Paris any other way. It’s mad that flying costs less, when we’re supposed to be targeting carbon-neutral. In fact, cut the pussy-footing, we should ban all flights under 1 hour, including international.

But my loyalty has been severely tested this Bank Holiday Saturday, by-jimminy, not because my Beloved Eurostar broke down. No, the engine is purring blissfully just as it should. My full cup of tea on its perch is rippling just as it should. Not because of the breakfast which was light and odourless. Not because of the in-flight personnel who are relighting my will to live. I asked my one about the cattle market situation and he looked pained. ‘It makes it hard for us, the passengers arrive all riled up’.

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