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  • Why you must visit Czechia this summer

    Prague summer skyline

    Once it was Czechoslovakia, then the Czech Republic and now it will be Czechia. Famous for attracting millions of visitors to Prague, the Czech Republic is re-branding itself “Czechia” in an attempt to connect better with international audiences. The new name, pronounced ‘checkia’, will be an official shortening of Czech Republic, as “France” is to “The […]

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  • Highlights of Berlin: Bohemian neighbourhoods you must explore

    Image © Matt Biddulph

    From underground nightclubs to organic vegan cafés, Berlin’s bohemian neighbourhoods are packed full of vibrant attractions. Step away from the tourist trail in Germany’s capital and you’ll be transported back to the 1970s. Graffiti will be everywhere and the city’s pubs, vintage shops, and illegal raves will keep you partying until dawn. Staying cool we’re going […]

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  • 48 hours in Turin, Italy

    Backpackers arriving in Turin may be surprised to find that Italy’s fourth largest city is largely tourist free. For a city that boasts some of Europe’s finest art museums, you’d expect it to be bursting with travellers. The picturesque Italian city has an old soul, which is vividly captured by its Roman gates, medieval churches and 19th century coffee […]

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  • Crazy Days at the Cologne Carnival

    Photo by DanieleCivello/ CreativeCommons

    Backpackers visiting Cologne, Germany, this February will experience a Germany you never thought existed. The Cologne Carnival is a flamboyant festival packed full of songs, dancing and jugs of beer. Any hint of Germany formality is forgotten during Carnival season. Even better for travellers there are some excellent accommodation deals this February. Book with us and […]