20 places to get utterly lost

Bukchon Han ok Village, Seoul, South Korea

 It’s strange to think that at the heart of one of the most densely populated places on the planet, just a stone’s throw away from the gleaming high-rises of bustling Insadong, there’s a quiet neighbourhood of traditional wooden houses, where locals chatter in tearooms and children play in the sloping streets.

These charming hanokjip (literally, “Korean House”) hark back to a time when every home in Seoul had paper walls and was crowned with an elegantly tiled wing-tipped rooftop.

  Islamic Cairo, Egypt

The medieval city at the heart of Cairo is a tangled web of narrow lanes, towering mosques and aromatic bazaars...

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Winkelen in België

België is een land waar je uitstekend kunt winkelen. Naast het toenemende aanbod van filialen van de welbekende ketens zoals C&A, Blokker, Hema, Esprit en Kruidvat zie je in veel Belgische plaatsen gelukkig ook nog een leuk aanbod van echt lokale winkels. Je zult daarvoor wel steeds vaker de drukste winkelstraten en duurdere winkelcentra moeten vermijden, want door de flinke huurprijzen voor winkelpanden op A-locaties is de kans dat je nou net daar dat leuke locale winkeltjes aantreft inmiddels heel erg klein geworden. De globalisering van het winkelaanbod heeft in België al jaren geleden al toegeslagen. Zelfs producten waar de Belgen bekend om staan zoals bonbons worden steeds meer door nationale en internationale ketens aangeboden zoals Neuhaus en Boulanger...

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Milan in 8 March !

March weather in Milan may offer a mixed bag of cold, foggy or rainy days, which can be followed by days of crisp, sunny skies. In any condition, March is a great time to visit the city, as crowds are thinner and it’s easier to access Milan’s main sights and museums. There’s also a full calendar of religious festivals and events every March in Milan.

Early March – Carnevale and the beginning of Lent. While Carnevale is not as big of a celebration in Milan as it is in Venice, Milan puts on a huge parade around the Duomo for the occasion.

The parade typically takes place on the first Saturday of Lent and features floats, chariots, men and women in medieval dress, flag bearers, bands, and children in costume...

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Speciale Vakantiehuizendeals Pasen in België!

Bij de vakantiehuizen voor Pasen in België kunt u maximaal genieten van cultuur, natuur en buitenactiviteiten. In de maanden maart en april kunt u in het vakantieland België ontspannen in een bijzondere sfeer. Ontdek de natuur vanaf de vakantiehuizen voor Pasen in België zoals bij de Hoge Venen of aan de kust. In de regio Limburg vindt u zeer speciale routes voor een wandelvakantie en een fietsvakantie. Als u de Belgische folklore wilt ontdekken vanaf de vakantiehuizen voor Pasen in België, kiest u dan voor de Gilles van Binche, Ros Beiaard van Dendermonde, de Ommegang van reuzen in Antwerpen of de Heilige Bloedprocessie. Bezoek een kuuroord vanaf de vakantiehuizen voor Pasen in België. België is prachtig.

Boek nu uw paasvakantie in België voor veel vakantieplezier

Tijdens een paas...

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Florence Events in March

Here are the festivals and events that happen each March in Florence.

Early March – Carnevale, and beginning of Lent. While Carnevale is not as big in Florence as it is in Venice or nearby Viareggio, Florence puts on a fun parade for the occasion. The procession starts at Piazza Ognissanti and ends in Piazza Della Signoria, where there is a costume contest and madrigals concert. Learn more about upcoming dates for Carnevale and how Carnevale is celebrated in Italy.

Mid- to Late-March – Holy Week, Easter, and the Scoppio del Carro. As in the rest of Italy, Holy Week and Easter in Florence are commemorated with grand masses and other celebrations steeped in tradition...

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March Festivals and Holiday Events in Italy

March is a great month to visit Italy. Springtime weather starts to take hold in most of the country, and there are fun and interesting events taking place in all corners of the nation. Note that unless Easter falls in March, there are no legal holidays this month, but there are still plenty of festivals and events. Many local festivities occur around March 21 for the beginning of spring. Here’s a selection of what’s on in Italy in March:

Italy-wide Festivals & Events

Carnevale, Depending on the date of Easter, Italy’s Carnival or Mardi Gras, occasionally falls in early March. See Carnevale dates through 2023.

Festa della Donna, or International Women’s Day, is celebrated March 8 all over Italy. On this day, men bring flowers, usually yellow Mimosa, to the women in their lives...

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14 Romantic Things To Do In London: Valentine’s Day 2018

We have put together our own Top 10 Romantic Hotels in London list to perhaps give you a little inspiration.

Or perhaps you want to try some new experiences – here’s the latest Valentine’s Day deals.

We also have plenty of other places to stay in London if you decide you want to make a weekend of it.And if you are still not sure what to do, then be inspired by our 100 Things in London page. You can find somewhere intriguing to visit just round-the-corner from where you are standing.

Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year. So if you’ve got someone to impress or just fancy a love-in with your mates, you’ll be wanting some options on either the weekends either side, or on the day itself. Alternatively, you could just stay in and watch TV in your pyjamas, no judgement here...

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Italian Fashion Sets the Trends

Italian Fashion Sets the Trends

In fashion there is one simple rule: what’s hot is what’s Italian. Italy is the trendsetter for the world in luxury fashion, and luxury of course sets the pace for trends in fast-fashion and mid-markets. Why is this?

Italy has some strong fashion peers, France and England among them, but no other country besides Italy has such a long-enduring and widespread tradition of making beautiful designs with the utmost attention to craftsmanship. Secret techniques have been passed down from artisan to artisan over many generations in Italy. Italian designers are immersed in this craftsman culture and it informs their designs and shapes their careers...

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THE BEST SHOPPING IN BERLIN

THE GERMAN CAPITAL wears its heart and history on its sleeve. Generations now have grown up in a permissive culture, where tolerance and ease of communication are seen as not only important but vital. The grandeur of Museum Island and the ornate Reichstag, the hushed elegance of wide streets lined with linden trees, the cafés with their gently groovy atmosphere, the independent shops’ radical creativity and the 24-hour raves each have their place here. Artist Robert Montgomery’s flickering-neon sign by a nameless nightclub sings true: ‘The city is wilder than you think and kinder than you think.’

The Store in Soho House Berlin,

Funky all-rounder

Occupying half the ground floor of SOHO HOUSE BERLIN, this is British designer Alex Eagle’s brainchild: a shop that feels like home...

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Germany Travel Guide

Neuschwanstein Castle, GermanyMisunderstood by many, Germany is one of the most varied and charming countries on the continent. Anyone expecting a homogenous nation conforming to old Teutonic stereotypes is in for a shock.

As a destination, it offers a clutch of truly lovely cities, culture served up in hefty portions and rural scenery so pretty you’ll wonder why it isn’t on every tourist hit list.The country occupies a prime position at the heart of Europe – both literally and figuratively. It is home to the biggest economy on the continent, has more inhabitants than anywhere else in the EU and shares land borders with no less than nine other nations.

It’s no surprise, then, that today’s Germany is more diverse and cosmopolitan than old stereotypes suggest; mixing time-honoured nationalism and traditio...

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