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Bar Abaco (Mallorca): Baroque luxury in Palma

What’s that?  You want to have a cocktail in central Palma de Mallorca while listening to Vivaldi and watching an open fire roar?  Well now you can, thanks to the magnificent Bar Abaco.  You flippin’ diva. Slap bang in the middle…

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Granja Viader: Chocolate for breakfast in Barcelona

Churros.  If you haven’t heard of them, consider this a warning.  Don’t try them.  We repeat, do not even think about taking a bite out of one of these delicious hot doughnutty breakfast things.  And don’t even dream about dunking…

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Ancient Olympia – home of the Olympic Games

Olympia – yes, that Olympia – is situated in a green valley on the North-Eastern side of the Peloponnese, about 30km inland.  Most visitors arrive via a little tangle of country roads that wind through the flat countryside of this part…

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The Hypogeum: Malta’s underground world

Malta is home to some of the most impressive neolithic sites in the world – none more so than the hypogeum at Hal Saflieni.  This underground burial complex is open to the public, and has been an UNESCO world heritage…

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Omonia: the heart of Athens

Do you remember the Madrid of the 1980s?  Have you been to Buenos Aires in recent years?  They aren’t the prettiest of capital cities but, like Athens, they are full of life.  We’ve written before about the many charms of…

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Nafsimedon Hotel, Nafplio: mansion by the sea

Nafplio is a charm.  This little town is a ridiculously sweet place to stay for a few nights, whether on a tour of the region or looking for somewhere to linger a little longer.  Its pretty streets, boutiques and the…