Travel Hints & Tips
December 2016 | On a shoestring
London has been an international city for a long time. With that comes an ever-changing array of menu options, flavoured by the world around it.
We all know the Eye, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, but we feel it is the more underground, lesser-known activities and attraction that make London great, tucked away in the city's old, labyrinthine streets. Here are some of our favourites.
Summer is a time for scuttling off to find a new adventure in some faraway land. Whilst many will head for the pearly beaches and bright lights of the Mediterranean, others might favour a city break. Cue Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ second city with a buzzing summer events calendar that can be juiced to the max without breaking the bank. Over the centuries the city has spawned humanist philosophers, radical designers and avant garde architecture as well as boasting a neighbourhood that’s literally synonymous with Cool.
London oozes cool. Its people are some of the world’s best dressed and the city’s famous unfriendliness is just part of its image. The streets of the British capital are a kind of catwalk - where people spell out their identity. It is a place where you can be truly eccentric; wear whatever you want without batting an eyelid.
Announcing your plans for a weekend in Amsterdam is often met with knowing looks and sniggers from friends. True, the Dutch capital has an international reputation for mayhem and mischief, but behind the notorious image is an understated and beautiful city that’s home to some world-class nightlife.
Sofia - a city that forgives shallow pockets without compromising on fun. That’s not its official tagline, but it doesn’t detract from the fact that a trip to Bulgaria’s capital makes sound economic sense for anyone on a budget. USA Today even crunched the numbers to back us up.