Holidays

Lords of the Ringstrasse: 150 years of Vienna's grand boulevard

By Beverley D’Silva, June 20, 2015

Last month Vienna hosted the Life Ball, an Aids benefit and Europe's biggest charity event. The streets around City Hall were rammed with revellers, dressed as fantasy creatures, angels and fairies daubed in gold (this year's theme) like Klimt paintings. The festivities, crazy music and transgender catwalk shows went on beyond the early hours.

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A view to dine for

June 15, 2015

THE TREEHOUSE Maldives

Forget cocktails in a hammock, instead go for a lofty lunch in the Treehouse of the Viceroy Maldives. As well as a view overlooking the Indian Ocean, you can enjoy a meze or simply sip your favourite tipple as the sun sets.
www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

DINE AND SAIL
Amsterdam

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Bullet-riddled buildings and locals who aren’t afraid to mention the war

By Anthea Gerrie, June 15, 2015

Had Archduke Franz Ferdinand kept his date with the Chief Rabbi of Sarajevo, the First World War might never have been. Such is the city's legacy, given its position at the crossroads of Europe, with tensions that have brought this east-meets-west metropolis much more than its fair share of suffering.

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A royal tour of New Zealand

May 28, 2015

STEWART ISLAND & ULVA ISLAND

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St Helena: Home of Saints

By Liz Gill, May 25, 2015

Some visitors go to St Helena for the hiking, some for the fishing, the diving, the wildlife or the connections with Napoleon. And some go simply because this is one of the most isolated places on earth.

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Dublin's got the craic

May 18, 2015

Dublin's funky nightlife, the Irish craic (fun), its special brew - Guinness - its literary heritage and its dividing Liffey river can now be enjoyed during a Glatt kosher nine-day tour.

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Prague: Footsteps of Kafka

By Harry Wall, May 16, 2015

In most cities of the world, you need to do some research to find the places of Jewish interest. Not so in Prague, where among the most popular tourist attractions are also Jewish sites: Josefov, Prague's Jewish Quarter, and anything connected to the writer Franz Kafka.

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New York's kosher restaurant steak-out

By Sharron Livingston, May 14, 2015

New York City has more Jewish inhabitants than anywhere in the world except Israel - almost 1.2 million. With so many kosher mouths to feed it's not surprising that several kosher restaurants have appeared on the gourmet landscape and its not just about delis, bagels and falafel. Here are four good kosher steakhouses to blow your tastebuds away.

Wolf and Lamb

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Three French Euro stars just got closer

By Sharron Livingston, May 8, 2015

This month, Eurostar is running three new direct services from London St Pancras to Lyon, Avignon and Marseilles with no need to change. We take a peek at what these Gaellic gems offer the holidaymaker…

Where: Lyon
Journey time: 4 hours 4 mins, from £89 return

Why go:

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Unveiling the Cape

By David Robson, April 30, 2015

Whenever the time comes to embark on a pilgrimage to a city's top must-see tourist attraction my heart sinks, usually with good reason. So as I boarded one of the many buses driving up to Table Mountain my ticker was at knee level. And the souvenir shop and queues for the packed cable cars did nothing to raise my spirits.

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