Europe

Cream of English counties

By Ivor Baddiel, July 9, 2008

A cottage holiday in beautiful North Cornwall has more to offer than just cream teas

 

The path down to Tintagel Castle on the North Cornwall coast cuts down through cliffs to a tumultuous sea which thrashes against impassive rocks and gaping caves, one of which is meant to be the home of legendary wizard, Merlin.

It’s an impressive landscape and, as one approaches the supposed birthplace and home of King Arthur, it’s possible to imagine all manner of magic and mystery.

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A Lot in laid-back Gascony

By Anthea Gerrie, July 3, 2008

The last beautiful area of France remains almost ignored by tourists

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Berlin: Capital gain, with some pain

By Linda Kelsey, June 26, 2008

It is impossible to view Berlin as just another city break

From an upper storey of the Hotel de Rome, Rocco Forte’s plush new temple of contemporary good taste, the view is majestic. The square below and its surrounds were designed by Frederick the Great to showcase his political power and his interest in art and science.

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Greek treats, bridge and all that jazz…

By Kate Collins, June 20, 2008

This year’s New York Jewish Museum annual education visit is “Greece through Jewish Eyes”. Taking in Athens, Delphi, Thessaloniki and other sites, and looking at Jewish settlement in Greece from the third century BCE, the trip will run from September 12 to 22.

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Our big fat Greek history

By Marcus Freed, June 20, 2008

Majestic Northern Greece has plenty to offer Jewish visitors

Northern Greece, unlike the tiny islands with their romantic pebble beaches and picturesque white walled houses, has a rugged beauty, all sweeping panoramas and historic sites.

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Peak perfection in Switzerland

By Rachel Fletcher, June 6, 2008

We sample a very special brand of pampering in St Moritz

 

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Please feed the animals

By Ivor Baddiel, May 22, 2008

Enjoy an eco-conscious, child-friendly holiday down on the farm

Aside from 40 years in the wilderness, Jews are not the keenest of campers, preferring in the main the comforts of Marbella and Tel Aviv. But, thanks to Feather Down Farm Days, that might be about to change.

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Slick city breaks

By Jan Shure, May 14, 2008

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Why Irish eyes are smiling

By Lee Lixenberg, May 8, 2008

A tour of Belfast city centre reveals a city revived after years of turmoil

There was a saying doing the rounds among battle-hardened people of Belfast during the height of the Troubles in the 1970s and ‘80s, which went something like this: “Anyone who isn’t confused here, doesn’t really understand what’s going on.”

Today, a confident new Belfast is emerging from the fog of battle and tourists are returning in droves to spots once made famous for all the wrong reasons.

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