Carols and cocktails

December 18th, 2014|ARCHITECTURE, BARCELONA, BERLIN, CHRISTMAS, CONCERTS & MOVIE, LONDON, MOSCOW, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES, SHOPPING, TOKYO|

Following our recent posts on Christmas markets and ice rinks, we have selected five wintry and festive things to do from the 11 Winter 2014 city guides. The guides cover December, January and February and are completely free to download. London - Claridge’s Bar It’s Christmas Eve. You’re ready for a treat. Consider a visit [...]

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Get your skates on

December 16th, 2014|BARCELONA, CHRISTMAS, LONDON, MOSCOW, NEW YEAR, PARIS, SEASONAL CITIES, SHANGHAI, SPORTING ACTIVITIES|

In keeping with the festive theme and due to great feedback on the top five Christmas Markets feature, we decided to get our skates on (sorry - had to) and bring you six of the best ice rinks this season from the 11 city guides. May you nail your back-to-back triple jumps before winter is [...]

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Five great Christmas Markets in Europe

December 12th, 2014|BERLIN, CHRISTMAS, LONDON, PARIS, ROME, SEASONAL CITIES, SHOPPING|

The festive season is well and truly upon us, whether we are feeling it or not. So it seemed sensible and possibly even helpful to put down the mulled wine, pause the CD of carols and assemble a list of my favourite Christmas markets from the new winter city guides. May they inspire you to [...]

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Tokyo snow

December 8th, 2014|CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR, SEASONAL CITIES, SHOPPING, TOKYO|

It’s going to be sunny and 14C in Tokyo tomorrow, so it’s anybody’s guess if the Japanese capital will get snow this Christmas. I am loving this introduction to the city during winter from writer Nick Coldicott (www.coldicott.net) – it sounds like a great place to be at this time of year. The free Tokyo guide [...]

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Fly south

December 4th, 2014|CHRISTMAS, SEASONAL CITIES, SPORTING ACTIVITIES, SYDNEY|

Just as the northern hemisphere gets cold and the first snow starts to fall in Scotland, heading to Sydney to catch the Australian summer suddenly seems like a very good idea. Our guide to the city covering December, January and February by resident Sydneysider Kristy Barratt has just come out. This walk is one of her [...]

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