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Bletchley Park

Best day Trips from London: Behind the Scenes Bletchley Park

World War 2 made ingenuity and development essential. Bletchley Park, and in particular the story of Alan Turing, are key to World War 2 history. Also the Turing Machine was one of the most notable developments of its time. This piece of technology went on to decrypt the Enigma code and likewise end the war. Initially I heard of Bletchley Park Estate and Alan Turing from the Imitation Game film. The story caught my attention immediately. Fortunately, much

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oxford street Christmas

London at Christmas: Where to see the best lights

Christmas in London is especially magical. There is nothing quite like it. London is one of the most festive cities in the world and each year they put a monumental effort into their lights and decorations. Even the red double decker buses ooze Christmas charm as they amble their way through tree lined streets. It certainly isn’t Christmas without seeing the London Christmas lights. Christmas lights tour in London is essential for those who love

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Roman ruins in France

Lyon: The Best Place to see Roman Ruins in France

Situated on the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is a picturesque French town located in Central Eastern France. Lyon is the capital of the France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and it is the third largest town in France. It’s also one of the best places to see Roman ruins in France. Modern day Lyon attractions are its food, light festival and industry. It is a city however where old meets new. As you wander through the tree lined streets, you’ll certainly feel the

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The Alhambra

A Guide to Visiting The Alhambra in Summer

Located in the Andalusia region of Spain, Granada is the capital city of the province of Granada. With a colourful history that includes being ruled by the Moors, Muslims and Christians, it is an area with a rich mix of culture and architecture. Granada is a hub of Spanish- Islamic art, in particular Alhambra, Generalife and  Albayzin, It is also a city that boasts many parks and gardens. It is a spectacular area to visit on its own, or

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Colosseum

Rome With a Local: The Best One Day Walking Guide

If you’ve not been to Rome yet, then you may already feel like you have been. It is such a popular city and has been documented widely on the internet. I would say it is one of the most Instagrammable city in Italy. Before we visited we knew of all of the major sites. The Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the city is packed with iconic landmarks. Some people sigh and think ‘ahh Rome it is

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Malta

10 Reasons Why you Should Visit Malta

A little about the islands Located in the Mediterranean just south of Sicily. Its capital Valletta is located on the largest island Malta, with the smaller islands Gozo and Camino also forming part of the archipelago that is collectively known as ‘Malta’.  Geographically Malta is situated in a key position between East and West and over the years has been occupied by Greeks, Phonecians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, Normans and then finally, by invitation, the Brits before they

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weekend packing

5 Tips to get the Most out of a Weekend Citybreak

Weekend Citybreaks in Europe The concept of a weekend citybreak in Europe was an exciting and foreign one to us Aussies. At a stretch we may ‘long weekend’ in New Zealand or a Pacific Island, but it is near impossible to travel any further than Australia within the confines of a weekend. Due to conflicting holiday schedules (me, the teacher have 13 weeks a year, and the husband, a consultant having 4 weeks a year),

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Iceland

Around Iceland in Less Than 48 Hours

Guest Contributor – Inma Gregorio Inma is a Spanish traveler, with a passion for adventure. She loves undertaking adrenaline filled pursuits and sharing them on A World to Travel. She has visited over 40 countries, of which she has lived and worked in 9, studied in 5 and volunteered in 3. Today she is sharing her journey as she travels around Iceland in 48 hours.

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Gibraltar

Gibraltar in a Day

I had heard mixed reviews about Gibraltar, but something inside of me desired to see ‘The Rock’. I decided to base myself in Seville for 4 days in order to explore the Moorish architecture and history of the south whilst being able to take in The Alhambra, the Seville Alcazar and of course Gibraltar. Being an Australian, I am used to driving on the opposite side of the road and would surely cause an accident

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Portugal castles

The Best Castles to Visit in Sintra

Sintra castles are some of the most beautiful castles in the world. Additionally you can easily spend a day in Sintra from Lisbon. It is one of the easiest and most beautiful Lisbon day trips you can make.  The Sintra castles include Pena Palace, The Moors Castle, The National Palace of Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira.  Each of these Sintra castles features its own unique architectures, styling and history. Your Sintra itinerary simply must include

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