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Spring Festivals

16 April 2018

Not only is it the season that finally, finally, brings a slow end to the coldness of winter, but it's when the flowers begin to bloom, the baby animals appear in fields, and when the world wakes up in a fantastic way after a long, dark time.

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  • The Trains of the Literary World

    The Trains of the Literary World

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    5 April 2018

    Literature and rail travel have always been intrinsically linked in some manner or other. A good book has alleviated even the most mundane rail journey.

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  • Hospital Trains throughout the ages

    Hospital Trains throughout the ages

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    5 April 2018

    What can be said about trains? They're fast, efficient, fairly stable modes of transport. Fantastic for commuting or transporting lots of heavy goods, and great at getting people to the heart of a destination with a fairly small amount of fuss furore.

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  • Rorke's Drift Battlefield

    Rorke's Drift Battlefield

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    26 March 2018

    On the afternoon of January 22nd, 1879, 4,000 Zulu warriors launched an attack on Rorke's Drift on the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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  • Around the world on St Patrick’s Day

    Around the world on St Patrick’s Day

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    15 March 2018

    Every year, on the 17th March, Irish citizens and descendants from all around the world gather to honour St Patrick, arguably the most celebrated patron saint in the western world.

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  • The cities of southern India

    The cities of southern India

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    14 March 2018

    The breath taking and rippling beauty of splendid Southern India seeps into every aspect of this magnificent corner of the world.

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  • Why spontaneous travel is so liberating, and where to go

    Why spontaneous travel is so liberating, and where to go

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    5 March 2018

    There are many powerful reasons to travel; immersing yourself in the rich culture of an unknown country, expanding your perspectives, pausing to appreciate the natural beauty of the world we live in, and disconnecting from our often monotonous day to day routines.

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  • Alternative Romantic Breaks

    Alternative Romantic Breaks

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    14 February 2018

    A hand in hand stroll along the banks of the Seine, illuminated by the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower, or a serene gondola ride through the extravagant Baroque buildings that proudly line the waterways of Venice...

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  • The Traditions of Burns Night

    The Traditions of Burns Night

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    25 January 2018

    Traditional Scottish music and poetry, an iconic haggis supper and a wee dram or two of whisky - Burns Night is undoubtedly a highlight in a month which otherwise offers little in the way of respite.

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  • 2018 in Europe – Our top tips

    2018 in Europe – Our top tips

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    17 January 2018

    With the curtain falling on the madness of 2017 and the prospect of a back-to-rights 2018 on the horizon, now is the best time of all to start casting your eye across the continent for a new destination to explore.

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