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The Christmas markets of Stuttgart, Germany

Across central Europe, Christmas markets prove a popular draw during Advent. To gain first-hand experience one of Germany’s markets I head to Stuttgart in the south-western state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The oldest document mentioning a Christmas market in Stuttgart dates from … ..more

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How to write a great travel blog post

Some of the greatest writers I know have blogs that hardly anyone reads. They may write stupendous prose, they have a unique perspective on life, they can impart words of wisdom that might change your life.  But, nobody knows. A … ..more

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Corregidor: An island of war and beauty

As the ferry pulls in to a pine-clad cove neighbouring a gorgeous, ivory-coloured beach, I find it hard to imagine Corregidor Island as the scene of some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific theatre of World War II. A … ..more

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Baden Baden: the naked truth

There’s a public drinking fountain in Baden-Baden called the Fettquelle. Dating from 1871, it’s a natrium-chloride-thermal spring that flows continuously into a stone basin. Writes Tina Ediss. It sounds deliciously foreign but Fettquelle translates, unappetisingly, to fat source, though the … ..more

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Hainich National Park in central Germany

It is a crisp, cold day and the sun is glistening off fields blanketed with fallen snow. About an hour’s drive from Weimar, and after a sodden winter in the UK, it is magical travelling under piercing blue skies with … ..more

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