The Gorge of Ponte Alto and its Man-Made Waterfalls

The Gorge of Ponte Alto and its Man-Made Waterfalls

The Gorge of Ponte Alto, near Trento in the far north of Italy, has been a tourist attraction since the 1800s. It is easy to see why: two tall waterfalls cascading noisily through a narrow ravine. The view is spectacular, but it is not entirely a natural phenomenon....

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48 Hours in Cape Town

48 Hours in Cape Town

This is a guest post from Anne Slater-Brooks of Traveltheglobe4less. If you only have 48 hours in Cape Town, you will have to plan your itinerary carefully. This city is a nature lover’s dream, an adrenalin junkie’s heaven and a gourmand’s Babylon. To do the city...

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In Search of the Old Telephone Kiosks of Copenhagen

In Search of the Old Telephone Kiosks of Copenhagen

Walking around Copenhagen I was intrigued to notice several Art Nouveau style structures.  Some were selling coffee; others were abandoned. Surely, I thought, there must be some story behind them? I later discovered that these were the former telephone kiosks of...

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Books to Read Before You Visit Italy

Books to Read Before You Visit Italy

Italy is a major destination for British and American tourists, and there is no shortage of books for the curious traveller. So my problem in compiling this post was not what to put in, but what to leave out. The choice that follows is just a small selection of books...

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Leiden, An Alternative to Amsterdam?

Leiden, An Alternative to Amsterdam?

One of my aims on my recent visit to the Netherlands was to find a city that could offer an alternative tourist destination to Amsterdam. Why? Because, although Amsterdam is undeniably beautiful, and interesting, it is also packed with visitors. The figures are hard...

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