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Somewhat laughably, despite having CITTADINANZA: IRLANDESE (Nationality: Irish) stamped on all my Italian documents in big, capital letters, until very recently I'd never actually been to the Republic of Ireland. (In my defense, I have only technically been a citizen since...

Turin is the Italian capital of understated chic. The pocket-sized Paris of Piedmont, this place is innately - yet subtly - stylish, with an air of elegance which quietly, politely reminds visitors of the city's historical importance. Despite its regal past,...

This neighbourhood of Gdańsk is almost, almost, your average collection of boring, ex-Soviet apartment blocks. But on closer inspection, the residential area - just 10 minutes away from the central station - is different to any other Eastern European tower block...

A couple of times a year, I like to have a weekend away with an old friend, to combine two of my favourite activities: long overdue (and usually wine-fuelled) catch-ups, and exploring new places. My schoolfriend Katie and I have been...

There's a misconception that the cuisine in every European country north of the Alps is composed entirely of pig and/or potato, perhaps with a side order of boiled cabbage, and that if you want to eat really well, you have...

I have to admit that I knew very little about Latvia before booking flights there a couple of months ago. I'd been on the hunt for a destination for a February mini-break (cleverly combining S's Christmas present with our anniversary celebrations - smart,...

As anyone who knows me is well aware, I have a thoroughly no fucks given approach to doing things alone. I love fun activities with friends, but as I've got older I've become increasingly aware that I do need to recharge...

Jordan has long been a feature on my otherwise ever-changing must-visit list. I've been banging on about it with increasing frequency for the last couple of years, but after a particularly hot and bothersome August in the office while everyone else...

As sad as this may sound, I often get just as much joy from planning a holiday as I do from the holiday itself. I love the weeks leading up to a trip, when I can spend every lunchbreak sitting...

I first discovered Nervi while living in Genoa. I'd got a bit fed up of not having any friends, and had done a quick Google search to find somewhere to visit for the afternoon after work, with the restriction that...