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Noto

Situated in the south-eastern corner of Sicily, Noto is famous for its Baroque architecture, and since 2002 it has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Noto is a plesant attractive little town with a historic centre that is composed almost entirely of crumbling Baroque palaces,

Stockholm an affordable city break

I have been to Stockholm several times for conferences of one kind or another. Before I went the first time I had never considered it as short-break city. It was somehow too far north. But, as Sunvil began to understand the potential of Scandinavia as the last

Life in the slow lane – photos from the Alentejo

Take a walk (or even a drive) around Portugal’s Alentejo region and for much of the time you might find yourself wondering where all the people have gone. The region is sparsely populated and with most visitors to Portugal heading to the southern beaches of the Algarve or

Exploring the best of Stockholm

Gloomy weather welcomed me on arrival in Stockholm! Despite that, I tried to make the most of the day walking around and the feeling I had was of an elegant and vibrant city, buzzing with life. It becomes really quiet at night after working hours. If getting around

Cruising on the Gota Canal

After few busy days in Stockholm, why not slowing down the pace? Take the chance of a river cruise on the Gota Canal on board of an old-fashioned boat – the oldest is MS Juno which dates back to 1874. The Gota Canal is the oldest waterway in Sweden,

To Mykines, in search of puffins

The moment 8 of us stepped out of the helicopter, we pretty much doubled the population of the island. Only 9 permanent residents remain on Mykines, the westernmost of the Faroe Islands and yet as I walked between the 40 or so houses in the island’s only

Discovering Gothenburg and a case of poor maths

Gothenburg is a compact city and you can get around on foot, but if you have a city pass you can make the most of it by travelling by public transport. Or you can hire a bike and see the city from different perspective – why not

Island hopping by helicopter in the Faroe Islands

On my recent trip to the Faroes I was excited to visit the island of Mykines, famous for its huge colony of sea birds. Even more exciting was the prospect of heading to the island by helicopter. Unless you live on a remote island, or are ridiculously wealthy, helicopter

Island hopping on Sweden’s west coast

If you’re only on the west coast of Sweden for a short break, it can be tempting to spend most of your time in Gothenburg, checking out museums, going shopping and tucking into fresh prawns and crayfish. Take time to explore offshore, however, and you’ll discover a

10 reasons to go to Norway on your next holiday

In this post we take a look at 10 reasons (of course there are many more) why Norway offers so much as a holiday destination, whether you’re looking for activity, culture or just world-class scenery. Here are some of our highlights:   1. Oslo for Scandinavian sophistication