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Europe’s trendiest arts & culture destinations

Europe’s rich historical heritage and unique infrastructure makes it a special cultural and artistic hotspot. Whether you are touring the Louvre in Paris or exploring the side streets of Copenhagen, these attractive cities will fascinate and inspire you with their relics, monuments and art. Get ready to soak up some art and culture in some of these trending European cities.

Paris, The City of Lights

Who can deny that Paris, home of the Louvre, is one of the world’s most famous cultural and artistic hotspots? The Louvre exhibits the world’s most famous painting, i.e. the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci….
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Europe’s trendiest arts & culture destinations

Consider safety in these five countries

While travelling has its benefits, whether it’s simply to explore new places or for some much-needed time to rediscover yourself, there’s a lot to consider before you set off, with safety being the biggest priority.

Here are a few considerations to keep in mind before travelling to these five places.

India

Under its foreign travel advice section on the official UK government website, female travellers are cautioned against visiting India alone, saying that sexual assault cases have been on the increase in the country. “Recent sexual attacks against female visitors in tourist areas and cities show that foreign women are also at…
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Consider safety in these five countries

How the Little Mermaid become a symbol of Denmark

Sitting on a bed of rocks surrounded by people from virtually every corner, The Little Mermaid is an iconic spectacle in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, Scandinavia’s smallest nation and oldest kingdom.

During the summer months, hundreds – if not thousands – flock around this statue, which has graced the Langelinie harbour for more than 100 years.

What attracts tourists to it? It’s not only the focus of a well-known ballet performance or the most popular Disney animated movie. One of the most interesting twists to the plot is that the author of this popular fairytale is a Dane.

The fairytale was first…
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How the Little Mermaid become a symbol of Denmark

Top 5 budget-friendly countries in Europe

South Africans know all too well how much money goes into a European holiday. After spending a small fortune on flights, we have to convert our hard-earned rands into euros, and shell out for accommodation, food, transport and entry fees to tourist attractions. The good news is that not every trip to a European country needs to break the bank – there are many relatively inexpensive idyllic destinations. We take a look at some of Europe’s most budget-friendly options.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria comes out tops in terms of affordability. Think R75 for your average meal,…
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Top 5 budget-friendly countries in Europe

NO PLACE LIKE BED-STUY, New York

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn must be New York’s hottest neighbourhood with the coolest people. From the striking, 200-year-old brownstones to several streets recently winning “Greenest Block in Brooklyn”, the neighbourhood has attracted an influx of artistic millennials and young couples, as well as many black-owned businesses that reflect the area’s prominent African-American and West Indian heritage.

Ban Leow, a Malaysian resident of Bed-Stuy since 2007, knows the charm of the area well and enjoys working locally at the luxury real estate firm, Halsted. “I love the architecture, the mix of cultures, including the hip-hop culture and jazz. I moved here for the…
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NO PLACE LIKE BED-STUY, New York

Watch: Morocco as you’ve never seen before

For many, capturing the essence of a dream travel destination, as you explore its scenery, flavours, people and culture is as much a part of the journey as the experience itself. Portuguese filmmaker Bernardo Bacalhau’s beautifully shot video of Morocco’s terrain has us bursting at the seams to see the North African country ourselves. Shot within a week using a DJI Phantom 3 Pro drone, the short film reveals the diversity and beauty of Morocco.

Watch: Morocco as you’ve never seen before