IT’S –5°C when I arrive in Krakow’s medieval market square, the largest of its kind in Europe, dating back to the 13th century.
FROM the outside, Glasgow’s tallest hotel is as likely to be praised for its architecture as one of the city’s last remaining 1960s high rises.
THE conservation message comes over loud and clear when visiting Kenya’s famous animals on safari.
ONE of three hotels owned by the National Trust, Hartwell House, in the Vale of Aylesbury, was first mentioned in the Domesday Book as belonging to a natural son of William the Conqueror. But the stunning building that stands there now, with its Jacobean and Georgian aspects, dates from the early 17th century.
“THESE are the sexual sacks of the beaver,” says a prim lady who has just tricked us into breathing in the powerfully musky smell of a dark and shrivelled pair of what we had thought were some sort of exotic fruit. Poor old beaver.
AS we entered this fine Georgian mansion, the young receptionist almost bounded from behind her desk in the hallway to give us the grand tour.
Through one door, white tablecloths and silver cutlery gleamed from a sunlit dining room packed with Sunday lunchers.
FEW cities are as vibrant as Berlin, and few neighbourhoods in Germany’s capital are as charming and central as Schöneberg, a residential area that was part of West Berlin and has long been home to the city’s gay community.
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