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Sometimes referred to as the Venice of Scandinavia, Stockholm is a city where water is always present in the cityscape. Settled around some of the larger islands in an archipelago that consists of more than 30,000 islands, the many bridges and seaside streets, combined with the colourful buildings and the quaint cobbled walkways, make it a wonderful place to just stroll around in. Start your exploration of the city in the Old Town right in the middle of the city. Here you can visit the Royal Palace, where the King of Sweden still resides, as well as the adjacent Museum of Medieval Stockholm. Walking past the Storkyrkan Church, you will come up to the historic main square of the city, Stortorget. Here you can grab a light lunch from one of the charming restaurants or go all in and sample the staple Scandinavian midday speciality of smorgasbord, which is delicious helpings of rye bread generously decorated with various toppings and trimmings. Next, cross one of the many bridges to either the southern island of Södermalm, where you can visit the contemporary photography museum, Fotografiska, or head north to Stockholm’s mainland and the two major shopping streets of Vasagatan and Sveavägen. If, after spending your money on chic Scandinavian design in one of the many trendy shops, your legs feel a bit tired, you can retire to a café nearby for the traditional Swedish afternoon treat known as Fika, which consists of coffee and delicious pastries. If you’re seeking to explore the further reaches of Stockholm, you can head into the city’s metro system. Known as the world’s longest art gallery, each station has been decorated by artists. Spot the moose in the red-painted Solna Centrum Station, follow the chequered paths under the exposed bedrock at Kungsträdgården Station and find your very own favourite station along the seven lines that make up this enchanting network. Once you make it out of the underground again, you still have plenty of things to discover in the city. See the gigantic old ship at the Vasa Museum or visit the more modern ABBA Museum right next to it; explore the Museum of Modern Art or catch a concert at the golf ball-shaped Globe Arena. In Stockholm you’ll be surrounded by things to see and do, as well as friendly Swedes, who will happily recommend what to do next on your city break in their beloved capital.
Permeating every particle of Greek culture is its rich heritage of history and mythology. Regardless of where you choose to holiday in Greece, you’re never far from a place that in one way or another is linked to one of the great gods like Zeus, Aphrodite or Poseidon, or the historical setting of fabled demigods and heroes like Hercules, Perseus and Odysseus.
The Moroccan metropolis is a plethora of colours, tastes, scents and of course sounds. Visiting the city will leave you with an infinity of impressions and regardless of where you move in the centre of Marrakech, you’re never short of new experiences. During your stay in this amazing city, sometimes you’ll need a space where you can just relax and enjoy the silence for a bit. Luckily there are numerous options for you to choose between, and below we have selected four things for you to do when you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the souks.
Every year on the 17th of March the planet glows in a special green hue, in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Throughout the world, millions of people gather to celebrate everything Irish and the most famous festivities take place in New York City, Boston and of course Dublin. With lots of activities and performances taking place during the weekend around St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve chosen some of the main things that you can do, if you find yourself in Dublin during these joyful days. Check out more events here: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/