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For an island of relative small size, Jersey is packed with a wide range of things to do and see. Its stunning landscape stretches from the jagged cliffs along the northern coast, across the green fields and tree-lined roads of the interior, to the beaches and wide bays around the capital of St Helier at the south of the island. Feel the sand between your toes and the fresh sea breeze in your hair, as you explore the scenic St Brelade’s Bay, or, for the more adventurous among us, try jet- or water-skiing, windsurfing or Scuba-diving along the island’s coastline. If you’re more into adventures on dry land, then head to Durrell’s Wildlife Park. Here you can see animals from all over the world and witness how the park has rescued numerous endangered species from extinction. Next, travel east towards the village of Gorey. From the top of the medieval castle of Mont Orgueil, you can gaze out across the Gulf of St Malo and the small islands that inhabit the waters near the French coast. Originally built by the Normans, the fortification has been modified by various subsequent rulers. The German occupation of the island even saw the Nazis fortifying it further to withstand a possible Allied invasion. The marks of history are visible throughout the island. From the Neolithic La Hougue Bie, which is counted as one of the ten oldest buildings in the world, to Elizabeth Castle guarding the bay around St Helier, there are plenty of things to explore here. Visit the War Tunnels for a glimpse of life on the island during the Second World War and how the Nazi prepared Jersey against invasion. For a comprehensive coverage of the island’s history, head to the Jersey Museum & Art Gallery found in the heart of St Helier. Stroll through the adorable streets of the capital and end the day in fashion at one of the restaurants where local produce, such as beef, seafood and freshly grown vegetables, are fused with modern gastronomy.
One of the sunniest places in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands offer a unique holiday experience. Sandy beaches, clear water and old fortresses give it an exotic air, which, when mixed the strong British identity, typical English houses, as well as the random pub, makes this a truly unique destination. If you’re planning to visit either Guernsey or Jersey, here are a few facts that you might not know about them.
Each region in Spain is fiercely proud of its local identity and culture and regardless of where you find yourself in this vast and fascinating country, you’ll quickly discover that one of the cornerstones in every regional self-image is the local food. We’ve collected (and sampled) the five following dishes, yet these are just a few examples of the great variety of dishes you’ll find in Spain.
Spending an extended weekend in Iceland means making sure you pack in all the things worth seeing and doing here. Don't fret, though, we've kindly compiled a useful list that you are free to follow to make sure you get the full experience of this wonderful Viking island.