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Category: Countries

Guest Post: A Student’s Guide To Skiing

Olivia Stuart-Taylor weighs up the benefits of skiing on a trip organised by a University                 Imagine this: 1500 Durham University students, one resort, one week, three metres 3m of […]

Postcard of the Week: Florence

Italy is the fifth most-touristed country in the world and had an enormous 46.1 million international visitors in 2011, nearly as many as its population of 61 million people. Florence […]

Postcard of the Week: Greek Islands

Greece has around 6,000 individual islands, each surrounded by the clear, warm water of the Mediterranean Sea and each enjoying pretty much guaranteed sunshine all summer long. While Greece boasts […]

Postcard of the Week: Paris

A slightly unconventional angle of the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, built in 1889. Since then a whopping 250 million people have visited the tower.  Also beautiful during the daytime, […]

Postcard of the Week: Lisbon

On the back of this postcard from Lisbon is this quote by Eça de Queirós: Athens produced sculpture, Rome developed law, Paris invented revolution, Germany discovered mysticism. And what about […]

Postcard of the Week: Modena

Modena is a little-known city in Emilia-Romagna and when truly explored it’s an absolute gem. From Modena in fact come Ferraris, Luciano Pavarotti and, of course, balsamic vinegar. In the […]

Postcard of the Week: The Mekong River

The Mekong River passes through southern Vietnam and is full of these traditional wooden canoes which carry food, produce and just about anything. Throughout the whole of the Mekong Delta […]