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Why visit Spain and Andalucia in 2018? Here's the top 5 reasons...

By Travelling Divas on January 10, 2018, 12:00 pm | 1 Comment

 The Beauty of Andalucia - Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Be There in 2018!!


When you’re choosing your holiday destination, why limit yourself to either relaxing beach time, gourmet heaven, or world-class cultural delights?
 
In Andalucia, the swathe across southern Spain, you have all this in spades, plus fabulous weather and vibrant street life!
 

1.  Seville, city of Murillo 

Named by Lonely Planet as the best city to visit in 2018, Seville is a wonderland of excellent tapas bars, 2,000 years of stunning architecture, and – for one year only –...
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A Tale of Two Cities: Moscow & St. Petersburg

By Travelling Divas on January 23, 2018, 11:00 am | Leave a comment

This is a tale of two very different cities:   one the super-model of the empire, the other, the Grand Dame. 

 I have had a fascination for Russia (or the USSR as it was then) since I was a child: the stories of Tsars and Tsarinas, their Faberge obsession,  the communist years, the cold war and the total removal of democracy.  A visit in 1993 didn't quell that fascination, in fact if anything, it heightened my interest and so it was only natural to return and discover even more about these very different cities over 20 years later - and whilst St Petersburg was a familiar beauty,...

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