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Europe Cultural gems: Amsterdam, Barcelona and Krakow

Batllo_House_Gaudi_Barcelona photo Matinibz

Batllo House, Gaudi – photo Matinibz

Looking for a city break that combines beauty with brains? There are so many to choose from! Here are 3 cultural cities in Europe where you can have a great time exploring and also relax in style.

Amsterdam, Holland

One of my favourite cities in the world, never mind Europe, Amsterdam has culture and great beauty, plus a fun vibe… Continue reading

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National award for travel writer Zoë Dawes

DFDS culture and history blogger

I won the DFDS ‘Best Culture and History Blogger’ Award! See previous post Vote for Best Travel Blogger for why I entered. Click here to visit The Quirky Traveller Blog 🙂

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Thanks so much to everyone who voted for me. Read all about it and interview here National award for travel writer Zoë Dawes.

Best History Culture travel Blogger - vote Zoe Dawes

Vote for Best Culture and History Blogger

Best History Culture Blogger - vote Zoe Dawes

Those of you who read my blog regularly will know how much I love culture and history. Ever since I was a little girl I have been fascinated by both subjects. Continue reading

Exploring the Grand Palace in Bangkok

Some years ago I visited Thailand a few times and one of my favourite places was the Grand Palace. Here are some highlights.

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It’s the gold that gets to you. There’s so much of it and on a sunny day it’s almost blinding.

Tale of Hanuman - gold reliefEntering the gates of the Grand Palace complex in crazy, colourful, feisty, noisy, smoggy, intriguing, hot-wired Bangkok, should be to enter an oasis of calm. But as the number one tourist destination in Thailand, of course it’s nothing of the sort. And yet, and yet, if you choose your time (ie first thing in the morning, last thing in the afternoon, on a non-public day and off season, it is possible.  I visited some years ago in hot, humid late March, at the end of the high season.  There were lots of tourists milling about, being herded from place to place, but it was still posible to find a few quieter nooks away from the main sites.

 Pimanchaisri door gate within Grand Palace Bangkok Thailand - by ScorpianPK Pimanchaisri door gate within Grand Palace Bangkok Thailand – by ScorpianPK

The architecture…

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