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Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Reinvented Riga: a traveller’s guide to Latvia’s capital city

With over two decades of freedom (and a renewed status as Latvia’s capital) under its belt, Rīga is reclaiming its rightful title as the cosmopolitan cornerstone of the Baltic.<p>Sitting at the crossroads of the great empires that wrote the pages of Europe’s elaborate history, Rīga was – for centuries …

Braving the 'Iron Ways': a beginner's guide to climbing Italy's Vie Ferrate

With their sculpted peaks, pinnacles and towers of rock, Italy’s eastern Dolomites are the most beautiful corner of the Alps. The architect Le Corbusier called the rocky amphitheatre ‘the most beautiful architecture in the world’, Unesco granted them world heritage status in 2009, and ever since …

Ten of France’s natural wonders

France's smorgasbord of cultural delights could keep even the most avid museum-hopper busy for a lifetime, but don't forget about the great outdoors. France smoulders with natural beauty, so why not go <i>au naturel</i> at mountain ranges, canyons and startling stretches of coast? This round-up of …

When authorities arrive, this illegal street food market turns into a picnic

Germans know Berlin for its ethnic food, from the famous Turkish market to the Vietnamese and Indian restaurants all over town. But I found one thing …

Food Trucks

An Insider's Guide to London Shops

Here are four stores not to miss.<p><b>Lassco Ropewalk:</b> You could spend hours exploring this 14,000-square-foot outpost of venerable furnishings company …

9 Most Overlooked Novels Of 2013 (So Far)

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>There are too many novels published every year to be able to read just the most accomplished ones. Timing is maybe the trickiest element of publishing: An excellent novel can be published the same day Stephen King’s latest is out or the same day another novel with a …