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Telde, de andere oude hoofdstad | Gran Canaria

Aan de zuidkant van de Barranco de Guayadeque ligt deze plezierige stad, tussen 1486 en 1837 de bisschoppelijke zetel van de Canarische Eilanden. …

Top 15 attractions and things to do in Gran Canaria

With explosive surf and sizzling volcanic sand beaches, <b>Gran Canaria is one hot destination for weekend breaks</b>. Here's <b>what to do</b> on this beautiful …

Top 10 Restaurants in Gran Canaria

Fish, fish, fish. That could sum up the cuisine of Gran Canaria, an island that looks out to the sea for everything, including dinner. Seafood …

The 10 Best Restaurants In Gran Canaria, Spain

Dejate Llevar (Let Me Take U)<p>Déjate Llevar, also known as Let Me Take U, will bring you to a sensory paradise. Backed by a clean and cozy home-like …

Elena Ferrante's Naples – a photo essay

Lenù and Lila, the fictional protagonists of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, forge their friendship in a deprived area of Naples, just east of the cacophonous central station. The books follow the girls’ fraught relationship as they navigate the distinct social and economic divides of the city, …

Italy

The Minimalist's Strength Workout

Like most athletes who would rather be outdoors running, riding, swimming, or hiking, I don’t set aside much time for the gym. Yet I fully realize the importance of building general strength and mobility—not just to support my outdoor activities, but also for everyday health and fitness. I’d like …

Workouts

The alternative city guide to Ghent, Belgium

Overview<p><b>By Stijn Buyst, editor of Use-it.be, Maps for Young Travellers in Belgium</b><p>Twenty years ago, if you were walking around with a camera in Ghent, you were probably an art student. Today, the chances are you’re a tourist. Travellers have started to discover the pearl between Brussels and Bruges, …

European Travel

Palermo holiday guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

Less than 200km from Tunis, Palermo is like nowhere else in Europe. Defying the mafia in a maze of crumbling grandeur, it is at the crossroads of the Mediterranean. Every neighbouring power has occupied Sicily at some time, which has created a sizzling mix of Arabic food, Spanish streets, Norman …

Italy

10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use

Citymapper<p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a friend would look over and prod: “Oh, don’t you use Citymapper?” Eventually, I relented.<p>Comprehensive, easy to use and also playful, Citymapper offers more detailed journey planner …

Apps

10 of the best travel apps ... that you'll actually use: part two

<b>Rebtel: for phone calls</b><p>Skype and Whatsapp will always be staples when it comes to international calling and messaging, but a wifi connection is needed to use them. To make cheap calls around the world without the internet (or faffing around with phonecards), the app to choose is Rebtel. By …

Apps

The VICE Guide to Amsterdam 2014

Amsterdam is a compact museum city with plenty to do even if you're sober, and some relatively classy ways to not be sober. Here's how to avoid the sex tourists and drug addicts.<p><i>Return to the VICE Guide to Europe 2014 homepage</i><p><i>All photos by Raymond van Mil unless otherwise stated</i><p>The Dutch capital is …

Tropical retreat: surfing and yoga in Sri Lanka

Lush tropical scenery, healthy but delicious food, gorgeous beaches … Gavin McOwan finds his comfort zone in Sri Lanka. But trying to teach his creaking body to surf and do yoga brings him back out of it<p>When I asked Ed Templeton, co-founder of Soul & Surf, why there’s a growing trend for healthy …

Sri Lanka

10 top tips from our Rome correspondent

Rome’s sights, style and food inspire our foreign correspondent. Here, she picks her favourite places, from an authentic gelateria to a locals’ cookery class<p>Park it … like a local<p>Apart from a visit to the museum and gallery in Villa Borghese, tourists don’t tend to flock to any of Rome’s wonderful …

Italy

What is Kodi and is it legal? A beginner's guide to the home media server

Whether you've only just begun the process of digitising your movie and music collection, or long since abandoned physical media, chances are you've …

Bucharest city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

It’s fair to say that Bucharest is unlikely to win any awards for beauty or style, yet the Romanian capital surprises many first-time visitors with its cosmopolitan vibe and energy.<p>During the period between the wars, Bucharest’s epithet as the “Paris of the east” was accurate, up to a point. …

European Travel

A Podcast Listener's Guide to the 2016 Election

The best audio sources to get through the next few days<p>I’m an avid podcast listener and have been unable to stop myself from devouring pods related to the election. In many ways, though, podcasts are the perfect counterbalance to other media. They’re chiller than the hot-take industrial complex, or …

Why avant garde Graz is Vienna’s cooler little sister

A huge student community and a multicultural edge combine with a rich history of innovative art to make Austria’s second city an alluring city break choice<p>Graz, Austria’s second city, is like Vienna without the pomposity. There is the sweep of architectural styles – from gothic to Renaissance to …

Avant-garde

Pipe dreams: on the trail of Maigret’s Paris

Tom Downey goes in search of the French capital’s landmarks – as patrolled by Georges Simenon’s French detective<p>By rights Le Bar du Caveau, on the Ile de la Cité’s Place Dauphine, one of the most picturesque squares in the very centre of the tourist’s Paris, should have been crammed with …

France

10 of the best alternative city breaks in Europe

If you’re after a fresh spin on the city break look beyond the usual big names for more cool culture and great sights. Here’s our list for 2016<p>• Alt. city breaks 2015<p>Valletta<p><b>Why go?</b> The island of Malta itself is a sight to behold but within the walled city of its capital, Valletta, built by the …

European Travel

10 of the best national and regional parks in France

Vanoise national park, Rhône-Alpes<p>The first (1963) and largest of France’s mainland national parks, the Vanoise is in the French Alps, becoming the Gran Paradiso national park once it’s over the Italian border. Hundreds of trails crisscross the mountainsides where semi-tame marmots come up for a …

France

British boltholes: The Yarrow, Broadstairs, Kent: hotel review

East Kent further education college has its own hotel, restaurant and spa, where students learn on the job. A great idea that makes for an enjoyable, endearing stay<p>The Yarrow looks unremarkable. OK, the building is Grade II-listed and has an interesting history: it was built in 1894 as a …

England

11 American Road Trips Everyone Should Go On

How many have you crossed off your road trip bucket list? #MapsRoadTrip

RVs

15 great things to do in Naples

Naples is one of Europe’s largest and oldest cities – they call her the Grande Dame for a reason. It’s a chaotic, surprising and intense place; …

Italy