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Dover Castle
United Kingdom

Dover: Charles Dickens

Dover is a seaside town that Charles Dickens knew well, a fast train ride away (around one hour) from London – Kings Cross St. Pancras station.

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Wetherspoon - Breakfast Bagel
United Kingdom

Brighton: Wetherspoon

Start the day right with American-style filter coffee and anything from fruit, to pancakes, to the national dish. If hotel breakfast isn’t your thing, and you don’t want to eat in your Air BnB, think about breakfast at Wetherspoon.

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English Garden, Munich
Germany

Munich: Seven things to do on a Sunday

Germany shuts shop on a Sunday for a day of enforced relaxation so what does the restless tourist do? Fear not! Tamara Pitelen has devised this self-guided Sundays-in-Munich walking tour just for you.

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Bruxelles
Ireland

Dublin: The Thin Lizzy Bar

There a few contenders for the best Thin Lizzy bar in Dublin, given Phil Lynott’s history there – but the Bruxelles at 7 Harry Street is the winner.

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The Bank
Ireland

Dublin: Lunch in an old Victorian bank

The Bank on College Green is now a bar and restaurant, but in 1892 it was the Dublin branch of the Allied Irish Bank.  It’s also the best place in town to go for home-made seafood chowder in beautiful surroundings.

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Macdonald Hotel, Argyle Square
United Kingdom

London: Best Cheap Hotels

If you want to be a few minutes away from London’s best train station, – and satisfied with a clean room, somewhere to hang your clothes and a pretty view – then head to any of the cheap hotels which line Argyle Square, near Kings Cross St. Pancras station and its sister, Kings Cross station.

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University of Winchester - Writers' Festival
United Kingdom

Winchester: Writers’ Festival

Taking place over three days, the festival features talks, workshops, various networking events as well as one-on-one appointments with literary agents looking for new work and new authors to take on. It really does work as well.

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Nata, (Custard tart)
Portugal

Porto: A teetotaler’s guide to Porto

Over the centuries, the Portuguese have shoe-horned as many narrow little buildings as possible into the steep hillsides. It’s a sea of orange rooves dotted with church spires and within its historic medieval streets are a wealth of things to see and do…

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Alessandro Palazzi - Dukes Bar
United Kingdom

London: Dukes Bar

Dukes Bar is noted for custom martinis, so it’s a perfect bar if you’re in the mood for something new. With pomp and circumstance the drinks are created before your eyes.

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