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We spent the first two months of the year in Prague. It was long enough to get into a proper routine and three times a week we'd head out early and spend the morning working in one of the coffee shops near our apartment. Our area, Vinhorady, turned out to… Read more of "Five great coffee shops in Vinhorady, Prague"

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Colourful Bavarian buildings, quirky museums, home to the pretzel and Germany's most famous Christmas market, Nuremberg is a wonderful place to visit. Here's how to see the best of the city in a couple of days: Day 1 Handwerkerhof Just inside the entrance to the old town, right by the… Read more of "48 hours in Nuremberg"

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When we were planning our long trip home (four weeks, six countries, eight trains) we sort of forgot to factor in time to do things like work. So we arrived in Vienna tired and with minimal free time to explore, just an afternoon at the beginning and a morning at… Read more of "A whistle stop tour of Vienna"

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This year I decided to make fun New Year's resolutions. For things I actually wanted to do rather than things I thought I should do. And, unsurprisingly, they've been much easier to keep. One of them is to read one book a week. When I told my sister (who's a… Read more of "A New Year's resolution"

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I'm not going to tell you how long we spent in Vienna because this list of cakes is much bigger than it ought to be for such a short stay. Vienna has a long and delicious history of making sweets. There are bakeries and coffee houses all over the city,… Read more of "Five Viennese cakes"

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After spending the autumn in smaller cities and towns, arriving in Budapest felt energising. There's so much to do, so many museums, galleries, markets, restaurants. It helps that it's beautiful too, with wide streets and art nouveau architecture. When I was researching the city I ended up with a huge… Read more of "A few fun things to do in Budapest"