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The Five Best Sleeper Trains in Europe

The Five Best Sleeper Trains in Europe

There is an unassailable romance about travelling by sleeper trains in Europe. They call to mind the grand rail journeys of the past: Paul Theroux on the Iron Rooster or Kerouac’s drifters jumping freight trains in “On the Road.” Today’s rail journeys seem rather sterile in comparison, with once mysterious routes so well-trodden there is little left to say about them. But there are exceptions. Some sleeper trains still convey the sheer romance and glamour of embarking on a grand journey across a continent full of possibilities.

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Palácio Belmonte Hotel Dining

Heritage is ‘home’ at the luxury Palácio Belmonte Hotel

An unassuming, anonymous and heavy-set red door separates a quaint cobbled courtyard, from an intimately historic foyer, embracing an almost monastic-like silence. As the door closes behind you, Lisbon’s bright morning sunshine is replaced by softer tones; the sensory contrast is immediate and welcome. This is one of many such contrasts that guests of the exquisite ‘Palácio Belmonte’ will experience during their stay.

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World Heritage Preservation Experts 'Face-Off' In Prague

World Heritage Preservation Experts 'Face-Off' In Prague

Prague, where the streets are a fantasia scarcely touched by the twenty-first century, was the setting for an international conference this summer for heritage preservation experts from around Europe along with private sector representatives, investors and architects of successful Czech heritage projects to discuss how heritage is looked after, who is responsible for buildings and monuments of significance as well as how to fundraise in order to maintain these assets over the long term.

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Toyota Land Cruiser Invincible Road Test

Toyota Land Cruiser Invincible Road Test

The Toyota Land Cruiser is undoubtedly one of the most iconic 4x4’s that has ever been made. it's been in production for nearly 70 years and has a reputation for unparalleled reliability and durability.
If you're in any doubt as to just how strong and reliable Toyota’s Land Cruiser is, let me tell you about Emil and Liliana Schmid who in 1984 took their land cruiser on a bit of a journey, which led them across 186 different countries, covering nearly half a million miles, and as of 2017, they were still on this journey.

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Paradise Found - Our Hellenic Honeymoon Heaven

Paradise Found - Our Hellenic Honeymoon Heaven

Honeymoon. I feel like the very word itself should be written in quill with golden ink and looping calligraphy swirls. A word that conjures up images of luxuriously indulgent days, time dripping by like treacle, real-life hustled into the wings as married-life peacocks its way onto centre stage.
But the challenge is this: how to transform that one word into a reality that refuses to disappoint. A reality that will stay with you for ever, that you will re-live with more than a touch of smug contentment knowing that it was one of the most precious times of your life.

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Best Tech Gadgets Galore Christmas 2019

Best Tech Gadgets Gifts Galore

Blink XT2 One Camera System
With the Blink XT2, you can now protect your entire home, inside and out, with customisable motion detection, night vision and live-view recording plus two-way audio, and extended battery life.
£99.99
blinkforhome.co.uk
GilletteLabs Heated Razor
This 100% waterproof razor features a stainless steel warming bar, adjustable temperature settings, a wireless docking station, and advanced blades for an incredibly close and comfortable shave.
£199
gillette.co.uk
Motiv Smart Ring

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London Stock Exchange Ups Climate Change Credentials With ‘Green Economy Mark’

London Stock Exchange Ups Climate Change Credentials With ‘Green Economy Mark’

It's said in some circles there's a little Greta Thurnberg lurking inside all of us. The Swedish teenage environmental activist’s campaigning efforts on climate change have certainly gained international recognition and column inches. But even in the bastions of capitalist enterprise things are changing and fast - including at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) - even if you might necessarily think so.

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Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo - A 680bhp Jekyll and Hyde

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo - A 680bhp Jekyll and Hyde

We took the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, for a blissful week of high speed luxury, and were pretty damned impressed...
This is the second-generation Panamera. The original car was introduced to us in 2010 and had a 6 year run until it’s replacement in 2017. 1st gen Panamera was certainly an acquired taste. Smooth and somewhat bulbous, it wasn’t often described as pretty.

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Peter de Savary's Eastbury Hotel Dorset Review

Peter de Savary's Eastbury Hotel Dorset Review

A really relaxing and enjoyable stay in a hotel is not necessarily governed by the star rating. However, you can be assured when the hotel has five key elements in place: The staff members are welcoming and personable without being intrusive. When you wake up in the morning you know where you are; that is reflected in the room or suite by being individually furnished. The hotel is owned by a family or individual so it is not the boring, corporate standard product.

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