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Cooking School and Cafe in Fez

Café Clock in Fez, Morocco has been setting the scene for the ancient city ever since its opening a few years ago. It's a three floor restored townhouse (250 years old) with funky aspects, including gems picked up from souks that make this place unique. Moroccan hip hop followed by belly dancing grooves, free wi-fi access and the much talked about camel burgers from head chef Tariq Taza, gives this culture hub all the hype it deserves.

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Vejer de la Frontera - Costa de la Luz gem

The white washed, hilltop town of Vejer de la Frontera unquestionably constitutes an oasis in the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. Only 10 minutes drive from the picturesque beaches of El Palmar, this beautiful setting is one of the most alluring towns on Spanish soil. For history buffs, this petite find is a place with special appeal for being an enclave for Southern Europe's oldest civilisations, the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans.

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The MAAT in Lisbon

The new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) opened its doors to the public in Lisbon, in October 2016. The unique building also functions as a mirador on the banks of the Tagus with the aspiration of becoming a European reference for contemporary art. The museum was officially inaugurated one day before its opening by the main authorities, including Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and the first Minister, António Costa.

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Summer in Iceland: Imagine That

Imagine epic landscapes that send shivers down your spine; experience riveting scenics that you may have seen on documentaries, now coming alive! Dare to fathom a mythological cosmology of nine worlds; sense the palpability of myths centering around barbaric Vikings slaying giants, trolls, sea monsters and other bestial creatures. Envision a fascination like never before; expect the unexpected, and enter a world like no other. How? By visiting Iceland next summer, the legendary place “where the midnight sun & the hot springs flow.”

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72hrs in Agios Nikolaos

What we love best about Crete is its diversity, from big touristy resort areas to remote villages where you can experience a true Greek dreamscape. Agios Nikolaos is the perfect balance of the two, as we found the town to be sleepy and leisurely vibrant at the same time, with an arty element to the street art culture and art attack at the luxury sea front Minos Beach Art Hotel. What we indulged best was the surreal serenity that we had the privilege to experience, making it one of our best summer breaks yet. 

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Spending 3 days in Santorini's Centre Fira

Santorini island is no stranger to visitors from all over the world, and although it is renowned for the breathtaking sunsets of the area of Oia, there is a more humble side to this global extravagant attraction. You can avoid the unnecessary crowds and queues in Oia by staying in the centre, Fira, at the beautiful Kalisti Hotel & Suites, where you feel the true pulse of Santorini. Let us take you on 3 days' less-known journey around Santorini’s centre, and get to see Fira from the eyes of a local. 

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72hrs in Valencia

Valencia is one of the liveliest and largest cities in Spain. It is located smack right in the middle of the country's eastern coastline almost in line with the Balearic Islands. The beaches are stunning beautiful, the buzzing lifestyle of the locals is inspiring, and the splendid nightlife is full of the funnest parties. Together with an ample cultural offer, the city has so much to cater for the traveller. 

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72hrs in Lisbon

Lisbon is the western-most European city and is the hub of multifaceted areas that appeals to different arts, senses, cultures and tastes. This is one of the coolest capitals, where every time you go back you can be sure to find something new. Every year the team at T&L venture off to discover different parts of Portugal, but Lisbon always squeezes itself into our itineraries. Our first impression of Portugal was in this very city, as is the last in 2016. We  preferably based ourselves in the Bairro Alto district for its progressive bohemia, beautiful architecture and stunning night life.

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72hrs in Palermo

Much of what we have learned in Palermo was thanks to our outlandish tour guide Don Saro from Personal Guide Sicily. The historical nature of this city is so intense that tagging a private guide along with us was quite a lifesaver. Many coincidences in history has made Palermo what it is today. The earliest known Sicilians (8,000 BC) marked down by a race of people known as the Sicani can be witnessed from their art decorates inside the cave walls in Adduara, just outside Palermo city. All across the city you can find clues of the different past times that...

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The Ruined Garden - Fez, Morocco

The medina in Fez, Morocco gave us some of the most peculiar yet delicious flavours ever experienced, and definitely exceeding all of our expectations. The rich, authentic Moroccan recipes mixed with new found ways of cooking are really buzzing in the backstreets of the ancient city. An elderly man from The Ruined Garden picked us up from Dar Roumana and lead us through the closing walls of the city.

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Meknes - Morocco on our mind

Meknes, Morocco is a monumental city constructed in Hispanic-Moorish style; surrounded by high walls with great doors, where the harmonious blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th century Maghreb are still evident today. It is the presence today of this memorable city containing the rare remains and important monuments...

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