EURO­PEAN CHARM

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A ta­pes­try of dif­fer­ent cul­tures, and not too dis­tant from home, there’s a rea­son why Europe is a con­sis­tent favourite amongst trav­ellers old and new. How about Krakow? With mouth-wa­ter­ing lo­cal del­i­ca­cies, and an eclec­tic blend of ar­chi­tec­ture, there’s plenty to do and see in one of Poland’s old­est cities. Or stroll around the Muzeum Wi­trazu, then sit back in the Square for a bit of ca­sual peo­ple­watch­ing. Later, sam­ple a flavoured vodka or two at one of the many laid-back bars or restau­rants. This friendly city is the per­fect size for first-time solo trav­ellers – lots to take in, but lit­tle risk you’ll get lost! Or how about Bu­dapest? Home to lux­u­ri­ous ther­mal Turk­ish baths, and en­cap­su­lat­ing a blend of ro­man­tic his­tory with lively cul­tural ac­tiv­ity, it’s easy to see why this is con­sid­ered by many to be one of the most beau­ti­ful cities in Europe. Af­ter some­thing a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent? Le Par­fum Croisette is home to Hun­gary’s only per­fumer, Zsolt Zó­ly­omi. Per­fume-mak­ing work­shops run reg­u­larly here, so you can treat your­self – or a loved one back home – to a truly dis­tinc­tive gift.

Ther­mal baths in Bu­dapest

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