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  • Ten reasons why you should visit Lviv, Ukraine

    Ten reasons why you should visit Lviv, Ukraine

    February 7th, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    Home to a burgeoning café scene and an ever-growing stock of backpacker hostels, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv (Львів) represents the country at its most tourist-friendly. A top pick in Rough Guides’ top ten cities for 2014 list, it’s certainly the Ukraine’s biggest surprise, a former outpost of the Habsburg Empire whose elegance and charm will challenge…

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  • European Capital of Culture 2014: why Riga?

    European Capital of Culture 2014: why Riga?

    January 13th, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    January 2014 sees the start of Riga’s year-long stint as European Capital of Culture, an honour it shares with the Swedish town of Umeå. The occasion provides the Latvian capital with a golden opportunity to shrug off its reputation as a cheap destination for boozy breaks, and focus instead on the more creative aspects of…

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  • Crossing cultural boundaries in Krakow

    Crossing cultural boundaries in Krakow

    November 25th, 2013Jonathan Bousfield
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    Poland’s oldest football team, Cracovia Kraków, serves as a metaphor for the multicultural history of the city. During the interwar years, Cracovia was nicknamed the “Yids” because significant members of Kraków’s Jewish community were on both the terraces and the team sheet. It also happened to be the favourite team of local boy Karol Wojtyła, who would later become…

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  • Fish stew with a difference, Hungary

    Fish stew with a difference, Hungary

    August 21st, 2013Jonathan Bousfield
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    It’s famed for its goulash, but there is far more to Hungarian cuisine than this dish alone. The speciality of southern Hungary is halaszlé, a blisteringly hot crimson-coloured soup with huge chunks of carp, catfish and zander floating around in it. With the Danube, Drava and Tisza rivers yielding the fish, and the paprika produced…

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  • Hunting for bargains in Budapest, Hungary

    Hunting for bargains in Budapest, Hungary

    August 20th, 2013Jonathan Bousfield
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    One result of Eastern Europe’s economic transformation is that shopping is no longer a voyage into the unknown. Familiar international brands fill the malls, and local crafts lie hidden behind shelves of mass-produced souvenirs. Luckily, a parallel culture of flea markets and craft fairs is still going strong, and if you happen to be in Budapest over the weekend…

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  • A gourmet guide to Croatia

    A gourmet guide to Croatia

    August 14th, 2013Jonathan Bousfield
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    Croatia’s growing popularity as a tourist destination hasn’t led to a levelling down of gastronomic standards; on the contrary it has had the effect of tweaking them upwards. The rediscovery of regional recipes, a boutique approach to wine production, and a flair for combining creativity with tradition are the main themes of Croatia’s burgeoning foodie…

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  • 10 unexpected highlights of Croatia

    10 unexpected highlights of Croatia

    July 22nd, 2013Jonathan Bousfield
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    By now we all know what’s on the Croatia bucket list – the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Dubrovnik’s medieval walls, and at least one of Croatia’s growing roster of music festivals. However there’s a lot more to Croatia than meets the eye, so it’s well worth planning a few detours to take in some of…

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  • Gorging on eels in the Neretva Delta, Croatia

    Gorging on eels in the Neretva Delta, Croatia

    June 27th, 2013Jonathan Bousfield
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    Nowhere along the Adriatic coast are landscape and food so closely linked as in the Neretva Delta, an hour’s drive north of Dubrovnik. Standing in lush green contrast to the arid mix of limestone and scrub that characterizes much of the Croatian coast, the delta is a dense patchwork of melon plantations, tangerine orchards and reedy marsh. With…

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  • Croatian islands: top 10 getaways

    Croatian islands: top 10 getaways

    June 3rd, 2013Jonathan Bousfield
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    The sheer diversity of the Croatian islands ensures that there is something for everyone in the Adriatic, regardless of whether you’re a party animal, lotus-eater, young family or a combination of all three. Jonathan Bousfield, author of The Rough Guide to Croatia, picks out his top ten. Susak: the island for kite flyers One for…

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  • Joining the truffle train in Buzet, Croatia

    Joining the truffle train in Buzet, Croatia

    January 10th, 2013Jonathan Bousfield
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    Even the most committed of culinary explorers often find the truffle an acquired taste. Part nut, part mushroom, part sweaty sock, the subtle but insistent flavour of this subterranean fungus inspires something approaching gastronomic hysteria among its army of admirers. Nowhere is truffle worship more fervent than in the Croatian province of Istria, a beautiful…

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