If you’re looking for somewhere a little different for your next city break, Ghent may be the perfect option. While Bruge can sometimes come across as a tourist toy-town, Ghent is keeping it realer than real. You’ll be charmed by the traditional Flemish architecture, and you’ll also find a vast creative scene. In the summer, Ghent is host to a wide range of festivals, and the evenings are lively with a plethora of trendy bars and hang outs.
Described by many as Portugal’s ‘second city’, there’s nothing second best about this stunningly creative city. Rua de Miguel Bombarda is located in the centre of the city and is home to over a dozen contemporary art galleries. If you visit around the 23rd June you will find yourself involved in St John’s Feast festival. Imagine loads of colourful street parties, firework displays and rather bizarrely – hitting each other over the head with plastic hammers – weird, right?!
A favourite for quick escapes and budget breaks, why not spin around Amsterdam on a bicycle, or take a boat ride along the picturesque canals. Spend your evenings sampling Amsterdam’s lively bar and club scene, and soak up the atmosphere in the city’s traditional brown cafes.
This fascinating Italian capital is filled with an abundance of cultural sights to visit. Dine out in the finest restaurants in the evening, after a long day exploring world renowned museums and Roman antiquities. From Michelangelo’s famous painting in the Sistine Chapel, to The Colluseum, to 2000 year old temples – you’ll find plenty to fill your days with in this fascinating city.
Meander around the charming, sun soaked streets of the beautiful city of Marrakesh. Spend your days getting lost in the maze of traditional souks (markets) in Djemaa El-Fna (Africa’s biggest square), sample stunning spicy Moroccan cuisine, find relaxation in a local hammam… The list is endless in this lively, colourful city.