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A Guide to Travelling with Pets
3/22/2017
A Guide to Travelling with Pets

If you are about to go on your first international trip with your pet, there are many things you will need to know before you board the plane with your companion. People travel between countries with their animals every single day, and this journey doesn’t have to be difficult if you take some time to plan ahead. To help you prepare, we have compiled this helpful pet travel guide.

Requirements vary from country to country, and we highly recommend looking further into your chosen destination's policies on pet travel once you have finished reading our tips. Additional documents, vaccinations and restrictions may apply, depending on where you wish to go. For more information about the movement ...

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What to see and do in Riga
3/17/2017
What to see and do in Riga

One of the classic Baltic destinations, the Latvian city of Riga appeals to those who appreciate culture, cuisine and everything else that makes a city break great. Discover the city's turbulent history, see its unique architecture, and enjoy Riga's charming, characterful nightlife.

Eclectic Riga
Throughout the ages, Riga has been part of ten countries, and this fractured history has left a lasting mark on the city, its historic centre in particular. From the beautiful medieval buildings crafted when the city was part of the merchant Hanseatic League, to the exquisite Art Nouveau buildings constructed during the nineteenth century.

Behind this elegant exterior, visitors can enjoy modern art ...

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Springtime Parks to Visit
3/14/2017
Springtime Parks to Visit

With winter very nearly behind us, it is time to venture outside and enjoy the return of springtime! If you have been waiting for the world to come into bloom again, there is no better way to welcome spring than visiting the park, but for travellers, which are the best?

Berlin's Viktoriapark
If you are staying at Kempinski Hotel Bristol Berlin or Hotel Adlon Kempinski, ensure you visit Viktoriapark. Created around the cast iron National Monument built in memory of the Liberation Wars, it is one of Berlin's smallest parks, full of natural beauty.

Along the terraces, forested slopes, woodland paths and grass lawns, visitors can enjoy a relaxing walk around the park, and see a water fountain ...

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What to do and see in Kinshasa
3/8/2017
What to do and see in Kinshasa

Discover Kinshasa, the second-largest city in sub-Saharan Africa. Situated along the magnificent River Congo, what was once a fishing village has now been transformed into of one of Central Africa's most energetic urban environments. Experience the Congolese culture in the vibrant, French-speaking capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Lively Kinshasa
Home to a population of around 12 million, Kinshasa is the place to visit if you enjoy fast-paced living. Exciting and truly unique, this African city is unlike any you have ever visited before.

During the day, guests can relax and enjoy a round of golf on the 18-hole par-72 course located in the downtown area. Afterwards, why ...

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Celebrating… Saint Patrick's Day
2/22/2017
Celebrating… Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day, taking place on March 17, is one of the most famous Irish events around, but looking past the green hats and pints of Guinness, what is the history of the occasion and how is it celebrated across the world?

 

A patron saint

Most people know that Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, but there is lots more to the figure than you might realise. According to his works, he was the son of two Roman citizens living in Roman Wales or Scotland in the fourth century BC, who travelled to Ireland as a missionary to convert the Celtic pagans – the metaphorical snakes that the saint 'chased' from the country.

Saint Patrick is also supposedly behind the shamrock being the ...

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Southeast Asia off the beaten track
2/15/2017
Southeast Asia off the beaten track

With no threat of experiencing typhoons, warm temperatures and lots sunshine, February is a perfect time to visit a Southeast Asian destination. In recent decades, nations such as Thailand, India, the Philippines and Myanmar have become very popular with tourists. However, if you are a particularly adventurous traveller there are a range of wonderful places to visit that are still very much off the beaten track.

 

India

There are many places in India suited to getting away from it all. Take Majuli in the state of Assam. Here on the world's largest inhabited river island, you can enjoy life in a lush wonderland, riding bicycles and viewing monasteries by day and enjoying delicious local ...

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What to do and see in Berchtesgaden, Germany
2/10/2017
What to do and see in Berchtesgaden, Germany

Up in the magnificent mountains of the Bavarian Alps you will find historic Berchtesgaden, a haven for guests who wish to relax, unwind and surround themselves with tranquil alpine beauty.

Situated on the Austrian border, this German town is an ideal destination for those who wish to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With the vast majority of the town left untouched, nature lovers can explore the impressive surroundings at their pleasure. The highest mountain residing completely in Germany, the Watzmann presents visitors a challenge many are eager to take on.

Beautiful Berchtesgaden
With an endless variety of historic, cultural and natural attractions, Berchtesgaden welcomes ...

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Spring traditions of the world
2/7/2017
Spring traditions of the world

Throughout the ages, spring has been seen as a time of renewal, new life and energy - the perfect contrast to the cold winter. It is because of this that cultures all across the world have, over time, attached all sorts of traditions to spring, read on to find out some of our favourites.

Holi
Celebrated by Hindus, Holi (also known as the Festival of Colour) takes place at the end of winter each year – in 2017 it falls on March 12th. Across the world, but particularly in India and Nepal, crowds of people come together to celebrate fertility, love and all things good.

The festival begins the night before with the event of Holika Dahan, when wood and dung are burnt on huge bonfires to ...

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Explore the mystical mountains of High Tatras
2/2/2017
Explore the mystical mountains of High Tatras

There are very few places quite as breath taking as Slovakia's most famous mountain range, the High Tatras. Majestic, serene and vast, the area stretches across the northern part of Slovakia and edges into Poland. A popular location for hikers, winter sports enthusiasts and those who wish to escape to a virtually untouched landscape, the High Tatras has exceptional beauty at every turn.

A visit to the High Tatras often begins at Vysoké Tatry, the town located at the foot of the mountain range. Located in Slovakia, the town actually comprises 14 settlements which were once individual villages. A truly enchanting place, it is unsurprising that Vysoké Tatry is home to a collection of the area's

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Romantic Mountain Hideaways
1/31/2017
Romantic Mountain Hideaways

There is nothing more romantic than a retreat to the mountains, and options are plentiful for guests of Kempinski. Wake up every morning to breath-taking views of striking mountains, snow topped trees, and your loved one, sleeping close by your side. Take a look at some of our favourite locations below, each of which makes for the perfect romantic getaway.

St Moritz, Switzerland
An alpine haven found deep in the Engadin valley, a visit to the famous resort of St Moritz is the perfect way to enjoy privacy in style. Located in the Albula Alps, the Swiss resort overlooks Lake St Moritz. With tranquil waters, and magnificent mountains surrounding the resort, guests of Kempinski Grand Hôtel de ...

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