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What to See and Do in Aqaba
5/9/2017
What to See and Do in Aqaba

One of the most enjoyable and beautiful cities in Jordan, Aqaba has a lot to offer travellers looking to enjoy the best the Red Sea has to offer. As well as being home to a range of great sights, fun activities and a variety of excellent restaurants, the cosmopolitan holiday destination is a great starting point from which to explore the exciting things the surrounding region has to offer.

Coastal Aqaba

Situated on the Jordanian part of the Red Sea, life in Aqaba is heavily influenced by its coastal location. Whether you are strolling along one of the white sandy beaches, enjoying picturesque views of the sea and the surrounding mountains, or dining on freshly caught seafood, the beautiful ...

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Europe's Pagan Festivals
5/5/2017
Europe's Pagan Festivals

Today Europe is full of modern cities, cosmopolitan culture and wonderful cuisine and arts – but below this exterior still remains old Europe and its pagan beliefs.

Across the continent you can still experience how life was when forests covered huge areas, wild beasts prowled and superstition ruled across Europe, all through the many pagan festivals that take place throughout the year.

Summer solstice

The longest day of the year is one of the biggest pagan festivals, and across Europe lots of events take place to mark the occasion of light overcoming darkness.

The most well-known of these celebrations takes place at the famous Stonehenge in Wiltshire, UK, where large numbers of people ...

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The Art of Floristry
5/3/2017
The Art of Floristry

Bringing a sense of beauty into any room, flowers have the ability to make someone feel truly special. The perfect bouquet can enrich a special occasion, add meaning to an event and even express things words cannot.

When you stay with Kempinski, you will have access to all of our exclusive services. This includes our skilled florists, who are on hand to help fulfil your needs whatever the occasion. Whether you are looking to fill an entire wedding venue with magnificent floral creations, or simply wish to treat a loved one to the perfect rose while you are away together, we can assure you that our florists will be delighted to create the finest floral arrangements especially for you.

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Delightful Iftar Feasts during Ramadan
4/26/2017
Delightful Iftar Feasts during Ramadan

During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world will spend their days fasting to honour the first time Muhammad was visited by the archangel Gabriel and shown the Quran for the first time. From sunrise to sunset, followers must practice self-discipline and abstain from food and drink during certain hours and only dine before dawn, during suhur, or after dusk, at iftar.

Social feasts are a common occurrence of iftar; as it is a great time for friends and family to come together and enjoy delicious foods as one. If you are planning an iftar celebration, be sure to consider the following menus, each sourced from a distinct corner of the Islamic world.

Moroccan ...

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The Globe's Coolest Jazz Hangouts
4/12/2017
The Globe's Coolest Jazz Hangouts

There are few musical genres that perfectly match a relaxing night out in town than jazz. Wherever in the world you are staying, jazz can easily be found in all kinds of dusky bars and venues.

If you are looking to revel in these atmospheric places, with their low lights, one-of-a-kind interiors and electric acts, then make sure to take a trip to one of the following legendary jazz hangouts.

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club – London
One of Soho's coolest jazz venues, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club has been entertaining jazz fans since 1959, and has welcomed stars such as Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald and Jimi Hendrix over the years. Today the venue is still just as popular, so make sure you book in advance ...

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What to do and see in Soma Bay
4/7/2017
What to do and see in Soma Bay

One of the best resorts on the shores of the Red Sea, Soma Bay offers visitors everything they could possibly want for leisure, activities, food, drink and total relaxation.

One of the Red Sea's most established holiday resorts, Soma Bay has something for everyone, although those who love adventure – above and below the crystal-clear waters – are most likely to see the location from its most captivating angles.

Relaxing Soma Bay
If there is one thing Soma Bay offers, it is relaxation - and plenty of it. There are championship golf courses, indulgent spas and a range of water sports centres. Under the bright sunshine of this popular area of Egypt, there is always something available to ...

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Celebrating Passover
3/29/2017
Celebrating Passover

One of the world's oldest religious traditions, the Jewish celebration of Passover dates back to the 3,000 year-old Jewish state and the biblical story of Moses, the Pharaoh and the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.

Today, the festival is celebrated everywhere by Jewish people across the world - over the eight days of Passover – starting after sunset on April 10th and ending on April 18th – and given Judaism's multi-ethnic, international character, there are a wide range of traditions followed across the world during this period.

Gibraltar's charoset
As part of the communal Passover Seder meal, many families around the world dine on charoset, a chunky paste made from ingredients such as ...

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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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