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Licence to ski
Looking the part
on skis is what it’s
all about, and 007
was always the best
dressed man on the
slopes. So join us on
a rescue mission to
Austria’s Zell am See
glacier in the coolest
retro outfts.
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With 150 destinations on the
Ryanair network and just 52
weeks of the year to visit any
of them, where do you go?
To make your life easier, we
choose 52 essential events
at 51 of our destinations
across Europe that are well
worth a visit in 2010.
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BETWEEN THE SHEETS
Do the sweet rhythms of
romantic poetry get you
all hot under the collar? If
not, Barcelona can arouse
your inner bard with its
intriguing poetry brothel – a
high-class joint where nary
a naughty limerick passes
anyone’s lips.
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SNOW SHOW
What does skiing say
to you? Party, luxury,
adventure – or just a quick
break (not your leg)?
Whatever your intentions,
we’ve singled out the best
resorts for the skiing holiday
you want, in four of Europe’s
top skiing nations.
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BRIDE AND JOY
If you’re dreaming of
an incredible wedding
abroad, why not choose a
glamorous Tuscan castle,
sun-kissed beach, or even
a cabin high up on a Ferris
wheel? Read our guide to
getting hitched in style, and
get ready for the big day.
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Zaragoza
EAT: RESTAURANTE LOS
BORRACHOS
The opulent décor, old-school waiters
and lavish menu may scream formal
dining, but “The Drunkards” remains
warm and welcoming – if you can work
out which cutlery to use...
64 PASEO DE SAGASTA,
TEL: +34 976 275 036
DRINK: SALA GREEN
A little bit dark, a little bit pokey, but a
whole lot of fun when you haven’t got
work the next morning. Relive your
student days with a soundtrack of
unstoppable indie-rock classics until
you’re thrown out at dawn.
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STAY: HOTEL MAZA
Completely renovated in 2007, this
city-centre bolthole now offers slickly
designed interiors with its 50-years-worth
of experience. Walking distance from the
Old Town and the Basílica de Nuestra
Señora del Pilar (pictured).
7 PLAZA ESPANA, TEL: +34 976 229 355,
WWW.HOTELMAZA.COM
SEE: REAL ZARAGOZA
Just as fresh signing Jermaine Pennant
will be looking to justify his move from
Liverpool, the city’s top football team
will be looking to take La Liga (Spanish
league) by storm this year. Cheer them on
at a home game.
ADULT TICKETS FROM €30, UNDER-16S
€20, ESTADIO DE LA ROMAREDA,
WWW.REALZARAGOZA.COM
FLY TO ZARAGOZA FROM FIVE
DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING ROME (CIAMPINO)
Tenerife
EAT: CASA JUAN
Rosemarie and Hans Frind started
smoking locally caught fi sh at home over
30 years ago. They now own this rustic,
palm-cloaked restaurant just over 10km
from Puerto de la Cruz. Enjoy 12 types of
smoked fi sh by their roaring log fi re.
77 CALLE ACENTEJO, LA MATANZA DE
ACENTEJO, TEL: +34 922 577 012,
WWW.CASAJUAN.NET
DRINK: EL DESVAN
This minuscule bar has a lot to offer.
Monthly art and photography exhibitions
cover the walls, free wi-fi is everywhere
and the best bands in the world are
crammed into the stereo.
17 PASAJE SITJA, SANTA CRUZ DE
TENERIFE, WWW.ELDESVAN-SANTACRUZ.COM
STAY: BARCELO SANTIAGO
Even next to the formidable La Gomera
Island and Los Gigantes cliffs, this
mountain of a hotel looks impressive.
Recent refurbishments have moved the
rooms a little closer to perfection, but the
beach remains a mere 200m away.
8 CALLE DE LA HONDURA, SANTIAGO DEL
TEIDE, TEL: +34 922 860 912
SOMETHING STRUCTURAL:
LA CASA DE LOS BALCONES
Walk around “The House of the Balconies”
(pictured), an absorbing freeze-frame of
17th-century craftsmanship and one of
the most complete examples of traditional
Canarian architecture.
3 CALLE SAN FRANCISCO, LA OROTAVA, TEL:
+34 922 330 629, WWW.CASA-BALCONES.COM
FLY TO TENERIFE SOUTH FROM 17
DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING EAST MIDLANDS
Barcelona
EAT: INOPIA CLASSIC BAR
Get into this traditionally-minded yet
modern-styled tapas bar early to beat the
queues. Brainchild of Catalan chef Albert
Adrià – and younger brother of Ferran
– who also cut his teeth at El Bulli, Inopia is
culinary perfection without the ceremony.
104 TAMARIT, TEL: +34 93 424 5231,
WWW.BARINOPIA.COM
DRINK: NITSA CLUB
If you were hankering for a bit of sweat-
inducing, fashionista-attracting, eardrum-
splitting live band and DJ action, Nitsa has
the remedy. Friday and Saturday nights
are already legend in these parts.
113 NOU DE LA RAMBLA,
WWW.NITSA.COM
STAY: HOTEL PULITZER
Though steps away from the centrifugal
spin of bustling Plaza Catalunya, this four-
star boutique hotel (pictured) manages to
keel calm, collected and very cool. From
the luminous design aesthetic to the lush
restaurant, this is both a luxurious crash
pad and an invigorating launch pad.
8 CARRE BERGARA, TEL: +34 93 481 6767,
WWW.HOTELPULITZER.ES
SEE: EL POBLE ESPANYOL
Built in 1929 for the city’s World Exhibition
with the Montjuïc Park, “The Spanish
Village” is still an impressive homage to
the richness and diversity of Spanish
culture. Free audio tour with entrance.
13 AV MARQUES DE COMILLAS, PARC DE
MONTJUIC, WWW.POBLE-ESPANYOL.COM
FLY TO GIRONA (BARCELONA) FROM 64
DESTINATIONS, OR TO REUS (BARCELONA)
FROM 23 DESTINATIONS
SPAIN
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Venice
EAT: TRATTORIA CA’ D’ORO Known locally as “Alla Vedova”, this restaurant is tricky to fi nd but well worth it. Expect homely, affordable Venetian cooking, served up in rustic surroundings, with dishes such as grilled cuttlefi sh and sausage and radicchio lasagne. CANNAREGIO 3912, TEL: +39 041 528 5324
DRINK: EL REFOLO El Refolo offers tasty cicchetti (tapas-style snacks), quaffable wines and decent beers. You’re not exactly spoilt for space inside, but the friendly, tourist-free atmosphere more than makes up for that. VIA GARIBALDI, CASTELLO 1580, WWW.ELREFOLO.IT
STAY: VILLA MARAVEGE Although only a stone’s throw from Dorsoduro’s top museums, this well-kept pensione has a secluded feel thanks to its beautiful gardens. The 17th-century villa boasts many period details – and its own entrance leading onto the Grand Canal. 1058 DORSODURO, TEL: +39 041 521 0188, WWW.PENSIONEACCADEMIA.IT
SEE: SCUOLA GRANDE DI SAN ROCCO Venetian artist Tintoretto spent 23 years decorating the inside of this chocolate box of a building – and it shows. Built for a religious institution in the 16th century, every inch is covered in fi nery, from the elaborate ceilings to his series of 50 paintings that adorn the three grand halls. 3052 SAN POLO, TEL: +39 041 523 4864, WWW.SCUOLAGRANDESANROCCO.IT
FLY TO VENICE (TREVISO) FROM 18 DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING BARI AND MALTA
Rome
EAT: ACCHIAPPAFANTASMI Setting itself apart from the crowd of don’t-miss pizzerias in the Eternal City is this “Ghostbusters” eatery. It may sound gimmicky, but their ghoul-shaped servings are delicious, as are the specialities from the owner’s native Calabria. 66 VIA DEI CAPPELLARI, TEL: +39 06 687 3462, WWW.ACCHIAPPAFANTASMI.IT
STAY: HOTEL CAMPO DE FIORI This stylish boutique hotel (pictured) may be fi lled with historic touches, but is also kitted out with fl atscreen TVs, wi-fi and soundproof windows. Head up to the roof terrace for panoramic views of the city. 6 VIA DEL BISCIONE, TEL: +39 06 6880 6865, WWW.HOTELCAMPODEFIORI.COM
SEE: CARAVAGGIO AND BACON Does this time of year make you moody? Well, two artists who knew all about the dark side were Caravaggio and Francis Bacon, whose shadowy work will be shown together at the Borghese Gallery until 24 January. The 16th century meets the 20th century with surprising results. 5 PIAZZALE DEL MUSEO BORGHESE, TEL: +39 06 841 3979, WWW.GALLERIABORGHESE.IT
GO: BATHS OF CARACALLA Emperor Caracalla was a bit of a tyrant, but at least he built this “leisure centre” in the heart of Rome in AD 216. Spread over 10ha, it once welcomed 8,000 people a day. Today, you can visit the remains of shops, libraries and bathing areas. 52 VIALE DELLA TERME DI CARACALLA, TEL: +39 06 575 8626
FLY TO ROME (CIAMPINO) FROM 29 DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING BILLUND AND IBIZA
Florence
EAT: TRATTORIA PANDEMONIO Head to this family-run trattoria for some classic Tuscan dishes including chicken with porcini mushrooms, artichoke and parmesan salad and tender, red-in-the- middle Florentine steaks. Round off with their famous homemade cheesecake. 50/R VIA DEL LEONE, TEL: +39 055 224 002, WWW.TRATTORIAPANDEMONIO.IT
STAY: ANTICA DIMORA FIRENZE This centrally located six-bedroom B&B feels more like a stylish friend’s house than a hotel. Canopy beds (pictured), fi ne antiques and luxury fabrics set the tone, and for “a room with a view” try number fi ve, which boasts a private terrace. 72 VIA SAN GALLO, TEL: +39 055 462 7296, WWW.JOHANNA.IT
SEE: FIESOLE Looking down over the red-tiled rooftops of Florence, the small town of Fiesole is well worth the short trip out of the city. Go for the views, but also for the Etruscan and Roman remains, including a temple, baths and a still-functioning theatre. BUS 7 FROM STAZIONE DI SANTA MARIA NOVELLA
GO: MNAF The Alinari National Museum of Photography displays a plethora of vintage prints from one of the world’s top photo archives. Explore the roots of the art form, from 1839 up to the present day, then view a range of historical printing instruments. 14A/R PIAZZA SANTA MARIA NOVELLA, TEL: +39 055 216 310, WWW.MNAF.IT
FLY TO PISA (FLORENCE) FROM 39 DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING NICE AND PORTO
ITALY
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Complimenti al cuoco Complimenti al cuculo
COMPLIMENTS TO THE CHEF COMPLIMENTS TO THE CUCKOO
CURRENCY EURO POPULATION 60 MILLION LANGUAGE ITALIAN
NUMBER CRUNCHER
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THE FILE
Burning barrels,
foreign phrases,
weird foods and going
to prison for not
practising archery!
23
UNDERCURRENTS
Elaborate New Year’s
celebrations, the future
of computer games
and enough mime to
last a lifetime.
29
TECH TALK
We put a handful of
compact netbooks
through their paces,
and pick the one we
like the most.
31
FASHION
It’s all about the bib
necklace this winter, so
here’s how to wear it in
style, just like actress
Amy Adams.
33
MADLIST
Having trouble getting a
present for that always-
tricky family member?
Browse our selection of
bizarre gift ideas.
THE BIG PICTURE
40
MURINSEL
The seashell-like
Murinsel on the Mur
river in Graz, Austria,
is both gorgeous and
otherworldly.
COMMENT
43
HOLIDAY HABITS
Norwegian pop-babe
and supercool DJ,
Annie, talks travel in
Oslo, London and her
new home of Berlin. SHORTLISTS
37 / FORK IT
Four restaurants that cater to health nuts.
34 / BEDROOMS
Where to find the best unique rooms in Europe.
CITY FOCUS
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SALZBURG
With the snow and
markets, there’s a hint
of magic in the air in
Mozart’s hometown
at Christmas.
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trouble buying some
local delicacies from
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Working at Christmas
is hell… unless you’re
part of the cabin crew,
it seems.
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Ryanair Cost
Saving Proposal:
Toilet Charge
Ryanair, the World’s Favourite
Airline, is currently developing
this cost saving option in
order to reduce fares, increase
effi ciencies and lower costs.
SYNOPSIS: A charge for toilet use
onboard short sector flights (those
of one hour or less). The fee is
estimated to be €1/£1.
BENEFIT: Ryanair hopes to change
passenger behaviour in order to
remove two of the three toilets
onboard some aircraft so up to six
extra seats can be installed. This
will help reduce fares by at least 5%.
OTHER: Ryanair will encourage
passengers to use the toilet facilities
in airport terminals before boarding
and is working with Boeing to develop
a coin operated door release.
WELCOME
A few words from Michael O’Leary
Merry Christmas, happy New Year and thank
you for choosing to fly Ryanair. You are onboard
Europe’s only true low-fares airline and we are
so confident that our prices will not be beaten,
that our low-fares guarantee will pay any
passenger who does find a cheaper fare on
the same route a ‘double the difference’
refund*. Nobody beats Ryanair’s fares and
that’s guaranteed.
Ryanair fares continue to fall and we continue
to deliver Europe’s leading customer service
with Europe’s best punctuality, least lost bags,
fewest flight cancellations and the guarantee of
no fuel surcharges ever. This combination of
unbeatable prices and unrivalled service
performance will see over 66 million
passengers choose Ryanair this year.
Ryanair fares will fall by almost 20% this
winter as we ensure that our loyal passengers
can continue to fly and as we attract even more
passengers from high-fare, high-fuel
surcharging airlines like British Airways, Iberia,
Air France, Lufthansa, Alitalia and SAS. Earlier
this year we gave away over 3 million FREE
seats (including taxes and charges) for travel in
December and I am delighted that so many of
you will be travelling to see friends and family
this Christmas entirely free of charge – there
is always an unbeatable fare to be found on
www.ryanair.com.
This Christmas many families will bask in the
sunshine of the Canary Islands as our 18 routes
to Gran Canaria, 16 to Lanzarote and 17 to
Tenerife help more people escape the wind, rain
and snow. If you missed out on some Christmas
sun then check out our great low fares for a
quick New Year winter sun break – it can make
an ideal Christmas gift for that someone special.
I am delighted to announce that our fantastic
cabin crew have once again stripped off for
charity, with the Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity
Calendar 2010 now available on board and from
www.ryanair.com for just €10 – as always all
sales proceeds go directly to charity, and after
all 11,000 copies of this year’s calendar are sold
our stunning cabin crew will have raised
€300,000 for charities in just two years. Snap
up a copy today – you never know, one of our
calendar stars might even be onboard to
autograph it for you! The Calendar is a fantastic
gift so why not treat your friends and family by
getting them this year’s hottest stocking filler!
11 RYANAIRMAGAZINE
If you are wondering what to get for loved
ones this Christmas, especially for those who
already have everything, try giving them a
Ryanair Christmas Gift voucher. Our great value
vouchers are easy to buy, easy to use and allow
you to complete all your Christmas shopping
from the comfort of your own home – simply
log on www.ryanair.com to snap up this perfect
Christmas gift.
Finally, I hope you enjoy your flight with us
today, and I invite you to sit back and treat
yourself to a gourmet coffee or a delicious
sandwich as you relax and allow our wonderful
crew to take great care of you. I look forward
to welcoming you and your family onboard
many more low-fare Ryanair flights in 2010.
On behalf of everyone at Ryanair I wish you a
very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and
exciting New Year.
Best Wishes
The World’s Favourite Airline
MICHAEL O’LEARY
Chief Executive
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MICHAEL O’LEARY
“Only by continuously challenging accepted conventions
and questioning costs can we continue to lower costs and
fares, while improving our customer service.”
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WELCOME
CONTRIBUTORS
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AH, DECEMBER — CHRISTMAS TIME
once again and all the lowbrow culture it
brings. Feature-length soap opera television
specials, James Bond flms, pantomimes,
Christmas markets and, um, turkey!
I know I am a bit of a killjoy, but really us
festive gents prefer the opera, literature or
poetry brothels. “What’s that?” I hear you
say? Yes, you read that correctly. In this
issue (on page 74), we discover a house of
“quill” repute in Barcelona: a poetry bordello
where one sultry lady by the name of
Madame Eva Leon has created a travelling
den of verse in the city of Gaudi with her
harem of lyrical sirens.
What better way to bring intelligent
poetry to the general public than dressing
seductively and exposing your most
intimate parts — your words — in exchange
for cold, hard cash. Madame Eva runs her
brothel in the spirit of those late 19th-
century salons of Vienna where the “johns”
(male and female) enjoy live performance,
fortune telling and private readings in dark
Poetry bordellos in Barcelona, you say? When’s the next flight out?
corners from the ruby red lips of selectively
dressed ladies and gentlemen of the night.
I may apply for a job, as I am of course a bit
of a writer-poet afer all! My alter ego would
be a dark, hairy, Mexican mariachi named
Juan — with a penchant for strumming and
seduction, be you boy or girl ’cos I want ze
dollars and I’m prepared to work my hot
creative mind of for it.
“Darling, as I feel your skin, close / You drink
me in with your eyes, encouraging / My lips
near / I cry with too much sweetness / We fall
into a blissful embrace… Grrrrr! Now give me
your money amigos, I need a shot of tequila.”
Yep. I love it — I am defnitely on the
next plane out! Come on now, you too,
what more reason to jump on a fight to
Barcelona and leave Father Christmas to
his mince pies?
Happy New Year, one and all!
RAMSAY SHORT
Editor
SARAH RODRIGUES
Like most Antipodeans, Sarah grabbed a rucksack
as soon as she’d gained her degree in Australia but
managed to avoid pint-pulling duty by becoming a
writer instead. Now she writes on everything style,
fashion and travel related, and penned our guide to
getting married abroad this issue on page 86.
HANNAH READ-BALDREY
London born-and-bred Hannah is a fashion and
props stylist, with a crafty penchant for making
her own props. She is heavily inspired by fairytales
and anything quirky, harking back to her Central
Saint Martins training as a theatre and costume
designer. Catch her recent exploits in our retro
snow-wear, Bond-style photoshoot on page 60.
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Ski+board magazine editor Arnie has written
several ski books and penned our guide to the best
ski resorts this month on page 80. In 1994 he skied
every day for a year – a feat that took him to 240
resorts in 13 countries around the world, and into
The Guinness Book of Records. Need we say more?
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CARINTHIA – WINTER HOLIDAYS IN SOUTHERN AUSTRIA – A skiing holiday in Carinthia is like a summer holiday: many
people come for the sun. Beginners and the ski stars of tomorrow find the snow-assured ski slopes in Austria’s southernmost
province even more attractive under the winter sun. And if you need a rest or feel like fun, there’s nothing like stopping off at
one of the cosy alpine chalets. A winter holiday in Carinthia is definitely an unforgettable adventure in the snow for families.
Further information: Tel.: +43(0)463/3000. WWW.CARINTHIA.AT
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Rites of Passage
THE BURNING OF THE CLAVIE
An ancient tradition still survives in the Scottish
town of Burghead, on the Moray Firth. On the
first day of the Julian calendar (11 January),
the residents build a “clavie”, a barrel that is
filled with tar and wood, and attached to a
carrying post by a special nail. The clavie is
then lit and carried clockwise through the town
by a procession of about 15 people, mostly
fishermen. As they pass through the town, they
offer burning embers to certain households and
pubs to bring good luck for the new year.
Once the tour is complete, the procession
continues to a stone altar on nearby Doorie Hill,
where more fuel is added to the flames, and it
is left to burn out overnight. The origins of this
tradition are not entirely clear – they could be
Pictish, Celtic, Viking or even Roman – but one
thing is certain: the Burning of the Clavie is the
most spectacular fire festival in Scotland.

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Your
Shout
SALZBURG
This month, we asked:

“What film can
you watch over
and over again,
and why?”
“Sin City, because I
like the ‘artistic’ use
of colour.”
CHRISTINE ZIEGLER,
25, WAITRESS
“Titanic. I have
dreams about the
tragedy.”
NORBERT STEIDL,
32, OPERA SINGER
“Pirates of the
Caribbean because
of Jack Sparrow!”
JOSEPHINE OSEI MANU,
24, BAR STAFF
The Numbers
IMPRESS YOUR TRAVELLING COMPANIONS
The world record time, in seconds,
for completing a Rubik’s Cube,
achieved by Erik Akkersdijk in 2008.
Number in millions of Rubik’s
Cubes sold worldwide.
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Reign (in minutes) of King Louis XIX
of France, who succeeded Charles
X afer he abdicated in 1830, only to
abdicate himself a moment later.
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Number of years Sobhuza II of
Swaziland reigned, the longest
ever reign of a monarch.
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much in kilograms, you would need to
put it in the oven from the moment
this magazine came out for it to be
ready for Christmas morning.
1,407,280
The number of calories you would
have consumed if you ate that
turkey all to yourself.
2,264
Number of kilometres you would have
to run to burn those calories of.
43,252,003,274,489,856,000
Number of diferent possible
permutations of the Rubik’s Cube.
Distance in kilometres of the longest
stop on the London Underground.
(Between Chesham and Chalfont & Latimer)
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How to be cool… walking
Comedian Will Smith gives us
advice on how to make glaring
social ineptitude a thing of the past.
Men You don’t just have to look cool, you
have to move cool. Think of Sean Connery.
When Bond producer Cubby Broccoli saw
him walk, he knew he’d found his Bond
because the man moved like a panther.
That means he was lithe and fluid, all
muscle and sinew, not that he was climbing
a tree with a goat in his mouth. Think like
your favourite movie star, but make sure it’s
from one of their finer moments, not from
that stage of their career where they said to
their agent: “I’ve just had a massive tax bill,
so whatever it is, the answer’s ‘yes’!”
Women A cool walk is difficult for women,
as it’s so much more understated than a
man’s stride. Don’t try to emulate a catwalk
model, they look weird and it’ll just make
people wish you’d fall over. Not too much
arse-shaking and hair-tossing either, it’s
trying too hard. Basically, just try not to
bump into things and you’re ahead of the
game. Remember that men are looking
for excuses not to sleep with women, not
excuses to, and “not having a sexy walk”
isn’t even on their list of possible negatives.
WILL’S BOOK HOW TO BE COOL (JOHN MURRAY)
IS AVAILABLE AT ALL GOOD BOOKSHOPS. FOR MORE
DETAILS, VISIT WWW.HOWTOBECOOL.CO.UK
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Mad Irish Slang
(AND HOW TO USE IT)
“Face like a blind
cobbler’s thumb”
Someone so ugly that
they were not only hit
by the ugly stick, but the
whole tree fell on them.
Use in County
Tipperary:
“Did you get a jump
of de fella with de face
like a blind cobbler’s
thumb?”
Don’t blame us if you
try out this month’s
ofering on an Irish
person and end up
with a hiding! We’re just
giving you the option,
and take absolutely no
responsibility for any
adverse results!
FOR MORE HUMOROUS SLANG FROM
THE EMERALD ISLE, VISIT WWW.SLANG.IE
What’s the deal with…
ALL THOSE PADLOCKS ON THE
PONTE MILVIO IN ROME?
At first glance the padlocks attached to chains
along the Eternal City’s Ponte Milvio look a little
sloppy and out of place. This is the town of the
Colosseum and St Peter’s Square, after all. Take a
second look though and they are actually one of
the most beautiful sights in Rome.
The padlocks have their origins in the hit 2006
Italian romantic film Ho voglia di te. In the movie,
the teenage protagonists write their names on a
padlock, attach it to a lamppost and throw the key
into the Tiber, forever cementing their relationship.
Hundreds of loved-up Italian couples flocked to
the bridge to re-enact the scene, and the local
authorities were forced to attach a series of extra
posts and chains to carry the ever-increasing load.
Don’t be shy, now, why not go add your own!
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I fought the law
LONGBOW PRACTICE
Oh my gosh – I just realised I’m a criminal,
without even knowing it! What did I
do? Watched a violent film when I was
underage? Break the speed limit? No, the
reason I should be locked up; the reason
my continued existence in society poses a
threat to everyone else, is because I did not
spend my Sundays practising the longbow
after I turned 14.
Huh? Yeah, in 1541 good ol’ Henry VIII
decided that he wanted to bulk out his armed
forces, and thought that making all boys start
longbow practice with a member of clergy
every Sunday from the moment they turned
14 would be the way to do it. The law is still on
the books, and I have never even touched a
longbow. Book me, guys!
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Would you eat this?
SURSTRÖMMING (SWEDEN)
The name means “soured herring”, “soured” being a euphemism for
“smells like sunburnt garbage and nappies”. This is a dish seemingly
devised to terrorise tourists and chide children; the herring are caught
during spring, when they are just about to spawn, then left to ferment
in a barrel for two months. Then they’re crammed into a tin, which
subsequently bulges as the fermentation continues. When opened, the
smell that wafts forth is so overwhelming that nearby trees instantly wilt
and die and a mass exodus of local pets occurs. Therefore, it is almost
exclusively eaten outdoors, preferably miles away from civilisation.
Surströmming has been banned from several major airlines due to
concerns that the pressurised canning process leaves them vulnerable
to explosive decompression, and has been put in the same category as
firearms as illicit items to bring onto an aeroplane. Bon appetit!
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Lesson 1: “I HAVE A HANGOVER”
GERMAN
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RIESENSCHÄDEL
(lit. I have a huge skull)
ITALIAN
SMALTISCO
LA SCIMMIA
(lit. I’m digesting a monkey)
Phrased and confused
WHAT TO SAY IN LOTS OF LANGUAGES
Phrasebooks are useful for basic situations, but rarely tell you what you really need to know
how to say on holiday. Word expert and author of The Meaning of Tingo, Adam Jacot de
Boinod, has all the answers:
FRENCH
J’AI LA GUEULE
DE BOIS
(lit. I have a
wooden mouth)
DANISH
JEG HAR
TØMMERMÆND
(lit. I have carpenters)
SPANISH
TENGO
RESACA
(lit. I have
an undertow)
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Seasons Greetings
from Abbott Ireland
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our employees for their ongoing hard work and commitment to Abbott Ireland
throughout the year. Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2010.
For employment opportunities in 2010, please log onto www.abbott.ie
Abbott Ireland values diversity and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
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DEVENTER, THE NETHERLANDS
26–30 DECEMBER
Humorfestival
The pretty Hanseatic
town of Deventer, close to
Eindhoven, isn’t the sort
of the place you’d expect
to see people falling over
with laughter. Yet they
do each December, as
the town hosts its annual
Humorfestival. Catch over 40
Dutch, French and English
comedy performances,
with stand-up, cabaret and
flms. See the likes of Dutch
conceptual comic Mamabart
(pictured), whose absurdist
photography fortunately
needs little translation.

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LIVERPOOL, UK
18 DECEMBER–21 FEBRUARY
Space Invaders: Art
in the Computer
Game Environment
Part of a season dedicated to gaming,
this show at FACT (Foundation for Art
and Creative Technology) explores
the increasingly blurred lines between
gaming and reality. See artists like
China’s Cao Fei, whose City Watcher
film (pictured) captures Asia’s growing
trend for bringing virtual roles to life.

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INCLUDING AGADIR, KAUNAS AND POZNAN.
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FILZMOOS, AUSTRIA
9–16 JANUARY
International Hot
Air Balloon Week
Filzmoos may be a town of just
1,300 or so people, but it is massive
in the ballooning world. Enthusiasts
love that they can take of from the
centre of town, the challenge of the
winds creeping over the surrounding
mountains and, of course, the stunning
natural beauty of the Alpine landscape
once they are up. If you can only make
it for one day, make sure it’s Sunday
10 January, when the balloonists take
to the skies afer dark and use their
burners to create a foating light show.

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(STANSTED). VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, GERMANY / 6 JANUARY
Hornschlittenrennen
The “horn sledge race” in this mountain town, 90km south-west of Munich,
involves small teams clambering onto old-fashioned sleds before hurtling down
the side of a hill at heart-stopping speeds. None of these newfangled plastic
contraptions for the Hornschlittenrenners! The sleds themselves are made of
wood, with two grand teeth at the front originally used to move hay up and down
the slopes. It’s not uncommon for team members to be thrown of on the way
down, but most manage to make it to the ball and awards ceremony aferwards.

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LONDON, UK / UNTIL 11 APRIL
Decode: Digital
Design Sensations
The machines are taking over! This futuristic
exhibition at the V&A explores the latest in
digital and interactive design, and its use in
art. Some of it’s pretty eerie, such as Daniel
Brown’s On Growth and Form series (pictured),
which uses the mathematics inherent in plant
growth to generate digital plants that bloom
and bud indefinitely. And then there’s Golan
Levin’s mechanical eye that follows your own,
mirroring you when you blink.

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LONDON, UK / 13–31 JANUARY
London International Mime Festival
Ah, mimes! Is there any more ridiculed performance artist? When not being
made fun of, they are ofen mistaken for badly dressed tai-chi practitioners.
Time to overcome your cynicism and delve into the complex world of visual
theatre, to be found at arts venues around the capital. Kicking of the festival at
the Barbican centre is Swiss troupe Zimmermann & de Perrot, whose Öper Öpis
(pictured) is performed on a precarious tilting stage that shifs in response to
their movement. And over at the Southbank Centre, Circus Klezmer’s hilarious
village wedding is the purest distillation of theatrical mayhem.

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MONACO / 28 JANUARY–3 FEBRUARY
Historical Rally
of Monte Carlo
Is it just me, or did the car designers of yore have
a much better eye for style and class than those
of today? See for yourself in late January, when
the 13th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique gets
underway and fleets of classic cars – from Fiats
to Porsches – zoom around the countryside,
heading to the finish line down by the port.

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FLYTO NICE FROM DUBLIN. VISITWWW.RYANAIR.COM
GENOA, ITALY
17–20 DECEMBER
Circumnavigando Festival
Cancel any attempt to do some last-minute
present shopping in Genoa’s city centre over this
weekend. You may get mugged by a guy with a
red nose if you do, as the streets, squares and
theatres will be inundated with a procession
of clowns, jugglers, magicians and circus
performers. Look out for the likes of Italian
comic legend Leo Bassi (pictured), who will be
performing in his inimitable style.

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(STANSTED). VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM
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BERLIN, GERMANY
10 JANUARY
Tower Run
Lif users, prepare to feel deeply
ashamed. New Year’s hangovers
barely overcome, these intrepid
runners scale the 465 stairs of
Germany’s tallest residential
building, IDEAL-Hochhaus,
in a competition that’s both
gruelling and bizarre. Weirdos!

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FLYTO BERLIN (SCHONEFELD) FROM EIGHT
DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING EAST MIDLANDS AND
MILAN (BERGAMO). VISITWWW.RYANAIR.COM
BRIGHTON, UK / 21 DECEMBER
Burning the Clocks
Nothing like a good ol’ clock burning
to warm your cockles at this time of
year. For centuries, 21 December has
been a day of celebration marking
the shortest day of the year and
welcoming the longer days to come.
Up to 20,000 people hit this southern
seaside town to see the parade of
paper lanterns carried through the
streets and burned on the beach.

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HAHNENKAMM, KITZBUHEL, AUSTRIA
31 DECEMBER–1 JANUARY
Fire and Music
Of all the ways that the new year is ushered
in, the residents of Kitzbühel boast one of the
most spectacular. Fireworks? Check. But that’s
not enough. First, an effigy of a witch with her
leg in plaster is set on fire to guard against
skiing injuries for the coming year. Then local
ski instructors shoot down the Hahnenkamm
run in formation, before jumping through a wall
of flames at the bottom – all to the soundtrack
of Johann Strauss’ The Blue Danube. Only then
do you get your fireworks. Happy New Year!

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THE SHORTLISTS
Gadget expert extraordinaire Susi Weaser travels light with some smaller laptops
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TORD BOONTJE
Designed with only the
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friendly materials and fast
as a bullet, this machine’s
HP QuickWeb software
means you can go from
closed to online in less
than 5 seconds. Perfect for
travellers in a hurry.
€399, WWW.HP.COM
4 / ACER FERRARI ONE
Sporting a Ferrari badge,
metallic red LED buttons
and a checkered palm
rest, the Ferrari One is
certainly no wallflower.
One of the most powerful
netbooks on the market,
it also comes loaded with
Microsoft’s new Windows
7 operating system.
€499, WWW.ACER.COM
5 / ASUS EEE PC
SEASHELL 1005HA
A younger sibling to the
netbook that started it all
off, the Eee PC, this version
is slimmer, lighter, sleeker
and packs a massive 10.5
hours into the battery. But
it still has the budget-
friendly price tag, making
it perfect for students.
€299, WWW.ASUS.COM
1 / ASUS EEE PC S101
One of the more
professional looking
netbooks around, the
S101 relies on its looks to
disguise its comparatively
poor battery life. On the
upside, the 10.2-inch
screen has a matt finish,
making it easier to look at
for hours on end.
€499, WWW.ASUS.COM
2 / DELL INSPIRON 11Z
Available in five candy-
coloured shades, black
and white, the Inspiron
11z packs a decent 250GB
hard drive, an Intel Celeron
processor, an 11.6-inch
screen and an almost full-
sized keyboard. All that
and it still weighs less than
1.4kg. Travel light!
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So bite me! Seductive
sequins from French
Connection.
A new trend in 60 seconds
THE BIB NECKLACE
The fashion industry usually comes up with
innovative and catchy names for new trends
to make us better dressed, more popular
and more fanciable, such as the harem pant,
the tulip skirt, or the boyfriend blazer. But
occasionally someone at fashion central is
feeling, well, a little bit lazy, and comes up with
a name for a trend that does exactly what it
says on the packet. And so we welcome, the
“bib necklace” – a necklace you wear like a
bib. Only, it’s not made of towelling with a cute
illustration of Peter Rabbit on the front, it is
generally a piece of material embellished with
gems, jewels, studs and sequins that you tie
around your neck with ribbon. Divine!
The draw of the bib necklace is that, as
opposed to most accessories, it is designed to
upstage your outfit and not to be worn as an
afterthought. Best used to funk up smart tees,
scoop-necked, sculptured party dresses, and
€37, WWW.ASOS.COM
Embroidery just went
Aztec with this gem of
an example at Asos.
NO
“The babes of Veneto
prefer Giotto to gaudy, so
I can’t see them bibbing it
up any time soon.”
VALERIA NASSI, 24,
UDINE, ITALY
€20, WWW.OASIS-STORES.COM
V-shapes are most
fattering. We found this
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YES
“We need them here to
make you stand out amid
the ubiquitous Topshop
dresses.”
NAHID DE BELGEONNE, 41,
LONDON, UK
on top of voluminous, graphic vest tops, it’s the
gaudy Christmas gift you won’t be exchanging
in the new year.
A few rules: 1) The top part should be no
narrower than the jaw line, or it will make your
face look disproportionately wide. 2) Jessica
Rabbit busts should go with a short bib that
sits above the cleavage. Kate Moss boobs
can go for deconstructed pieces that sit lower
down the torso. 3) The more colourful, bling and
textured, the more on-trend you will be.
Who do we thank for this collarbone
couture? Dolce & Gabbana, Marni and Louis
Vuitton for killing it on the catwalks; Amy Adams
(pictured), for weighing in with a hot Fred
Leighton bib necklace at the 2009 Academy
Awards, and Mischa Barton and Olivia Palermo
for following. With The Twilight Saga: New Moon
in cinemas and True Blood, our new obsession,
it wasn’t going to be an eternity before some
inviting neck candy turned up, just in time for
some festive jugular biting. Anyone for nibbles?
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Cantina
Tenerife’s 1st Mexican Restaurant
Bring a Mexican twist to your
holiday and try our guacamole,
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The Best Mexican in Los Cristianos since 1986
Telephone : 00 34 922751972
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Bar opens 4.30pm until late.
Happy Hour 4.30pm until 8.00pm
on local spirits and most beers
Restaurant opens
6.00pm until 11.15pm
Situated in the
Royal Palm
Los Cristianos
Tenerife South
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FRESH OFFAL
They are the bits no modern butcher touches,
but the innards of cows, sheep and chickens are
considered delicacies at London restaurant St
John (www.stjohnrestaurant.com). Chef Fergus
Henderson has won awards for his innovative
cuisine, and he’ll happily sell you vouchers for his
eateries at Smithfield and Spitalfields.
FLY TO LONDON (GATWICK, LUTON AND STANSTED)
FROM OVER 100 DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING BRNO, GDANSK
AND MILAN (BERGAMO). VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM
ROME, ITALY
MONK-MADE GUM WASH
Stock up on smellies at Ai Monasteri (72 Corso
Rinascimento, www.aimonasteri.it) and you’ll
be dispensing not just cleanliness but a little bit
of godliness, too. Everything here is handmade
by Italian monks, and even their honey-based
products come courtesy of Holy Bees.
FLY TO ROME (CIAMPINO) FROM 29 DESTINATIONS,
INCLUDING BILLUND AND LIVERPOOL. VISITWWW.RYANAIR.COM
EDINBURGH, UK
MAGIC CAULDRON
Occult shops are the kind of place you tell a friend
you’re visiting just before you go, lest you never
return. The Wyrdshop on Edinburgh’s Royal
Mile (154 Canongate, www.wyrdshop.com) is as
creepy as they come and filled with pagan cloaks,
scary-looking scrolls and witches’ cauldrons
– perfect for weird cousins and mad aunts.
FLY TO EDINBURGH FROM 39 DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING
BOLOGNA AND LIMOGES. VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
HANDMADE FISHING LURES
Competitive bunch, anglers, and there are a
lot of them about, so a visit to specialist store
Lundgrens Fiskredskap (12 Storkyrkobrinken,
www.lundgrensfiske.com) is a great idea for
anyone hoping to better last year’s maggot box/
woolly hat combo. Handmade, one-off lures are a
speciality, sure to make any budding rod-bender
whoop with delight.
FLY TO STOCKHOLM (SKAVSTA AND VASTERAS) FROM 39
DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING DUBLIN. VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM
THE WEB
BACON PLASTERS
Finally, in this thoroughly modern world, a gift
that you don’t even need to leave your home for:
plasters that look like strips of bacon, available
online at www.perpetualkid.com. They’re made
in the US, so they call them “bandages” – but
we know what they mean and they’re the best
comedy Christmas present ever, especially if you
own a pig and he’s a bit clumsy with his razor.
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Mike Peake starts wrapping
UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS
GIFT IDEAS
PARIS, FRANCE
STUFFED REINDEER
Deyrolle is a Paris institution, dating back more than 170 years
and selling everything from ostrich eggs to antique skeletons and
stufed fauna. When this fne shop (46 Rue du Bac, www.deyrolle.
com) was damaged by fre last year, France rallied round to help
rebuild the collection of curios that were on sale, and today
Deyrolle is as good — and insane — as ever. So this year, why not
give a stufed zebra or even a stufed reindeer?
FLY TO PARIS (BEAUVAIS) FROM 21 DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING BARI AND PORTO. VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM
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MARSEILLE, FRANCE
LA PETITE MAISON
A MARSEILLE
You’ll want to book ahead to get
one of the three rooms available
at the “small house in Marseille”,
which are each themed around
their “flavour”. The Chocolate Room
is warm and rustic, the Raspberry
Room filled with fruity reds and the
Vanilla Room a stylish combination
of whites, browns and creams.

DOUBLES FROM €85 A NIGHT (BASED ON
A TWO-NIGHT STAY), INCLUDING BREAKFAST.
23 RUE JEAN MERMOZ, TEL: +33 (0)6 1259
1200, WWW.PETITEMAISONAMARSEILLE.COM
FLY TO MARSEILLE PROVENCE MP2 FROM
24 DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING BIARRITZ, FEZ
AND MALAGA. VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM
MADRID, SPAIN

HOTEL SILKEN
PUERTA AMERICA
Bringing together 19 different
design studios to offer their
aesthetic vision has resulted in a
layer cake of modern design, with
each floor a seemingly different
dimension. All this makes the Silken
Puerta América an exhilarating
place to stay, and one that doesn’t
skimp on the comfort either – with
luxurious rooms, a gym, Turkish
bath and a swimming pool.

DOUBLES FROM €129 A NIGHT.
41 AVENIDA DE AMERICA, TEL: +34 91 744
5400, WWW.HOTELES-SILKEN.COM
FLY TO MADRID FROM 34 DESTINATIONS,
INCLUDING NADOR. VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM
CASTEL DI TUSA, SICILY
ART HOTEL ATELIER SUL MARE
Owner Antonio Presti prefers not
to call this a hotel, thinking of it
more as an art gallery or museum
– with rooms designed by artists
like Hidetochi Nagasawa and
Fabrizio Plessi. But this is art you
live in, be it the earthy browns of
the Yemenite Prophet Room or The
Shadow Line, in which you sleep on
a wooden raft while everything else
appears to be floating in the sea.

DOUBLES FROM €125 A NIGHT FULL-
BOARD. 4 VIA CESARE BATTISTI, TEL: +39 0921
334295, WWW.ATELIERSULMARE.IT
FLY TO PALERMO FROM THREE
DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING LONDON
(STANSTED). VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM
PARIS, FRANCE
ONE BY THE FIVE
Rather than being a hotel with
individually designed rooms, this
decadent apartment is just a single
suite aimed at couples looking for
some alone time. The gorgeously
designed love nest features
specially composed music, light
installations that dance across the
ceiling and bespoke fittings and
furniture. For a romantic stay in
Paris, there is nowhere better.

FROM €760 A NIGHT (BASED ON A THREE-
NIGHT STAY). 3 RUE FLATTERS, TEL: +33 (0)1
4331 5231, WWW.ONEBYTHEFIVE.COM
FLY TO PARIS (BEAUVAIS) FROM 22
DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING DUBLIN AND PISA
(FLORENCE). VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM
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Truly bizarre, the modern-art-style
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and a Mirror Room that will either appeal
to your vanity or drive you insane!
DOUBLES FROM €79 A NIGHT. 58 ALBRECHT ACHILLES STRASSE,
TEL: +49 (0)30 891 9016, WWW.PROPELLER-ISLAND.COM
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COLUMN
SYLT, GERMANY
GOURMET FESTIVAL SYLT
Head to the luxurious island of
Sylt – off the northern tip of
Germany – this January, where
top local chefs will be hosting
guest cooks from Zurich at the
annual food festival. They’ll be
holding workshops and events,
and dazzling diners at local
restaurants and hotels.

21–24 JANUARY,
WWW.GOURMET-FESTIVAL-SYLT.DE

LONDON, UK
SWEET FREEDOM
NATURAL SWEETENER
It’s not often we get excited
about sugar substitutes, but
when we heard that Raymond
Blanc uses this new product, we
had to try it. Sweet Freedom is a
natural sweetener made entirely
from apples, grapes and carob. It
contains 25% less calories than
sugar, and is low-GI, gluten-free
and suitable for vegans. It comes
in two varieties, mild and rich,
and is ideal for everything from
beverages to baking.

WWW.SWEETFREEDOM.CO.UK
BLACKBURN, UK
OBSESSION FESTIVAL
Now in its 10th year, this
culinary event at Northcote
– a countryside restaurant
with rooms near Blackburn,
Lancashire – invites top chefs to
cook their own “one-night-only”
five-course signature menu.
Among this year’s guests are Phil
Howard of London’s The Square,
Ken Hom and Tom Kitchin of
Edinburgh’s The Kitchin.

25 JANUARY–3 FEBRUARY,
WWW.NORTHCOTE.COM
THE SHORTLISTS
Sejal Sukhadwala finds the best places to eat well and still keep those New Year’s resolutions!
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
AQUAVIT GRILL & RAW BAR
It’s all contemporary Swedish with
US influences at this branch of New
York’s acclaimed Aquavit restaurant.
Seafood is a speciality, so try the
mixed grill with harissa-mayonnaise
and lemon. The wine list has several
organic and biodynamic wines, too.

TWO-COURSE MEAL WITH A GLASS OF
WINE, APPROX 340 SEK (€33). CLARION
HOTEL SIGN, 35 OSTRA JARNVAGSGATAN,
TEL: +46 (0)8 676 9850,
WWW.AQUAVITGRILLRAWBAR.SE
FLYTO STOCKHOLM (SKAVSTA AND
VASTERAS) FROM 39 DESTINATIONS,
INCLUDING RIGA. VISITWWW.RYANAIR.COM
LONDON, UK
INDALI LOUNGE
Healthy Indian at its best, Indali’s
mostly organic dishes use low-fat
probiotic yoghurts, rather than
butter, cream or ghee. The result
is a truly delicious menu of classic
and modern dishes like chicken
tikka and Goan prawns that will
leave you satisfied yet light as air.

TWO-COURSE MEAL WITH BEER OR LASSI,
APPROX £25 (€28). SET MEALS FROM £17
(€19). 50 BAKER STREET, TEL: +44 (0)20 7224
2232, WWW.INDALILOUNGE.COM
FLYTO LONDON (GATWICK, LUTON AND
STANSTED) FROM OVER 100 DESTINATIONS,
INCLUDING PORTO. VISITWWW.RYANAIR.COM
ANTWERP, BELGIUM

LOMBARDIA
This long-established health-
food café and shop is ideal for a
nutritious lunch or breakfast, and
the organic fare is heaven-sent
for vegetarians and vegans. Enjoy
soups, salads, sandwiches, tapas
and desserts, with highlights such
as vegan tiramisu and Ginger Love,
an award-winning, fruity ginger tea.

TWO-COURSE LUNCH WITH A SOFT DRINK,
APPROX €16. 78 LOMBARDENVEST, TEL:
+32 (0)3 233 6819, WWW.LOMBARDIA.BE
FLYTO BRUSSELS (CHARLEROI) FROM
FROM 50 DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING ANCONA,
FEZ AND SHANNON. VISITWWW.RYANAIR.COM
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PALMA MALLORCA, SPAIN
SIMPLY FOSH
Healthy island fare is the order
of the day at the modern, fne-
dining restaurant of British chef Marc
Fosh, who uses no cream or butter in
his dishes. Try salad of grilled squid, new
potatoes and chorizo with passion fruit oil,
or raspberry and hibiscus fower crème
brûlée with yoghurt sorbet. Yum!

TASTING MENU WITHOUTDRINKS, €54. 7ACARRER DE LA
MISSIO, TEL: +34 971 720114, WWW.SIMPLYFOSH.COM
FLY TO PALMA MALLORCA FROM 21
DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING LEEDS.
VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM
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RESTAURANTS
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Sejal Sukhadwala doesn’t get drunk this month!
VIENNA, AUSTRIA
SKY BAR
Perched on the seventh
floor of a department store,
this American-style bar
and restaurant has live
music and 21 non-alcoholic
cocktails. Try Virgin Pipeline
(pineapple, lime, almond
syrup, cucumber), and
Honeymoon (grenadine,
passion fruit, peach nectar,
pineapple, cream).

19 KARNTNERSTRASSE, TEL:
+43 (0)1 513 1712, WWW.SKYBOX.AT
FLYTO BRATISLAVA (VIENNA)
FROM 17 DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING
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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
DIO
Set in a modern restaurant
decorated with folk art, this
impressive bar comprises
a white-topped counter set
against a glowing plasma
wall. Non-alcoholic offerings
include Dreher beer, energy
drinks, lemonades, fresh
juices and cocktails, as
well as Honey Bean coffee
(honey, cinnamon, milk and
whipped cream).

4 SAS UTCA, TEL: +36 (0)1 328
0360, WWW.DIORESTAURANT.COM
FLY TO BUDAPEST T1 FROM
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LONDON, UK
CLARIDGE’S BAR
As if offering non-alcoholic
cocktails, smoothies and
organic wheatgrass shots
were not enough, this
upscale, art-deco bar also
has a water menu. Over 30
varieties are available, and
good old-fashioned London
tap water is, of course,
available free of charge.

CLARIDGE’S HOTEL, BROOK
STREET, TEL: +44 (0)20 7629 8860,
WWW.CLARIDGES.CO.UK
FLYTO LONDON (GATWICK,
LUTON AND STANSTED) FROM OVER
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MARRAKESH, MOROCCO
LE COMPTOIR DARNA
This sleek bar, on the first
floor of a sumptuously
decorated hotel, has a wide
selection of non-alcoholic
cocktails, fresh juices and
soft drinks. Enjoy mojitos
and pina coladas, as well as
apple cider (apple, lemon,
lemonade, apple pieces).
DJs and folk groups enhance
the relaxing ambience.

AV ECHOUHADA HIVERNAGE,
TEL: +212 524 437702,
WWW.COMPTOIRDARNA.COM
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MIDLANDS. VISITWWW.RYANAIR.COM
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THE
DRINKERS’
COLUMN
MANCHESTER, UK
NATIONAL WINTER
ALES FESTIVAL
This annual event from
Camra (Campaign for
Real Ale) has over 200
beers, ales, ciders and
perries to try. The star
attraction is a limited
number of one-third pint
glasses, which were once
common in the UK.

20–23 JANUARY,
WWW.ALEFESTIVAL.ORG.UK
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FROM DUBLIN. VISIT
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IBIZA, SPAIN
IBIZA ICE
These glamorous,
low-calorie, wine-based
cocktails are made from
natural flavours and fruit
sugars, and inspired by
the spirit of Ibiza. There
are two varieties: White
Isle (sparkling white wine,
lychee, melon, kiwi and
lemon) and sangria-style
Sunset (sparkling white
and rosé with peach).

WWW.IBIZAICE.COM
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PARIS, FRANCE
ISLAND BAR
AT MAMA SHELTER
The bar of this top business
hotel serves an array of juices,
mineral waters, sof drinks and
“mocktails” named afer rappers like Mos
Def, Ice Cube and Busta Rhymes — the
latter a vibrant mix of cranberry, lime, red-
fruit purée and strawberry syrup.

MAMA SHELTER, 109 RUE DE BAGNOLET, TEL:
+33 (0)1 4348 4848, WWW.MAMASHELTER.COM
FLY TO PARIS (BEAUVAIS) FROM 21
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BARS WITH THE BEST
NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
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Graz, Austria
Designed by New York artist Vito Acconci, and built to
mark Graz’s status as 2003 European Capital of Culture, the
Murinsel (literally, “Mur Island”) is a giant glass and metal
seashell foating on the Mur river. Snaking footbridges take
people from one side of the river to the other, while the
shell itself is an amphitheatre used for stage and musical
performances. Once inside, the furniture melts into the
curvy shapes of the main dome, resulting in alien-looking
surroundings, and there’s even a children’s playground
and a café. Defnitely one of Europe’s most interesting
ways to cross a river.

WWW.INSELINDERMUR.AT
FLY TO GRAZ FROM BARCELONA (GIRONA) AND LONDON (STANSTED).
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The Hotel Carlton and Grand Canal with its one hundred windows, looks out onto the Grand Canal, the romantic stretch of water
lined with magnificent palaces and their thousand reflections and colors: a truly unique location which makes this elegant hotel
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Sober and elegant, with typical Venetian details and sophisticated and charming atmospheres: Hotel Capri welcomes you to
Venice with a full range of amenities, in a picturesque Corte in the bohemian heart of the city. At only a few minutes from Rialto
Bridge, in the midst of city bustle and cultural fervor, we will be waiting for you in our own Venetian “Latin quarter”!
Newly conceived Hotel Delfino 4 stars in Mestre is strategically located to allow you to comfortably reach the historical city
center of Venice in just 10 minutes via the frequent transport connections that stop just a few meters (yards) away from the
hotel. Quick access to Venice, modern service, like our free Wi-Fi coverage throughout the hotel, our excellent restaurant and
contemporary style make of Hotel Delfino in Mestre a desirable good-value accommodation option for both business and leisure.
Santa Croce 595
30135 Venezia - Italy
Tel: + 39 041 2752300
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Venice the desired, Venice the dreamed. Her colors, her lights. The excitement of being spellbound by the beauty of St. Mark’s
Square (Piazza San Marco), the magic of its secluded, winding streets, a literary atmosphere tested by time and the liveliness of
contemporary Venice. The Hotel dell’Opera awaits you in Venice to share the pleasure of a holiday in a small 3-star hotel in the
historical center whose style and elegance is unmistakable.
San Marco 2009
Venice 30124 - Italy
Tel: +39 041.5205243
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“LAST SUMMER THERE WAS SUCH BAD
weather in Bergen, where I’m from, that after
five weeks of rain I spontaneously bought
myself a ticket to Croatia for a holiday. It was a
Wednesday when I decided I wanted to go, and
I was on a plane out of Norway on the Friday.
I had never been to Croatia before and it was
just gorgeous. They have the most beautiful
beaches there.
“I haven’t spent as much time in the other
Scandinavian countries as I’d like. Stockholm
is really beautiful architecturally, and it’s great
for shopping and getting a good cup of coffee.
I love Copenhagen because the Danish are
good people and really know how to do a big
breakfast, with meat, cheese and fish. I’d love to
play at the Roskilde Festival there one year. I’ve
still never even been to it.
“As a singer I’ve noticed big differences
between audiences in different countries. In
Norway the crowd are relaxed and don’t tend
to go wild at a live show, although when I DJ I
find that the club audiences are amazing and
really out to have fun.
“A London crowd can be either great or quite
tough, it really seems to depend on what venue
you play. I love Shepherd’s Bush Empire, where
I recently played a gig with Saint Etienne – it’s
beautiful and ornate. One of my favourite things
about being in London is that you can get such
great Asian food there. I always eat a lot of sushi
and Thai food when I’m in the city.
“I’ve just moved to Berlin and have a great
apartment – my only problem is that I don’t
actually spend much time there because I
travel so much. But when I’m home I always
head to this cool store called Oye Records (4
Oderberger Strasse, tel: +49 (0)30 6664 7821).
I shop for music wherever I travel. London
is perfect for that, with incredible record
shops. I buy MP3s too, but there’s something
special about being in the environment of a
record store and flicking through stacks of
vinyl, looking at the sleeve artwork. I have a
huge collection of rare vinyl, but always keep
shopping for more. You can never have enough.”
INTERVIEW: SOPHY GRIMSHAW

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“I have a huge collection
of rare vinyl, but always
keep shopping for more”
COMMENT
Norwegian DJ and electropop starlet Annie talks travel
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COMMENT
Heat magazine editor Sam Delaney attempts to decode the Continent’s cultural differences
IN ITALY THEY ARE SUPERMERCATI, IN
France supermarchés and in Greece they are,
well, I don’t know what they call them there
actually but I’m sure it sounds more enticing
than “Tesco Metro”. You can forget dusty old
churches or crumbling historical ruins: these
wondrous cathedrals of consumerist worship
are the real cultural attractions of any holiday
abroad. At least they’re the first places I seek
out as soon as I’ve got to my holiday retreat,
unpacked my bags and spent an hour or so
working out how to put the hire car into gear.
The moment I park up outside one of these
foreign grocery stores and get behind the
wheel of one of their authentically derelict old
shopping trolleys, an exciting tingle skips down
my spine; I am truly immersed in a strange and
exotic world. The weird misshapen vegetables,
the 800 different types of olive oil, the rows of
inflatable pool toys, those chocolate bars with
names like “Twat”. These aren’t just convenient,
they’re educational too. You could walk around a
rubbishy castle or dreary old museum for days
and not really learn as much about a foreign
land as you can in 10 minutes at the grocer’s.
And just as walking around a branch of Asda in
the UK will lend accurate insight into the earthy,
unpretentious and morbidly obese nature of
the indigenous people, so walking around the
Spanish equivalent shows us that the locals are
passionate, demanding shoppers (who are also
addicted to extra-high-tar fags).
Once inside, my modus operandi is always
the same. First I like to grab a bottle or two of
pot-luck booze – you know, the sort of blue- or
green-coloured local hooch you never quite
realise the power of until later when you’re
spewing into the bidet? Then it’s off to the
delicatessen where you tear off a ticket and wait
your turn to be abused and humiliated by an
intolerant counter girl. You ask her for a tub of
stuffed olives; she tuts and serves you 18 slices
of smoked goats’ tongue. You try your best to
pronounce the word “mozzarella”; she rolls her
eyes and hands you a tub of tripe in garlic.
Oh well, it’s quite good fun to try a few local
delicacies, you think to yourself as you smile
and wheel your trolley to the checkout. Still,
cultural acclimatisation can only go so far
and, thankfully for Englishmen like me, most
European supermarkets stock English breakfast
tea. The bad news for Spanish tourists in the
UK, however, is that our cigarettes are very
expensive and girlishly low in tar. Sorry.
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Guardian newspaper columnist Zoe Williams on the joys of working at Christmas
IT IS TAKEN AS A GIVEN THAT NOBODY
wants to work over the yule period, because
everybody wants to be with their families.
However, this theory is never tested, because
all the establishments in which you might see
a person working – at the supermarket or, if
you prefer, the opera – are closed. Christmas
travel, especially, is mainly the inside of a car,
with your fella sitting next to you, sighing.
Flying, of course, is the exception. Because
planes are larger than trains… no, wait,
that’s not right. Because planes have a more
modern outlook than trains and buses,
commemorating the birth of Christ is deemed
an insufficiently good reason to disrupt all the
services. And there is nothing, nope, not an
open-topped tourist-bus, not even a Wurlitzer,
that is more fun than getting on an aeroplane
on Christmas Eve.
As soon as you step into the airport,
you notice that everyone is smiling at one
another. This goes beyond the regular “Must
remember to smile; have smiling on my to-do
list” smile, often into the territory of genuine
friendliness and/or affection. Sure, sure, it’s
Christmas: if people don’t smile, they will get
ceaseless “Cheer up, love, it’s Christmas”
remarks, and then they’ll have to laugh,
which is much more effort than smiling. But
I see something deeper in the gesture, some
meaningful gratitude in the glint of every
tooth, something along the lines of: “I love
you, stranger. I love you because you are not
my weird cousin. Here, have a Quality Street.”
It is self-generating as well – I can’t help
but notice. They smile, I smile back; they
move into a grin, perhaps I start to laugh
at the incongruity of all this enthusiasm;
soon they are laughing. One smile over
the Christmas period can lead to a whole
departure gate falling about. And why not?
You’ll be drunk in a minute anyway, so you
may as well start acting like it.
The good cheer accelerates as you board
your aircraft, then when you take off it, er,
takes off. I went to Cape Town at Christmas
in 2004 and people were literally cheering
the pilot for getting us into the sky. I mean,
don’t get me wrong, it beats singing O Little
Town of Bethlehem, but if you’re excited
that he knows how to take off, what on earth
possessed you to get on this vehicle in the
first place?
We ate turkey and it seemed curiously
delicious. We drank drinks. We communed
with our fellow passengers, but we definitely
weren’t enjoying ourselves as much as the
hosties, who were practically hoola-ing about
the place.
It’s all a lie, in other words: people love
working at Christmas. Even if you have
nowhere to go, you should fly just to see the
excitement. Or I guess you could always go to
A&E. That’s the only other place I can think
of where they work all-year round. I can’t, I’m
afraid, vouch for their party spirit.
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TOURISMUS SALZBURG GMBH · Salzburg Information · tourist@salzburg.info
Mozart’s city is beautiful any time of the year! The enchanting baroque city offers its guests a breathtaking
backdrop, world-renowned attractions and a multitude of festivals and events – such as Mozart Week, Easter
and Whitsun Festival, Salzburg Festival in Summer, Culture Days – and is the location of the famous movie
“The Sound of Music”!
Salzburg Snow Shuttle Dec. 21, 2009 – March 7, 2010, every day to another amazing ski resort for only € 13,-
Cultural events all year round: Salzburg Marionette Theatre – operas and “The Sound of Music”, Salzburg
Castle Concerts at Mirabell Palace, Salzburg Fortress Concerts, Sound of Salzburg Dinner Show, Mozart Dinner
concert at the Baroque Hall of Stiftskeller St. Peter.
NEW from March 2010: Mozart Symphony Concerts!
Stage of the world
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SALZBURG FESTIVAL
JULY 25 – AUGUST 30, 2010
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SALZBURG
CITY
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Can you read his body language? Salzburg
has an incredibly rich creative history.
But that doesn’t stop it from looking to the
future, too. This sculpture at the MAM
gallery in the old town — We by Spanish
artist Jaume Plensa — is just one of
many pieces of contemporary art
adorning the city’s charming
squares and avenues.
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Ed Chamberlin fnds the
city even more magical in
winter. Photography by
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“SO, HAVE YOU NOTICED ALL THE MOZART
stuff around here?” Roland Neulinger, manager
of Carpe Diem Finest Fingerfood, asks us
with an ironic grin. Of course we have! We’ve
only been here eight hours and already we’ve
seen Mozart mugs, hats, umbrellas, T-shirts,
tablecloths and more for sale.
Salzburg is understandably very proud of
its famous composer, but can boast many
other renowned faces from history too. One
Salzburger I walked around town with just after
arriving dropped so many names that the town
sweepers had to follow after us to clean up
the mess. “And this is the Marionettentheater,
where James Joyce lodged during his time in
Salzburg,” he began. “And across there, Hotel
Bristol (4 on map), where Sigmund Freud led
the first Psychoanalytic Congress in 1908,”
he continued. “And here you see the Mirabell
Gardens, where parts of The Sound of Music
were filmed.”
And this after walking barely 20 metres. Yes,
Mozart was born and lived here; yes, Joyce
to resorts such as Zell am See, 90 minutes
south-west of the city, make for great “city and
slopes” holidays. Check out our James Bond
skiing photoshoot at Zell am See on pages
60–65 for a taste of the mountain landscape.
But back in Salzburg, we’re at Hotel Sacher
(1 on map), the city’s most famous hotel.
Sacher is one of Austria’s most prestigious
names: Franz Sacher was the inventor of the
renowned Sachertorte, a rich, dark chocolate
cake served with whipped cream, and his son
Eduard founded the Hotel Sacher in Vienna.
Keeping the recipe secret, these two hotels
boast being the only places in the world to
serve the original Sachertorte. Staying at the
hotel is even more luxurious than eating the
cake, but non-guests can always drop into the
café for a slice nonetheless.
That’s not the only original confectionery
you’ll find in Salzburg either. Mozart balls (there
he is again!) were first developed here in 1890,
It is deep midwinter now,
and a different atmosphere
envelops the city
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resided in Salzburg for a while; yes, Freud kick-
started modern psychology here; and, yes, The
Sound of Music was part-filmed in Salzburg – a
fact that attracts tens of thousands of visitors
to the Mirabell Gardens every summer.
But it is deep midwinter now, and a different
atmosphere envelops the city. Christmas
markets selling Glühwein and wooden toys fill
the many squares, the warm glow of cafés and
restaurants beckons passers-by and everyone
has skiing on their minds.
This year, unexpected snowfall in the Alps
kicked the ski-season off to its earliest start
in over a decade, and Salzburg’s proximity
FLY TO SALZBURG FROM DUBLIN | LONDON (STANSTED) | VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION
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PUT IT ON
THE CARD
With so much to see
in Salzburg, you may
be worried about
half your costs going
towards entrance fees.
When you arrive, pick
up a Salzburg Card,
available in almost
all hotel lobbies and
tourist information
centres. It gives you
free entry to sights,
as well as discounts
on cultural events.
Depending on how long
you are staying for, buy
the 24-hour card for
€22 (children, €11), the
48-hour card for €30
(children, €15), or the
72-hour card for €35
(children, €17.50).
These cards give free
entrance to the Mozart
Museums, Salzburg
Museum (14 on map),
the Hohensalzburg
Fortress, Salzburg Zoo,
the Stiegl Brewery
where the local beer is
brewed, art galleries and
cruises on the Salzach
river. In addition, you
can hop on and off the
local buses and ride
the cable cars and the
funicular railway.
Make sure you take
into account how many
cultural attractions you
are likely to visit – but
if you are planning to
see as much of the city
as you can, this card
will help you get the
most out of your trip.

FOR MORE DETAILS, CALL
TEL: +43 (0)662 889870, OR
VISIT WWW.SALZBURG.INFO
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by confectioner Paul Fürst, and the chocolate-
covered spheres of pistachio-marzipan and
nougat won a gold medal at the Paris Exhibition
of 1905. Official Mozart balls are only available
at Fürst’s various outlets, including Café Fürst
(20 on map) by the Alter Markt.
On the Alter Markt you also find what is
paradoxically described as Austria’s oldest
“Viennese-style” coffee house, Café Tomaselli
(18 on map). Opened in 1703, it serves the
fantastic Tomaselliums Café – a mocha, Mozart
liqueur and whipped cream cuppa. Then there’s
the Alte f. e. Hofapotheke (15 on map), a
charming pharmacy with perfectly preserved
Peter (7 on map). Dating back to 803AD, it’s
the oldest restaurant in central Europe, and
utterly essential to complete your Salzburg
experience. The ancient walls of the venue
have been hewn into the hillside, and you can
see the exquisitely preserved décor in the
many rooms of the main restaurant.
But for a singular experience, book a table
for the Mozart Dinner, which takes place
every evening at 8pm. In the baroque hall,
lit almost exclusively by candlelight, a night
out in Mozart’s time is recreated, as a string
quintet and opera singers in full 18th-century
regalia serenade you. A menu comprising
18th-century recipes is also laid out before
you as the musicians play movements from
Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro,
accompanied by the breathless silence of
stunned guests. If you are sceptical about
Mozart, or about classical music in general,
experiencing this will dispel all doubts. I was
Fürst place
A coffee and chocolate
tradition at Café Fürst
The Mirabell Gardens
The castle and river
make for a perfect snapshot
A slice of luxury at
Salzburg’s Hotel Sacher
Treat your ears to some
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rococo medicine cabinets from the 1760s.
But Salzburg doesn’t trade purely on past
glories. Dotted around town are a number
of sculptures and artworks, organised and
installed by the Salzburg Foundation (www.
salzburgfoundation.at) with the goal of
“supplementing the city’s long-standing cultural
tradition by contemporary artistic statements”.
Marina Abramovic’s Spirit of Mozart shows
a number of metal frame chairs, one of which
towers 10 metres above the others; Stephan
Balkenhol’s Sphaera sculpture on Kapitelplatz
depicts a man standing atop a large golden
sphere staring out to space; and Anthony
Cragg’s amorphous statues are dotted around
town, with a number of them residing in the
gardens of the Museum der Moderne (13 on
map), Salzburg’s haven for modern art that
overlooks the city on Mönchsberg.
But when Salzburg does trade on its history,
it does so with rare class and tact. Nowhere
is this more stunningly true than in the
veritable time machine that is Stiftskeller St
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amazed by how powerful this music was when
heard “in the flesh”. Prices per head at the time
of writing are €48, excluding wine.
So to answer Roland Neulinger’s question
about “all the Mozart stuff”, yes, we have
noticed it, and it’s wonderful. His restaurant,
Carpe Diem Finest Fingerfood (6 on map),
has an interesting trick up its own sleeve. Aside
from the hearty menu of mains (including
the most tender venison we’ve ever tasted),
the “Cone Variations” are possibly unique.
Presented on a custom rack, these Cornetto-
style appetisers take the classic ice-cream
template and fill the top with savouries:
chicken wings, steak tartare and even burgers.
You may raise a dubious eyebrow, but the Cone
Variations are an unexpected delight. After
dinner, head downstairs to the bar for cocktails
and the occasional live band.
Alternatively, just around the corner is the
colourful quirkiness of Afro Café (16 on map),
in which vibrant African furniture props up
talkative students and nighthawks. Grab an
Afro Café product from their shop; they sell
branded T-shirts, coffee and bags. Nearby
Republic Café (17 on map) plays electronica,
hip-hop and dance late into the night.
Carpe Diem is part of the Red Bull empire,
another famous name associated with
Salzburg. Founder Dieterich Mateschitz
lives in Salzburg, and has bestowed upon
the city a magnificent bar/restaurant/art
gallery complex called Hangar-7 (11 on map,
closed 23 December–4 January). As the
name suggests, it’s a futuristic aircraft hangar
adjacent to Salzburg Airport, and upon entering
you are surrounded by Mateschitz’s aircraft
collection: a B-25 Mitchell, a Douglas DC-6B
and even a recreation of one of Leonardo da
Vinci’s ingenious designs. At the restaurant,
Ikarus (9 on map), a new head chef is drafted
in to take over the kitchen for a month at a
time. December sees Paul Pairet of French
restaurant Mr & Mrs Bund in Shanghai, and the
new year welcomes Stefano Baiocco of Grand
Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli at Gargnano, Italy. If
you’re thirsty rather than hungry, the Threesixty
Bar is positioned dizzyingly high above the
action, attached to the ceiling of the dome.
Easier to access is the Mayday Bar, whose
nifty touchscreen bar top allows tech-savvy
drinkers to place orders, and even send
flirtatious messages to that mysterious girl on
the other side of the bar. Being situated near
the airport, visiting Hangar-7 may be either the
first or last thing you do in Salzburg. So at least
make sure it’s one of the two.
I was amazed by how
powerful this music was
when heard “in the flesh”
Plane crazy
Drop in to see the vintage
aircraft at Hangar-7
Cool cones at Carpe Diem
The place to get them
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50 Getreidegasse, tel: +43 (0)662
848800, WWW.FINESTFINGERFOOD.COM
7 / STIFTSKELLER ST PETER
1/4 St Peter Bezirk, tel: +43 (0)662
841 2680, WWW.HASLAUER.AT
8 / M32
32 Mönchsberg, tel: +43 (0)662
841000, WWW.M32.AT
9 / IKARUS
7A Wilhelm-Spazier-Strasse, tel: +43
(0)662 21977, WWW.HANGAR-7.COM
10 / SPOON
9 Wiener Philharmonikergasse,
tel: +43 (0)662 841001,
WWW.GOOD-MOOD-FOOD.AT
RESTAURANTS
1 / HOTEL SACHER
5–7 Schwarzstrasse, tel: +43 (0)662
889770, WWW.SACHER.COM
2 / HOTEL STEIN
3–5 Giselakai, tel: +43 (0)662 874
3460, WWW.HOTELSTEIN.AT
3 / BOUTIQUE HOTEL AM DOM
17 Goldgasse, tel: +43 (0)662 842765,
WWW.HOTELAMDOM.AT
4 / HOTEL BRISTOL
4 Makartplatz, tel: +43 (0)662 873557,
WWW.BRISTOL-SALZBURG.AT
5 / NH HOTEL SALZBURG
26 Franz-Josef-Strasse,
tel: +43 (0)662 882 0410,
WWW.NH-HOTELS.COM
16 / AFRO CAFE
5 Bürgerspitalplatz, tel: +43 (0)662
844888, WWW.AFROCOFFEE.COM
17 / REPUBLIC CAFE
2 Anton Neumayr-Platz, tel: +43
(0)662 841613, WWW.REPUBLIC-CAFE.AT
18 / CAFE TOMASELLI
9 Alter Markt, tel: +43 (0)662 844
4880, WWW.TOMASELLI.AT
19 / ZUM EULENSPIEGEL
2 Hagenauerplatz, Getreidegasse,
tel: +43 (0)662 843180,
WWW.ZUM-EULENSPIEGEL.AT
20 / CAFE FURST
13 Brodgasse, tel: +43 (0)662 843
7590, WWW.ORIGINAL-MOZARTKUGEL.COM
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7A Wilhelm-Spazier-Strasse, tel: +43
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12 / JOH. NAGY & SOHNE
32 Linzer Gasse,
tel: +43 (0)662 882524,
WWW.NAGY.AT
13 / MUSEUM DER MODERNE
MONCHSBERG
32 Mönchsberg, tel: +43 (0)662 842
2200, WWW.MUSEUMDERMODERNE.AT
14 / SALZBURG MUSEUM
1 Mozartplatz, tel: +43 (0)662 620
808 700, WWW.SALZBURGMUSEUM.AT
15 / ALTE F. E. HOFAPOTHEKE
6 Alter Markt, tel: + 43 (0)662 843623
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Traditionally eaten during
Christmas, these cookies
have a gingery and
cinnamony smell that
certainly evokes the time
of year. The soft, sweet and
addictive treats make an
excellent snack during the
winter months, and are best
enjoyed with a mug of hot
punsch (traditional liquer)
in hand. €4
1 / MET
For centuries, honey was a
vital ingredient in alcoholic
drinks in Europe, with mead
(or “Met”) being a real
hit – mead in fact means
“honey”. Mead isn’t as
popular as it used to be, but
there’s no decent reason for
this. Redress the balance
by purchasing a bottle from
Joh. Nagy & Söhne (12 on
map). €6.60
2 / MINIATURE VIOLIN
Feeling sorry for yourself?
Aww… well allow me to
play the world’s tiniest
violin for you. Given the
musical history of Salzburg,
it’s no surprise that you
can find a whole range of
music-related souvenirs
for sale. These miniature
violins are everywhere
and are surprisingly well
constructed. €12.50
4 / MOZARTKUGELN
Say what you want about
Mozart, but the guy had
balls! In fact, you can buy
them all over Salzburg
– these chocolate-covered
pistachio and nougat
sweets are a delicious
local treat. But there are
many “counterfeits”, so
be sure to pick up the real
deal from Café Fürst (20
on map). €11
5 / SPACE ROCK
As well as the classical
music scene, there’s also
Salzburg’s modern scene to
get acquainted with. You’ll
find a rich vein of hip-hop,
electronica and indie, plus
space rock from the likes
of Elamboda, with their
album Supernova. Head to
Musikladen (58 Linzergasse,
www.musikladen-salzburg.
at) for some tips. €19.90
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In the creeping darkness
of winter, candles enjoy a
resurgence in popularity.
The wax museum that used
to operate on Getreidegasse
has sadly closed its
doors, so to celebrate the
city’s long-standing wax
producing history, pierce
the winter nights with a
flame atop a Salzburg-
themed candle. €6.50
6 / SCHWEDEN BITTER
Herbal tonic “Swedish
Bitters” was invented by
15th-century physician
Paracelsus, who spent
the last years of his life
in Salzburg. But the best
reason for picking up
a bottle is so that you
can admire the stunning
rococo décor at the Alte
f.e. Hofapotheke (see 15 on
map). €3.10
7 / SACHERTORTE
This is it, what Austria is
famous for… in the cake
world that is. Sachertorte is
a delicious slab of choccy
decadence, served up with a
generous mound of whipped
cream. For authenticity,
insist on getting it from Hotel
Sacher; the official recipe
is registered to the Sacher
name, and remains a closely
guarded secret. €10.50
9 / GEWÜRZSALZ
Salzburg means “salt
castle” in German, and
the nearby Hallein Salt
Mines have made the
city a prosperous trading
community for centuries.
Buy salt products, like
this rose petal and
spices cooking salt, from
Salzburg Salz (3 Wiener
Philharmoniker Gasse, www.
salzburg-salz.at). €16.90
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10 / MOZART UMBRELLA
No visit to Salzburg is
complete without a souvenir
with the famous composer’s
face on it – and you’ll
probably eat the Mozart balls
before you get back home.
So best to get something you
can’t eat, but which is useful
nonetheless. This umbrella
has tiny samples of Mozart’s
music scribbled around the
canopy. €7.90
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“I WAS BORN IN SALZBURG, I STUDIED
history of art here and I still work here today,
at the International Mozarteum Foundation
– nearly 20 years after I began in 1990. The
Foundation runs the Mozart Museums, collects
the writings of the composer and his family,
organises concerts and conducts research into
Mozart’s life. I work with Mozart’s archives and
specifically for the last decade as director of
the museums, which include the house he was
born in as well as his residence when alive.
“I was always aware of Mozart growing up in
Salzburg – he is everywhere, on every corner,
from plaques and monuments to concerts and
operas. But I only really began to study him
at the Foundation, and I have a feeling it’s a
study that will never end. Whenever I listen to
his music it’s so unreal, and when I compare it
with other composers I always say to myself:
‘Oh, Mozart is better for me.’
“But many people who visit the museums
know little about him, and our intention is
to teach them – not through classes, but
through storytelling. The main source for
this are the letters of the Mozart family. They
are very impressive, colourful and revealing,
and provided the material for all our texts at
the museums. We also want people to get an
impression of the ambience of his birthplace.
“Salzburg is a small town, but for me it’s big
enough. I don’t want to live in a big city with
millions of people – here you always bump into
people you know. I love the location, too: it’s
not far to mountains or lakes, and Italy is just
four hours away. It’s a leisurely city and I also
like the atmosphere and the architecture.
“Salzburg looks to the future as well as
the past, though. There’s the Museum der
Moderne (www.museumdermoderne.at), and
lots of contemporary music around town. The
Foundation also puts on many modern and
experimental music concerts in our concert hall.
“We want to preserve the heritage of Mozart,
but we are also very open to all aspects of the
future. So we set up our museums in a modern
design, while preserving the old. Mozart’s
Geburtshaus (“birthplace”) is very old, and we
want to show people the historic rooms and
architecture – but the presentation should be
modern, and that’s very important to us.”
MOZARTS GEBURTSHAUS, 9 GETREIDEGASSE,
TEL: +43 (0)662 844313, WWW.MOZARTEUM.AT
“I was always aware
of Mozart growing up
— he is everywhere”
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From parties in beach-side hot
spots to festivals in country
towns, there’s always something
going on around the Ryanair
network. Mike Peake unearths a
selection of ice-cool events* —
enough for every week of the
year. Illustration by
Scott Chambers
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RYANAIR
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JANUARY
Rijeka Carnival
17 JANUARY–
17 FEBRUARY
It’s all madness and
macabre at this carnival
held in and around the
town of Rijeka. In fact, for
a whole month, northern
Croatia is besieged by
“Zvoncari” – blokes wearing
animal heads and bells in
order to scare off the evil
spirits of winter.

WWW.RI-KARNEVAL.COM.HR
FLY TO PULA (CROATIA) FROM
LONDON (STANSTED).
Nantes
International
Show Jumping
29–31 JANUARY
Sporting events are thin
on the ground in January,
but horse lovers looking
for a break will be in
equestrian heaven at this
top hoof-gathering in
north-west France.

WWW.JUMPINGDENANTES.COM
FLY TO NANTES FROM SIX
DESTINATIONS.
Angoulême
Comic Book
Festival
28–31 JANUARY
This western French town
goes especially mad for the
art of “bande dessinée”,
their addiction culminating
in this annual event, whose
highlight is a 24-hour
comic-making contest.

WWW.BDANGOULEME.COM
FLY TO ANGOULEME FROM
LONDON (STANSTED).
Marrakesh
Marathon
31 JANUARY
The 21st marathon in this
exotic Moroccan city is
expected to pull in more
than 5,000 competitors.
Think palm trees, world-
class athletes and some of
the best January weather
anywhere on the Ryanair
route map.

WWW.MARATHON-
MARRAKECH.COM
FLY TO MARRAKESH FROM
13 DESTINATIONS.
FEBRUARY
Mr Gay
World, Oslo
10–14 FEBRUARY
Miss World is, of course,
not sexist, which is why
any male readers will have
no problem whatsoever
if their good lady fancies
combining a Norwegian
skiing jaunt with the
sight of some buff and
well-groomed gentlemen.
Apparently, they’re judged
not just on athleticism
and looks, but on
communication skills, too.

WWW.MRGAYWORLD.ORG
FLY TO OSLO (RYGGE AND
TORP) FROM EIGHT DESTINATIONS.
Tenerife
Carnival
12–21 FEBRUARY
The poster shows a bikini-
clad monkey, but don’t let
that put you off – this is one
blistering carnival and a
chance to get some Spanish
winter sun rolled into one.
A big draw is the ceremony
where they bury a giant fish.
WWW.CARNAVALTENERIFE.ES
FLY TO TENERIFE SOUTH FROM
17 DESTINATIONS.
Milan
Fashion Week
24 FEBRUARY–3 MARCH
If you look cool and
could talk your way into a
cabinet meeting, this is the
week to visit Milan. The
catwalk shows and parties
are invitation only, but a
knowing nod to Donatella
and a polish of the old
brogues and you may just
find yourself talking shop
with Anna Wintour.

WWW.CAMERAMODA.IT
FLY TO MILAN (BERGAMO)
FROM 48 DESTINATIONS.
Depeche
Mode, Live In
Düsseldorf
26–27 FEBRUARY
Since forming in 1980, the
Brit electronic outfit has
quietly risen to become a
stadium supergroup. And
there’s no better place to
hear their cold, industrial-
esque soundscapes than in
the centre of the Teutonic
telecoms industry.

WWW.DEPECHEMODE.COM
FLY TO DUSSELDORF (WEEZE)
FROM 46 DESTINATIONS.
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MARCH
St David’s
Day, Cardiff
1 MARCH
Not as big a deal as St
Patrick’s Day, but then the
Welsh do know a thing or
two about a good party
and a sing-song. So warm
up the larynx and make the
short drive from Bristol.
FLY TO BRISTOL FROM 32
DESTINATIONS.
Sellaronda
Ski Marathon
5 MARCH
This 26-mile night dash
between the Dolomites’
top ski resorts is not for
the faint-hearted. But if
you’ve got what it takes,
all you need is a partner to
join in the action.

WWW.SELLARONDA.IT
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DESTINATIONS.
Royal Palace
Sprint,
Stockholm
17 MARCH
Not runners, but skiers
– this 1km dash around
the Swedish capital’s
imposing Royal Palace is
a world cup competition,
and you may get a glimpse
of King Carl (waving, not
racing of course).

WWW.SKIDSPELEN.SE
FLY TO STOCKHOLM (SKAVSTA
AND VASTERAS) FROM 39
DESTINATIONS.
St Patrick’s
Day, Cork
17 MARCH
Dublin boasts the biggest
knees-up, but Cork offers a
more intimate experience,
and the hotels won’t be so
full of faux-Irish Americans.
FLY TO CORK FROM FIVE
DESTINATIONS.
Festival Voix
Publiques,
Poitiers
MARCH (DATE TBA)
If you’re a decent French
speaker and don’t mind
getting stuck in, this
annual festival takes in
exhibitions, debates and
workshops of all kinds
– plus entry to everything
is free. Oui, gratuit!

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TWO DESTINATIONS.
APRIL
Edinburgh
International
Science
Festival
3–17 APRIL
Up to 68,000 people
attended last year and left
happy and enlightened
by the events, shows and
interactive displays for
all ages. Just don’t touch
that… ah, too late.

WWW.SCIENCEFESTIVAL.CO.UK
FLY TO EDINBURGH FROM
37 DESTINATIONS.
Irish Grand
National,
Dublin
5 APRIL
This famous race will
be celebrating its 140th
meeting in 2011, and offers
three-and-a-bit miles of
snorting horses, damp
earth and 24 jumps. Fiver
on number six, please.

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RACECOURSE.IE
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76 DESTINATIONS.
Antibes
Yacht Show
8–11 APRIL
A relative newbie on the
posh boat calendar, this
event is a great way to
explore the Côte d’Azur
and nearby towns like
Nice and Cannes. The
biggest yacht last year was
a whopping 65m long.

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SHOW.COM
FLY TO NICE FROM DUBLIN.
London
Marathon
25 APRIL
New sponsor Virgin will
be pulling out all the stops
to make this year’s event
a cracker, and it’s not hard
when you have the streets
of London lined with
enthusiastic supporters
and some of the top
names in running.

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MARATHON.COM
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Malta
Fireworks
Festival
29–30 APRIL
This crowd-pleaser at the
Grand Harbour in Valletta
sees international entrants
and local firework makers
pull out all the stops for
two days of whizzes,
bangs and nervous cats.

WWW.VISITMALTA.COM
FLY TO MALTA (LUQA) FROM
12 DESTINATIONS.
MAY
Lille Soup
Festival
1 MAY
Anyone who’s ever tasted
soup from a posh city
take-away will know just
how good liquid grub truly
is – and in Lille, northern
France, the best soup
makers in the world gather
annually to show off their
straw-friendly wares.

WWW.MAIRIE-LILLE.FR/EN
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DESTINATIONS.
Jerez MotoGP
2 MAY
MotoGP is the one that
Italian Valentino Rossi
dominates, and Jerez is a
highlight of the calendar
with a wild and fun-loving
crowd. Indeed, it’s here that
the biking champ has twice
jumped into a Portaloo after
winning to get a laugh.

WWW.MOTOGP.COM
FLY TO JEREZ FROM THREE
DESTINATIONS.
Primo Maggio
Festival, Rome
1 MAY
This popular music festival
has been going since
1989 and seen everyone
from Nick Cave to Oasis
perform. That’s not to say
it won’t be the Cheeky
Girls this year, mind.

WWW.MOCAMBO.TV
FLY TO ROME (CIAMPINO)
FROM 29 DESTINATIONS.
JUNE
Sandsation,
Berlin
6 JUNE–29 AUGUST
Sand sculptures are cool
– if a little fragile – and
some of the best in the
world can be seen on
Berlin’s Europaplatz on a
whopping 4,000m
2
site.
Take a blowtorch and
covertly turn one into
glass. Heh heh heh.

WWW.SANDSATION.COM
FLY TO BERLIN (SCHONEFELD)
FROM EIGHT DESTINATIONS.
Tangier
Jazz Festival
JUNE (DATE TBA)
This four-day Moroccan
wig-out is called Tanjazz and
pulls in stars and jazz lovers
from all over the world.

WWW.TANJAZZ.ORG
FLY TO TANGIER FROM FOUR
DESTINATIONS.
Sauna Open Air
Metal Festival,
Tampere
11–13 JUNE
There are plenty of good
reasons to go to Finland,
but none louder than this
heavy metal festival, which
has in the past hosted the
likes of Whitesnake and
Mötley Crüe. Oh, and it has
nothing to do with saunas!

WWW.SAUNA-OPEN-AIR.FI
FLY TO TAMPERE FROM SIX
DESTINATIONS.
Dragonboat
Cup, Vienna
26 JUNE
Austrians in fancy dress
pumping rowing boats
down the Danube? That’ll
be the annual Dragonboat
Cup and, if you like it,
there are also similar
events in Switzerland,
Germany and England.

WWW.DRACHENBOOT.AT
FLY TO BRATISLAVA (VIENNA)
FROM 17 DESTINATIONS.
Grand Prix
of Europe,
Valencia
27 JUNE
In 2009, Rubens
Barrichello won on
this thrilling street
circuit, which is a
smart alternative to the
super-congested (and
exorbitantly-priced)
Monaco.

WWW.F1.COM
FLY TO VALENCIA FROM 13
DESTINATIONS.
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Shakespeare
Festival, Prague
JUNE–SEPTEMBER
The dates are still being
finalised, but rock up in
the Czech capital any time
next summer and you can
catch a bit of Shakespeare
in a historic setting. Don’t
fret – most of the plays
are performed in English.

WWW.PRAGUE
SHAKESPEARE.ORG
FLYTO PRAGUE FROM FOUR
DESTINATIONS.
JULY
Pink Night,
Rimini
2 JULY
Taking place along the
entire coastline of this
popular Italian resort – all
40km of it – this party is
nothing to do with the gay
community, but a night of
concerts, show and fiestas,
where the whole town is
bathed in pink lights.
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FLY TO RIMINI FROM FIVE
DESTINATIONS.
Ironman,
Klagenfurt
4 JULY
In the sweaty world of
triathlons, none is more
revered than the Ironman
brand, and registration
for this Austrian lakeside
event sold out fast. Much
better to watch though, as
the competitors slog it out
over a 225km course.

WWW.IRONMAN.COM
FLY TO KLAGENFURT FROM
FOUR DESTINATIONS.
Beatles Day,
Liverpool
10 JULY
For the past two years,
fans of the original boy
band have gathered in their
home town to wear mop-
top wigs and remember
their heroes. Expect a
host of fun charity events,
followed by a concert with
stars performing all the
hits. Events are even being
planned in other cities
around the world.

WWW.BEATLESDAY.TV
FLY TO LIVERPOOL FROM 41
DESTINATIONS.
Benicàssim
Festival
15–18 JULY
One of Europe’s best
music festivals – held on
the Spanish coast near
Valencia – was cancelled
half-way through the 2009
event due to violent storms,
so fans will be even more
“mad for it” this year. No
bands have been confirmed
yet, but our guess is…
not Cliff Richard.

WWW.FIBERFIB.COM
FLY TO VALENCIA FROM 13
DESTINATIONS.
Tour de
France, Rodez
17 JULY
The 97th Tour de France
is well under way by July,
and down here in southern
France is one of the
best places to take in the
Lycra-clad pedallers while
soaking up some sun.

WWW.LETOUR.FR
FLY TO RODEZ FROM TWO
DESTINATIONS.
Viking Moot,
Aarhus
24–25 JULY
Held at Moesgaard beach,
Denmark’s oldest Viking
market is a major tourist
attraction, drawing in
scores of enthusiasts and
curious onlookers for its
superb battle recreations.
Grab a sword and a horn
and join in the fun.
WWW.MOESMUS.DK
FLY TO AARHUS FROM THREE
DESTINATIONS.
AUGUST
Edinburgh
Military Tattoo
6–28 AUGUST
The only destination
on our list getting two
mentions (but then there
are flights to the Scottish
capital from all over
Europe), Edinburgh in
August is a must for fans
of pomp, the military and
bagpipes. It’s the annual
Edinburgh Festival, too. Are
you getting all this, Scottish
Tourist Board?

WWW.EDINTATTOO.CO.UK
FLY TO EDINBURGH FROM 37
DESTINATIONS.
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Brussels
Flower Carpet
13–15 AUGUST
OK, so it’s hard to get
excited by a rug with
petals on it – but this one
on the Grand’Place is a
piece of turf with over
700,000 flowers on it,
spread over 2,000m
2
.
WWW.FLOWERCARPET.BE
FLY TO BRUSSELS
(CHARLEROI) FROM 50
DESTINATIONS.
Sziget Festival,
Budapest
AUGUST (DATE TBA)
Last year, The Prodigy,
Snow Patrol and Fatboy
Slim all performed, and
the week-long event in
Hungary is one of the
biggest and best in Europe.
WWW.SZIGET.HU/FESZTIVAL
FLY TO BUDAPEST T1 FROM
FOUR DESTINATIONS.
SEPTEMBER
Grand Pavois
Festival,
La Rochelle
15–20 SEPTEMBER
Half of Europe’s yachts
are being packed away for
the winter by now, but this
is a chance to see more
than 800 exhibitors from
35 countries showing off
to-die-for craft.
WWW.GRAND-PAVOIS.COM
FLY TO LA ROCHELLE FROM
LONDON (STANSTED).
Gdansk
Kite Festival
SEPTEMBER (DATE TBA)
A fabulous spot on the
Baltic coast makes this
ancient Polish city well
worth a visit, especially
in early autumn when the
kite festival is in full swing.
FLY TO GDANSK FROM EIGHT
DESTINATIONS.
Venice Film
Festival
SEPTEMBER (DATE TBA)
George Clooney whizzed
in by helicopter last year,
but you don’t have to
make such a spectacular
entrance to enjoy the
world’s oldest film festival
and bag a few autographs.
WWW.LABIENNALE.ORG
FLY TO VENICE (TREVISO)
FROM 19 DESTINATIONS.
Biarritz
Dance Festival
SEPTEMBER (DATE TBA)
This resort on the south-
west coast of France will
still be warm in September,
and temperatures will rise
even higher when dancers
from all over Europe turn
up with their leotards and
jazz hands. Which sounds
awful, but the event is
actually very cool.
WWW.LETEMPSDAIMER.COM
FLY TO BIARRITZ FROM FOUR
DESTINATIONS.
Toulon Festival
Of Maritime
Film and
Exploration
SEPTEMBER (DATE TBA)
A bit cheaper than its
fancy-dan neighbours,
southern France’s Toulon
has plenty to offer. Every
September, nature lovers
flock here to celebrate the
year’s best nature films. It’s
better than it sounds.
WWW.FIFME.COM
FLY TO TOULON FROM THREE
DESTINATIONS.
Scala Piccada,
Alghero
LATE SEPTEMBER
(DATE TBA)
For more than 50 years,
super-fast cars have been
whizzing up a 5km stretch
of mountain-hugging
road in this picturesque
Sardinian town, in a race
called the Scala Piccada.
It’s legendary.
WWW.CRONOSCALATE.IT
FLY TO ALGHERO (SARDINIA)
FROM 23 DESTINATIONS.
OCTOBER
Barcolana,
Trieste
EARLY OCTOBER
(DATE TBA)
Not to be confused with
Barcelona, Barcolana is
an Italian sailing race that
has taken place every year
since 1968. More than
2,000 boats are expected
to take part and it’ll be a
great time to visit this far-
flung corner of Italy.
WWW.BARCOLANA.IT
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DESTINATIONS.
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Bremen
Freimarkt
15–31 OCTOBER
This monster, two-week
“free fair” has 1,000-
year-old roots and
features parades, street
entertainment and lots
more. And naturally, the
Germans do this kind of
stuff so darned well.
WWW.FREIMARKT.DE
FLY TO BREMEN FROM 20
DESTINATIONS.
Halloween
Carnival, Derry
29–31 OCTOBER
This spook-fest on the
banks of the River Foyle
in Northern Ireland
culminates in a big parade
and fireworks, and is the
only legitimate reason
you’ll have all year to wear
that Screammask.
WWW.DERRYCITY.
GOV.UK/HALLOWEEN
FLY TO DERRY FROMSIX
DESTINATIONS.
NOVEMBER
38e Rugissants,
Grenoble
gg
NOVEMBER (DATE TBA)
This spectacular and
lengthy festival features
world music at its most
varied best. You’re not
going to see Metallica, but
you may catch a kick-ass
goat-herder with a nose
flute from Lanzarote.
WWW.38RUGISSANTS.COM
FLY TO GRENOBLE FROM SIX
DESTINATIONS.
Maastricht
Winterland
NOVEMBER–DECEMBER
(DATE TBA)
Ice-skating rinks,
Christmas market, giant
funfair – this shivery Dutch
shindig has the lot, and
there’s no better time to
visit the town.
WWW.WINTERLAND.NL
FLY TO MAASTRICHT FROM
THREE DESTINATIONS.
Granada Hocus
Pocus Festival
NOVEMBER (DATE TBA)
If you thought magic had
lost its cool since you were
a kid, think again. This
Spanish crowd-puller takes
rabbits and hats into the
21st century and beyond.
WWW.HOCUSPOCUS
FESTIVAL.COM
FLY TO GRANADA FROMSIX
DESTINATIONS.
DECEMBER
Bologna Motor
Show
g
DECEMBER (DATE TBA)
Europe’s biggie for all
things car-related is
usually in Frankfurt, but it’s
not on in 2010. Instead,
why not head to Italy’s
gastronomic capital and
its five-day homage to
petrol power?
WWW.MOTORSHOW.IT
FLYTO BOLOGNA FROM 24
DESTINATIONS.
Madrid’s
Warner Park
DECEMBER WEEKENDS
One of Europe’s biggest
theme parks is open every
weekend in December, and
its festive parade is just the
thing for thrill-seekers and
winter-lovers who can’t be
doing with the North Pole.
WWW.PARQUEWARNER.COM
FLY TO MADRID FROM 34
DESTINATIONS.
Log Pulling
In Riga
gg
20 DECEMBER (TBA)
The Latvian capital is a
splendid city, even more
so when it’s cold. If you’re
in town you’d be mad to
miss this annual night of
log-pulling and festivities
at the Ethnographic Open
Air Museum.
WWW.RIGATOURISM.LV
FLYTO RIGA FROM 13
DESTINATIONS.
Gothenburg
Christmas
Markets
THROUGH DECEMBER
Not only is there the
traditional Xmas market
in Haga (the old town), but
also an incredible one at
the Liseberg Amusement
Park with 80 handicraft
stalls, millions of lights, an
ice skating rink and ice bar.
WWW.GOTEBORG.COM/EN
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FROM10 DESTINATIONS.
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brothel will scratch your
surface, unzip your purse,
collect years in the folds
of thick pink curtains,”
recites Lola Page, staring
provocatively into my
eyes from behind her leather-bound scrapbook.
Her posh English accent is quite at odds with
her dirty words, and I listen closely to her softly
lisped verses as they climb to a crescendo.
“And the sweetness that came between my legs
filled me up, when the bitterness was too much
to stomach…”
As I kiss Lola goodnight, with the
confidence of a regular customer, it seems
hard to believe that only a few hours ago I
was a textually frustrated young man who’d
never experienced a private reading before
– let alone visited a “poetry brothel”. Such is
the seductive power of the Prostíbulo Poético,
a regular event organised by the enigmatic
Madame Eva Leon especially for Barcelona’s
students of stanzas.
It was Eva who had greeted me at the door
and let a nervous neophyte know what to
expect from the evening. “Around me are all
my ‘putas’ (‘prostitutes’), each one with their
own unique character and history,” she says.
“You can meet the Mexican food writer who
is celebrating the Day of the Dead, a Catalan
count with a tragic tale, or our lost soul from
Argentina – we have a puta for every person.
Just take a drink, pick a seat and if you feel like
a reading just let me know and either myself
or my assistant will help you select somebody
who is appropriate for you.”
In fact there’s barely a seat left in the
house, as the entire basement of the aptly
named Seven Sins restaurant is bustling with
louche characters, talking, mingling and
BETWEEN
THE SHEETS
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Europe’s frst “poetry brothel” has been stirring
passions in Barcelona. Duncan Rhodes hands
over his money and gets a good talking to.
Photography by Mark Gregory Peters
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This way, Sir!
Madame Eva shows us the
ropes (literally), as we enter
the colourful world of poetry
and seduction
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eagerly queuing up for a private recital. In one
candlelit corner a voluptuous woman in black
is purring out her poems to an enraptured
client. In another, a feisty looking strumpet in
a pink wig (think Natalie Portman in Closer) is
rendering rhyme to a bespectacled admirer.
Huddled close to me on a couch, two women
are lapping up every last iambic pentameter
recited by a wreathed Greek poetess, fresh off
the boat from Lesbos.
Madame Eva comes over and is about to
put a big red book in my hands – a menu of all
the poetry putas on offer – when her amnesia-
suffering assistant Harvey Ninguna (Harvey
“no one”) informs me that a slot has opened
up for a reading. It’s with none other than the
renowned Señorita de la Rosa, or Isolda as I
am instructed to call her.
“I’ve never been with a poet before,” I
confess to the pretty Latina puta, hoping
she will go easy on me. Luckily, Isolda is the
sympathetic type, perhaps because of her
troubled history, which she divulges after a
little prompting. It transpires that her privileged
upbringing in Central America was shattered
one day by the revelation that her father was a
major drugs baron.
“I wondered how we had so much money
when my father didn’t wake up until midday,”
she tells me. Unable to cope with this tainted
reality, Isolda decided to flee her luxurious
lifestyle, ending up on the streets of Mexico,
before finally arriving penniless in Spain. It
wasn’t long before she was forced to start
selling her poems for money.
Pretty in pink
Miss Quote and a Greek
goddess read lines to a punter
Lucita and Ramón get
pulses racing
“I had just lost my job in a tobacco shop
when Madame Eva asked me if I wanted
to join her brothel. At first I was nervous,
because I am shy and I don’t like to share my
poetry with strangers. But I really liked the
other putas, they were fun and we connected
with each other really well. There is a lot of
solidarity – we are all human beings after all.”
After this comforting preamble, I tell Isolda
I am finally ready for some poetry, and without
further ado she dutifully bears her soul. “This
one is called The Return of Colour,” she says.
“Purple explodes within, wild orange and
melancholy grey whisper to each other and
conspire to bring laughter to my face. I feel the
blue in my tongue, my breath is yellow – words
shaped as leaves come out of my mouth. I no
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longer taste nothingness because even my
voice has turned silver. I am a fish and a bird.”
At the end of this impassioned reading I
feel moved and even privileged to have shared
this beautiful act of poetry with Isolda. But
instead of an emotional farewell, I find myself
dismissed with a curt goodbye and I am left
to watch forlornly as the next customer takes
their place in my still warm seat. I wonder if
I’m a little too sensitive for this den of verse.
The brothel is now in full swing and a couple
of beers have done wonders for my attachment
issues. I catch hold of one of the brothel’s
more experienced scribes, Ramón – I want to
know how a respectable gentleman like himself
came to prostitute his poetry to any Tom, Dick
or Jaime. “I got involved in the brothel through
a friend, but I’ve been writing poetry for a long
time,” he admits, brazenly. “Tonight my name is
Ramón, but I’m a different poet the rest of the
time. All of us here have two identities.”
He remains tight-lipped on the subject of
his relationship with Madame Eva, so I ask him
instead whether, given the nature of his job,
he can still enjoy poetry in his personal life.
“Of course, you can still enjoy poetry when
you make a living out of it,” he says. “You read
poetry for money, you read poetry for pleasure,
and you write poetry for money, you write
poetry for pleasure. There is a boundary, but
it’s a blurred boundary.”
Maybe the white wine’s to blame, or maybe
it’s the general atmosphere of experimentation,
but seconds later I find myself accepting
Ramón’s indecent proposal for what the
Spanish call a “trio”! He leads me into a dark
corner, where I’m delighted to discover the third
party in this orgy of odes is none other than
the pink-haired beauty I’d spied earlier. She
introduces herself as Miss Quote. I ask her if a
three-way isn’t pushing her poetical boundaries.
“Not at all,” she replies coolly. “We wrote
this one together.” The two putas promptly
take turns in stroking the stanzas, and I find it
hard to credit Miss Quote’s complaint that it’s
been a while since any ink marked her page.
An unlikely story! When it’s all over I ask how
I should part company with a lady of quill
repute. She simply points to her upturned hat.
“With a tip, of course.”
I’ve nearly had my fill of poetry for the
night when I bump into Madame Eva on one
of her numerous social rounds. After singing
the praises of her harem of hymnists, I ask
her to put into words the idea behind this
intoxicating bordello.
“I want to expose people to poetry, and
Night writer
Shadowy Harvey reclines
with his pipe and wine
Reading between the lines
at the Prostíbulo Poético
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for them to discover it doesn’t have to mean
Shakespeare,” she says. “The brothel makes
people a lot more comfortable. Here you get to
talk to the poet, you’re more intimate, and you
can actually see the poem while it’s being read
to you. There’s another direction where poetry
is going, where people can actually touch it
– and that’s our inspiration.”
No sooner has Madame Eva finished
speaking than her sharp blue eyes start scanning
the room. She signals towards a mischievous-
looking girl in a plum-coloured Trilby hat. “By
the way, have I introduced you to the lovely
Lola? I believe she’s free for a private reading.”
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Play time
Guest performer Gaby Bex
Perusing the menu
I get a few heartfelt quotes
from Miss Quote

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Lech was Princess Diana’s favourite European
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BEST FOR VARIED TERRAIN
BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM
The home resort of legendary downhill
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and has everything from mellow nursery slopes
to long, steep runs. These include a rip-roaring
4.8km downhill named after the great man
himself, known as K70, and in between are
77km of intermediate slopes. As the “Bad”
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FRANCE
BEST FOR VARIED TERRAIN
ST MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE
This quaint, rustic village – the only really
traditional resort in the vast Three Valleys
system – is one of the gateways to the
biggest ski network in the world, which
includes Courchevel, Méribel, Les Menuires
and Val Thorens. Terrain doesn’t get much
more varied than this. St Martin itself
has mainly easy skiing, but you only need
to move on to the La Masse area of Les
Menuires or the couloirs of Méribel and
you’ll have your hands full of extreme skiing,
with everything else in between.
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BAREGES-LA MONGIE
The beautiful mountains and friendly locals
of the Pyrénées may not be as fashionable
as the Alps, but resorts like Barèges provide
seriously good alternatives. The much more
traditional and picturesque ambience stands
in stark contrast with some of France’s high-
rise mainstream resorts. Plenty of skiing here,
with two linked resorts forming the Domaine
Tourmalet and, if you think one or two of
the runs are steep, think of the poor Tour
de France riders who have to cycle up the
mountain pass nearby in summer!
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BEST FOR LUXURY
MEGEVE
France’s original posh resort – around long
before Courchevel. Baron de Rothschild
opened the first luxury hotel in 1921, and
now the place is swarming with them! Not
as fashionable as it once was, but a delightful
town with some unexpectedly good skiing
(even good off-piste if you know where to
find it). And it’s certainly not behind the times,
being a key part of Annecy’s bid for the 2018
Winter Olympics. It has some delectable
restaurants and hotels, but it ain’t cheap!
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BEST FOR FAMILIES
ALPBACH
A perfectly picturesque village with narrow
cobbled streets and an onion-domed church,
Alpbach is ideal for families. There’s a real
Christmas atmosphere, and the mellow, snow-
covered slopes are great for beginners. It’s
easy to get around too, as the nursery ones are
virtually in the village centre. Trained nannies
at the Kids Center under the top station of the
gondola look after children aged two to four
years old on a daily basis, and there are ski
kindergarten classes for four- to six-year-olds.
Kids under 16 get free lift passes.
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SKI EUROPE
BEST FOR PARTYING
OBERTAUERN
One of Austria’s higher resorts, Obertauern is
built on an old Roman pass and has tonnes of
snow. It’s a bit windswept, which gives every
reason to crowd into the bars after hours and
party. With such a good snow record, the resort
has excellent skiing for all levels and, like Lech,
a circuit that brings plenty of variety and a
sense of achievement. All this makes it perfect
for when you’ve completed the tour and are
looking for somewhere to celebrate. Like the
Obertauern tourist office says: “Get in the
mood for the festivities, flirting and fun of the
vibrant nightlife.”
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White choice
Family fun at Lech
Action-packed St Anton
Mègeve is top for luxury
St Martin – boasts plenty
of amazing terrain to try
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ITALY
BEST FOR VARIED TERRAIN
COURMAYEUR
This delightful climbing town has a good variety
of sunny slopes, with a really good mix of
gentle-to-steep pistes. Those with an appetite
for more serious challenges can heli-ski or (with
a guide) take the three cable cars from nearby
Entrèves to Punta Helbronner and ski the Vallée
Blanche from the Italian side, or the more
radical Tula Glacier back down to Entrèves.
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CERVINIA
This high-altitude former climbing resort has
extensive slopes above the tree line, with really
long, wide runs and a link with Zermatt across
the border. The snow is almost always in good
condition, and the 90-minute transfer time
from Turin makes it a top spot for weekenders.
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CORTINA D’AMPEZZO
Italy’s glitziest ski area, this former Olympic
resort attracts the local glitterati who love to
strut their stuff each night for the traditional
passeggiata (“stroll”) down Corso Italia in their
furs and jewellery. There’s almost 130km
of piste, served by about 50 lifts. But as the
Italians ski late and take long lunches, there’s
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SAUZE D’OULX
In the 1980s they called it “Ibiza on the snow”,
and the place was filled with winter ravers.
Today it’s mellower, but there’s still plenty of
partying to be had among the 27 bars and
three nightclubs. For those who manage to
wake up in the morning there’s a great deal of
good skiing, and the resort is linked with many
other ski areas in the so-called Milky Way
system. These include resorts like Sestriere,
which hosted Turin’s 2006 Winter Olympics.
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PILA
This little-known but delightful ski resort is
reached directly by gondola from the Roman
town of Aosta, and boasts breathtaking views
from the top slopes across the Gran Paradiso
National Park. Lower down, there’s top skiing
for all the family through the woods, with easy
runs like Baby Pila and Baby Gorraz. Aosta
makes a fascinating base, with some of the
best Roman ruins in Italy outside Rome.
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LES 2 ALPES
Forget skiing! The partying started when
Les 2 Alpes opened in late October – and
with some 30 bars open till 2am and three
nightclubs open till 5am it’s no wonder. The
resort has a frontier-town feel, and attracts the
snowboarding crowd both for the parties and
the big, wide open ski area, with slopes up on
the glacier too.
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VALMOREL
Valmorel is one of very few purpose-built
cooperative resorts from the 1970s featuring
stone and wood chalets with slate roofs rather
than high-rise hotels. It’s very family oriented,
with a safe, pedestrianised main street, links
to St François and Longchamp, and plenty of
easy slopes alongside the more challenging
ones. The Piou Piou children’s village has a
creche for ages 18 months to two years old,
and instructors help three- to six-year-olds
make their first tentative attempts at skiing.
Forget nightlife though!
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Light show
Take the kids to pretty,
family-friendly Valmorel
Italy’s Sauze d’Oulx keeps
up a party tradition
IN THE 1980S
THEY CALLED
IT “IBIZA ON
THE SNOW”
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SPAIN AND ANDORRA
BEST FOR VARIED TERRAIN
FORMIGAL
Having spent € 120 million on upgrading and
expanding, this impressive resort claims to be
the largest ski area in Spain. Spread across four
valleys, it has just about every variety of run
you could wish for – except perhaps anything
really extreme. However, you can always take
on some serious challenges by touring the
backcountry with a guide.
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BEST FOR A WEEKEND BREAK
PRADOLLANO
This resort in the Sierra Nevada mountain
range stands out for its proximity to the city
of Granada, and for being the most southerly
major ski area in Europe. On a clear day
you can see the North African coast from
the 3,482m-high Mulhacén peak, and the ski
area boasts 36 slopes and great snow. Perfect
weekend break stuff !
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BEST FOR LUXURY
BAQUEIRA-BERET
King Juan Carlos and his family have a home
here, so things are geared up for the bigwigs
in Spain’s most upmarket resort – with an
expensive lift pass to match! The five-star La
Pleta hotel with its exotic spa is worth a stay,
and the tapas bars are excellent. The skiing is
spread across three very different areas, with
some excellent off-piste opportunities that have
gradients even lower intermediates can handle.
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BEST FOR PARTYING
PAS DE LA CASA
The Principality of Andorra benefits from
duty-free status, and it was this that helped the
growth of Pas de la Casa, the micro-state’s
liveliest ski area. If you don’t mind the unsubtle
architecture (mainly apartment blocks) and
boisterous ambience, this is the place to party.
If you recover in time to ski, the resort is part
of the Grandvalira resort network.
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SOLDEU-EL TARTER
The most charming of Andorra’s ski resorts,
Soldeu-El Tarter offers the best location for
accessing all points of the Grandvalira region,
including Pas de la Casa, Canillo, Encamp
and Grau Roig – together offering more than
190km of piste. It caters well for families, as
well as beginners. The ski school runs nurseries
and has a snow garden for young children, and
many of the instructors speak English.
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Fun run
Some pre-party skiing at
Pas de la Casa, Andorra
Getting some snow on the
Grandvalira network
ON A CLEAR
DAY YOU CAN
SEE THE NORTH
AFRICAN COAST
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Ponte di Legno è un tipico paese di montagna, elegante e raffinato.
Per l’inverno offre piste di vario livello che garantiscono un’ottima sciabilità.
Ponte di Legno fa parte del comprensorio sciistico di Adamello Ski
una delle destinazioni sciistiche più rinomate delle Alpi.
I Servizi Includono:
• 100 km di piste • 30 impianti di risalita • Snowpark
• a soli 120 km dall’aeroporto di Orio al Serio (Bg)
• Servizio di Fly Ski Shuttle tutti i sabati prenotabile anche online
IMPARIAMO A SCIARE (16-24 GENNAIO 2010):
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SETTIMANA VANTAGGIOSA (30 GENNAIO – 7 FEBBRAIO 2010):
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scuola di sci/snowboard da €488,00/persona
Ponte di Legno, with its refined elegance, has succeeded in preserving
the charm of a mountain village. In the winter it offers ski runs of varying
levels that guarantee excellent skiing. Ponte di Legno is part of the Adamello
Ski area, one of the biggest and most important ski resorts of the Alps.
Facilities include:
• 100 km of ski runs • 30 lifts • Snow park
• Only 120 km from Orio al Serio airport
• Fly Ski Shuttle every Saturday – online booking available
LET’S LEARN TO SKI WEEK (16TH-24TH JANUARY 2010):
7 days in hotel HB + 6 days skipass + 12 hours group
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ALL INCLUSIVE WEEK (30TH JANUARY – 7TH FEBRUARY 2010):
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EUROPEAN WEDDINGS
You’ve taken the plunge and sorted out the
guest list – but where to tie the knot, and how?
Sarah Rodrigues has the answers
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OUTDOORS
THE BRIEF: “I want to get married without
the formality of four walls, but still need to
be within reach of all the mod cons, such as
electricity for my hairdryer.”
THE BUDGET: € 3,000
THE SOLUTION: Located near the Charles Bridge
in Mala Strana, Prague, the Vrtba Garden
(pictured below) dates to 1720 and is built along
the slope of Petrin Hill. The incline means
there’s a view of Prague and its wedding-
picture-perfect, spire-spiked skyline from the
top. And, ensuring that your guests’ (there’s
room for 200 of them) first impressions are as
“Gasp! Ooohhh!” as the rest of the ceremony,
they’ll enter through an ornate pavilion
– beyond which lie terraces, a fountain and
imposing statuary from the baroque period. The
stairways are ideal for trailing gowns; just don’t
overdo it on the toasting bubbles or you may
come a cropper in your wedding heels.
FIRST DANCE SONG: I Build this Garden for Us,
by Lenny Kravitz.

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t’s official! You’re a wedded-couple-
to-be, and you’ve got the sparkler on
your finger (and the dent in his bank
balance) to prove it. All of that time
spent poring over wedding magazines
has not been in vain. You’ve got very
firm ideas about the frock, the flowers, the
food and the favours – and don’t worry, no one
needs to know about that scrapbook of ideas
you’ve been compiling ever since your second
date! But the question of “where” remains
to be decided, jointly, of course. So while we
may not be able to help convince your future
in-laws it’s not OK to invite the woman they’ve
had earmarked for their son since high school,
we can at least help you choose the location of
the European wedding of your dreams.
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THE CASTLE
THE BRIEF: “Every young girl dreams of being
a princess, with her own castle and handsome
prince to boot. What a shame I had to kiss so
many frogs before it could come true.”
THE BUDGET: € 20,000
THE SOLUTION: Romance and Italy go virtually
hand in hand, so if it’s fairytales you’re after
look no further than a medieval castle in
Florence – yours for a full or half day. There
are various options for the ceremony (civil
and protestant only) and reception. Choose
from open-air, candlelit courtyards and
garden terraces, with views over the Tuscan
countryside. Smaller groups of about 60 can
use the lodge, leading out onto the garden.
And as if the setting itself were not romantic
enough, legend has it that the castle is haunted
by the ghost of a beautiful Italian girl called
Bianca, who died of a broken heart and
protects all those who love (mind she doesn’t
upstage you if she makes an appearance).
FIRST DANCE SONG: Princess, by Elton John.

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CLOUD NINE
THE BRIEF: “Sweep me off my feet! I want to be
carried away on the wings of love.”
THE BUDGET: € 2,000
THE SOLUTION: Er, don’t know about the wings
of love, but how about drifting gently skywards
in the carriage of Vienna’s Riesenrad, or
giant Ferris wheel? Built to mark the 50th
anniversary of Emperor Franz Josef I’s
ascension to the throne, it’s been standing for
over 100 years. Film buffs will also like the
connection to The Third Man. The wedding
takes place in the luxurious Art Nouveau car,
furnished to look like an old Viennese coffee
house. The ceremony lasts an hour, completing
when the carriage reaches its peak at 65m.
The carriage can hold up to 12 people, and
ceremony times are 4pm–6pm on weekdays
and 10am–2pm on Saturdays. A budget of
€ 2,000 will cover the basic package (booking
and rental), as well as the cost of the Viennese
registrar. You can also arrange Champagne
receptions and other services.
FIRST DANCE SONG: You Spin Me Round, by
Dead or Alive.

TEL: +43 (0)1 729 5430, WWW.WIENERRIESENRAD.COM
FLY TO BRATISLAVA (VIENNA) FROM 17 DESTINATIONS,
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WED...

like a celeb
Celebrities inspire us
on just about every
level – clothes, hair,
what to eat, even what
form of yoga to practice
– so why wouldn’t we
also take a leaf from
their “where’s hot to
get hitched” book? Just
be sure not to take your
cue from them when
it comes to the small
issue of relationship
longevity – at least not
without a watertight
prenup. Heather and
Paul, anyone?
But in happier times,
Paul McCartney wed
Linda Eastman at
London’s Westminster
Register Office,
and a host of celebs,
including Liam
Gallagher and Nicole
Appleton (pictured),
have followed suit.
Formula One driver
Giancarlo Fisichella
opted for the grandeur
of Rome when he wed
Luna Castellani; or
you could tie the knot
in Florence, as David
Bowie and Iman did.
They celebrated at the
16th-century Villa La
Massa, which also has
a small chapel in the
grounds. Desperate
Housewives’ Eva
Longoria headed to
Paris to say “I do”
to Tony Parker, while
celebrity make-up
artist Charlotte Tilbury
entertained Kate Moss
and Jade Jagger at her
2006 wedding in Ibiza.
LEGEND HAS IT
THAT THE CASTLE
IS HAUNTED
Knot-ing hill
Exchange vows in the
Tuscan countryside, then
exchange pleased looks at
the surrounding scenery
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reasons
to marry
abroad
1. The fact that it’s not
local may minimise
the interference you
get from well-meaning
mothers. “No, your
friend Doris can NOT do
the flowers!”
2. The legalities,
language barriers and
logistics of a wedding
in another country will
provide all the excuses
you need to hire a
wedding planner.
3. Your guests will likely
be around for a few
days, or even a week,
so you can organise
get-togethers before
the wedding itself.
4. You’ll have a no-fail
excuse for taking short
breaks abroad in the
months leading up to
your wedding.
5. “Being somewhere
completely different
from the norm can
really enhance the
special quality of your
wedding day, and
give the two of you a
place that you’ll have
ample reason to return
to, time and again,”
says international
wedding planner Karen
Thornton-Brown of
Weddingsabroad.com
Underwater love
Choose a glamorous
beach-side location, and you
can “take the plunge” in the
pool or sea afterwards
SOMETHING DIFFERENT
THE BRIEF: “My mum told me marriage is a
journey, and I want our big day to reflect that.”
THE BUDGET: € 30,250
THE SOLUTION: Blame all those black-and-white
movies, but there’s something about train travel
that evokes old-world luxury and romance.
Hop aboard the Royal Scotsman and you’ll be
accompanied by kilted pipers as you embark,
travelling in sumptuous, Edwardian-style
carriages in glossy polished burgundy. All nine
can be privately chartered for your wedding.
Choose to have your ceremony (the train has
its own registrar) in the observation lounge or
viewing veranda, then celebrate in the velvet-
and candelabra-adorned dining cars. Keep the
Champagne flowing through the night as the
train zips through remote Scottish countryside
evoking true vintage glamour.
FIRST DANCE SONG: Love Train – it’s been
covered by countless artists, but for your
Scottish wedding how can you go past the
Rod Stewart version?

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BEACH
THE BRIEF: “Give me sun-kissed skin and
sun-soaked surroundings, photos against a
backdrop of blue sea and sky, but with loads of
luxury separating us from the prospect of sand
in uncomfortable places.”
THE BUDGET: € 8,500
THE SOLUTION: With a choice of waterfront
terrace or Polynesian pagoda – each of which
can be transformed into an open-air church
setting – Marbella’s El Oceano Beach Hotel
smacks of laid-back luxury on the water’s
edge. The on-site spa will ensure you get all the
pampering you need, and that your wedding-
day look is “glowing beach babe”, rather than
salt-stiffened and sun-frizzled. Planning the
reception is also an (ocean) breeze, with the
restaurant creating anything from a buffet to
a five-course extravaganza. With this budget
you’ll be able to cater for about 50 guests, all
of whom will be eligible for discounted rooms.
FIRST DANCE SONG: Sea of Love, by The
Honeydrippers.

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UNDER A TUSCAN SUN
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Enlist the help of an expert to plan the destination wedding of your dreams!
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The White-Prague Wedding Agency is a
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Why not take your vows beside
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Lake Garda Weddings is Lake Garda’s Premier Wedding Planner. A
British-based company situated on the banks of this beautiful Italian lake,
Lake Garda Weddings have, over the past few years, successfully arranged
nearly 1,000 weddings in stunning venues such as Malcesine and Torri
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loveliest town squares and just a few minutes’ walk from the Old Town,
the sea and the colourful flower market, this hotel has been managed by
the same family for over 75 years. It offers all modern amenities and is
spacious enough that no visitor will feel cramped, yet small enough to be
managed in a family style and in accordance with their motto: “Our clients
are our friends”. Renovated in 2008, it has 92 rooms and 170 beds. All
rooms have a bath, shower, WC, hairdryer, ceiling fan, satellite TV, direct
dial telephone, safety deposit boxes and many rooms have balconies.
Other hotel amenities include a heated swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna,
three sun terraces, a typical Canary Patio, lounges, a card and TV room,
table tennis, garden chess, restaurant and two bars.
HOTEL MONOPOL, PUERTO DE LA CRUZ, TEL: +34 922 384611 , WWW.MONOPOLTF.COM
RYANAIR INFLIGHT PROMOTION

TENERIFE BY DAY
Located in the Orotava Valley, with magnificent views framed by the sea and
Mount Teide, Pueblochico is an ideal spot for all the family. Here you will
find some of the most emblematic landscapes and buildings in the Canary
Islands reproduced to a scale of 1:25, bringing together history, culture, art,
However you experience it,
whether by day or by night,
Tenerife is about so much more
than sunbathing. This Canary
Island hotspot is teeming with
sizzling nightlcubs, luxurious
hotels and fine restaurants. So
take a trip to explore – have a
pint and catch the game in one
of its historic bars or enjoy a
meal in a converted windmill.
The choice is yours!
technology, nature and
leisure in a spectacular
theme park.
Pueblochico is
integrated into the
unique scenery,
surrounded by plant life
and diverse flora and
fauna in a 20,000sqm
area. This miniature
world is a fabulous
experience, well worth a
visit for the entire family.
It’s a perfect place to
see the great beauty of
the Canary Islands... in
scaled-down form.
PUEBLOCHICO, LA OROTAVA,
TEL: +34 922 334 060
WWW.PUEBLOCHICO.COM
The Montes de Anaga Hostel is located in the nature reserve of Anaga in
Tenerife. It is set among the steep, rugged Anaga Mountains and commands
beautiful views over deeply contrasting scenery. In 1987, the area was officially
listed as a local nature reserve and bird sanctuary.
The Montes de Anaga Hostel is a three-floor building with nine dormitories
and is adapted to the needs of the disabled. Services and activities include
restaurant, mountain-biking, guided trips and hiking.
TEL: +34 922 823 225 / +34 922 822 056, WWW.ALBERGUESTENERIFE.NET
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ENJOY WITH YOUR FIVE SENSES
If you wish to enjoy a unique evening in
the south of Tenerife, El Molino Blanco
has everything you need. Its rustic style
is a fundamental part of the charm of
this restaurant, which opened 13 years
ago in a beautifully conserved Canarian
windmill. In Tenerife, the old windmills
were used to grind cereal, which served
as food for many people and is still
today fundamental to the Canarian diet.
However, there are very few windmills
in a good state of conservation. The
restaurant’s magical atmosphere is the
result of mixing many old Canarian
objects with the tropical plants and
flowers that are an integral part of
Canarian nature. Open spaces, terraces,
Canarian courtyards in the open air –
these are just a few of the things that will
make you feel as though you are in the
middle of a fragrant tropical garden, even
when you’re indoors. So, whether you are
a fan of good music or you just wish to
enjoy a pleasant evening, there is a special
table for you at El Molino Blanco!
ELMOLINO BIANCO,
COSTA ADEJE, TEL: +34 922 796 282,
WWW.MOLINO-BLANCO.COM
OPENING HOURS: 6PM – 12 MIDNIGHT
CLOSED TUESDAYS
Pop in for a pint at one of Tenerife’s leading Irish pubs. In this family-run bar,
which was established over 20 years ago, you can be sure of a warm welcome
and genuine Irish hospitality in comfortable surroundings from the moment
you walk through the door. It’s open daily from 9am, serving the very best
pub food, including an all-day breakfast and evening meals. The bar is fully
air-conditioned and there is also a large open-air terrace in which to enjoy
the best Irish food, drinks and music.The Irish Fiddler is a renowned sports
bar, and using the very latest technology, various televised matches, GAA and
other sporting events are available simultaneously on 12 screens, guaranteeing
the best image around.
The Irish Fiddler is also a
popular Celtic Pub, so fans
are very welcome to join
us on match days. There
is great live music nightly
with lively resident band the
Rogue Traders, a fantastic
two-piece from Galway. Take
a taxi to The Irish Fiddler,
Los Geranios. Opposite San
Eugenio Shopping Centre or
alternatively our sister pub
The Chieftain C.C. Columbus
Hotel.
THE IRISH FIDDLER,
LAS AMERICAS, TEL: +34922 716292,
WWW.IRISHFIDDLERTENERIFE.COM
DUBLINER BAR
In the heart of Las Americas, you will discover the Dubliner Irish Bar.
Occupying an area of 500sqm, it was founded 35 years ago by the Mendez
Downes family. The Dubliner is still the best-known pub in Tenerife and
remains an obligatory stop for visiting tourists. In a friendly atmosphere,
music-lovers can come together to enjoy legendary performances by The
Dubliner Band. GAA, rugby, soccer, golf and more are shown in the Gaelic
Corner terrace where food is served till 9pm. Don’t miss the craic!
THE DUBLINER BAR, THE PATCH, PLAYA DA LAS AMERICAS, TEL: +34 922 793 903
METT BAR
Tenerife’s busiest bar, the Mett Bar is a perfect pre-clubbing destination.
Stag and hen parties are always welcome to come celebrate in style here
and can be assured of a warm welcome from the friendly bar staff. Famous
for its fresh fruit cocktails and famous fish bowl cocktails, and open until
4am, the Mett Bar is a perfect place in which to dance to the latest chart,
R&B and dance tunes. Guests can also relax on the warmly lit terrace and
watch the world go by. The Mett Bar has its own unique atmosphere that
cannot be matched. Hand this voucher to our friendly bar staff and you
will receive a free drink and our special VIP discount card for your fantastic
holiday here in Tenerife or book your night in.
METT BAR, PLAYA DA LAS AMERICAS, TEL: +34 653 957 182, ROSSKGORSE@YAHOO.COM
WWW.LOVETENERIFE.COM/METT_BAR_HTM
TENERIFE BY NIGHT
THE IRISH FIDDLER
& TEMPLE BAR TENERIFE
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RYANAIR INFLIGHT PROMOTION
SAN LORENZO
W
elcome to the European Golf Guide, the second of an ongoing
series, where the best golf courses across the Ryanair network will
be highlighted so you can get a clear picture of the top places to
play a few rounds. For all you keen golfers flying on Ryanair who
want the best advice on where to play in Portugal, read on. And look out for our
guides over the coming months on the best courses in nations from France
to Germany, Scotland to Sweden.
Also if you want to read more and see a detailed feature of the top golf courses
in Portugal and around the network then go online to www.ryanairmag.com/golf
where all our European Golf Guides will appear. Here you’ll find constantly updated
listings featuring top courses listed region by region with full contact details, costs,
amenities, hotel resorts, nearby entertainment, shops and other vital information
pertinent to any golfer planning their next trip.
THE BENAMOR
EXPERIENCE
Benamor Golf Course, which opened in the spring of 2000, is situated
just a few kilometres east of the historic city of Tavira on the Algarve
coast in Portugal.
This impressive course was designed by Sir Henry Cotton and inspired
by the beautiful old church next to the site of the clubhouse and by the
spectacular location. The final result is a delightful par-71 course of 5,500
metres (6,100 yards), which offers a pleasant experience to players of all
standards. The course is undulating, without being hilly, and offers stunning
views of the mountains to the north and of the Atlantic Ocean to the south.
The centuries-old indigenous olive, cork, carob, fig and almond trees all add
to the course’s charm. Water hazards and sand bunkers are dotted around
the course to test players’ strategy and striking ability.
There is also ample opportunity to practice one’s swing with a first-rate
driving range, putting green and large putting course. The purpose-built
clubhouse features a large terrace on which to enjoy the sunshine and
views. The bag drop, reception/shop, locker rooms and elegant bar/
restaurant offer quality products and friendly, multi-lingual service to both
golfers and non-golfers.
TEL: +351 281 320 880, FAX: 351 281 320 888, WWW.BENAMORGOLF.COM
GOLF GUIDE
CASTRO MARIM
Castro Marim Golfe and Country
Club is a luxurious, spacious resort,
beautifully situated in the southeast
Algarve. The resort offers 53
semi-detached villas, each with
three bedrooms, all with en suite
bathroom and a private pool. The
villas have a breathtaking view
over the golf course and either the
Atlantic Ocean or the Guadiana
river. Castro Marim offers a fantastic
27-hole golf course designed by
English golf architect Terry Murray.
THE EUROPEAN
Part 2: Portugal is a veritable golfers’ paradise
and with its temperate year-round climate,
there’s never a wrong time to hit the fairways.
According to the book 1001 Golf
holes you must play before you die
by Jeff Barr, Castro Marim is among
the world’s best golf courses. “The
hole that must be played” is the
fourth – a challenging par-5.
Visit www.castromarimgolfe.com
and book your holiday/golf trip
now! Use the special code RA2010
for an extra 10% discount!
CASTRO MARIM GOLFE AND COUNTRY
CLUB, TEL: +351 281 510330,
INFO@CASTROMARIMGOLFE.COM
Why not escape to the Algarve
and stay at the Dona Filipa & San
Lorenzo Golf Resort? Superbly
located 200 metres from the
Vale do Lobo beach, this is an
attractive resort offering a touch of
glamour and true quality service.
With enormously comfortable
public areas, restaurants and
bars and a highly attentive staff,
guests will enjoy an unparalleled
experience. But, of course,
the true glamour resides in the
two remarkable golf courses: San
Lorenzo and Pinheiros Altos. Fly
with Ryanair, and let Dona Filipa &
San Lorenzo Golf Resort take you
on a memorable journey!
DONAFILIPA& SAN LORENZO GOLFRESORT,
DONA FILIPA HOTEL@JJWHOTELS.COM
TEL: +351 289 357 200,
WWW.DONAFILIPAHOTEL.COM
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PARQUE DA FLORESTA
Tucked away in the folds of the western Algarve’s
countryside is one of Europe’s most picturesque
golf courses, Parque da Floresta – at the heart of
the Vigia Group’s flagship golf and leisure resort.
Golf-lovers will be enthralled by the challenging
18-hole par-71 course, imaginatively designed by
Pepe Gancedo. Measuring 5,712 metres from the
white tees, and with varying holes running along
valleys, the course is flanked by olive, palm and
pine trees. With no two holes remotely similar,
its variety and appeal is endless. With several
signature holes, the highlights are the par-5 12th
hole, which has been completely redesigned and
dog legs right towards the new two-tier green
Silves Golf Course
Silves is a serene spot at the foot of the Monchique mountains, but it is
anything other than “a walk in the park” – a drive at the opening hole has to flirt
with water hazards on both flanks. This course is for players; low handicaps will
find it a serious challenge to come in under par, but high handicaps (with a bit
of concentration) will be able to enjoy their round.
Alto Golf Course
This legendary golf course was the last to be designed by architect Sir Henry
Cottons. It features a 604-metre par-5 known as the “Sir Henry challenge”.
Pestana Alto is synonymous with design and play: in a world of modern,
complex course design, Alto Golf course is all about challenge and playability
for all handicap levels. Located in Alvor, the rolling fairways and elevated greens
PESTANA FOUR TOP
NOTCH COURSES
surrounded by bunkers. While the majestic 18th
is a fabulous finishing hole, positioned on an
elevated green, it is set in a natural amphitheatre
beneath the clubhouse terrace, where golfers
can enjoy spectacular panoramic views over the
mountains and ocean.

SPECIAL OFFER TO RYANAIR TRAVELLERS:
€94,50 – (2BALL) 2 X 18 HOLES INCLUDING BUGGY
(SAVE OVER 50%)
VALID FROM 15 DEC, 2009 UNTIL 15 MARCH, 2010
(MUST PRESENT BOARDING PASS) PARQUE DA FLORESTA
GOLF & LEISURE RESORT, ALGARVE, PORTUGAL ,
TEL: +351 282 690 054, WWW.PARQUEDAFLORESTA.COM
GOLF.RESERVATIONS@VIGIASA.COM
test all and reward anyone who enjoys
thinking about their game.
Gramacho Golf Course
Ronald Fream teamed up with the
former world number one Nick Price to
create the unique design of Gramacho.
With 18 holes and 27 greens, players are
able to enjoy this challenging course,
which has hosted the Portuguese Ladies
Open on a number of occasions.
Pestana Gramacho is recognized as a championship course suitable for those
of all handicap levels.
As well as its fantastic golf design, the course has managed to incorporate a
traditional landscape of natural stone outcrops, historical dry stone walling and
ancient trees with some artfully sculpted lakes and bunkers.
Vale da Pinta Golf Course
Host of the European Seniors Tour Qualifying final for eight consecutive years,
Vale de Pinta is rightly respected not just for its playability and challenging
layout, but also for its outstanding levels of beauty and enjoyment. Designed
by famous American golf course architect Ronald Fream and inaugurated in
1992, Vale de Pinta has earned its place as one of the best designed courses
in Europe.
Imagine fairways of Bermuda grass, strategically placed sand bunkers,
greens clad in Pen Cross Bent grass and ornamental lakes in a rolling terrain.
This is Vale da Pinta.
TEL: +351 282 340 900, WWW.PESTANAGOLF.COM, INFO@PESTANAGOLF.COM
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DESTINATION TAMPERE
Tampere, Finland’s third biggest
city, is situated 180 kilometres
north of Helsinki and it is the
hub of a very lively region.
Tampere lies in the midst of the
most beautiful Finnish Lakeland
and even though it is a big city
in Finnish terms, you’ll soon
notice that everything here is
within walking distance. Nature
is close by even in the city
centre. In winter you can enjoy
cross-country skiing, ice-fishing
and snowshoeing and the most
courageous ones can even try
sauna and winter swimming in a
frozen lake.
Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere
and open your senses to all the
good things that a small city has
to offer. www.gotampere.fi
FLYTO TAMPERE FROM BREMEN, DUBLIN, EDINBURGH, FRANKFURT (HAHN), LONDON
(STANSTED), MILAN (BERGAMO) AND RIGA. VISITWWW.RYANAIR.COM
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Visit Vuokatti Finland
From action packed to deep relaxation
Nestled amongst the rolling hills, ancient forests and frozen
lakes, Vuokatti’s location on the Russian border north east
of Finland gives it a unique Karelian atmosphere. Vuokatti
is a province of the Kainuu region, an international resort
which is a favourite amongst both locals and visitors who
like to be active. Whether your sport is downhill skiing,
snowboarding, telemarking or cross country skiing or you
are looking for a new challenge or a different snow experience
or just to relax in a spa, Vuokatti has it all. www.vuokatti.fi
For your chance to win
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heather you
like dark or
pale lager,
stout or wheat beer, all
these tasty beers, and
many more, can be
enjoyed in the historic
surroundings of the
Plevna Brewery Pub &
Restaurant. Plevna was
established in 1994, in
the old Finlayson cotton
mills, and it is the only
genuine brewery pub in
Tampere, producing a
vast selection of beers
made on the premises.
Since its opening,
Plevna has been one
of the most popular meeting places for local and visitors alike. In
Plevna you can enjoy beer and cider from our brewery, delicious food,
unique surroundings and of course, the well-known jovial company of
Tampere people.
You can enjoy our beers also in brewery´s Pubs: Oluthuone Pani-
momestari, Tuomio-kirkonkatu 15 www.oluthuone.org
Oluthuone Esplanadi, Kauppakatu 16
www.esplanadi.f
The Plevna Brewery Pub &
restaurant – One of a Kind
Open Mon 11-23,
Tue-Thu 11-01,
Fri-Sat 11-02,
Sun 12-23.
Address:
Itäinenkatu 8
(Finlayson area),
tel. 03-2601 200,
fax 03-2601 250,
www.plevna.fi
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Paris
EAT: ROSA BONHEUR
The 19th-century Pavilion Weber has been
transformed into a modern version of a
guinguette, or open-air cabaret. Young
Parisians jostle for a table on the scenic
terrace for the pleasure of sipping an
aperitif or savouring the roast lamb.
PARC DES BUTTES CHAUMONT, 2 ALLEE DE
LA CASCADE, TEL: +33 (0)1 4203 2867,
WWW.ROSABONHEUR.FR
STAY: MAMA SHELTER
Designed by Philippe Starck, these high-
concept rooms (pictured) come with an
affordable price tag and the odd Batman
mask bedside lamp. Expect high thread-
counts and quirky décor, plus a restaurant
where you can indulge in le snacking.
109 RUE DE BAGNOLET, TEL: +33 (0)1 4348
4848, WWW.MAMASHELTER.COM
SEE: MUSEE DU FUMEUR
It may be outlawed in just about every
public space in France these days, but the
art of smoking is still celebrated at this
museum, where you can see exquisite
paraphernalia from all over the world.
7 RUE PACHE, TEL: +33 (0)1 4659 0551,
WWW.MUSEEDUFUMEUR.NET
SIP: LE ZEYER
This art deco brasserie is one of the last of
its kind: gorgeous, classy and filled with…
Parisians! Located in Montparnasse, it
has a covered terrace overlooking Place
d’Alésia – perfect for a good book and a
café crème.
62 RUE D’ALESIA, TEL: +33 (0)1 4540 4388,
WWW.LEZEYER.COM
FLYTO PARIS (BEAUVAIS) FROM 21
DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING BARI AND CAGLIARI
Nîmes
EAT: A LA TABLE DE CLAIR
Clair, a self-taught chef, wows patrons at
this colourful canteen with Languedoc-
flavoured dishes using local ingredients.
Clair’s steak is basted with mustard and
cassis sauce.
PLACE DES ESCLAFIDOUS,
TEL: +33 (0)4 6667 5561
DRINK: LE CIEL DE NIMES
Up on the rooftop of Norman Foster’s
splendid Carré d’Art, this airy tearoom/
restaurant (pictured) offers a beautiful
view of the Maison Carrée. Admire the
building’s architecture while sampling a
panna cotta.
PLACE DE LA MAISON CARREE, CARRE
D’ART, THIRD FLOOR, TEL: +33 (0)4 6636 7170,
WWW.LECIELDENIMES.FR
STAY: HOTEL DE L’AMPHITHEATRE
Modest but cosy lodgings are to be had
at this central hotel, which looks out on
the pretty market square. The affordable
rooms are furnished with family heirlooms
and colourful wallpapers; walk to a
concert at the nearby Roman arena.
4 RUE DES ARENES, TEL: +33 (0)4 6667 2851
SEE: MAISON CARREE
Built in 16BC by the papa of Julius Caesar
himself, this remarkably intact Roman
temple owes its survival to the fact that it
was rededicated as a church in the fourth
century. Today, the only holy object inside
is a multimedia projector, which shows a
3D film about the history of Nîmes.
1 PLACE DE LA MAISON CARREE, TEL: +33
(0)4 6621 8256, WWW.ARENES-NIMES.COM
FLYTO NIMES FROM THREE DESTINATIONS,
INCLUDING LIVERPOOL AND LONDON (LUTON)
Nantes
EAT: CREPERIE SAINTE CROIX
Crêpe fanatics flock to this unpretentious
eatery for their scrumptious galettes
(main-course buckwheat-flour pancakes)
and crêpes, served with a mug of cider.
11 RUE STE-CROIX, TEL: +33 (0)2 4047
0183, HTTP://CREPERIESAINTECROIX.FREE.FR
DRINK: HANGAR A BANANES
This erstwhile warehouse once received
shiploads of bananas, but today it
welcomes crowds of Nantais in search of
art, coffee or a good party. A dozen or so
bars, restaurants, clubs and galleries have
set up shop in this vast space on the Ile de
Nantes, formerly home to shipyards.
21 QUAI DES ANTILLES,
WWW.HANGARABANANES.COM
STAY: HOTEL LA PEROUSE
Nantes is a mixture of the quaint and the
contemporary, and this hotel manages
to be both at the same time. Modern
architecture blends seamlessly into
historic surroundings, while breakfast
features fair-trade, organic local products.
3 ALLEE DUQUESNE (COURS DES 50
OTAGES), TEL: +33 (0)2 4089 7500,
WWW.HOTEL-LAPEROUSE.FR
SEE: CHATEAU DES
DUCS DE BRETAGNE
Surrounded by 500m of ramparts, this
massive castle (pictured) presides over
the centre of town. Inside you’ll find
the Nantes History Museum and, in the
former dungeon, a pretty restaurant.
4 PLACE MARC ELDER, TEL: +33 (0)2 5117
4948, WWW.CHATEAU-NANTES.FR
FLYTO NANTES FROM SEVEN DESTINATIONS,
INCLUDING LEEDS AND MILAN (BERGAMO)
FRANCE
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WHERE IS THE
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POPULATION 65 MILLION
LANGUAGE FRENCH
NUMBER CRUNCHER
2,500,000
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Munich
EAT: KONIGSHOF RESTAURANT
Overwhelmingly opulent dining is
the order of the day at the Königshof
(pictured). Throw in fine vintage wine,
and a kitchen that has earned not only a
Michelin star, but also 18 points in Gault
Millau, and you won’t be disappointed.
25 KARLPLATZ, TEL: +49 (0)89 551 360,
WWW.KOENIGSHOF-HOTEL.DE
DRINK: ERDINGER
WEISSBRAU BREWERY
This is the Wonkaland of the wheat beer
world, and the gleeful dazzle in visitors’
eyes while embarking on a guided tour
of the brewery’s facilities shows that its
certainly hitting the mark.
1-20 FRANZ-BROMBACH-STRASSE,
TEL: +49 (0)8122 4090, WWW.ERDINGER.DE
STAY: SOFITEL MUNICH
BAYERPOST
This state-of-the-art five-star design hotel
is housed in a former downtown post
office. Elegant minimal rooms, attentive
service and two superb restaurants mean
that although staying here may lighten
your wallet considerably, it’s worth it.
12 BAYERSTRASSE, TEL: +49 (0)89 599
480, WWW.SOFITEL.COM
SOMETHING SPECIAL:
MUNICH CHRISTMAS MARKETS
There are over 20 fairy-tale markets in
Munich in December, offering everything
from handicrafts to gingerbread. Start at
Marienplatz, then wander to Rindermarkt
for Germany’s largest nativity market.
VARIOUS LOCATIONS
FLYTO MEMMINGEN (MUNICH WEST)
FROM 10 DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING BREMEN
Leipzig
DRINK: GASTHAUS & GOSEBRAU-
EREI BAYRISCHER BAHNHOF
Finding a decent glass of Gose in Germany
is as hard as bricks, but worry not, this
herby, lemon tart-tasting beer is making
a comeback thanks to the Bayrischer
Bahnhof, a former train terminus
connecting Leipzig with Bavaria.
1 BAYRISCHER PLATZ, TEL: +49 (0)341 1245
760, WWW.BAYERISCHER-BAHNHOF.DE
STAY: PRECISE HOTEL
ACCENTO LEIPZIG
Don’t be dissuaded by the gaudy birds of
paradise installation – the Precise Hotel
Accento might be adventurous in its
choice of pop art décor (pictured), but it’s
a gamble that pays off. A real mood-lifter.
260 TAUCHAER STRASSE, TEL: +49 (0)341
92620, WWW.PRECISEHOTELS.COM
SEE: WORLD’S LARGEST
ADVENT CALENDAR
At a mammoth 872m
2
, Leipzig’s free-
standing advent calendar is the largest
of its type in the world. One giant door
is opened at 4.30pm every day until
Christmas Eve, when it’s opened at 11am.
BOTTCHERGASSE
SOMETHING SPECIAL: DEUTSCH
KLEINGARTNERMUSEUM
Perhaps the most off-the-grid museum
you’ll ever visit, an intimate look at the
history of allotment gardens in Germany,
sensibly situated in the clubhouse of the
German Allotment Gardener’s Club.
7 AACHENER STRASSE, TEL: +49 (0)341 211
1194, WWW.KLEINGARTEN-MUSEUM.DE
FLYTO ALTENBURG (LEIPZIG) FROM THREE
DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING EDINBURGH
Bremen
EAT: RESTAURANT AM DEICH 68
What it lacks in the inventiveness of the
name (see the address), Restaurant am
Deich 68 makes up for in pure foodie fun.
An inspired – and affordable – German/
Mediterranean/Asian crossover eatery.
Don’t miss the Bento boxes.
68 AM DEICH, TEL: +49 (0)421 597 9682,
WWW.RESTAURANT-AM-DEICH.DE
STAY: ATLANTIC HOTEL
UNIVERSUM
A modern four-star retreat located next to
the Bürgerpark and Universum museum,
the Atlantic Universum is affiliated with
the Oasis in Weserpark, a 16,000m
2
fitness
and wellness centre. Well equipped for the
demanding business traveller.
4 WIENER STRASSE, TEL: +49 (0)421 2467-0,
WWW.ATLANTIC-HOTELS.DE
SEE: LLOYD CAFFEE
This place is a must for coffee
connoisseurs looking for a standout java
jump, whether it be the darkly roasted
Espressi or green Rohcaffee. They also
offer tasting sessions on request.
18 REEDER-BISCHOFF-STRASSE, TEL: +49
(0)421 3833 2211, WWW.LLOYD-CAFFEE.DE
SOMETHING SPECIAL:
BREMEN CHRISTMAS MARKET
Chase the sound of seasonal organ music
and aroma of Glühwein through the streets
of Bremen’s historic Altstadt (pictured).
Starting outside the town hall, there are
over 170 festive stalls. Until 23 December.
HANSEATENHOF/ANSGARIKIRCHHOF/
SCHLACHTE PROMENADE
FLYTO BREMEN FROM 20 DESTINATIONS,
INCLUDING ALICANTE AND MALAGA
GERMANY
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besiegt alles
Ist das ein
Knutschfleck
an deinem
Hals?
LOVE CONQUERS
ALL
IS THATALOVEBITE
ON YOUR NECK?
CURRENCY EURO
POPULATION 82.4 MILLION
LANGUAGE GERMAN
NUMBER CRUNCHER
1.8bn
The amount in Euros that Germans
spend on dog and cat food every year.
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Ideal base for touring the West
• 70 En-Suite Bedrooms
• 150 Seater Conference Centre
• Four Seasons Restaurant
• Groups welcome
• Courtesy coach to/from Knock Airport
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KNOCK MUSEUM ͳ Captures the compelling story of
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witnessed this extraordinary event and the stories of the many
pilgrims who have come to Knock since then.
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West Cork
EAT: MARY ANN’S
It might look like a traditional Irish pub,
but hidden inside is one of West Cork’s
finest eateries. Owners Fergus and Trish
O’Mahony are big believers in local
produce – try the scallops meunière.
CASTLETOWNSHEND,TEL: +353 (0)28 36146,
WWW.WESTCORKWEEK.COM/MARYANNS
STAY: FORTVIEW HOUSE
With its beautiful country-style rooms,
wood floors and iron and brass beds, this
is no run-of-the-mill B&B. Be sure to get
up early for Violet Connell’s wonderful
breakfasts, where potato cakes, smoked
salmon and kippers are all on the menu.
TOORMORE, GOOLEN, TEL: +353 (0)28
35324, WWW.FORTVIEWHOUSEGOLEEN.COM
DO: WHALE WATCHING
You’ll have a whale of a time with West
Cork marine expert Nic Slocum. Twice
every day his twin-engine catamaran
sets sail to spot everything from
bottlenose dolphins to large baleen
whales (pictured).
WHALE WATCH WEST CORK,
UNION HALL, TEL: +353 (0)28 33357,
WWW.WHALEWATCHWESTCORK.COM
GO: MIZEN HEAD
The southernmost tip of Ireland, Mizen
Head, is famous for its spectacular
scenery and wildlife. If you’re lucky, you’ll
spot seals, dolphins and sea birds from
the visitor centre perched atop the cliffs.
MIZEN HEAD VISITOR CENTRE,
TEL: +353 (0)28 35115,
WWW.MIZENHEAD.NET
FLYTO CORK FROM FIVE DESTINATIONS,
INCLUDING CARCASSONNE AND DUBLIN
Kilkenny
EAT: CAFE SOL
This intimate bistro-style restaurant in
the heart of Kilkenny’s medieval old town
serves up contemporary Irish food with a
Mediterranean twist. The locally sourced
beef is excellent, but the asparagus risotto
and salmon is the real highlight.
WILLIAM STREET, TEL: +353 (0)56 776
4987, WWW.CAFESOLKILKENNY.COM
STAY: MOUNT JULIET
Set within 600ha of lush gardens and
woodland, this gracious Georgian
mansion overlooking the River Nore is the
last word in luxury – especially for golf
enthusiasts. Designed by Jack Nicklaus,
the 18-hole course is one of Ireland’s best.
THOMASTOWN, TEL: +353 (0)56 777
3000, WWW.MOUNTJULIET.IE
VISIT: ROTHE HOUSE
History comes alive inside this restored
17th-century merchant’s house (pictured).
Inside the complex of Tudor buildings
there are numerous courtyards, a lovingly
recreated urban garden and the Kilkenny
Archaeological Society’s museum
PARLIAMENT STREET, TEL: +353 (0)56
772 2893, WWW.ROTHEHOUSE.COM
SEE: DUNMORE CAVE
In medieval times, this limestone cave
a few kilometres north of Kilkenny city
was reputed to be one of the three
darkest places in Ireland. It might be
dark but is does possess the spectacular
Market Cross, a cross-shaped stalagmite
measuring over five metres in height.
BALLYFOYLE, TEL: +353 (0)56 776 7726
FLYTO DUBLIN FROM OVER 100
DESTINATIONS AROUND THE RYANAIR NETWORK
Dublin
EAT: LEO BURDOCK’S
If you like fish and chips, you’ll love this
popular takeaway across from Christ
Church Cathedral. The chips are delicious,
but be sure to try the lemon sole goujons,
cooked, like everything else at Burdock’s,
in traditional beef dripping.
2 WERBURGH STREET, TEL: +353 (0)1 454
0306, WWW.LEOBURDOCKS.COM
DRINK: MULLIGANS
Immortalised by James Joyce in The
Dubliners, Mulligans is a proper old-school
Dublin pub. An eclectic mix of university
students and hardened regulars all come
for the legendary pint of Guinness.
8 POOLBEG STREET, TEL: +353 (0)1 677
5582, WWW.MULLIGANS.IE
STAY: THE SHELBOURNE
Looking out onto St Stephen’s Green,
this venerable city centre hotel (pictured)
has been a Dublin landmark since 1824.
The Horseshoe Bar is a great nook for a
nightcap, while the Lord Mayor’s is
perfect for fancy afternoon tea.
27 ST STEPHEN’S GREEN, TEL: +353 (0)1
663 4500, WWW.MARRIOTT.CO.UK
SEE: DUBLIN BUS TOURS
Dublin is served by an excellent hop-on,
hop-off sightseeing bus that allows visitors
all-day travel around the city for €15.
There are also tours to the north coast
and Castle Malahide (€25), or the spooky
Dublin Ghost Tour (€25), the perfect warm
up to a night out on the town.
TEL: +353 (0)1 703 3028,
WWW.DUBLINSIGHTSEEING.IE
FLYTO DUBLIN FROM OVER 100
DESTINATIONS AROUND THE RYANAIR NETWORK
IRELAND
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Say this… not this.
Go n-éirí
on bóthar
leat
Imigh sa
diabhal
MAY THE ROAD
RISE WITH YOU
GO TO THE DEVIL
CURRENCY EURO
POPULATION 4.5 MILLION
LANGUAGE ENGLISH & IRISH GAELIC
NUMBER CRUNCHER
70
The duration in minutes of a senior
inter-county Gaelic football match.
www.burlingtonhotel.ie
Deep-rooted tradition with a
cosmopolitan twist,
Te Burlington Hotel
is Dublin’s premier Luxury
Hotel - a long-standing favourite
of times past and present.
Just a short stroll from Dublin’s
City Centre, the R.D.S and
Lansdowne Road/Aviva
Stadium - the 02 Arena and
Croke Park venues are within
quick access by car, bus or taxi.
Te Burlington’s bars and
restaurants are a buzzing hive
of activity by night - the new
Bellini’s bar adding a hint of
panache to an evening where
guests can sip a cocktail in a low-
lit ambience, amidst the busy
chatter of local clientele.
An ideal base from which
to explore the city and its
surrounds. Te Burlington is
your home away from home.
Rooms from 89euro
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Venice
EAT: TRATTORIA CA’ D’ORO
Known locally as “Alla Vedova”, this
restaurant is tricky to find but well worth
it. Expect homely, affordable Venetian
cooking, served up in rustic surroundings,
with dishes such as grilled cuttlefish and
sausage and radicchio lasagne.
CANNAREGIO 3912, TEL: +39 041 528 5324
DRINK: EL REFOLO
El Refolo offers tasty cicchetti (tapas-style
snacks), quaffable wines and decent
beers. You’re not exactly spoilt for space
inside, but the friendly, tourist-free
atmosphere more than makes up for that.
VIA GARIBALDI, CASTELLO 1580,
WWW.ELREFOLO.IT
STAY: VILLA MARAVEGE
Although only a stone’s throw from
Dorsoduro’s top museums, this well-kept
pensione has a secluded feel thanks to its
beautiful gardens. The 17th-century villa
boasts many period details – and its own
entrance leading onto the Grand Canal.
1058 DORSODURO, TEL: +39 041 521
0188, WWW.PENSIONEACCADEMIA.IT
SEE: SCUOLA GRANDE
DI SAN ROCCO
Venetian artist Tintoretto spent 23 years
decorating the inside of this chocolate
box of a building – and it shows. Built for
a religious institution in the 16th century,
every inch is covered in finery, from the
elaborate ceilings to his series of 50
paintings that adorn the three grand halls.
3052 SAN POLO, TEL: +39 041 523 4864,
WWW.SCUOLAGRANDESANROCCO.IT
FLYTO VENICE (TREVISO) FROM 18
DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING BARI AND MALTA
Rome
EAT: ACCHIAPPAFANTASMI
Setting itself apart from the crowd of
don’t-miss pizzerias in the Eternal City is
this “Ghostbusters” eatery. It may sound
gimmicky, but their ghoul-shaped servings
are delicious, as are the specialities from
the owner’s native Calabria.
66 VIA DEI CAPPELLARI, TEL: +39 06 687
3462, WWW.ACCHIAPPAFANTASMI.IT
STAY: HOTEL CAMPO DE FIORI
This stylish boutique hotel (pictured) may
be filled with historic touches, but is also
kitted out with flatscreen TVs, wi-fi and
soundproof windows. Head up to the roof
terrace for panoramic views of the city.
6 VIA DEL BISCIONE, TEL: +39 06 6880
6865, WWW.HOTELCAMPODEFIORI.COM
SEE: CARAVAGGIO AND BACON
Does this time of year make you moody?
Well, two artists who knew all about the
dark side were Caravaggio and Francis
Bacon, whose shadowy work will be
shown together at the Borghese Gallery
until 24 January. The 16th century meets
the 20th century with surprising results.
5 PIAZZALE DEL MUSEO BORGHESE, TEL:
+39 06 841 3979, WWW.GALLERIABORGHESE.IT
GO: BATHS OF CARACALLA
Emperor Caracalla was a bit of a tyrant,
but at least he built this “leisure centre” in
the heart of Rome in AD 216. Spread over
10ha, it once welcomed 8,000 people a
day. Today, you can visit the remains of
shops, libraries and bathing areas.
52 VIALE DELLA TERME DI CARACALLA,
TEL: +39 06 575 8626
FLYTO ROME (CIAMPINO) FROM 29
DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING BILLUND AND IBIZA
Florence
EAT: TRATTORIA PANDEMONIO
Head to this family-run trattoria for some
classic Tuscan dishes including chicken
with porcini mushrooms, artichoke and
parmesan salad and tender, red-in-the-
middle Florentine steaks. Round off with
their famous homemade cheesecake.
50/R VIA DEL LEONE, TEL: +39 055 224
002, WWW.TRATTORIAPANDEMONIO.IT
STAY: ANTICA DIMORA FIRENZE
This centrally located six-bedroom B&B
feels more like a stylish friend’s house
than a hotel. Canopy beds (pictured), fine
antiques and luxury fabrics set the tone,
and for “a room with a view” try number
five, which boasts a private terrace.
72 VIA SAN GALLO, TEL: +39 055 462
7296, WWW.JOHANNA.IT
SEE: FIESOLE
Looking down over the red-tiled rooftops
of Florence, the small town of Fiesole is
well worth the short trip out of the city.
Go for the views, but also for the Etruscan
and Roman remains, including a temple,
baths and a still-functioning theatre.
BUS 7 FROM STAZIONE DI SANTA MARIA
NOVELLA
GO: MNAF
The Alinari National Museum of
Photography displays a plethora of vintage
prints from one of the world’s top photo
archives. Explore the roots of the art form,
from 1839 up to the present day, then view
a range of historical printing instruments.
14A/R PIAZZA SANTA MARIA NOVELLA,
TEL: +39 055 216 310, WWW.MNAF.IT
FLYTO PISA (FLORENCE) FROM 39
DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING NICE AND PORTO
ITALY
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Say this… not this.
Complimenti
al cuoco
Complimenti
al cuculo
COMPLIMENTS
TO THE CHEF
COMPLIMENTS TO
THE CUCKOO
CURRENCY EURO
POPULATION 60 MILLION
LANGUAGE ITALIAN
NUMBER CRUNCHER
4
The number of awards that Audrey Hepburn won for her role as Princess Ann
in the 1953 film Roman Holiday, including an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe.
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Tangier
EAT: HOTEL NORD-PINUS
Start with an aperitif in the retro lounge
perched at the top of the kasbah
overlooking the sea, then dine on
sumptuous Moroccan fare at this former
pasha’s home. Eaten too much to move?
Well, there are superb suites on offer.
RUE RIAD SULTAN, KASBAH,
TEL: +212 (0)661 228 140,
WWW.HOTEL-NORD-PINUS-TANGER.COM
DRINK: CAID’S BAR,
HOTEL EL MINZEH
Said to be the inspiration for Rick’s Bar
in Casablanca, slink into this classy
throwback to the raffish International
Zone days of Tangier and toast the Caid
himself, whose portrait adorns the walls.
85 RUE DE LA LIBERTE,
TEL: +212 (0)639 935 885
PEOPLE-WATCH: AL MOUNTAZAH
The best square for people-watching is
the Grand Socco. Hop up to the terrace
of Al Mountazah café for breakfast. The
art deco Cinema du Rif, a newly restored
arthouse cinema, is directly opposite.
GRAND SOCCO
SOME HISTORY:
AMERICAN LEGATION MUSEUM
Don’t miss this display of photographs of
old Tangier. It’s housed in one of Tangier’s
most beautiful houses (pictured). In 1821
Sultan Moulay Suliman gave it to the
American people, the first foreign property
ever acquired by the US government.
8 RUE D’AMERIQUE, TEL: +212 (0)539 935
317, WWW.LEGATION.ORG
FLYTO TANGIER FROM FOUR DESTINATIONS,
INCLUDING MADRID AND MILAN (BERGAMO)
Marrakesh
EAT: RIAD TAMSNA
Take one step inside this elegant
kasbah-style riad and you’ll know you’re
in the right place for lunch (or dinner).
It specialises in contemporary African
cuisine – try the Senegalese chicken
yassa. After lunch, pause a while to
browse the art-filled shop.
RIAD ZITOUN JDID, 25 DERB ZANKA
DAIKA, TEL: +212 (0)524 385 272
EXPERIENCE: DJEMAA EL-FNA
Find a ringside seat at sunset in a café
overlooking this buzziest of squares
(pictured) and watch the antics begin.
Acrobats, snake-charmers, storytellers,
medicine men and belly dancers cavort,
while sheep’s heads, kebabs and tagines
compete to tickle your taste buds.
DJEMAA EL-FNA, CENTRAL MEDINA
STRUT: DIAMANT NOIR
Head to the Ville Nouvelle for this favourite
nightclub. Think gleaming mirrors,
beautiful bodies, low-light dance floor and
plenty of thumping hip-hop.
CORNER AVENUE MOHAMED V, RUE OUM
ERRABIA, GUELIZ, TEL: +212 (0)524 434 351
COOK: SOUK CUISINE
Start the day in the market haggling over
the best fresh produce. Try your hand
at preparing spicy sardines, couscous,
lamb and quince tagine and more, guided
by Moroccan cooks in a traditional riad
courtyard. Then eat and enjoy!
SOUK CUISINE, ZNIQAT RABHA, 5 DERB
TAHTAH, TEL: +212 (0)673 804 955,
WWW.SOUKCUISINE.COM
FLYTO MARRAKESH FROM 13 DESTINATIONS,
INCLUDING BRISTOL AND SEVILLE
Fez
EAT: LE CHAMEAU BLEU
Set in a prettily restored medina house,
this restaurant’s offerings are a cut above
the usual street fare. The menu features
fresh Atlas trout grilled over coals, and the
homemade lemonade is a must.
1 DERB TARIANA, MEDINA,
TEL: +212 (0)535 638 991
LOUNGE: F LOUNGE
Souk-weary feet? Sink onto a divan and
call for the shisha pipe. Soft jazz, lots
of black and a snakeskin-adorned bar
complete the picture. The Mediterranean
and Moroccan dishes are delicious.
95 ZQAQ ROUAH, OFF TALA’A KEBIRA,
TEL: +212 (0)535 633 097
SEE: NEJJARINE MUSEUM
When merchants with camel trains plied
the trade routes, they would have rested
in a fondouk (caravanserai) such as this
one. Now a wood museum, it features
carved cedar wood, sculpted plaster and
mesmerising mosaics. Don’t miss the
beautiful fountain just outside.
NEJJARINE SQUARE, CENTRAL MEDINA
CLEAN UP: IN A HAMMAM
After a day in the medina, spend a couple
of hours getting soaped with savon beldi
(a brown goo used to soften the skin),
drenched with hot water and massaged
into a state of bliss. Riad Laaroussa’s
hammam (pictured) offers a superb take
on this traditional ritual.
RIAD LAAROUSSA, 3 DERB BECHARA,
TALA’A SGHIRA, TEL: +212 (0)674 187 639,
WWW.SPALAAROUSSAFEZ.COM
FLYTO FEZ FROM NINE DESTINATIONS,
INCLUDING BRUSSELS (CHARLEROI)
MOROCCO
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113 RYANAIRMAGAZINE
For our full route map visit www.ryanair.com TEXT BY HELEN RANGER
Say this… not this.
Radi nji rda bash
nahud zerbiya,
insh’allah
Ra nahud
wahada min
kul looan
I’LLCOME BACK AND
BUYTHE CARPET
TOMORROW, GOD
WILLING
I’LL TAKE ONE IN
EVERY COLOUR
CURRENCY DIRHAM
POPULATION 34.3 MILLION
LANGUAGE ARABIC
NUMBER CRUNCHER
85,000
The number of crocus flowers needed to
produce a pound of Moroccan saffron.
RATES FROM€90 (£80 or $135)
to €150 (£135 or $225)
dependent on rooms and season.
Riad Les Hibiscus welcomes
you to a heaven of luxury and
quiet in the heart of the Medina.
Located a stone’s throw away
from the picturesque markets
of Marrakesh and the famous
Jemaa El Fna Square.
The hotel comprises a sunny
patio, a pool, a romantic rooftop
terrace with panoramic view of
the Atlas mountains, a Hammam
(Moroccan sauna) and eight
comfortable bedrooms.
All our rooms offer A/C and
heating, in-room guest safes and
riad-wide free Wifi internet.
+ 212 524 383 145
contact@riad-hibiscus.com
www.riad-hibiscus.com
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Wroclaw
EAT: BRAZILIANA
Dispel the winter blues with a trip to
this fun Brazilian joint, where traditional
feijoada is served up amid potted palm
trees and cheesy photos of tropical
beaches. Perfect for plotting your assault
on the local nightlife over caipirinhas.
5B UL WIEZIENNA, TEL: +48 (0)71 789
9788, WWW.BRAZILIANA.PL
DRINK: FLY BAR
Wroclaw is full of trashy student joints but
if you prefer to mingle with high rollers,
try the Fly Bar (pictured). House DJs on
Saturdays get the head nodding.
21 UL WIEZIENNA, TEL: +48 (0)71 346
8801, WWW.FLY-BAR.PL
STAY: THE SILFOR EUROPEJSKI
PREMIUM HOTEL
This modern hotel boasts a great location,
offering cosy accommodation in central
Wroclaw. Guests have easy access to
the train station, shopping centre and all
tourist attractions around the Old Town.
88 UL MARSZALKA JOZEFA
PILSUDSKIEGO, TEL: +48 (0)71 772 1000,
WWW.SILFOR.PL
VISIT: ETHNOGRAPHICAL MUSEUM
A 10-minute stroll south-east of the old
town is this pink and yellow treasure chest
of tapestries, handicrafts and costumes
from Lower Silesia. Of special note are the
moving accounts of the mass resettlement
of Poles in the wake of WWII.
111/113 UL ROMUALDA TRAUGUTTA,
TEL: +48 (0)71 342 1267,
WWW.MUZEUMETNOGRAFICZNE.PL
FLYTO WROCLAW FROM 14 DESTINATIONS,
INCLUDING DUSSELDORF (WEEZE)
Poznan
EAT: RATUSZOVA
A royal supper awaits at this restaurant
once patronised by King Kazimierz II. Brick
cellars, candelabras and medieval murals
are the setting for classic cuisine with a
modern twist, such as mincemeat stuffed
with spinach and chanterelle mushrooms.
55 STARY RYNEK, TEL: +48 (0)61 851
0513, WWW.RATUSZOVA.EU
DRINK: PROLETARYAT
Raise your glasses to the “good ol’ days” at
this tongue-in-cheek Commie-theme bar,
where the sounds of Russian marching
bands blast from the speakers and busts
of Lenin keep a big brotherly eye on your
alcohol consumption.
9 UL WROCLAWSKA, TEL: +48 (0)61 852
4858, WWW.PROLETARYAT.PL
SEE: OLD GARRISON CEMETERY
Inside the scenic Citadel Park is this
tranquil cemetery. Among the many
Polish, British and Commonwealth soldiers
buried here are those whose real lives
inspired the movie The Great Escape.
ALEJA ARMII
VISIT: LECH BREWERY
Lech is one of Poland’s tastiest lagers and
aficionados/alcoholics won’t need much
encouragement to sign up for a free two-
hour tour around this modern brewery
(pictured). Visitors can then celebrate
their new-found knowledge by posing for
photos in a giant beer can.
11 UL SZWAJCARSKA, TEL: +48 (0)61 667
7460 (CALL IN ADVANCE TO BOOK TOUR),
WWW.ZWIEDZANIEBROWARU.PL
FLYTO POZNAN FROM SEVEN
DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING BRISTOL
Krakow
EAT: KAWALERIA SZARZA SMAKU
At this upmarket restaurant you’ll find a
nod to Poland’s proud cavalry days, when
winged horsemen used to rout Russians
for breakfast and still be home in time
for pierogi (pie). “The Cavalier” dishes up
soldier-sized cutlets, ribs and steaks.
4 UL GOLEBIA, TEL: +48 (0)12 430 2432,
WWW.KAWALERIA.COM.PL
DRINK: ART CLUB BLEDNE KOLO
Club “BK” (pictured) is the city’s joker in
the pack. Parties range from complete
rubbish to 18-hour hands-in-the-air rave-
ups. The house DJs attract the clubbing
cognoscenti on Saturday, while on Fridays
reggae-muffins mash up the stereo.
4 UL BRACKA, FIRST FLOOR,
WWW.BLEDNEKOLO.PL
VISIT: CZARTORYSKI MUSEUM
Egyptian sarcophagi, medieval weaponry
and Leonardo da Vinci’s only painting
to make it to Poland (The Lady with
an Ermine) are all to be found here.
Smartasses can point out that the original
background of the painting was blue, until
Princess Izabel ordered it painted black.
19 UL JANA, TEL: +48 (0)12 422 5566,
WWW.MUZEUM.KRAKOW.PL
SEE: SZOPKI
Amid the bustle of the Christmas markets
on the Main Square keep an eye out for
the Szopki, at the bottom of the Town Hall
Tower. These intricate, colourful models
may resemble cathedrals and castles but
are in fact humble nativity cribs.
MAIN SQUARE
FLYTO KRAKOW FROM 12 DESTINATIONS,
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POLAND
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Say this… not this.
Nie lubie
mezczyzn z
wasami
No lubie
mezczyzn z
wasami
I DON’T LIKE
MEN WITH
MOUSTACHES
YES, I LIKE
MEN WITH
MOUSTACHES
CURRENCY ZLOTY
POPULATION 38.1 MILLION
LANGUAGE POLISH
NUMBER CRUNCHER
5
Poland’s men’s volleyball team won five silver medals in five consecutive European
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Neo Dentica are one of the biggest
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we ofer the highest level of dental
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WE OFFER:
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• Gum diseases
• Surgery
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• Orthodontic treatment
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0048 602 770 150
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Zaragoza
EAT: RESTAURANTE LOS
BORRACHOS
The opulent décor, old-school waiters
and lavish menu may scream formal
dining, but “The Drunkards” remains
warm and welcoming – if you can work
out which cutlery to use...
64 PASEO DE SAGASTA,
TEL: +34 976 275 036
DRINK: SALA GREEN
A little bit dark, a little bit pokey, but a
whole lot of fun when you haven’t got
work the next morning. Relive your
student days with a soundtrack of
unstoppable indie-rock classics until
you’re thrown out at dawn.
37 GENERAL SUIERO

STAY: HOTEL MAZA
Completely renovated in 2007, this
city-centre bolthole now offers slickly
designed interiors with its 50-years-worth
of experience. Walking distance from the
Old Town and the Basílica de Nuestra
Señora del Pilar (pictured).
7 PLAZA ESPANA, TEL: +34 976 229 355,
WWW.HOTELMAZA.COM
SEE: REAL ZARAGOZA
Just as fresh signing Jermaine Pennant
will be looking to justify his move from
Liverpool, the city’s top football team
will be looking to take La Liga (Spanish
league) by storm this year. Cheer them on
at a home game.
ADULT TICKETS FROM €30, UNDER-16S
€20, ESTADIO DE LA ROMAREDA,
WWW.REALZARAGOZA.COM
FLYTO ZARAGOZA FROM FIVE
DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING ROME (CIAMPINO)
Tenerife
EAT: CASA JUAN
Rosemarie and Hans Frind started
smoking locally caught fish at home over
30 years ago. They now own this rustic,
palm-cloaked restaurant just over 10km
from Puerto de la Cruz. Enjoy 12 types of
smoked fish by their roaring log fire.
77 CALLE ACENTEJO, LA MATANZA DE
ACENTEJO, TEL: +34 922 577 012,
WWW.CASAJUAN.NET
DRINK: EL DESVAN
This minuscule bar has a lot to offer.
Monthly art and photography exhibitions
cover the walls, free wi-fi is everywhere
and the best bands in the world are
crammed into the stereo.
17 PASAJE SITJA, SANTA CRUZ DE
TENERIFE, WWW.ELDESVAN-SANTACRUZ.COM
STAY: BARCELO SANTIAGO
Even next to the formidable La Gomera
Island and Los Gigantes cliffs, this
mountain of a hotel looks impressive.
Recent refurbishments have moved the
rooms a little closer to perfection, but the
beach remains a mere 200m away.
8 CALLE DE LA HONDURA, SANTIAGO DEL
TEIDE, TEL: +34 922 860 912
SOMETHING STRUCTURAL:
LA CASA DE LOS BALCONES
Walk around “The House of the Balconies”
(pictured), an absorbing freeze-frame of
17th-century craftsmanship and one of
the most complete examples of traditional
Canarian architecture.
3 CALLE SAN FRANCISCO, LAOROTAVA, TEL:
+34 922 330 629, WWW.CASA-BALCONES.COM
FLYTO TENERIFE SOUTH FROM 17
DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING EAST MIDLANDS
Barcelona
EAT: INOPIA CLASSIC BAR
Get into this traditionally-minded yet
modern-styled tapas bar early to beat the
queues. Brainchild of Catalan chef Albert
Adrià – and younger brother of Ferran
– who also cut his teeth at El Bulli, Inopia is
culinary perfection without the ceremony.
104 TAMARIT, TEL: +34 93 424 5231,
WWW.BARINOPIA.COM
DRINK: NITSA CLUB
If you were hankering for a bit of sweat-
inducing, fashionista-attracting, eardrum-
splitting live band and DJ action, Nitsa has
the remedy. Friday and Saturday nights
are already legend in these parts.
113 NOU DE LA RAMBLA,
WWW.NITSA.COM
STAY: HOTEL PULITZER
Though steps away from the centrifugal
spin of bustling Plaza Catalunya, this four-
star boutique hotel (pictured) manages to
keel calm, collected and very cool. From
the luminous design aesthetic to the lush
restaurant, this is both a luxurious crash
pad and an invigorating launch pad.
8 CARRE BERGARA, TEL: +34 93 481 6767,
WWW.HOTELPULITZER.ES
SEE: EL POBLE ESPANYOL
Built in 1929 for the city’s World Exhibition
with the Montjuïc Park, “The Spanish
Village” is still an impressive homage to
the richness and diversity of Spanish
culture. Free audio tour with entrance.
13 AV MARQUES DE COMILLAS, PARC DE
MONTJUIC, WWW.POBLE-ESPANYOL.COM
FLYTO GIRONA (BARCELONA) FROM 64
DESTINATIONS, OR TO REUS (BARCELONA)
FROM 23 DESTINATIONS
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EAT: AQUA NUEVA
The newest branch of Aqua’s foray into
London completes the trifecta: Aqua
Kyoto, Aqua Spirit and now Aqua Nueva. It’s
Spanish, yes, but takes as much inspiration
from el Bulli et al as from traditional
cuisine. Start with a cocktail on the huge
terrace overlooking Regent Street.
5TH FLOOR, 30 ARGYLL STREET, TEL: +44
(0)20 7478 0540, WWW.AQUA-LONDON.COM
DO: WINTER WONDERLAND
Winter Wonderland brings all Christmas-
related sights and sounds to one place
this year, and offers ice skating, circus
performances, rides, food and drink, and
shopping for all you “last-minuters”.
WWW.HYDEPARKWINTERWONDERLAND.COM
TREAT YOURSELF:
PRIMROSE BAKERY
Taking in a show in the Opera Quarter?
Indulge before or after with a cupcake.
Primrose Bakery’s chocolate and
marshmallow, cookies and cream, or
simply vanilla confections will have you
yearning for your childhood again.
42 TAVISTOCK STREET, TEL: +44 (0)20
7836 3638, WWW.PRIMROSEBAKERY.ORG.UK
LOOK BEHIND YOU:
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Fee fi fo fum! One of the best-loved
pieces of children’s theatre, Jack and the
Beanstalk (pictured), is coming to the
Lyric Theatre until 9 January.
KING STREET, TEL: +44 (0)871 221 1729,
WWW.LYRIC.CO.UK
FLYTO LONDON (GATWICK, LUTON AND
STANSTED) FROM OVER 100 DESTINATIONS,
AROUND THE RYANAIR NETWORK
Newcastle
EAT: BLACKFRIARS
It may sound odd to refurbish a place to
restore its ancient roots, but that is what
has happened to Britain’s oldest restaurant
(pictured), dating back to 1239. With an
oak floor, oak bar and creaky oak doors,
it looks the part now, and the medieval
menu means it tastes the part, too.
FRIARS STREET, TEL: +44 (0)191 261 5945,
WWW.BLACKFRIARSRESTAURANT.CO.UK
DRINK: DIGITAL
Newcastle’s flagship superclub pumps
up the volume better than almost
anywhere else: it is one of only three clubs
worldwide with a sound system installed
by audio specialists Funktion One.
TIMES SQUARE, TEL: +44 (0)191 261 9755,
WWW.YOURFUTUREISDIGITAL.COM
STAY: JESMOND DENE HOUSE
You are assured of a pleasant stay here:
the concierge, Dean Maddison, has been
named Concierge of the Year for UK hotels
outside London, awarded by the Society
of the Golden Keys. The hotel itself picked
up AA Hotel of the Year 2008/2009.
JESMOND DENE ROAD, TEL: +44 (0)191
212 3000, WWW.JESMONDDENEHOUSE.CO.UK
SEE: BALTIC CENTRE FOR
CONTEMPORARY ART
The BALTIC has a magnetic effect on local
culture vultures. Join them for a couple of
hours at the current exhibition: Damien
Hirst’s 1992 work Pharmacy.
GATESHEAD QUAYS, SOUTH SHORE
ROAD, TEL: +44 (0)191 478 1810,
WWW.BALTICMILL.COM
FLYTO NEWCASTLE FROM DUBLIN AND
GIRONA (BARCELONA)
Edinburgh
EAT: IGGS
Ignacio “Iggy” Campos, has been serving
high quality Spanish food in Edinburgh
since 1989. The Christmas menus are full
of festive fare with a Spanish flourish.
15 JEFFREY STREET, TEL: +44 (0)131 557
8184, WWW.IGGS.CO.UK
DRINK: RICK’S EDINBURGH
Edinburgh’s most respected cocktail bar
(pictured) has undergone a refurb, not
only of its interior, but also its menu. Most
startling is the gallon-sized cocktail shaker,
but more subtle are the individually hand-
carved ice cubes (seriously).
55A FREDERICK STREET, TEL: +44 (0)131
622 7800, WWW.RICKSEDINBURGH.CO.UK
STAY: FRASER SUITES
The 75 rooms of the newly opened Fraser
Suites boutique hotel are contemporary
and cool. Standard features include fully
operational kitchens, modern Villeroy
& Boch bathrooms and, of course, a
fantastic location on St Giles Street.
12-26 ST GILES STREET, TEL: +44 (0)131
221 7200, WWW.FRASERSHOSPITALITY.COM
DO: EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY &
INSECT WORLD
Cold? Hardly surprising in Scotland in
winter. For a taste of warmer climes,
head down to the butterfly and insect
museum, where creepy crawlies and
beautiful butterflies are displayed in a
tropical rainforest setting.
DOBBIES GARDEN WORLD, TEL: +44
(0)131 663 4932, WWW.EDINBURGH-
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POPULATION 61 MILLION
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
NUMBER CRUNCHER
7,668
The number of times the
London Eye rotates in a year.
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On-time flights 86%
Complaints per 1,000 pax 0.78
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Complaints answered
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Air France 3 83
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Keep hold of your valuable items.
€5.00
AIRPORT PLAY SET
Everything you need to create your
very own Ryanair airport.
€10.00
GLOW PEN
Brighten up your day with
our Ryanair light pen.
€9.00
TRAVEL ADAPTOR
Travel Easy Worldwide universal travel
adaptor plug, for use in most countries
worldwide, with built in fuse.
€10.00
LUGGAGE TAGS
3PC SET
These 3D rubberised luggage tags are a
perfect way to help your child enjoy their
holiday with Bob The Builder.
€6.00

AVIATOR
GENTS WATCH
With high precision quartz chronograph
movement, displaying date, stopwatch,
24 hour time zone, internal rotating bezel
with country markings, solid steel case,
integrated leather strap, water resistant to 10
ATM and full international guarantee.
€71.40
SMOKELESS CIGARETTES
The substitute cigarette that tastes and feels like a real cigarette
without having to light it. One Similar Smokeless Cigarette
contains 0.8mg Nicotine. This is for inhalation purposes only.
Please do not light! Not sold to passengers under the age of18.
€6.00

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PAUL SMITH MEN
A classic woody, spicy fragrance that
combines the fresh citrus notes of
bergamot with rosemary and the spices of
nutmeg and cardamom. 50ml
€19.90
VERSACE
POUR HOMME
Dynamic and entrepreneurial, the Versace
Pour Homme man communicates his
forceful and passionate character through
a decidedly masculine fragrance. 50ml
€33.00
DAVIDOFF
ADVENTURE
Its fresh spicy woody
composition is daring and
elemental, inspired by the
world’s great wildernesses and
raw, masculine emotion. 50ml
€28.00
GIVENCHY GENTLEMAN
Indulge yourself with Gentleman’s prestige
and character. A distinguished and vigorous
fragrance for a man who is sure of his
seductive appeal. 50ml
€30.50
L’ORÉAL MEN EXPERT
HYDRA TRIO PACK
Anti-fatigue lotion, anti-dark circle eye cream
and shaving foam from L’Oréal’s new line.
Triple Travel Pack
€15.00

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ISSEY MIYAKE
POUR HOMME
A fresh, spicy and woody fragrance.
A pure and modern universe. 75ml
€33.00
DIESEL FUEL FOR LIFE
Elegant, sexy and energetic, this powerful
elixir should be used with caution! Fuel for
Life for Men is a powdery fougère with notes
of pink grapefruit and cedar wood, blended
with raspberry, lavender and vetiver. 50ml
€30.00
CAROLINA
HERRERA 212 FOR MEN
Cosmopolitan, Urban, Innovative, Trendy.
212 For Men reveals a masculine fragrance,
different, surprising and exceptionally
attractive. 50ml
€28.00
PACO RABANNE
1 MILLION
Fresh and sparkling with a note of
grapefruit, mint and blood orange, found
on a heart of rose absolute and cinnamon.
A striking contrast, mixing sophisticated
sensuality and asserted virility. 50ml
€29.00
KYLIE INVERSE FOR MEN
Deeply seductive, Inverse is the perfect fragrance
for a complex man. A fresh, ambery oriental, this
beautifully constructed fragrance offers surprising
masculine notes that are strong yet sensitive. 50ml
€24.00
CKFREE
An aromatic warm woody fragrance, fresh
yet casual and distinctly masculine. Free
the mind with absinthe and continue the
journey with spiciness in the heart that
winds its way through sensual wood notes.
50ml
€31.00
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JEAN-PAUL
GAULTIER LE MALE
The great masculine classic by Jean-Paul
Gaultier. A fougère-oriental harmony. A
fresh, sexy fragrance, combining power
and sensuality. A virile torso bottle,
dressed in the designer’s trademark
sailor’s T-shirt. 75ml
€33.00
ARMANI CODE MAN
This eau de toilette combines a
citron cocktail with soft notes of olive
tree blossom in an innovative and
interesting way. 50ml
€35.50
DOLCE & GABBANA
THE ONE FOR MEN
Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men is a
concentrate of elegance and sensuality. A
spicy, oriental fragrance, developed on the
harmony of tobacco with refined boisé notes.
For the modern hedonist who never passes by
unobserved. 50ml
€33.00
ARMANI MINIATURES
Sophisticated, mysterious and sensual. A unique collector’s
set of the entire Giorgio Armani men’s fragrance range
from Eau Pour Homme to Attitude. This collection
perfectly expresses Armani’s perception of a man.
€25.50
ARMANI DIAMONDS HE
Cedar wood as a symbol of masculinity,
twisted with an unexpected accord of cocoa.
A streamlined, powerful, faceted bottle;
elegant, youthful, the perfect fragrance for a
promising socialite. 50ml
€33.30
BIM WHITE
EDITION
With notes of blood orange, black
pepper and vetiver, this musky
yet surprisingly fresh scent is
free-spirited and casual. The ideal
fragrance for the man who draws
energy from within. 40ml
€26.60
DAVIDOFF COOL
WATER FOR MEN
Coriander, sandalwood and
cedar come together to
reinvigorate the senses and
provide you with a fresh and
clean scent. 40ml
€16.50

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BECKHAM SIGNATURE
STORY FOR HIM
This fragrance embodies David Beckham’s
iconic look and visionary spirit in a
complex woody aromatic fragrance. This
suave fragrance underlines the assertive
elegance and sophistication of the man
that wears it. 50ml
€25.50
ARMANI AQUA DI GIO MEN
An invitation to escape. This aquatic-floral
scent offers a sensation of freshness and
vitality. 50ml
€36.50
YSL LA NUIT DE
L’HOMME
An oriental fragrance with the freshness
of cardamom, the sophistication of
cedar and the intense sensuality of
coumarin. 60ml
€35.00
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LACOSTE
CHALLENGE
Inspired by the dynamic style
of tennis legend, Rene Lacoste.
Opening with citrus notes, aromatic
lavender and spicy ginger, with a solid
woody base giving it a modern yet
distinguished personality. 50ml
€21.50
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DOUBLE ACTION LIP & LIP CONTOUR
This revolutionary new product has a double-ended applicator with a
smoothing collagen biospheres cream on one side and Hyaluronic plumping
cream on the other! A fabulous tool proven to show astonishing results for
redefined, younger and more voluptuous lips! 15ml
€10.00
EXTRA VOLUME COLLAGEN
MASCARA DUO
This revolutionary new formula adds collagen for the
first time in a mascara. Result: 12 times more lash
impact! The biggest volumising brush on the market
provides women with the breathtaking lashes they
have always dreamed of.
€16.60
L’OCCITANE NOURISHING CREAM
All the benefits of shea butter to nourish and protect dry and
damaged hands and feet. Includes one shea butter hand cream and
one shea butter foot cream.
€18.50
COLLAGEN RE-PLUMPER DUO
This new duo contains a day and a night cream with
collagen offering a daily dose of intense hydration to
re-plump your skin. Visibly reduces the appearance
of wrinkles and gives skin a bouncy feel.
€17.00

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L’OREAL GLAM BRONZE SUN SET
One natural-looking bronzing powder and long lasting
six-hour gloss. Look sun-kissed all year long! Colours were
chosen to give you a healthy glow as you were coming
back from the sun!
€15.90
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GIVENCHY MAKE UP PALETTE
This compact contains everything that a jetsetter
would need to keep herself looking fresh.
€29.00
LANCÔME STAR BRONZER
Enhance your complexion with sun-kissed colour thanks to the Sun Color
Complex. The Pinceau Magique protects and keeps the skin hydrated,
comfortable and smooth for more than eight hours.
€24.00
LANCÔME TRAVEL ESSENTIALS
SPECIAL TRAVEL SIZE A special and unique skincare set that meets
the new safety standards (less than 100ml). A complete routine including
Hydra Zen Neurocalm Security bag included.
€22.50

GIVENCHY
LASH PEARLS
This liquid dots on to the
end of your lashes and dries
to form tiny little sparkly
jewels on your lash tips!
€17.70
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MASCARA
Try the new revolutionary mascara of
Givenchy, Phenomen’eyes, with its totally new
and patented brush, for a new gesture and a
phenomenal make-up result!
€16.00

GIVENCHY
PRISMISSIME
MAT & GLOW
Try the “extreme” version of the
Givenchy Prisme... Nine different
colours in a single palette for a
radiant, luminous complexion. A
choice of natural matte, ultra-radiant
and subtly iridescent shades to mix
and match to your heart’s content!
€21.00
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CLINIQUE MOISTURE SURGE
Travel Retail Exclusive: Enjoy rapid refreshment and a full 12 hours of soothing
moisture with Clinique’s new Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief. Extra
Refreshing Eye Gel instantly replenishes the skin around the eyes. For an instant
boost of hydration anytime, anywhere, there’s Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief.
Perfect for use in-flight. Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free.
€35.00
CLINIQUE LONG LAST
GLOSSWEAR SPF 15
Travel Retail Exclusive: Lip gloss juiced up with eight
hours of lasting shine. Moisture makes each one even
more mouth-watering. Protects lips, too, with SPF 15.
Five mini Long Last Glosswear SPF15 in a range of sheer,
glistening shades. Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free.
€21.00
CLINIQUE ALL-IN-ONE MAKE-UP PALETTE
Includes Superpowder Double Face Powder, Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher, Colour
Surge Eye Shadow Quad, High Impact Mascara, two shades of Long Last Lipstick,
two shades of Colour Surge Lipstick and Moisture Sheer Lipstick in a mirrored
compact with applicators.
€34.50
LIP VOLUME
Scientifically proven to increase volume
and definition without the sting! This niche
treatment came from the fear of needles and
has been specially formulated to start working
immediately, producing semi-permanent results.
€18.50
PROFESSIONAL WHITE
Teeth Whitening System. Transformulas®
Professional White, Teeth Whitening System
helps to remove stains caused by red wine,
food, coffee, tobacco and aging. A safe and fast
alternative to an expensive bill from your dentist.
€21.50
EYELIFTING GEL
Victoria Beckham’s favourite as stated by Heat
magazine. Watch your fine lines and puffiness
disappear when applied daily. Suitable for all
skin types.
€18.50
ELIZABETH ARDEN 8-HOUR
ESSENTIALS TRIO PACK
Elizabeth Arden’s classic eight-hour skin
protectant, teamed with eight-hour hand cream
and lip balm. Essential tools for models and
make up artists everywhere!
€22.00
THE BODY SHOP:
FACE ANY ENVIRONMENT
Three Vitamin E skincare creams help lock in
moisture whatever environment you find yourself in!
Enriched with Community Trade cocoa butter and
shea butter. Day Cream 50ml, Night Cream
50ml, Eye Cream 15ml
€20.00

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YSL FRENCH MANICURE
At last the French manicure becomes accessible
to every woman! A clever duo of portable pens
particularly easy to use, for instantly well-
manicured, smooth and glossy nails.
€28.60
YSL MASCARA VOLUME
EFFET FAUX CILS
Yves Saint Laurent’s best-selling mascara,
indipensable for a deep look without a hint
of artifice.
€19.90
YSL RADIANT TOUCH
A travel pen-brush to add a touch
of radiance to your skin anytime of
the day.
€20.00
YSL TOP SECRETS
Yves Saint Laurent reveals its first “Top Secret”:
a brand new application technique in skincare,
inspired by the beauty secrets of top models and
professionals. With a single brush stroke, signs
of fatigue are erased, skin is left feeling velvety
smooth and fresh with radiance!
€33.00
YSL ALL FOR EYES
The winning trio to obtain a glamorous, intense
and long-lasting look in the wink of an eye: Touche
Éclat to erase signs of jetlag, Mascara Volume
Effet Faux Cils N°1 to give lashes volume and curl
and Eau Démaquillante Visage et Yeux to gently
remove face and eye make-up.
€38.00

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YSL PARISIENNE
The portrait of a woman incredibly free. She was
not born in Paris but Paris adopts her. Because she
knows how to love, how to live. The perfume of ultra
femininity, warmed by the touch of the man who
embraced her. Vinyl accord - Damask Rose, Violet
- Sandalwood, Vetiver. 50ml
€44.50
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J’ADORE
Enter the legend of J’adore... absolute feminity according to Dior. The
fluid curves of the emblematic amphora-shaped bottle give rise to the
opulence of a fruity-floral bouquet - a fresh accord of Ylang-Ylang,
vibrant Roses and a caressing Jasmine. The essence of glamour. 50ml
€50.00
FAHRENHEIT TRAVEL KIT
All the elegance of Dior’s mythical and subtle masculine fragrance, based
on both woody and floral notes, in an exclusive travel-sized set, that features
Fahrenheit Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml and a 25g Stick Deodorant as a gift.
€33.50

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DIOR ADDICT LIP MAXIMIZER
Enjoy the volumizing effect of this treatment gloss with Collagen Activ... This all-
in-one formula offers the radiance of a gloss and the effectiveness of a balm. The
lips are smooth, luscious on application, moisturized and plumped-up in just two
weeks. The added benefit? The vanilla-mint flavoured cooling effect.
€18.50
LES PARFUMS
Miniatures sets including Miss Dior Chérie Eau de Toilette, Dolce
Vita Eau de Toilette, J’adore Eau de Parfum, Midnight Poison Eau de
Parfum and Dior Addict 2 Eau de Toilette. A sumptuous coffret that
features Dior’s five greatest classics, including J’adore, Dior’s absolute
feminine fragrance. Special Travel Edition.
€33.50
MISS DIOR CHERIE L’EAU
Fresh, radiant, youthful, elegant and ever so slightly impertinent...
Introducing Miss Dior Cherie L’eau, the new fragrance for Christian
Dior’s little darlings. Orange essence, a gardenia accord and white
musk give this fresh and sparkling floral composition a sensuality as
joyful as the promise of happiness. 50ml
€36.00
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GIVENCHY VERY IRRESISTIBLE
Be audacious and elegant with this utterly feminine
bouquet of roses. Be irresistible with Very Irrésistible
Givenchy! Plus, get a free must-have perfect miniature
travel size spray, 15ml. Simply irresistible!
50ml & 15ml
€34.50
DAVIDOFF COOL
WATER WOMAN
As refreshing as water, this scent will
rejuvenate anyone who tries it and
provides a splash of confidence. 30ml
€21.40
DKNY TO GO WOMEN
An energising fragrance from Donna
Karan New York. 30ml
€17.00
DIESEL SHE UNLIMITED
Fuel For Life Unlimited opens with lemon,
mandarin, exotic guava and violets, then jasmine
and spicy lilies at the heart of this heady elixir.
Finally bewitching labdanum resin raises sensuality
to its peak, while soft musk contributes its
irresistable texture. 50ml
€32.00
BARBIE MINIATURE
FRAGRANCE SET
Feel as special as a princess with our
collection of four different miniature
fragrances.
€12.50
VINTAGE BY KATE MOSS
Stylish, sophisticated and deeply feminine, Vintage,
a fruity floriental fragrance, is a unique expression of
Kate’s love of vintage clothes and objets d’art. Just like
Kate, Vintage has an enduring style and elegance that is
destined to captivate men and women alike. 50ml
€26.50
HELLO KITTY
A trendy new perfume the Hello Kitty way! The freshness of
green apple combined with cherry tree flowers and jasmine
leaves, meets the sweetness of the toffee apple, sugar and
vanilla syrup. The association of pralines and coconut scents
gives to the fragrance all its originality. 60ml
€14.50
VIVA LA JUICY
Cant get enough couture? Well here’s even more
for Juicy girls who want it all. Wild berries and juicy
mandarin. Honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine. Amber,
caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and praline. Viva the scent
of couture. 50ml
€38.50
NEW
BOSS ORANGE
Combining an uplifting burst of sweet
apples, the light-heartedness of white
flowers and orange blossom and the
soulfulness of sandalwood and olive
wood, BOSS Orange is the ideal scent
for the passionate, carefree and free-
spirited modern woman. 50ml
€32.00
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Like the woman that wears it, the strength and uniqueness
of The One fragrance comes from contrast. It opens with an
exciting, modern interpretation of fresh fruits, which is followed
by the timeless scent of white flowers. The fragrance finally
unfolds to reveal a deep and sensual base. 50ml
€41.00
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JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER
CLASSIQUE
A floral-oriental harmony. A deliciously
sensual delight. A tribute to femininity.
50ml
€45.00
JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER MA DAME
Jean-Paul Gaultier celebrates the contemporary woman and dedicates
his new fragrance to her. MA DAME, a fresh and smooth floral scent.
Orange zest, fresh rose sparkling with a flash of grenadine, a brilliant
and colorful note. A bottle with powerful lines illuminated by a pop light.
50ml
€45.00
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EMPORIO ARMANI DIAMONDS
Like a diamond, a multifaceted fragrance: fruity (lychee and raspberry),
floral (rose, freesia and lily), woody (vetiver, cedar wood and patchouli)
and amber. The ultimate symbol of luxury and extravagance for a self
confident and audacious woman. 50ml
€35.50
VERSACE VERSENSE
Versense expresses perfectly the fusion of freshness and sensuality. The name of the
perfume suggests a promise for the senses. The colour of the fragrance brings to mind a
sense of nature. It evokes freedom of open space, the energy of revitalization and balance
of the senses. The perfume is fresh and intoxicating. It is inspired by nature’s elements and
dedicated to confident, vital and sensual women. 50ml
€39.00

CAROLINA HERRERA
212 SEXY
Carolina Herrera introduces 212 SEXY. More
voluptuous and profound, the perfect fragrance for
an evening full of intrigue, mystery and romance.
Its seductiveness will captivate you. 30ml
€25.00
GIORGIO ARMANI
CODE LADY
Wearing Armani Code is like an
embroidery fashioned on your very skin,
like a secret code of seduction. Orange
blossom is the fragrance’s guiding light.
50ml
€38.50
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LACOSTE LOVE OF PINK
Warm, romantic, delightfully feminine and energetic. The
unique scent of LACOSTE Love of Pink combines a
blend of zesty ingredients, softened by a floral heart and a
sensual woody, musky dry down. A delightfully captivating
fragrance… a girl’s irresistible companion towards
discovering the wonderful feeling of love. 50ml
€28.00
J’LO
SUNKISSED GLOW
Enjoy the feeling of warm sand
on skin; bask in the glow of the
hot summer sun. Sunkissed
Glow is a sensual, floral, fruity
fragrance, revealing a tropical
fusion of ruby red grapefruit
and sweet pineapple; and
blowing a kiss of orange flower
and water lily. 50ml
€16.00

COUTURE
BY KYLIE
Sophisticated and
glamorous, Kylie Minogue
is admired globally
for her distinctive
personal style. Now
the essence of her
elegance is captured
in a feminine and
contemporary floral
musk. 50ml
€26.50
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HIDDEN FANTASY BY BRITNEY
The new fragrance by Britney Spears. What do you
have to hide? Seductive and surprising, a sweet nectar
of sparkling citrus blossoms, succulent florals and
mysterious musks share a secret of warm sensuality that
is impossible to hide. 30ml
€17.50
PAUL SMITH EXTREME
LADIES
A sensual, sophisticated and modern blend
of oriental and floral scents that leaves a
lasting impression. 50ml
€23.50
STELLA NUDE
The new fragrance by Stella McCartney. The
intimate encounter of a tender rose, grey
amber and precious vanilla. 50ml
€40.00
BECKHAM SIGNATURE
STORY FOR HER
This fragrance is a unique expression of Victoria’s
signature style, femininity and delicate strength.
This warm and sexy fragrance leads with sweet,
sparkling top notes of peach, bitter orange and
kumquat, which entice and invite. 50ml
€25.50
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HALLE BY HALLE BERRY
This modern and sensuous ‘woody oriental’
fragrance captures Halle’s natural beauty.
Incorporating Mimosa and Fig: transparent yet
textured, fluid but tactile, the sparkling and sensual
notes composing this scent playfully intermingle,
creating an enticing sensorial fusion. 50ml
€25.50
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This elegant aroma will
follow you throughout
the day and surround
you with the warmth
of flowers, woods and
spices.
€19.00
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& GIFTS AVAILABLE IN
OUR LATEST AWARD
WINNING INFLIGHT
MAGAZINE, ASK YOUR
CABIN CREW FOR A COPY.
SANDWICHES
Many varieties available.
Just ask the crew.
€5.00
CHICKEN CAESAR
WRAP You came, you saw,
you conquered. Now eat!
€5.95
SERVED HOT!
BATCHELORS CUP A
SOUP Tomato and vegetable or
chicken and vegetable.
€3.60
CROISSANTS
Many varieties available. Just ask the
crew.
€2.50
SERVED HOT!
NEW FORTUNE COOKIES
€3.00
NEW
CADBURY DAIRY MILK
€1.30
GALAXY® CHOCOLATE BAR
€1.00
MALTESERS® (175g Pack)
€3.00
HARIBO STARMIX
€3.00
NEW HARIBO GOLDBEARS
€3.00
NEW BLUEBERRY MUFFIN
€2.00
SALTED PEANUTS
€2.00
MARS® 2 PACK,
SNICKERS DUO,
TWIX® (Twin Pack)
€1.50
JELLY BEANS
€3.00
MARS® MUFFIN
€2.00
NEW MENTHOS MINTS
€1.50
NEW BOXER CRISPS
€1.80
NEW TIMEOUT BAR
€1.30
NEW BOUNTY BAR
€1.00
BALISTO® MUESLI BAR
€1.50
PRINGLES
€2.20
SNACK PACK
€5.00
TORTILLA & SALSA DIP
€3.00
NEW MARYLAND COOKIES
€1.50
Main bites...
Hot stuff ! Wake up call...
Snacks & chocolates
ALLERGY ADVICE
Please note that food items sold onboard
may contain nuts or traces of nuts.
SERVED HOT!
HOT HAM & CHEESE
CIABATTA
Fill up on a delicious hot sandwich.
€5.60
more overleaf...
SERVED HOT!
HOT BREAKFAST BAP
Available only on certain flights.
€5.00
PREMIUM HOT DOG
WITH KETCHUP
You know... New York style.
€5.00
NEW PARTY JELLIES
€3.00
WALKERS SHORTBREAD
€1.50
TGIF POTATO SKINS
€1.50
PEANUT M&M’S® (Large Pack)
€3.00
NEW PEPERAMI
€1.50
NEW CHUPA CHUPS BAG
€2.00
MINI CHEDDERS
€2.00
HOT PIZZA
Many varieties available.
Just ask the crew.
€4.50
SERVED HOT!
CHEESEBURGER
WITH RELISH
Available only on selected flights.
€5.00
NEW
HOT BREAKFAST
Breakfast, as good as homemade.
€5.50
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SPOILT FOR CHOICE
A WIDE SELECTION OF
FRAGRANCES, MAKE-UP
& GIFTS AVAILABLE IN
OUR LATEST AWARD
WINNING INFLIGHT
MAGAZINE, ASK YOUR
CABIN CREW FOR A COPY.
more overleaf...
From the bar
SOFT DRINKS & JUICES
€1.80
BULLSEYE BAGGIES
Great 25ml spirits sachets. Gin,
Rum, Vodka, Whiskey or Cognac
are all on offer
€5.50
BEER
Beer brands vary, depending on
destination. Please ask our crew.
€4.50
WATER
(500ml)
Still or sparkling
€3.00
BRITVIC J2O
Orange &
Passionfruit
€2.50
NEW

SPARKLING
WINE
Something to celebrate?
€7.00
Buy one
spirit,
get one
FREE!
RED BULL
250ml. Gives you
wings.
€3.50
SAILE & SABGA
GOURMET ESPRESSO
€3.00
SAILE & SABGA GOURMET
HOT CHOCOLATE, CAPPUCCINO,
TEA & COFFEE
12oz, extra large cups
€3.00
Wake up call...
NEW

KOPPARBERG
PEAR CIDER
€6.00
SAILE & SABGA
PREMIUM WINES
Either a Merlot or Chardonnay.
€5.95
The Award Winning YOUR FREE COPY
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GADGETS, FOOD
ANDMORE
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