Holiday hotspots: where to go in 2014 | Travel | theguardian.com

Tawny Coaster Acraea terpsicore in Kolkata, We...

Tawny Coaster Acraea terpsicore in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Deutsch: Modell in Lebensgröße einer Pferdebah...

Deutsch: Modell in Lebensgröße einer Pferdebahn am City Centre, Kalcutta (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The residence of Viceroy in the British era, n...

The residence of Viceroy in the British era, now hosts one of the most impressive collection of vintage books and manuscripts in the world. In the post independence period, it is one of the best public libraries in the world. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Victoria Memorial Kolkata West Bengal India

Victoria Memorial Kolkata West Bengal India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

street fruit vendor in Kolkata India

street fruit vendor in Kolkata India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Indian Museum, Kolkata, also the headquart...

The Indian Museum, Kolkata, also the headquarters of AnSI (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent travel article from the Guardian identifying forty top travel destinations for 2014. Check it out!

Holiday hotspots: where to go in 2014 | Travel | theguardian.com.

When I reviewed the list and compared it against my own travels plans for 2014, I was surprised that the only destination on both lists was Kolkata, India!

Any thoughts?

 

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Slow road to Cyprus – Marilyn and Alf’s ten most precious memories

Originally posted on Taking the slow road to Cyprus:

English: Austria, Vienna, Austrian Parliament ...

English: Austria, Vienna, Austrian Parliament Building Русский: Австрия, Вена, Здание парламента Австрии Deutsch: Österreich, Wien, Parlamentsgebäude Français : Autriche, Vienne, Vue du Parlement de Vienne (photo prise le 28 juillet 2007) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Over the seven week trip, probably the following stand out as our ten most precious memories:

  1. Stopping firstly in Brugge, Belgium, with its highly attractive Medieval architecture, pretty cobbled streets, canals and bridges, its numerous art galleries and museums
  2. Being fortunate enough to hear the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra playing at home at the splendid Musikverein in the Golden Hall  - that same day we had lunch at the legendary Cafe Mozart, where Graham Green wrote “The Third Man
  3. Visiting Vienna’s famous sites, including: the Hofburg Imperial Palace, the Schonbrunn Palace and gardens, the amazing Austrian Parliament Building and not to forget the outstanding beauty of the Art Nouveau architecture to be seen in the centre of Vienna
  4. Walking…

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