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Hotel Review – Kempinski Hotel Gravenbruch, Frankfurt, Germany

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Image (c) Kempinski Hotels Right, let’s assume that you need to stay over near Frankfurt Airport but would like somewhere not directly overlooking the runway. A quick search will reveal a few choices within shuttle bus/taxi distance of the terminal and competition for your cash can often result in some good deals, particularly through third-party […]

Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Ouagadougou campsite, Burkina Faso, West Africa

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In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]

Hotel Review – Conscious Hotel Museum Square, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Amsterdam is truly one of the great European cities to visit, and over the years I’ve been there seven times – running the gamut from broke inter-railer and hitch-hiker through weekend tourist from Berlin to a short break with the family. I imagine your choices of accommodation have been similarly varied? You could say that. […]

Hotel Review – Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany

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[UPDATE: I stayed at the Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof in February 2012, this time in a studio apartment. Once again I had a wonderful experience and my top score of 6/6 remains in place – also for those travelling alone] Having stayed at – and been wowed by – the Adina Apartment Hotel in […]