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A Christmas market river cruise on the Rhine
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A Christmas market river cruise on the Rhine

Wooden chalets full of Christmas ornaments, towering Christmas trees, sparkling lights and the smell of log fires burning, roasting chestnuts and bubbling pans of GlΓΌhwein. Christmas markets have taken over Europe, and there are few cities which don’t have…

Colmar: France's fairytale town
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Colmar: France’s fairytale town

I have a weakness for canalside cities – Annecy, Bruges, Amsterdam, Venice. But one of my all-time favourites is Strasbourg in France’s Alsace region, a city overflowing with half-timbered medieval buildings and flower-lined canals. So when I heard that…