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Multicultural Top 5 – London Not Just A Capital City

London is one of the most well-known places on Earth or one of the most visited. It is also one of the most multicultural places on Earth. As a born and bred Londoner myself I can attune to the fact that it offers you a taste of the whole world in every sense of the word. With over 200 languages spoken on the streets of London it is the very definition of multicultural. Today I am going to tell youwhat London has to offer you as a city. This is however, just the tip of the iceberg. With some of the places listed below, you may find it hard, when walking the streets, to believe you are actually in London. Camden Town Camden is known for many things. As a part of London rich in food and art, camden market where you can find a whole host of things you never you wanted and always desired. There is also a whole host of celebrities living right on the doorstep. But one thing that most people …

Dark Tourism. A Fad Or A Favourite?

You may, or may not, have heard of this most recent growing trend. If you have then you probably watch Netflix. If you haven’t then you are probably sat there wondering what on earth Dark Tourism can possibly be. Let’s start at the very beginning. The dictionary definition of ‘dark tourism’ is; dark tourism noun tourism that involves travelling to places associated with death and suffering. Ok. So now we know what it is, but the question remains. Is it ethical? Moral? Right? Well that could be debated for a long time, it is not for me to say whether it is or it isn’t. What I can do though is show and tell you about the history and the places that dark tourists want to visit. So, here goes. Rich In History We as a species have forever been morbidly fascinated with all things related to death. Go back to the Roman Empire and the Gladiator arenas. Think about the crowds of people that used to gather to watch an execution. Even today, in …

NanaPrincess Hotel – The New Jewel in the Crown of Charismatic Crete

Recently Bidroom had a new hotel in Crete join the ranks of the already incredible selection of accommodation available to our members. Having explored the Nana Princess Suites, Villas & Spa (website only, unfortunately), I felt the need to write about it. It is a beautiful hotel offering all its guests a VIP service, but also, I think, it is a perfect example of what can be achieved. Add to that the fact that I think it represents the future of hotel accommodation and it all adds up to something worthy of sharing. The Concept Nana Princess Suites, Villas & Spa, designed and built by the Karatzis Group, has really gone above and beyond with this breathtaking, elevated, 5-star hospitality experience where every guest gets treated like royalty. Offering tailor-made services in an exclusive setting where all of your desires will be taken care of. This luxurious seafront resort offers exquisitely designed sea view suites and villas, most of which have their own private pool. The resort offers an oasis for wellness and exclusive spa …

Japan – Improve Your Body and Mind While You Escape Christmas!

Japan for me has always had a certain air of elegance, mystery and ancient sophistication. It is rich in history that was put down in written word long before the history of the West ever was. It is a country that attracted more than 24 million people last year. Now, I have found an even better reason to visit, especially at this time of year. They don’t celebrate Christmas! I know, I know, Bah Humbug, but let’s face it, not everyone wants to celebrate Christmas. It is difficult to get away from the Christmas vibe if that is what you want to do, but hopefully, once you have read this article you will agree that Japan is a good option to do just that. Relax in a Luxury Pod Hotel If you have never experienced, or worse, heard of Japanese Pod Hotels, well, you have now. At first glance it seems like a bad idea, they are small and compact and seem to offer no luxury at all. At least not what we would call …

Magical Christmas Markets around Europe

The festive season is upon us and with Christmas just around the corner, it is that time of year when we all need to start to think about a gift to give to our loved ones. Why don’t you make this year an extra special one and take your loved one, your family or even just yourself, to one of the many amazing Christmas markets around Europe? There are many of them to choose from. You can wander through the markets where you will be pulled into the Christmas spirit. You will be able to choose from local, handcrafted gifts, or, you can enjoy some mouth-watering Christmas dishes and treats. Whatever you preference and whether alone or with others, you are sure to enjoy the atmosphere. Today I will do a roundup of some of the oldest and best Christmas markets to choose from. Strasbourg – France Strasbourg in eastern France is where you will find one of Europe’s oldest Christmas markets. The first edition of this famous market took place in 1570 and is …