Spain holidays 2017: Why Seville not Madrid or Barcelona should be your next city break

Published on Metro.co.uk on 14th March 2017:

When it comes to holidays in Spain, Barcelona and Madrid are among some of the most popular destinations.

But if you’re looking for an alternative city break, offering just as much culture, good food and charm, it’s time to pack your bags and head to Seville.

You’ve probably associated Seville with the famous marmalade oranges, but it’s also the home of Flamenco, the famous Triana tiles and Game of Thrones filming locations.

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Oz, the slow way

Published in The Mail on Sunday on 26th February 2017

Also published on MailOnline

Qin Xie MOS Oz The Ghan Travel feature

There is something irresistibly romantic about a rail holiday. It’s not just the nostalgic glamour long associated with these slow journeys – it’s the sense of adventure that comes with disembarking and exploring at each stop.

And, as I discover while travelling through the Outback on The Ghan, it’s not just an experience reserved for the Old World.

The locomotive, named after the Afghan cameleers who used to cross this remote region of Australia, is one of the most popular ways to travel between the Northern Territory and Adelaide.

Read more at MailOnline