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Our Home Away from Home in Vienna

Our Home Away from Home in Vienna

Asian supermarkets, a mouth-watering gourmet market, vintage clothes shops, retro furniture stores, smoky bars, and pool halls… the 5th district location of our latest ‘home away from home’ in Vienna is about as far removed as you can get from Sacher tortes, Spanish dancing horses,...
Our Holiday Rental, Zell am See, Austria

Our Holiday Rental, Zell am See, Austria

Choosing a ski destination in Central Europe that was affordable and had reliable snow early in the season proved to be one of our trickiest decisions to make when planning our grand tour. We wanted accommodation that was right in the centre of a ‘ski village’...
Our Home Away from Home in Budapest

Our Home Away from Home in Budapest

Budapest is a beautiful city, with wide boulevards and grand buildings decorated like wedding cakes, so it was apt that our latest ‘home away from home’ would be in one of the most splendid buildings of all, on one of the city’s most elegant streets,...
Our Istanbul Holiday Rental Apartment

Our Istanbul Holiday Rental Apartment

Home to Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman treasures, Sultanahmet, Istanbul’s ‘old city’, on the European side of the Golden Horn, is where first-time travellers to Istanbul usually stay. It’s where we stayed when we first visited the city many years ago. But once you’ve seen Old...
Sundowners at Salt Lick

Sundowners at Salt Lick

Sparkling wine served by a smiling waiter at a silent hilltop location in the middle of nowhere. Three lively musicians making hypnotic music – just for us. A spread of tasty snacks of samosas and other spicy treats. Cool, crisp mountain air. A slight breeze....
Our Home Away from Home in Camps Bay, Cape Town

Our Home Away from Home in Camps Bay, Cape Town

A warm, welcoming and well-appointed family home at Camps Bay is our ‘home away from home’ in Cape Town, South Africa. A five-minute stroll from the white-sand beach, with a swimming pool in the sunny garden, a piano in the living room, and stunning views...
Our Buenos Aires Holiday Rental Apartment

Our Buenos Aires Holiday Rental Apartment

A light-filled apartment with Rear Window-like views in a sleek new Palermo Soho skyscraper is ‘our home away from home’ in Buenos Aires for two weeks. Boasting cobblestone streets lined with cafés, bars, restaurants, bookshops, and boutiques — from upmarket global brands to edgy young local...
Our Rio de Janeiro Holiday Rental Apartment

Our Rio de Janeiro Holiday Rental Apartment

When HomeAway Holiday-Rentals asked us to include Rio de Janeiro on our Grantourismo itinerary and stay at this cute Ipanema apartment, we jumped at the chance. Terence had never been to Rio and I was keen to return to show him ‘my’ Rio. Movies and...