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Denmark

Villa Provence, Aarhus

The train journey from Hamburg to Aarhus, in Denmark, is long. The scenery does not change much and neither does the weather: when I arrive, it is still raining. This is why instead of walking, I am happy to hop on a taxi, and whizz myself to Villa Provence.

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Germany, Travels

Apartment040, Hamburg

My most loyal readers have by now observed my interest in historic hotels and buildings. This is why, a few weeks ago in Hamburg, I was particularly delighted to receive an invitation to spend a night in a former telecommunication office.

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Germany, Travels

Palais Esplanade, Hamburg

When I think of Germany, I think of Bach’s piano music, the sorrowful books of Goethe, and the epochs of Mann. When I think of a traveller’s Germany, I do not think of the Untergrundbahns, nor the divided Berlin or the destructions of the WWII: I think of the long journeys through country meadows, wandering salesmen with their neat suitcases, the medieval villages stopped in time.

This is why I was particularly charmed when I stepped into my suite in Palais Esplanade, where a charmingly old-fashioned atmosphere greets us modern travellers.

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Germany, Travels

von Deska Townhouses, Hamburg

Recently, on my travels and talking with hotel and B&B owners around the world, I have come into the conclusion that the best accommodations are provided by people who travel a lot themselves. This is also the case with von Deska Townhouses.

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The Netherlands, Travels

Hotel JL No76, Amsterdam

When you move from Amsterdam’s historic canal districts to the city’s museum square, the colour palette changes from bright primary colours to more discreet, prestigious looking cityscape built of red brick. Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Banksy and Warhol, design in museums and shops. Amid all this, JL No 76 is an elegant art lover’s hotel.

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