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City Spy: Barcelona

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By Mr & Mrs Smith in Cool Travel on Monday 9 September 2013

Tapas bars, nightclubs, the best sangria you’ve ever tasted, tapas bars, the beach, boutiques, tapas bars, mellow hipsters and did we mention the tapas bars? Barcelona basks in the Mediterranean sunlight by day; after dark, it becomes a nocturnal wonderland where things don’t even look lively before 9pm. Barcelona is famous for its nightlife, but […]

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Mr & Mrs Smith’s City Spy: Austin, TX

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By Mr & Mrs Smith in Cool Travel on Tuesday 16 July 2013

If Austin was a car, it’d be a VW campervan. The capital of the Lone Star State, Austin has seen its popularity (and population) soar in recent years: between 2000 and 2006, it was the third fastest growing city in the United States. Austin is cultured, kitsch and kooky, and rightfully wears its unofficial slogan […]

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An Insider’s Guide to Berlin

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By Mr & Mrs Smith in Cool Travel on Tuesday 18 June 2013

Steeped in history, rich in culture, and awake all night long: breathtaking Berlin is the city that keeps getting better. Since its infamous Wall fell, Berlin’s creativity has flourished, with art galleries, bars, theatres, and iconic architecture springing up all over the formerly Soviet-era cityscape.

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City Spy: an insider’s guide to Stockholm

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By Mr & Mrs Smith in Cool Travel on Wednesday 22 May 2013

Sleek design and snowy winter months settle Stockholm’s spot as the epicentre of cool. Fifty bridges link the 14 islands that make up Sweden’s biggest city; one of Europe’s most beautiful destinations. Graffiti is classified as ‘street art’, frumpy or clunky design is a rarity, and the city is as safe and clean as it […]

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City Spy: Spotlight on Seville, from an insider’s perspective

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By Mr & Mrs Smith in Cool Travel on Tuesday 23 April 2013

A city that starts the day with a pre-breakfast snack and ends it with sherry and flamenco can do no wrong by us. Seville’s tapas alone (garlicky prawns, wine-soaked chorizo, whisper-thin serrano ham and defiantly peppery cheeses) merits a flight here.

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Mr & Mrs Smith tell us what to do in Portland

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By Mr & Mrs Smith in Cool Travel on Friday 8 March 2013

Portland, on the United States’ Pacific Northwest coast, is shaping up as the new Seattle/Melbourne, with its passion for indie music, coffee and cycling. Oregon’s low-rise, river-bestriding capital has long taken a creative approach to city planning, ensuring its heritage architecture remains pristine and independent stores, arts spaces, bars and cafés flourish. Nicknamed Stumptown for […]

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