European Highlights

Key: place Place to visit. festival Festival, event or celebration. warning A WARNING - take note!. food and drink Food and drink.

placeRussia

When:

Siberia - vast (13.5 million sq km), barren, visit Stalin`s Gulag? Perhaps not!

placeRomania

When:

Carpathians - Europes largest numbers of large carnivores roam these hills - bear, lynx and wolf

placeMonaco

When:

The Formula 1 Grand Prix; fast cars and imperilled spectators - thrilling

placeItaly

When:July and August

The Palio horse-race - Siena

placeIreland Everywhere

When:

Guiness - make mine a pint of the black stuff

placeGreece all-over

When:all-the-time

Mythos Beer - tastes great in Greece, dont bother with the exports. Cold beer - warm sun - PERFECT!

placeUnited Kingdom London

When:

Big Ben; in-fact the bell not the clock or the tower - bong, bong, bong!

placeFrance

When:July

Cycling - Tour de France

placeFrance

When:July

The Eiffel Tower; the great symbol of Paris

placeSpain Madrid

When:

Visit the Starck designed restaurant Teatriz, a converted theatre in cental Madrid - great food in a great setting. Makes a change from Tapas!

placeSpain Madrid

When:

Once of the finest squares in Europe you've got to visit the central Plaza Mayor

placeSpain Malaga Beachfront

When:Anytime

The high-rise blocks of holiday hotels along the coast from Malaga are a real eye-sore. Full English anyone?

placeSpain

When:July

Running the bulls - Pamplona

placeSpain Bunol

When:Last Wednesday in August

La Tomatina: 10,000 people + 125,000kg of tomatoes = mayhem

placeSpain Soller, Majorca.

When:Mid May

The Moors and Christians festival is a colourful celebration of the victory over Turkish pirates in 1561. Events, exhibitions and concerts culminating with a procession and mock battle on the Monday.

placeSwitzerland Secluded Alpine Villages

When:

The Swiss are the only Europeans to eat cats and dogs! The meat is cured or made into sausages.

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