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Guide to Tampere

Guide to Tampere, Finland – The Manchester of the North

In his guide to Tampere, Rupert Parker travels to Finland’s second most important city, once dubbed the Nordic Manchester

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Andy Mossack joins the Bailey Arctic Adventure

It may seem a tad extreme, but proving a point in the harshest way possible is a powerful message. And Bailey of Bristol, a family-owned manufacturer of caravans and motor homes, seems to have cornered the market on proving the durability of its products.

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Cruising the Baltic on Regent Seven Seas Voyager

So I’m standing outside my room, dressed in a fluffy white robe, a glass of red in one hand and a canapé in the other, making small talk with the immaculately dressed couple from the suite next door. Spotting an American accent, I casually ask  “Where are you from then?” to which they reply, ” […]

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The Northern Lights in Lapland

It is half past midnight, the temperature is -12c and I’m standing on a frozen Lake in the heart of Finnish Lapland hoping for a glimpse of something very special. Something heavenly. It’s a perfect night, nearly silent but for a wolf or two howling in the nearby forest.

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