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Mix Wizarding Cocktails at this London Potions Class

When you see a mixologist going about their work, pouring in myriad liquids and finishing up with a dramatic flourish and some dry ice, you have to admit that it doesn’t look so far removed from real magic — especially if you’re already a few cocktails deep. As the years have gone on, mixology has …

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Spend the Night in the Wizarding Chambers of London

On an unassuming street in central London, a five-minute walk from Victoria Station, a hotel sits quietly. This hotel, Georgian House, is nestled amongst other hotels with similar facades. Whitewash outer walls, thick columns, large wooden doors, tall windows, short stoops leading to the front door where a knocker may or may not hang. There …

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The 5 Best Hotels in The Hague (+Travel Tips)

How much do you know about The Hague? Perhaps that it’s home to one of the best universities in Western Europe, as well as the Peace Palace and the International Court of Justice? The Hague does indeed have all of that and so much more besides. Den Haag beach, for example, is an endless strip …

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Where to Stay in Bristol, UK (+Neighbourhood Guide)

Bristol in the 21st century is one of the UK’s most beloved cities. It stands shoulder-to-shoulder with London, Edinburgh, Bath, and Brighton as being one of the great arts and culture cities of Britain. Bristol was also our home for a year; we miss it every day. If you get a chance to live in …

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Visit The Haunted Houses, Castles, and Hotels of Wales

Ah, Wales. Land of rugged mountains, quiet village communities, Rugby fanatics, and the most charming accent in Britain. Wales is where both of us at Books and Bao have spent a lot of our time: one having been born and raised in Swansea, and the other having studied at Aberystwyth University. Wales is a nation …

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Where to Stay in Myanmar — Hotels, Hostels & Homestays

Myanmar (once known as Burma) is opening itself up to world travellers in a big way, and is fast becoming a dream destination for many people. It certainly was for me. During my adventure across Myanmar, I stayed at a fair few hotels, both big and small, and so here we’re going to look at …

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Book and Bed: The Best Book Hostel in Tokyo

Claiming this is the best place to stay in Tokyo is a bold one. yes, this is a city brimming with world-class accommodation but Book and Bed certainly belongs up there with the best. Books, travelling, and sleeping are my three favourite things. And Japan is my favourite country, full of wonderful arts and culture …

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Coron, Philippines: How to Live in a Natural Paradise

The title probably sums up our experience of Coron in a nutshell. The Philippines is a destination that I had never really considered visiting, let alone soon finding myself re-visiting in less than three months. Check out my wonderful experience in Bohol. Explore Coron, Philippines I spent a long time choosing where to stay in …

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