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Trieste’s Kleine Berlin

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Trieste’s Kleine Berlin is a series of air raid shelters built during the Italian City’s occupation by the Nazis in 1943.

Castello Miramare – Trieste

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Castle Miramare, built overlooking the Gulf of Trieste, is one of the main tourist attractions in Trieste, allowing visitors to take a glimpse back into how the 19th Century European Aristocracy lived.

Trieste – 5 typical foods to taste

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Trieste may not be world famous for its cuisine, but don’t let that fool you as there are lots of wonderful local dishes to taste. We’ve put together a list of five essential Triestine dishes to sample on your visit to the city.

Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey & Hozier occupy building in Dublin

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey, Hozier, Christy Moore, director Jim Sheridan and a range of activists and celebrities occupied a large, empty building in Dublin on thursday night (15th), to support the homeless people of Dublin. Under the banner ‘Home Sweet Home’ a group of up to 100 people, including musicians, trade unionists, political activists, and […]

The Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM)

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Ljubljana’s cool autonomous city space Metelkova Mesto is divided, roughtly into two separate areas – the autonomous and independent area occupied by artists with its clubs, bars, workshops and open space, and the area dedicated to official institutions like the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM), making it a great neighbourhood to explore. The MSUM which […]

Metelkova mesto – Ljubljana’s Alternative Heart

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Metelkova Mesto, in Ljubljana, before Slovenia broke away from the Yugoslavia Republic, was an army barracks. Nowadays it is a thriving alternative culture centre, occupied by artists and bohemians, with some of the Ljubljana’s most interesting bars, clubs and even hotels. Metelkova Mesto, which is often compared to Copenhagen’s Kristiania comune, occupies the space where, […]

Ljubljana’s Dragon Bridge (Zmajski most)

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Ljubljana’s Dragon Bridge (Zmajski most) is one of its most famous landmarks and one of its most photographed monuments. Learn more about the Dragon Bridge here.

Renzi’s Populism Backfires – The Italian Referendum

Monday, December 5th, 2016

The main message of Matteo Renzi’s referendum campaign was a simple slogan ‘it only takes a yes to change Italy’. Repeatedly in television debates the Italian prime minister reduced the complexities of the constitutional changes proposed to a simple soundbite: a yes vote would bring change, while a no vote would leave Italy with its […]

Ljubljana Castle

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Booking.com Ljubljana Castle (Ljubljanski grad) sits on top of Castle Hill, dominating the Ljubljana skyline. The castle is on the site of a medieval fortress dating back to the 11th century. A number of fortifications existed on this strategic hill, constantly changing hands until the bulk of the current Castle was built from the 15th […]

Yeats on the 58th American Presidential Election

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

While WB Yeats poem The Second Coming was written in 1919, after the horror of the First World War, and amidst the chaos of the developing Irish war of Independence, it remains fearfully appropriate to modern times. The spirit of democracy demands that we congratulate the winner of an election, and accept the will of […]