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Unusual facts for planning your next European holiday

From opera concerts on a vast lake to long-distance walking trails through traditional Turkish villages, Europe has something for every taste and now is the perfect time to visit. We take a look at some of Europe’s most bizarre and wonderful facts and attractions.

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Valencia’s “Las Fallas” festival

Then it started and my entire perception of reality was immediately warped by the sudden and intense cacophony of explosions that were unleashed one on another to a bone-shaking-brain-freezing-soul-pummelling crescendo.

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Chasing Storms

The squid fishing boats glinted in the distance as the skies started to lighten well before sunrise. I didn’t have to walk further than my balcony to see the swell had started to push

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The magnificent Otter Trail

Make sure your fitness levels are at a reasonable level and get the knees ready for a bit of strain (a walking stick will make you look fragile but you’ll be grateful for it when tackling some of the steep climbs along the way). There are also countless waterfalls and pools to be enjoyed, so make sure you’ve packed your water wings and got that beach body into shape.

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