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Mercato Restaurant Hilton, Gdansk – Eating our way through the old trade route in style

Mercato Restaurant, sounded like a strange name for a restaurant in Gdansk. While Gdansk is known for its sea food, I most certainly wasn’t aware of any Spanish connections apart from the regular trade route ones. So I was most intrigued when we stepped in from the riverfront, and settled down in this elegant restaurant at the Hilton. Amidst the elegant grey, black and white (my favourite colours) interiors, and

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andel’s by Vienna House Krakow – Location, Design & Space

andel’s by Vienna House Krakow is quite possibly one of the best kept secrets in the city. Not that this hotel is hidden away out of sight or anything, (it’s quite literally the first thing you see when you step out of the train station) but in that it’s managed to stay low key, and reveals itself only to the discerning traveller, who does a little extra research. The location of

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Why Being Financially Savvy is an important Travel Skill

You’re probably wondering why this topic is being talked about on a travel blog of all places. Here’s the thing, we’ve picked up lots of different travel skills over the years, many of which we’ve talked about on our blog – whether it’s packing well and being prepared for all eventualities without overpacking, or ensuring you don’t get museum fatigue in Europe. However, all of these skills mean nothing without

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Luxury Travel on a Budget

It’s almost the end of another travel-licious year for us at Different Doors, and as we do each year, we sit down and reflect on important travel realisations we’ve had, and pen them into a thought piece for you. This year’s been all about reflection for us. We’ve adopted a more minimalistic lifestyle, paring down to what we consider essentials. Things that serve a purpose, or give us joy. And

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5 things to do in London this summer

Let’s face it: London isn’t always sunshine and rainbows every day of the year. And nobody wants to stroll around a famous London landmark underneath an umbrella, or worry about getting their camera wet during a torrential downpour.  That’s why summer is the best season to visit London; not only because the days are longer and the weather is warmer, but also because a handful of London’s most popular landmarks

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Urby Passport Holder – Why it’s our new favourite travel accessory

Those who know me know i’m such a sucker for well-crafted travel accessories. You’ll find me constantly browsing sites on the prowl for some new nifty accessories that look good and work well. So when Urby sent us a pair of their Urby Passport Holder in Mr and Mrs, you can only imagine how thrilled I was. (For a minimalist, I love unboxing things way too much). So there it was,

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Bikaner Havelis – On the Merchant’s Trail

When we were invited to stay at Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner, the itinerary included a few curated experiences to showcase the best of Bikaner to us. Among these, was a chance to see the Bikaner Havelis on the Merchant’s Trail. The very name brought to mind images of flowing silk, heavy bundles of wool, perhaps even spices, camels, and wealthy merchants that were favoured by the Maharaja. Turns out we weren’t

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Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner – Bikaner’s game-changing hotel experience

If it wasn’t for Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner would probably have never featured on our India travel list. While the state of Rajasthan most certainly is, it’s the usual suspects that feature on the list – Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur. Charles has visited Jaipur and Jaisalmer several times thanks to his day job, and I’ve been to Jaipur on a shoot myself. But we’ve never really visited as tourists or travellers.

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