Fans of the BBC's epic 18th-century drama “Poldark” have discovered not only the rippled abs of its handsome star, Aidan Turner, but they've also fallen in love with the craggy, windswept landscape of the English county of Cornwall. I recently became a "set-jetter" and watched the cast filming.
In many ways this is an ideal time to visit the country, especially for budget travelers. The usual tourist herds have thinned, traditional Greek hospitality is in overdrive and prices are down for hotels and meals.
The refugee crisis has consumed Europe and raised questions about the new arrivals in the Old World. It has sparked other questions as well, especially among a group of far more fortunate travelers — tourists. Among them: Is this an appropriate time to visit the continent?
One of the things Bahrain doesn’t lack is modern malls featuring many of the same popular retailers found in the U.S. or Europe. But when in Bahrain, consider a trip to the Manama Souq for a more traditional bazaar-like shopping experience.
Johanniskreuz’s Christmas market, organized by the House of Sustainability, rightfully earned the name Romantische Waldweihnacht, or “romantic forest Christmas." The market is part holiday spirit and part environmental education effort.