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Karosta Prison – the world’s most unusual hotel?

There are not many hotels where you have to sign a disclaimer before your stay, but Karosta Prison located near Leipaja, Latvia is no ordinary hotel. Once a working prison for Tsarist, Lithuanian and Soviet regimes for most of the 20th century, it now serves as a museum, attraction and hotel for people looking for an unusual and extreme adventure…

24 hours in Prague

The capital and largest city in the Czech Republic is one of the most exciting cities to visit in Europe, combining modern culture with medieval architecture. Cobbled streets, green parks and a deep historical past are combined with a magnificent backdrop of diverse architectural styles each standing side by side, including renaissance, gothic, rococo, art nouveau and baroque buildings, castles and palaces…

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Exploring Liepaja – Latvia’s cool alternative beach resort

This is the first a series of articles from our #ePicLatvia trip organised by Hotels.info and the Latvian Tourist Association. Our first article is about the seaside city Liepaja. On the surface Liepāja isn’t the most striking of cities but the real attraction of Latvia’s third largest city lies in its collection of eccentric entrepreneurs and its free-thinking bohemian attitude…

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Top 10 of the most breathtaking skylines of the world

What makes a great skyline? Is it the height of the skyscrapers? The shade of neon used to light them? Or is it the way the buildings work together to form one complete picture? We think what really matters is you look out across a city and think –‘Wow!’ We’ve looked across the globe to count down what we think are the ten most impressive skylines our great cities have to offer…

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Our Epic Latvia adventure – travel itinerary

The lovely people from Hotel.info and the Latvian tourist association have invited us on an adventure packed week long press trip to Latvia. Starting in Riga we’ll learn all about the major highlights as well as exploring the city for ourselves, then we’ll travel to Skrunda and on to the seaside city of Liepaja. We are even stopping off at a scary looking prison attraction/hotel on the way….