Great Kremlin Palace and Bol Kamenny Bridge, Moscow

My husband has a significant birthday this year and I would like to treat him to five days in Moscow. Can you advise me when is the best time of ye(...)

Sunday is the best day for Brick Lane Market, where you can browse for unusual clothes, jewellery and bric-a-brac and and be tempted by the huge selection of ethnic foods
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My girlfriend loves exploring and shopping in markets so I would like to take her to London for a weekend where she could indulge her passion for fash(...)

 The ramparts of Skala de la Ville in Essaouira, Morocco

I am a widow looking for a six- to eight-week holiday in January and February. I would like to be in a country during their summertime. I don’t min(...)

My husband’s grandfather was killed at Gallipoli and his name is inscribed on the Helles Memorial there. We would love to visit this monument next Jun(...)

 The Christmas tree lighting ceremony during the traditional Christmas market at the medieval Old Town Square in Prague
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We have twin grandchildren who are obsessed with Sylvanian Families and would like to visit the shop in Highbury, London. We would like to stay in Lon(...)

General Francisco Franco (second from right) and his wife Doña Carmen Polo are saluted at a reception at Burgos. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

The Hostal San Marcos in the northern Spanish city of León was originally a convent, built in the 16th century by King Ferdinand. Today, it is a pa(...)

The coastal town of Sitges in Spain. Photograph: Alan Copson/Getty Images

I’m hoping to go to Barcelona for a few days anytime from mid-August to mid-September and may pay a visit to Sitges for the day or overnight. I wil(...)

You’ve worked hard to create a website, but is it really working and are you getting customers? Your traffic might be going up, but how many pe(...)

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We, like a lot of Irish people, are affected by emigration. Our children are in New Zealand, the UK and Germany. We would all love to meet up somewher(...)

 Take a cruise on Danube in Budapest

Since retiring, I have taken over cooking duties at home and, as a sometime foodie, have been enjoying it very much. Meanwhile my (still working) w(...)